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NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training

Modified: March 22, 2017

National Research Mentoring Network’s (NRMNet.net) NRMN-CAN Program invite faculty and staff to apply to attend a fully funded train-the-trainer workshop to support efforts in implementing mentor training that strengthens productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees at Northwestern (and other NRMN-CAN partcipating institutions).

Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop 

Dates: May 8-9, 2017

  • Monday, May 8: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 9: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Big Ten Conference Center, 5440 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018

Workshop Overview:

Participants will learn evidence-based approaches to mentor training and gain the knowledge, confidence, and facilitation skills needed to implement training and customize an implementation plan for their own campus. Participants will have the opportunity to focus on a specific curriculum during breakout sessions, including:

  • Mentor Training for Clinical & Translational Researchers for the mentors of graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty across the full spectrum of translational science

  • Mentor Training for Biomedical Researchers for the mentors of graduate students and postdocs engaged in basic biomedical research in a lab setting

  • Mentor Training for Clinical & Behavioral Researchers for mentors of both clinical and behavioral researchers working with human subjects, whether it be at the individual, group, or societal level

  • Mentor Training for STEMM Researchers for the mentors of undergraduate students

Workshop Elements and Expected Outcomes:

  • Experience the process-based approach to mentor training based on one or more versions of the mentor training curricula in theEntering Mentoring series
  • Become familiar with the research mentor training curricula
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to implement mentor training at home institution
  • 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


  • Participants are faculty, instructors, staff or administrators from the Big Ten Academic Network

  • Participants must be committed to implementing Mentor Training workshops on their home campus during 2017-2018. This entails 8 contact hours with your target group of mentors.

  • Participants must create a profile on NRMNet.net (see Step 1 below)


  • When registering, you will have the opportunity to indicate who you will train on your campus. For example, will you train clinical or translational faculty who mentor junior faculty? Or graduate students who mentor undergraduate students? The fields of the mentors being trained should be NIH-fundable fields.
  • The deadline to register is March 27

For more information, contact Laurie Risner, NRMN-CAN Program Coordinator. You may also check out the NRMN-CAN website for a full agenda and travel details.

Training Grant Director