Elite Mentoring

For generations, trade craft has been taught through an apprenticeship, and research is the trade craft of the Scholar. Traditionally, this is conducted by enrolling in a university program in an advanced degree under the supervision of one or more professors. Most programs consist of pre-requisite courses, a series of research related assignments for each course, and then when deemed ready by the supervisor the student begins their exploration of a given domain with the intent of finding something new and publishable. It is a process that takes time, effort and resources to complete regardless of the value of the output. Often, students are left to discover this ‘process’ for themselves and the experience can be quite daunting for even the brightest of individuals. It does not have to be this way.

Program Overview

What is being delivered is a true apprenticeship that guides the emerging scholar through a series of research activities ultimately producing an original research publication that is ready for submission to a journal, conference, workshop or book. Choose a topic from nearly any field or domain and begin a comprehensive journey.



  • Stage 1

    Learning Scholarship

    Teaches the learner about the first principles of research and scholarship.



  • Stage 2

    Conducting Research

    Assists the learner in efficiently accessing and utilizing academic literature and periodicals.



  • Stage 3

    Progressing Assignments

    Mentors the learner through a prescribed set of assignments that teach the foundations of academic writing, re-writing and publishing.



  • Stage 4

    Problem Articulation

    Supports the learner in organizing the chosen domain’s problem space and foundational issues into an objective discussion that supports the introduction of new thought, new findings, and innovations into the research domain.



  • Stage 5

    Publication

    Mentors the learner in crafting a publishable work and assists in getting it into an appropriate scholarly venue such as a workshop, conference, journal and/or academic book.

Learning Process

The program is tailored to the individual and consists of weekly online meetings and discussions where the learner is guided through a series of activities, assigned specific tasks to be completed before moving on to the next stage, continuously supported between discussions, and ultimately encouraged towards crafting their first scholarly publication. The basic learning process is detailed below.



Initial Interview and Goal Setting
  • Stage 1

    Learning Scholarship

    Tasks: Philosophy of Research, Ethics in Research. Problem Formulation, Research Methodologies, Language of Research

  • Stage 2

    Conducting Research

    Tasks: Literature Evaluation, Library Resources, Research Databases, Online Resources, Academic Books

  • Stage 3

    Progressing Assignments

    Tasks: Understanding a Domain, Deducing the Discussions, Establishing the Problems, Pathways Forward

  • Stage 4

    Problem Articulation

    Tasks: Stage 3 Refinements, Substance and Form

  • Stage 5

    Publication

    Tasks: Journals, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters. Books

Brochure and Application Form

While the above provides some insight into the program, the Brochure offers a detailed perspective and clear set of expectations required to move forward. In addition, serious candidates must complete the Application Form as this will help in establishing the overall goals and outcomes expected.

Brochure

Download this Brochure (PDF) to read about the entire program and plans available. For pricing, please contact Dr Colarik directly.

Application Form

Please complete this form and email it to Dr Colarik prior to the initial discussion.

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