Training

CIMER Master Facilitators can provide trainings for individuals, institutions, and organizations across the country to optimize research mentoring relationships. Learn more about each of these trainings below, including how to attend or host a training. If you have questions, please contact us at cimer@wcer.wisc.edu.

Mentor and mentee training can be hosted at your site.

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Mentor Training

Mentor Training

For all career stages. Mentors of research trainees learn to

  • Align expectations
  • Address equity and inclusion
  • Articulate a mentoring philosophy and plan
  • Assess understanding
  • Cultivate ethical behavior
  • Enhance work-life integration
  • Foster independence
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Promote mentee research self-efficacy
  • Promote professional development

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Entering Research Mentee Training & Curriculum Development

Mentee TrainingUndergraduate and graduate students learn skills in

  • Research communication and comprehension
  • Practical research
  • Research ethics
  • Researcher identity
  • Researcher confidence and independence
  • Equity and inclusion awareness
  • Professional and career development
  • Mentoring

Participants become familiar with the curriculum, build a custom curriculum using a backward design approach, learn how to effectively facilitate Entering Research curricular activities, and learn to use the Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA) to assess research trainee learning and development.

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Managing Mentoring Relationships

mentoring relationshipsPost-docs and junior faculty learn to

  • Build research self-efficacy
  • Align expectations
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Address equity and inclusion
  • Enhance work-life integration
  • Foster independence
  • Promote professional development

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Public facilitation workshops are available or the workshop can be hosted at your site.

Facilitation Workshops

*In person are offered as two-day workshops. These are currently offered only online due to COVID-19, and offered as synchronous sessions with some asynchronous work outside the meeting times.

facilitator trainingFaculty, instructors, staff, or administrators learn to

  • Facilitate mentor or mentee training
  • Build and deliver customized workshops or courses for research mentors or mentees

Facilitator workshop: Learn to implement mentor training

Facilitator Workshop: Learn to implement research mentee training

Interested in hosting a training?

Please contact us for more information, including pricing.


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Training Evaluation

The CIMER Assessment Platform is used to evaluate CIMER Training Services thereby leveraging CIMER Training Services to optimize research mentoring relationships. Standard evaluation surveys are used to assess outcomes based on the type of training being implemented.

Already a Facilitator?

If you are already a trained facilitator, please reference our evaluation for facilitator pages:

Evaluating Entering Mentoring

Evaluating Entering Research