Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel,
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Research Mentor Training
Mentoring is a collaborative learning relationship that proceeds through purposeful stages over time and has the primary goal of helping mentees gain the skills and knowledge they need to move on in their chosen careers. Research has shown that effective mentoring is linked to enhanced productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of academic success. However, many mentors receive little to no training on how to effectively mentor in research environments.
The Research Mentor Training workshop is designed to help research mentors maximize the effectiveness of their mentoring relationships. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss mentoring challenges with their peers and share best practices in mentoring. They will also explore how to effectively communicate with their mentees, align research project and program experience expectations, mentor people from diverse backgrounds and determine whether mentees understand their own research projects.
Topics/competencies the workshop will cover are maintaining effective communication, aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion and assessing understanding.