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

Mentor and mentee training can be hosted at your site as a private training for your organization/instituion.

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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Facilitating Entering Research  & 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. This is a workshop designed to be used with trainees in a research environment. Note, this is not “train the trainer” workshop for mentors.

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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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Facilitation Workshops

*In person trainings 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. These workshops are available as private trainings and CIMER hosted, public trainings.

facilitator trainingFaculty, instructors, staff, or administrators learn to

  • Facilitate mentor training for all career stages
  • Develop a curriculum and facilitate Entering Research to use with research trainees (mentees)
  • Build and deliver customized workshops or courses for research mentors or mentees

Entering Mentoring workshop: Learn to implement mentor training

Entering Research Workshop: Learn to Implement Entering Research & Curriculum Development for Mentees

Interested in Hosting a Training at Your Institution?

Please contact us by completing the “Request a Private Training” service form for more information, including pricing.

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 & Curriculum Development