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Mentor Development Workshops

Mentor Development Workshops are available in three-hour sessions to assist your group, department or division in addressing key concerns and challenges encountered by mentors. This training was developed based on “Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers,” a University of Wisconsin Clinical and Translational Science Award-led multi-site randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a training program for mentors of junior faculty conducting clinical and translational research. Northwestern University was one of 16 total sites to participate in this study led by Michael Fleming, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family and Community Medicine.

Mentor Development Workshops use an open discussion format, breakout groups and hypothetical case scenarios as the impetus for participants to reflect on their own experiences in mentoring. Typically, the workshops allow participants to be in focused small groups based on their faculty rank.

The cross-disciplinary content covers maintaining effective communication, establishing expectations and promoting professional development.

Workshop faculty director and staff: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, Vice Chair for the Department of Preventive Medicine, Chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine and professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology); Jaime Ziegler, Program Coordinator, Center for Education and Career Development.

Our next Mentor Development Workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here.

If you have questions, please contact the Center for Education and Career Development navigator

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