Upcoming Mentoring Events



Mentor/Mentee Training Day


Registration is Open!

Who: Research trainees (graduate students, post-docs, research fellows, K awardees) and their mentors.  While mentors and mentees are encouraged to attend together, all trainees and faculty engaged in research are welcome. Faculty will be on hand to support mentees whose mentors are unable to attend.

When and Where: October 31, 8 am-1 pm, Trent Seaman Center Great Hall

Purpose and Format:   Using case-based discussion and small group exercises from the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), attendees will build skills in maintaining effective communication, aligning expectations, and promoting professional development.

Attendees receive:

Certificate for 3 hours of NRMN training required for faculty by NIH T32 and other training programs
Completion and review of mentee professional development plans
Completion and review of mentoring compacts
Responsible conduct of research session credit


8:00                 Registration, complete communication styles questionnaire

8:15-8:25         Introduction to the day, NRMN program, ground rules, and facilitators

8:25-9:20         Enhancing Communication exercises and case discussions

9:20-10:00       Aligning Expectations case discussions

10:00-10:15     Break

10:15-10:40     Mentor/Mentee Pairs:  Mentoring Compact customization and review 

10:45-11:30     Breakout A: Promoting Professional Development exercises (Mentors)       

                       Breakout B: Designing your Professional Development plan (Mentees)

11:30-12:00     Mentor/Mentee Pairs or Groups:  Professional Development Plan review

12:00               Lunch – Research Trade Show 


Registration is open - select Mentor/Mentee Day from the drop down.  If you have additional questions, contact resmen@duke.edu 


Mentor Training Open Session

This day long mentor training workshop is open to all faculty interested in attending and available at no cost.    The course will follow the NRMN curriculum, and satisfy the mentor training requirements for T32 and other training grant programs.

The mentor training workshop will be offered on January 17, 2020.  Registration and additional information will be available in the fall 2019.

Faculty Development Events

Link to a list of all upcoming Office for Faculty Events

Questions:  Contact resmen@duke.edu