OSU Postdoctoral Office Mentor Training Opportunity

Better Research through Better Mentoring – Part 2

Date: October 18 & 20, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Register here

Attendance is limited to 25 faculty members from any discipline although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development research.

Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

These mentoring workshops are now part of an endorsement in Research Mentoring from the Drake Institute. This endorsement can be used to list in your CV to document your training in this area.

Learn more about our initiative here.

Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Dr. Marcela Hernandez (Hernandez.16@osu.edu).


OSU CCTS Mentor Training Opportunity

Faculty Research Mentoring Workshop

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is presenting a mentoring workshop to develop your competency as a mentor. The training is designed to help faculty who mentor early career researchers, whether junior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, or graduate students, to become more effective research and career mentors. The workshop uses a case-based curriculum designed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research (CIMER) to “improve [mentoring] relationships at all career stages and promote cultural change that values excellence in research mentoring as a critical aspect of diversifying the research workforce.” The discussion-based approach provides mentors a forum to solve mentoring dilemmas with their peers.

Topics will include:

  • Approaches to research mentoring
  • Maintaining effective communications
  • Assessing understanding
  • Establishing expectations
  • Addressing diversity
  • Promoting professional development
  • Fostering independence

Dates: November 15 & 22, 2021 (must attend both sessions)
Time: 1:00– 4:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Eligibility: Faculty—Ohio State University & Nationwide Children’s Hospital – those who are actively mentoring early career biomedical researchers and who want to be mentors

Space is limited to 25.

Register today

CIMER trained faculty:
Joy Balta, PHD, Associate Professor of Anatomy, College of Medicine
Jennifer Garvin, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine

For additional information: Stuart.Hobbs@osumc.edu


Online Courses with University of Minnesota

Develop your research mentoring skills through self-paced, online courses. Courses are available at no charge to people affiliated with the University of Minnesota and to external users who create a guest account with the University.

Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring (OPM) 101: For Research Mentors of Graduate Students, Fellows, and Early-Career Faculty

  • Defines different types of mentoring models that are applied in research settings.
  • Summarizes the roles and responsibilities of research mentors.
  • Outlines steps for navigating the core phases of a mentoring relationship.
  • Offers strategies for supporting mentees' intellectual, professional, and psychosocial development.
  • Includes online activities designed to help address specific mentoring challenges.

Note: If you registered for this module before the updated version launched on August 19, 2019, you’ll need to re-register using the new system.

Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring 102: For Research Mentors of Undergraduate Students

  • Adaptation of Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring 101.
  • Features content and activities specific to mentors working with undergraduate research trainees.

Enhancing Motivation Using the CARES Mentoring Model

  • Describes a theoretically driven approach to mentoring that focuses on attending to the core psychological needs that enhance a mentee’s motivation.
  • Covers basic motivation concepts and their well-researched impact on mentees' satisfaction, performance, and persistence in educational and professional settings.
  • Guides learners on strategies for putting the model’s principles into action with their mentees.

How to register (external users)