4th Global

Mentoring Conference

29th October 2021

4th Global

Mentoring Conference

29th October 2021


Parallel session 1A: Dr Brenda Marina, Dr Fumane Portia Khanare, Nelson Salangsang & Dr Clementine Msengi,

Values based mentoring in the 21st century - a panel chaired by Dr Brenda Marina

Session on 29 October 2021 10:30 UTC - View on timetable


This panel will discuss the expectations for mentoring in the 21st sentence including:

  • How are expectations demonstrated?
  • How are expectations measured?
  • How do we evidence competeces across the globe in an ever-changing world?

Chair: Dr Brenda Marina


Dr Fumane Portia Khanare

Nelson Salangsang

Dr Clementine Msengi



Dr Brenda L. H. Marina (USA) is the founder of Myntrmi International, a personal and professional development consulting service for women. She is the President of the International Mentoring Association (IMA), and a Mentor Advisorr for the InfluenceHer Mentoring Program. She has also served as a mentor and tutor for ‘Adjust the Crown’ (#ATC), a girls’ empowerment group for teen and pre-teen girls in her local community. As a retired higher education leadership educator, Marina served as an associate dean for the division of academic affairs at Baltimore City Community College, USA, and has served as an associate professor, teaching graduate courses in educational leadership and higher education administration at Georgia Southern University. She also served as an assistant dean at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Marina has published book chapters related to identity development for female students of colour, religiousity and spirituality in leadership programmes, and managing diversity in workplaces and society, as well as journal articles on cultural competence and the glass ceiling. She also has published books entitled Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education, and Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academe: A Cultured Critique. Her scholarship continues to explore women in leadership, mentoring for leadership, multicultural competence in higher education, and global education issues from a womanist perspective.

Dr Fumane Portia Khanare (South Africa) is a Senior Lecturer in the School Education Studies at Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, South Africa.  Her research focuses on care and support for teaching and learning. With particular emphasis on using participatory visual arts-based methodologies and asset mapping, she strives for enabling learning environments and transformative learning. Furthermore, she serves as a book review editor for an Online Journal of Education Research for Social Change and associate editor for an African Journal of Educational Research in Rural Contexts. She holds a PhD from Nelson Mandela University and Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (cum laude) from University of KwaZulu Natal. She serves as a co-convener of the World Education Research Association-International Research Network, she continues to ensure that research-related activities continue.

Dr Clementine Msengi (USA/Rwanda) received her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University, USA.  She is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Doctoral Studies, at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  She received two prestigious fellowships:  The New Voices Fellowship funded by the Ford Foundation and the Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship.  These awards enabled her to found an organisation focused on improving the health and well-being of refugees and immigrants through education and mentoring.  As an executive director Clementine created and managed community based mentoring programmes and received several awards for her work including the ‘Outstanding American by Choice Award’ from the Department of Homeland Security and the ‘Immigrant Entrepreneur Leadership Award’.   She served as a member of the ‘Diversifying the Pipeline in K-12 Education’ Community of Practice which was funded in collaboration with the Echoing Green Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation. Her published works and research interests focus on mentoring, global leadership, multicultural and global education, and resilience.  She recently co-edited a book entitled, Designing Culturally Competent Programming for PK-20 Classrooms and is currently working on a new work, the Handbook of Research on Contemporary Issues in Multicultural and Global Education.

Nelson Salangsang (Australia) is an international development practitioner who has been delivering transformative education programmes internationally for over 20 years. He has been Director of International Projects Unit since 2004 at Queensland University of Technology, specialising in designing and delivery of capacity building and training programmes in a range of areas including governance, education, health, leadership, and organisational development. Nelson holds a BA in Development Studies and Masters in Leadership, through which he produced a research on workplace mentoring. Nelson strongly advocates for inclusion and diversity, and is passionate about the importance of mentoring practice in organisational and leadership development. Nelson is originally from rural Mindanao, in the Philippines, and is now based in Australia focused on his passion to make a difference through transformative education.