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Mentoring Workshops

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development in The Graduate School is excited to offer quarterly “Mentoring Up + Down” workshops for PhD students in all disciplines who would like to learn best practices to help them establish effective and productive mentoring relationships with their mentors (“mentoring up”) and with their mentees (“mentoring down”). This three-part training is based on the “Entering Mentoring” curriculum developed by the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Participants who complete all three sessions are eligible to receive a certificate from the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development. 

The workshop schedule for Summer Quarter 2024 is posted below. Please note: Mentor training in summer quarter is reserved for incoming PhD students only. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Aubrey Korneta ( 

Click here to register for the following Summer Quarter 2024 workshops. All sessions will be held via Zoom.

Full Mentoring Workshop Series Schedule 

This workshop series will run quarterly, alternating modalities and campuses. 

Full Mentoring Workshop Series Schedule
Fall Chicago In person
Winter Remote Via Zoom
Spring Evanston In person
Summer (incoming PhD students only) Remote Via Zoom 
Faculty Mentoring Training Program

The Office of the Provost, The Graduate School, and the Center for Leadership offer the Northwestern Faculty Mentoring Training Program for faculty. Based on the Provost’s Foundational Principles of Mentoring Practice and nationally recognized best practices for the mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, the training includes small group work, case studies, short lecture-style learning, and guidance to help faculty be intentional and confident in their mentoring abilities.

The NIH and Northwestern strongly suggest that faculty appointed to T32 and other training grants participate in faculty mentoring training. To fulfill these requirements, Northwestern has created a series of evidence-based modules which can be taken over the span of two years. Completion of all four modules within two years constitutes successful completion of the faculty mentoring training. This training is open to all STEM faculty, including those not appointed to training grants.

The Faculty Mentoring Training Program (STEM) will be offered in four modules. Register online for one or more of the sessions.