The CTSI has created a Train-the-Mentor case-based seminar series modeled on a successful program developed by a group of CTSA hubs. The purpose is to improve mentoring skills. A sophisticated interactive training program, the program uses case studies developed and vetted by other CTSI groups around the country. At the end of the seminars, participants should be able to provide better mentoring to their trainees, helping them succeed in their careers.

Seminar topics include:

  • Setting up a mentoring plan and defining mentors including team mentoring
  • Career issues including guiding professional development and work-life balance
  • Mentoring in the face of gender, race, cultural and generational differences
  • Effective communication and difficult conversations
  • Mentoring transitions (independence, grants/papers, mentee as mentor)

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