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Entering Mentoring

Certificate of Completion

Now, more than ever, students engaged in research expect to receive effective mentoring as a part of their entry into the scholarly community. The Entering Mentoring training is an evidence-based, interactive approach to becoming an effective mentor that will help develop the skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships, relationships that optimize success for the mentor and the mentee.

Entering Mentoring accelerates the process of becoming an effective mentor by introducing a framework for mentoring, providing opportunities to experiment with different methods of mentoring, and a forum for peer-to-peer problem solving. This allows new and experienced mentors alike to benefit from each other’s perspectives as well as extended reflection on fundamental principles of mentoring. By the conclusion of training, mentors will be able to articulate a personal style and philosophy of mentoring and develop a set of strategies they can use to engage with challenging mentoring situations.

Entering Mentoring training, based on the work done by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) at the University of Wisconsin, has been shown to be effective in increasing mentor knowledge, skills, and behavior. Furthermore, the emphasis on culturally sensitive interactions between mentors and mentees can help historically underrepresented groups successfully progress in their own careers and, in turn, become successful mentors and leaders in their own right. The Entering Mentoring curriculum addresses the NIGMS and NIH guidelines for the preparation of mentors who are involved with training grants.

Program Requirements:

Faculty, instructors, and graduate assistants who wish to earn the Certificate of Completion must complete two (2) required workshops and four (4) elective workshops within three (3) major semesters.

Individuals who successfully complete Entering Mentoring will receive a Certificate of Completion and a digital badge which can be added to the trained Mentor’s personal website.

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