Mentorship Program

The CSEG Foundation Outreach Committee held its second formal mentorship training workshop on January 30th. Helping mentors develop their skills and attributes to guide their protégé geoscientists is just one way to ensure our industry will continue to flourish in the years to come.

Larry Herd delivered a presentation geared towards the profiles, styles and learning differences between Generations X, Y and Z. The presentation emphasized communication between the different generations and how to bridge the gap.

Following the presentation, mentors divided into smaller groups and discussed various methodologies on how best to engage and inspire their budding student geophysicists. The workshop provided an excellent opportunity for mentors to engage and learn from each other. Thanks to Paul Hausmanis, Jessa Lee, Alex Shrake, Nathan Fester and Stephen Kotkas for their efforts on the mentorship committee. Further thanks go to Mike Smorodin, Tiffany Piercey and Mo Al-Ibrahim for volunteering on the day of the event.

If you are interested in participating in this program please fill out the application forms on the CSEG website at and contact

Figure 1. Larry Herd presenting at the Mentorship workshop.
Figure 1. Larry Herd presenting at the Mentorship workshop.
Figure 2. Mentors attending the Mentorship Workshop.
Figure 2. Mentors attending the Mentorship Workshop divided into discussion groups after the presentation.



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