Advancing Faculty Mentoring Practices Workshop




Advancing Faculty Mentoring Practices Workshop

January 3, 2020

University of California, Los Angeles


On behalf of the Graduate Programs in Bioscience at UCLA and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in a mentor development workshop to support your efforts in building diverse future scientist. 



This workshop is for faculty seeking to examine, share, and strengthen their own mentoring practices. You will learn evidence-based approaches to research mentoring from the Entering Mentoring curriculum, which is specifically designed for research mentors across career stages.



This training has the potential to increase research productivity that comes from improved well-being (especially mental wellbeing) of lab members, which leads to the reduction of interpersonal conflicts that draw attention away from research. It is our view that excellence in mentoring leads to a virtuous cycle of enhancing mentoring over time as generations of trainees learn best practices. This training is recognized by the NIH and NSF for grant applications as evidence of a commitment to trainee mentoring, including trainees from diverse backgrounds.





8:30 - 9:00

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

9:00 - 9:30

Introductory Activity and Workshop Overview

9:30 – 9:45

Group Dynamics Activity

9:45 - 10:45

Competency 1: Aligning Expectations

10:45 - 10:00


11:00 - 12:00

Competency 2: Maintaining Effective Communication

12:00 - 12:30

Competency 3: Assessing Understanding

12:30 - 1:15


1:15 - 2:00

Competency 4: Fostering Independence

2:00 - 2:45

Competency 5: Promoting Professional Development

2:45 - 3:00


3:00 - 4:00

Competency 6: Promoting Equity and Inclusion 

4:00 - 4:30

Wrap Up: Mentoring Action Plan and Evaluation


Additional Workshop Information



Faculty, Senior Research Scientist, or Administrators who are directly mentoring trainees in biomedical/life science fields or working with mentors whose trainees are in those fields.

  1. Must be able to attend the entire day
  2. Join NRMN
  3. Register for the event to confirm workshop attendance
  4. Complete a post-workshop evaluation survey


Please complete the following brief survey if you would like to be notified next time we offer mentor training: Mentor Training Interest Form