Educational Developer Professional Development Map (EDPDM): A Tool for Educational Developers to Articulate Their Mentoring Network


To optimize their success and effectiveness, educational developers benefit from identifying and cultivating a constellation of collaborators, resources, and mentors. This article describes the development of the Educational Developer Professional Development Map (EDPDM), a tool to help educational developers identify, articulate, and visualize their own mentoring networks. The authors discuss strategies educational developers in various career stages and institutional contexts can use to examine and evaluate their mentoring networks. Reflection questions are offered to promote further personal observation and future action to strengthen the mentoring network.