Research Mentor Training (Spring 2023)

Mentor training can make the difference between a mutually beneficial and productive mentoring relationship and one that’s draining for the mentor and discouraging for the mentee. Research Mentor Training, based on a nationally-recognized curriculum, gives you space to reflect and reinvigorate and provides concrete tools to support a successful mentor/mentee relationship. The curriculum is designed for graduate students, postdocs, and senior undergraduates who are mentoring an undergraduate researcher. The seminar can be taken for one credit or no credit (for-credit option requires having a mentee). Faculty/staff sections are available separately.

  • Explore multiple strategies for effective mentoring with case studies, discussions, and readings
  • Compare mentor and mentee goals, and craft a statement of your mentoring philosophy
  • Explore time-management strategies, and discuss relevant issues as they come up
  • Collaborate and problem-solve with a group of peers

Section 1: for STEM graduate students and postdocs

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Dates & Times: Mondays, 2:25pm-3:15pm, January 30-April 17
Location: TBD
Facilitator: Andrew Greenberg
Credits: 1 unit (INTEG SCI 660; must be mentoring a trainee during the semester for credit)
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)

Section 2: for Social Sciences graduate students and postdocs

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Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 9:00am-10:00am, January 25-April 12
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Jules Whitaker
Credits: 1 unit (INTEG SCI 660; must be mentoring a trainee during the semester for credit)
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)

Section 3: for Social Sciences graduate students and postdocs

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Dates & Times: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, January 26-April 13
Location: 117 WISCIENCE, 445 Henry Mall
Facilitator: Jules Whitaker
Credits: 1 unit (INTEG SCI 660; must be mentoring a trainee during the semester for credit)
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)

Section 4: for STEM postdocs

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Dates & Times: Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 13-February 3
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Jess Maher
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Δ (1 delta)

Are you interested in Research Mentor Training and can’t make any of the sections above? Join our interest list to be notified of the next available offering!

What do past participants say?

“One of the best classes I took in my PhD. It prepared me to work well with different types of mentees. I feel much more comfortable with mentoring and advising now.”

“Now I have better strategies regarding how to approach difficult conversations or use appropriate questions for the mentees.”

“Overall I really enjoyed this course — I think I will benefit even more in the future when I think back to what I learned.”

Questions?

Contact info@delta.wisc.edu.

 

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