November 1, 8, and 15 | 9-11am | 717 Delaware Street, Room 105
You are cordially invited to participate in the Fall 2016 Mentoring Excellence Training Academy (META). This is an excellent opportunity for professional development and improving your mentoring skills.
All AHC faculty who mentor other scholars, including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars or junior faculty members.
What is it
The Academy has two components (completion of both, in sequence, is required):
- October 2016: Completion of a self-study online module (60-90 minutes long) developed by mentoring experts at the U of MN with funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.1
- Participation in three two-hour facilitated small group training sessions on November 1, 8, and 15 that are derived from evidence-based curricula2 focused on these mentoring core competencies:
- maintaining effective communication
- aligning expectations
- addressing equity and inclusion
- fostering independence
- promoting professional development
More about the Academy
The Academy is an evidence-based faculty development program focused on preparing AHC faculty to achieve excellence in their mentoring practices. This program is focused primarily on mentoring that occurs in a research context; however, many of the methods and principles can be applied to other mentoring scenarios in academia. By participating in the Academy, you will further develop your ability to contribute to the career advancement of your mentees, learn effective strategies for developing positive relationships with them, and engage in thoughtful reflection and discussion of your mentoring practices with other AHC faculty colleagues.
Space is limited and registration closes September 30.
The event is sponsored by the AHC associate deans for research with support from CTSI.
1. Weber-Main AM, El-Fakahany EE, Shanedling J, and Huibregtse G. Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring: An Online Curriculum for the Professional Development of Research Mentors. http://z.umn.edu/OptimizingMentoring.
2. Facilitated mentor training curricula available at: https://mentoringresources.ictr.wisc.edu/TrainingCurriculumChoices.