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Optimizing Culturally Inclusive Mentoring Practices

This event is part of series:

August 21, 2023 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
On Campus
Kelly Diggs-Andrews, PHD

Monday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 22, 8:00am - 12:00pm, In-person

Attendance is required for all 8 hours of this highly interactive in-person workshop (4 hours/day for 2 consecutive days)

In this training, you will gain resources to support successful implementation of mentorship principles and build a community of practice. We will use the evidence-based Entering Mentoring curricula as our framework. These curricula address important topics and concepts in research mentoring by creating learning communities and engaging mentors in activities, assignments, case studies, and facilitated discussions to solve mentoring dilemmas and share successful mentorship strategies. Overall, participants can gain confidence in working with mentees from diverse backgrounds, add new strategies to their mentoring toolbox, and gain access to available resources to support quality mentorship in their professional careers and within their organizations.

Learning Objectives: In this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge and skills of evidence-based research mentoring competencies, including aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, maintaining effective communication, and promoting mentee research self-efficacy.
  • Reflect upon and identify characteristics of effective communication to improve communication with diverse mentees.
  • Design, align and clearly communicate expectations for the mentoring relationship.
  • Increase understanding of and concrete strategies to address equity and inclusion and their influence on mentor-mentee interactions.
  • Define and articulate what self-efficacy is and its four sources and practice strategies for building mentees’ self-efficacy in research.
  • Develop practical tools and strategies that you can implement immediately to become a more effective mentor.

Workshop facilitated by: Kelly A Diggs, PhD Founder & CEO, Kelly A Diggs Consulting, LLC and Science on a Dime Senior Principal Facilitator, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER)

Speaker's Bio: Kelly A Diggs, PhD is the founder and CEO of Kelly A. Diggs Consulting, LLC, a consulting and media company whose goal is to broaden accessibility to science careers through science outreach, diversity training, and professional development.

Dr. Diggs is a Senior Principal Facilitator with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), where she leads both in-person and virtual workshops for research mentors across career stages and disciplines nationwide. Her curricular expertise includes Entering Mentoring, Facilitator Training for Entering Mentoring, and Culturally Aware Mentoring.

Dr. Diggs earned her BS in Biology from Alabama State University (2005) and her PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis (2010).

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