XTNC Mentoring Training

Boston University’s Mentoring Training in the Sciences and Engineering provides in-depth, interactive training on mentoring for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop was developed to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows learn how to cultivate more worthwhile relationships with their mentors, to learn how to be better mentors to undergraduates in the lab, and to engage them with tools and resources to help in the process of building their own mentor network and mentoring expertise.

Research has demonstrated that training in mentoring improves communication and evaluation skills that are essential to good mentoring and that lead to improved research experiences for mentees and mentors. Our mentoring training program is built on student-centered active learning, with elements of role-play, self-reporting, small group discussion, and active editing and development of participant’s own mentoring materials.

BU’s Mentoring Training in the Sciences and Engineering was initially developed for XTNC and is now used by dozens of groups at BU.  Please follow this link for more information and downloadable workshop materials.