The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts Facilitating Entering Mentoring workshops. These two-day train-the-trainer workshops are designed to increase the capacity for research mentor training offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and governmental organizations.
Upcoming Workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
May 18-19, 2020: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery – This workshop is at capacity.
November 9-10, 2020: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
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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 the following key areas from the mentor training curriculum series, Entering Mentoring: aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, assessing understanding, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, and promoting professional development.
Workshop participants become familiar with the curricula, practice facilitating activities, explore extensive implementation resources, and develop a plan for implementing the training at their institution or organization. After the training, participants are invited to join our Facilitator Online Community to share best practices for facilitating mentor training.
…Who are working with mentors whose trainees are undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, or junior faculty and are committed to implementing research mentor training workshops at their institution or organization within the next year.
Our workshop materials are currently optimized for use across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine fields.
This workshop is limited to 32 participants. We highly encourage teams of two or more people from an institution or organization to attend together. Each individual needs to register.
The deadline to reserve your spot is two months prior to the workshop and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the workshop is full, we will add you to a waitlist and notify you if a spot becomes available.
The registration fee is $1,495 and includes participant materials, breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack on both days. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.
Two-Step Registration Process:
Step 1: Reserve a Spot. To reserve your spot for an upcoming training please complete our brief 5-10 minute Google Form (click the blue button below). 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.
Step 2: Pay Registration Fee to Confirm Registration. Once you have completed the Google Form reserving your spot, you will receive an email from Julia Vander Meer, CIMER Program Manager, with a link to pay the registration fee. This email will be sent no later than six weeks prior to the training you requested in Step 1. Your registration will be only be complete once we receive your payment.
Join Our Community
We invite you to join our MyNRMN online community of practitioners, Facilitators of Entering Mentoring, where you can seek advice and share best practices for facilitating mentor training.