Mentor Training Program

The Duke Office for Research Mentoring in collaboration with the Duke CTSA and the NIH sponsored National Research Mentoring Network offers a case-based Mentor Training Curriculum for investigators at all experience levels. Small discussion group sessions focus on 6 key mentorship competencies:

Maintaining Effective Communication
Aligning Expectations
Assessing Understanding
Addressing Equity and Inclusion
Fostering Independence
Promoting Professional Development



Training Opportunities:


Tailored Individual Group Sessions – Designed for up to 35 participants within individual divisions, T32 programs, etc. Two trained facilitators will provide 6 hours of training scheduled at the program’s convenience over 1-6 sessions.  Content can be adapted to meet particular needs or interests.  Departmental cost for facilitator time is $1000 total (additional fee for food or beverages).  Contact the Office for Research Mentoring for more information:


Open Registration Mentor Training Events –   Free to all School of Medicine Faculty and Trainees.  Attendees will work in small groups with a facilitator, as well as in large group panel discussions.  Next sessions planned for Fall 2020.