This evidence-based, interactive approach engages mentors in collective problem solving and connects them with resources to optimize their mentoring practices. Facilitator training is alos available for those interested in learning how to implement research mentor training at their own institution or organization.
Research mentor training has been tested and shown to be effective in increasing mentoring knowledge, skills, and behavior. Furthermore, culturally responsive interactions between mentors and mentees can help historically underrepresented mentees successfully progress in their research careers, becoming effective mentors, scientific leaders, and research team members of the future.
Research mentor training is available for the research mentors of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or junior faculty working with trainees across the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
Research mentee training is an evidence-based, interactive approach that introduces trainees to the culture of research and teaches them skills for successfully navigating their mentoring relationships.
Mentees need to develop skills to effectively work with their mentors and navigate the research environment. Research mentee training is a proven, structured approach to help mentees develop these skills.
Research mentee training is led by local program directors (and others working with trainees) for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty across the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
Facilitator training is available for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, instructors, staff, or administrators who are committed to implementing research mentee training courses, seminars, or workshops at their institution or organization for undergraduate or graduate trainees.
The National Research Mentor Network also provides a variety of additonal resources for mentors and mentees. Check out all that is avaialble here.
Research mentor training materials are designed around key competency areas within research mentoring relationships. Themes include: 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 Promoting Professional Development