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Enhancing your Scientific Career: Unlocking your Inner Mentor

Most faculty learn to mentor by experimenting, then analyzing successes and failures. The goal of this workshop series is to develop mentorship and improve mentor and mentee engagement. The series provides mentors with an intellectual framework for their mentoring philosophy, an opportunity to experiment with various mentoring methods and a forum in which to discuss mentoring challenges with peers and colleagues.

This workshop series is aimed at those engaged in mentoring students, post-doctoral fellows and starting faculty within the context of biomedical research regardless of the level of expertise. Each of the four, two-hour sessions combine case studies with group discussion addressing issues critical to effective mentoring within the academic research enterprise.

This four-part series will focus on communication, aligning expectations, equity and inclusion and promoting professional development.

Session 1: Maintaining Effective Communication

Session 2: Aligning Expectations and Assessing Understanding

Session 3: Addressing Equity and Inclusion

Session 4: Fostering Independence and Promoting Professional Development

This series follows the curriculum of the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). It is led by certified NRMN trained facilitators who assist research mentors in developing strengths, overcoming weaknesses and maximizing chances of success to promote research practices.

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