Web workshop series

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Bi-weekly one-hour interactive web workshop series designed to give researchers practical tips and tools to incorporate mentoring into their research programs. Topics covered included:

September 15   Voice of Our Students: Perspectives from Mentees on Mentoring Needs
September 29   Mentoring Master Class
October 13        Mentoring: Doing More of What Works Well
October 27        Creative Problem Solving in Mentoring


Click the links below to access webinar resources and recordings.


Khavong Pha, Graduate Student, University of California Davis
Jordan Mar, Graduate Student, University of California San Francisco
Rodrigo Gonzalez, PhD Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School 
Andy Burnett, Knowinnovation, Ltd.
Duration: 48:47
Web workshop goals
• Hear from trainees and learn what they value in mentoring
• Examine current opportunities and obstacles in mentoring
• Devise a mentoring solution to implement in your lab
• Share perspectives from peer-reviewed reports,
Additional resources: Webinar recap

Beth Lazazzera, PhD, University of California Los Angeles 
Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PhD, American Society for Microbiology 
Rachel Horak, PhD, American Society for Microbiology
Duration: 31:01
Web workshop goals
• Examine case studies of common mentoring challenges
• Collaborate among peers to discuss and solve obstacles in mentoring
• Build confidence and skills to tackle any mentoring challenge
Additional resources:
Video vignettes
Webinar recap
John Cabra, PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo
Andy Burnett, Knowinnovation, Ltd.
Duration: 55:25
Web workshop goals
• Compare the Benefits of Appreciative Inquiry vs Traditional Mentoring
• Learn the 5D Cycle: Define, Discovery, Dream, Design and Delivery
• Identify your Mentoring Positive Core
• Define how you might use it to enhance your mentoring skills
Additional resources:
Webinar recap
Creative Problem Solving in Mentoring
Andy Burnett, Knowinnovation, Ltd.
Duration: 57:34
Web workshop goals
• Explore the basics of creativity
• Leverage creative techniques to address mentoring challenges
• Apply strategies to tackle mentoring dilemmas that remain largely unsettled
Additional resources:
Webinar recap