Advancing Faculty Mentoring Practices Workshop





Registration for the next UCLA Faculty mentor training will open in Spring 2019

Tentative Dates: September 12 & 13, 2019



On behalf of the Graduate Programs in Bioscience at UCLA and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in a mentor development workshop to support your efforts in building diverse future scientists. 


This workshop is for faculty, instructors, staff, and administrators seeking (1) to examine, share, and strengthen their own mentoring practices (Day 1) and, optionally, (2) to develop the facilitation expertise needed to deliver mentor training to others (Day 2). Participation in Day 1 is a prerequisite for Day 2.

During Day 1, you will learn evidence-based approaches to research mentoring from the Entering Mentoring curriculum, which is specifically designed for research mentors across career stages.
Day 1 Agenda

During Day 2 (optional), in this Train-the-Trainer session,  you will gain the knowledge and facilitation skills needed to design and deliver mentor trainings at your program/institution.
Day 2 Agenda

Additional Workshop Information


  1. Faculty, instructors, staff, or administrators who are directly mentoring trainees in biomedical/life science fields or working with mentors whose trainees are in those fields
  2. For Day 2, committed to implementing research mentor training workshops in your department, center, or college within the next year

    If accepted, participants are expected to:

    1. Join NRMN
    2. Register for the event to confirm workshop attendance
    3. Complete a post-workshop evaluation survey



Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 50 participants. Priority will be given to requests from individuals who intend to implement research mentor training workshops at their institution and to UCLA faculty and staff from bioscience programs/departments.

The workshop is supported by the Graduate Programs in Bioscience at UCLA. Participants from other institutions are required to arrange and pay for their own travel. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the workshop. 

Registration will close on August 17, 2018 


Register Here



This training has the potential to increase research productivity that comes from improved well-being (especially mental wellbeing) of lab members, which leads to the reduction of interpersonal conflicts that draw attention away from research. It is our view that excellence in mentoring leads to a virtuous cycle of enhancing mentoring over time as generations of trainees learn best practices. We sincerely hope you will join us!

Best Regards,

Diana Azurdia, Ph.D
Associate Director for Graduate Programs in Bioscience UCLA
Program Director for UCLA Mentor Training Program
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Master Facilitator

Greg Payne, Ph.D
Senior Associate Dean of Bioscience Graduate Education, School of Medicine
Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Life Sciences
Director, Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB)