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NRMN Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop

June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

NRMN Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop
Dates: June 16 – 17, 2016
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Day 1: Experiencing Research Mentor Training*
June 16, 2016 | 8:00am – 4:30pm
Participants will:
  • Experience the process-based approach to mentor training based on one or more versions of the mentor training curricula in the Entering Mentoring series.
  • Become familiar with the research mentor training curricula
Day 2: Facilitator Training for Implementing Mentor Training on Your Campus
June 17, 2016 | 8:00am – 4:30pm
Participants will:
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to implement mentor training
  • Gain confidence in facilitation skills
  • Be able to describe evidence supporting the effectiveness of mentor training
  • Be able to articulate practical plans for implementing mentor training at home institution
*Day 1 is required for all participants who have not experienced mentor training based on the Entering Mentoring curricula

Participants attending the workshop will learn about evidence-based approaches to mentor training and gain the knowledge, confidence, and facilitation skills needed to implement training and develop implementation plans for their own campus. Break out groups will be available to focus on specific curricula including:

  • Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers for the mentors of junior faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across the full spectrum of translational science
  • Mentoring Training for Biomedical Researchers for mentors of graduate students and post-docs engaged in basic biomedical research, primarily conducted in teams in a laboratory setting.
  • Research Mentor Training for graduate student or postdoctoral mentors of undergraduate students.
Workshop participants will be encouraged to facilitate Mentor Training sessions for mentors on their home campuses within the 2016-17 academic year. If you are interested in this training opportunity, please complete the workshop application. In the application, interested participants will be able to choose whether they prefer to attend both Day 1 and Day 2 or only Day 2 of the workshop. Participants are required to attend research mentor training on Day 1 (6/16/16) if they have not yet experienced the process-based Entering Mentoring curricula.


  • Faculty, Instructors, Staff or Administrators from academic health centers, colleges, and universities.
  • Participants should be committed to implementing Mentor Training workshops on their home campus during academic year 2016-17.
  • Follow up registration with will be required and an evaluation survey will be distributed following the workshop
Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 35 participants. Priority will be given to applications from teams of two or more faculty/staff from an institution who indicate plans to implement Mentor Training workshops at their home campus. Registration for the workshop is supported by NRMN; however, participants will be required to pay for their own travel, food, and lodging. Confirmation emails to include travel and additional workshop information will be sent in advance of the workshop.
Please contact Kim Spencer ( with any questions.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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