Mentoring Mentors workshop series

The Graduate School at the University of Nevada, Reno periodically offers a “Mentoring Mentors” workshop series that runs over the course of two consecutive days, with a three-hour session each day. The series is open to all academic faculty, postdocs and other faculty with mentoring responsibilities, and offers the opportunity to discuss mentoring with faculty peers. Establishing an ongoing, supportive network of faculty mentors is a critical component of the series. Nine of ten past faculty attendees found these workshops to be a productive use of time and would recommend them to other faculty.

Fall 2021 Mentoring Mentors series begins September 30 – register by September 27

Mentoring Mentors is offered as a two-day workshop series for faculty and postdocs that will include discussions of aligning expectations, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, and diversity and inclusion. These in-person workshops will be hosted by National Research Mentors Network (NRMN)-trained UNR faculty.


  • Workshop Day 1 – Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Workshop Day 2 – Friday, October 1, 2021 from 2 to 5 p.m.

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Trained faculty mentor facilitators

Our faculty hosts are trained in evidence-based mentoring practices through the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), an NSF, HHMI funded program at University of Wisconsin Madison. CIMER resources are also available through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), of which our University is a member. 

Mentor/mentee resources

CIMER – Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research

Effective research mentoring relationships are critical to developing the next generation of researchers. Learn how to improve these relationships at all career stages and promote cultural change that values excellence in research mentoring as a critical aspect of diversifying the research workforce.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

The University of Nevada, Reno is a member institution of the NCFDD, an organization offering professional development, training, and mentoring resources to faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students at colleges and universities across the country.

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Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a document designed to guide mentees (traditionally postdocs, but graduate students will find the material valuable as well) toward an independent career. Completing and sharing an IDP between a mentee and advisor allows open discussion of goals, development of a plan for success and handle challenges that arise.