Advancing Faculty Mentoring Practices Workshop


Facilitating Entering Mentoring at UCLA

September 13 & 14


On behalf of the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance (NSF Aspire Alliance) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in collaboration with the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) and The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA (CDLS), it is our pleasure to invite you to apply to participate in Facilitating Entering Mentoring, a two-day facilitator training workshop designed to increase the capacity for research mentor trainings offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and governmental organizations.

The vision of the NSF Aspire Alliance is to increase the learning, persistence, and completion of STEM students from underrepresented groups throughout postsecondary education, and thereby increase their contributions to the U.S. STEM enterprise. The Aspire National Change Team is creating and disseminating professional development for future and current faculty about research mentoring, inclusive teaching, faculty advising, and foundational core skills.



During this two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop at UCLA on September 13-14, 2019, participants are introduced to Entering Mentoring, a mentor training curriculum that addresses the following key topics: 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/scholarship self-efficacy, and promoting professional development. Participants will learn evidence-based approaches to implementing research mentor training and gain the knowledge, confidence, and facilitation skills needed to design and implement trainings at their institution or organization. 

Participants will focus on learning how to facilitate the Entering Mentoring curriculum, which is designed for the mentors of undergraduate and graduate students in STEM.


Workshop Costs

Registration fees for this event are subsidized by NSF Aspire and UCLA. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. We have secured a block of hotel rooms at a reduced rate and will share more information with accepted applicants.



Participants are...

  1. Faculty, instructors, staff, or administrators
  2. Working with mentors whose trainees are undergraduate students in STEM fields
  3. Committed to implementing research mentor training workshops at their institution or organization within the next year


Application Details

If you are interested in this training opportunity, please apply by completing the following: 

Register Here


As part of the application, you will need to upload a professional photo or headshot as well as a brief bio (max 250 words) describing your title, research focus, mentoring experience, and interest in facilitating mentor training. If accepted, this information will be shared with other participants.

The deadline to apply is August 1, 2019.

Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 32 participants. Priority will be given to applications from teams of two or more faculty/staff from an institution, organization, or department who indicate plans to implement research mentor training workshops within the next year.

Confirmation emails will be sent by August 8, 2019.

Please contact Ashley Kruythoff at with any questions.

This workshop is partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1834522. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this workshop are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.