Mentor Training

Mentor and mentee

Learn how to advance the next generation of health researchers by becoming an effective research mentor.

Training from CTSI and its partners is designed to help University of Minnesota faculty members improve their research mentorship skills. This ultimately prepares them to support budding student, trainee, and faculty researchers.


Who it's for

Who it's for

  •  Faculty investigators who hold appointments in either a U of M health sciences college/school or the College of Biological Sciences.
  • Faculty with other U of M colleges who are engaged in clinical and translational research.
What to expect

What to expect

Participants will be asked to:

  1. Complete the self-guided online module Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring (~2 hours) and its evaluation survey by October 21.
  2. Attend all three facilitated small group online training sessions:

    October 28: 9-11am
    November 4: 9-11am
    November 11: 9-11am
Curricula

Curricula

Virtual sessions are derived from evidence-based curricula focused on these mentoring core competencies:

  • Aligning expectations
  • Maintaining effective communication
  • Addressing equity and inclusion
  • Fostering independence
  • Promoting professional development
Benefits

Benefits

  • Further develop your ability to contribute to the career advancement of your mentees.
  • Learn effective strategies for developing positive relationships with mentees.
  • Engage in thoughtful reflection and discussion of your mentoring practices with other faculty colleagues.
Cost

Cost

Free for U of M faculty.

Leadership

Leadership

Kim Mansky, PhD
Director, CTSI K-R01 Program

Anne Marie Weber-Main, PhD
CTSI Director of Mentoring

Contact

Contact

Seth Gillson
[email protected]

Online courses

Develop your research mentoring skills through self-paced, online courses.

Courses are available at no charge to people affiliated with the University of Minnesota and to external users who create a guest account with the University.