Advancing Mentoring Practices Workshop

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Advancing Mentoring Practices Workshop
September 12, 2018 - Mentor Training
September 13, 2018 - Facilitator Training (Optional)
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 mentoring workshop to enhance your abilities to develop excellence in diverse trainees. 
During Day 1, you will learn evidence-based approaches to research mentoring from the Entering Mentoring curriculum, which is specifically designed for research mentors across career stages.
Day 1 agenda.
During Day 2 (optional), in this Train-the-Trainer session, you will gain the knowledge and facilitation skills needed to design and deliver mentor training at your program/institution.
Day 2 agenda.  
  1. Faculty, instructors, staff, or administrators who are directly mentoring trainees in biomedical/life science fields or working with mentors whose trainees are in those fields
  2. For Day 2, committed to implementing research mentor training workshops in your department, center, or college within the next year
Additional Workshop Information 

If accepted, participants are expected to:
  1. Join NRMN
  2. Register for the event to confirm workshop attendance
  3. Complete a post-workshop evaluation survey
Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 50 participants. Priority will be given to requests from individuals who intend to implement research mentor training workshops at their institution and to UCLA faculty and staff from bioscience programs/departments. Please visit our website for more information.
The workshop is supported by the Graduate Programs in Bioscience at UCLA. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the workshop.

Registration will close on August 13, 2018 
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. We sincerely hope you will join us!
Best Regards,
Diana Azurdia, Ph.D
Associate Director for Graduate Programs in Bioscience UCLA
Program Director for UCLA Mentor Training Program
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Master Facilitator

Greg Payne, Ph.D
Senior Associate Dean of Bioscience Graduate Education, School of Medicine
Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Life Sciences
Director, Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB)

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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