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Facilitating Entering Mentoring Workshops

Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) | University of Wisconsin-Madison


Workshop Overview:

Facilitating Entering Mentoring is a two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop designed to increase the capacity for research mentor trainings offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and governmental organizations. During this workshop, participants are introduced to Entering Mentoring, a mentor training curriculum series that addresses the following themes: aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, articulating your mentoring philosophy and plan, assessing understanding, cultivating ethical behavior, enhancing work-life integration, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, promoting mentee research self-efficacy, and promoting professional development. Workshop participants become familiar with the curricula, practice facilitating training components, and develop a plan for implementing the training at their institution or organization. The National Academies report The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM recommends Entering Mentoring as one form of mentorship education that can help improve mentoring relationships.


Participants are...

  1. Faculty, instructors, staff, or administrators.

  2. Working with mentors whose trainees are undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, or junior faculty. Our workshop materials are currently optimized for use across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine fields.

  3. Committed to implementing research mentor training workshops at their institution or organization within the next year.

  4. Teams of two are encouraged but not required. No more than three from the same institution will be accepted. If you have a group of 3 or more, you may decide to sign up for Facilitator Training for Institutional Teams ($2400 per registrant) in August 2023.

Registration Details:

  • Registration is $1895 and includes workshop materials plus meals and snacks on both days. This workshop is limited to 32 participants. The workshops will begin at 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day. Each individual needs to complete the google form (step 2 once payment has been made).

  • Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You may also visit the Entering Mentoring Facilitator Training Website for additional dates. To register, complete the steps below:

Step 1: Pay the registration fee of $1895.

24, 2023 – April 25, 2023 (Monday, Tuesday): https://cvent.me/MeKxmX.


Step 2: Submit a google form. The google form will be linked in your confirmation email if you have secured a spot. The form will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will need to upload a professional photo or headshot as well as a brief bio (max 250 words) describing your title and interest in facilitating mentor training. This information will be shared with workshop participants during the training. Once you have submitted the google form, your registration is complete and an email with hotel information will follow. Please note if your institution has a google blocker you will be unable to complete this until resolved or disconnected from your institutional vpn.


For more information, visit the Facilitating Entering Mentoring Website or contact cimer@wcer.wisc.edu.

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