Facilitator Community


Our facilitator community spans the country and includes individuals from many different backgrounds and levels of facilitation experience, including:

  • People from institutions of higher education
  • People from government organizations
  • People from non-profit organizations
  • People who have attended our 2-day facilitator training
  • People who found our resources online

One commonality across all facilitators is a passion and commitment for improving mentorship relationships. To foster our community, we encourage you to engage with the resources below. 

Facilitator Community Resources

MyNRMN online groups

Originally developed during the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Phase I grant (2014-2019), these online communities are for individuals interested in implementing our mentorship training curricula. We invite you to join these groups to learn more about the curricula, seek implementation advice, and share best practices.


Our team curates the Entering Mentoring & Entering Research Newsletter to advance the efforts of faculty, staff, and administrators as effective facilitators of our research mentor and research mentee training curricula. We share news, research, and learning opportunities to cultivate a community of practice for facilitators who are transforming the culture of research mentorship across the country.

For any other questions or comments, contact Taylor Ajamian: tajamian@wisc.edu

Newsletter Archive

Trained Facilitator Directory

The individuals listed in these national directories participated in a train-the-trainer facilitator training workshop (either “Facilitating Entering Mentoring” or “Facilitating Entering Research”) sponsored by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) or the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) and gave us permission to include them.

The directories are searchable by institution and state.

If you participated in “Facilitating Entering Mentoring” or “Facilitating Entering Research” and would like to be included in the national directory, please complete this Google Form.

If at any time you wish to be removed from the national directory, you may contact Kim Spencer (kcspencer2@wisc.edu)

Facilitator Recognition Program

The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) recognizes the achievements and dedication of Entering Mentoring and Entering Research facilitators who implement research mentor and research mentee trainings in their local contexts. 

Facilitator recognition allows you to demonstrate your individual commitment to the local dissemination of research mentor and/or research mentee training to improve mentoring relationships.

CIMER acknowledges those who are committed to facilitating research mentor and/or research mentee training through recognition as a Trained Facilitator (level 1) and Certified Facilitator (level 2).

For more information:

CIMER Facilitator Recognition Program Google Site