Courses, Trainings, and Workshops
Mentor Training for Postdocs
This 8-workshop series uses case study discussion and group problem-solving to address mentoring challenges, and focuses on the core mentoring competencies like effective communication, aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, self-efficacy and ethical awareness, articulating mentoring philosophy, fostering independence, and promoting professional development. This program uses a curriculum from the University of Wisconsin Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. It is effective in improving postdoc relationship with both mentors and mentees.
Diversity & Inclusion Training Certificate Course for Postdocs
Postdocs are in a unique position where they are navigating a complex relationship of being in and leading in diverse environments and need to show they are capable of being inclusive leaders and mentors (for example – diversity statement in application packet). The 8-workshop series interactive format consists of learning diversity, equity, and inclusion skills through case studies in small and large group discussions. The course covers awareness and knowledge of DEI in research environment, intersectionality, inclusive language and community building, implicit bias, confronting microaggressions, examining privilege, creating safe space, anti-racism, and disability & belonging. This program uses a curriculum offered from BSD Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
The L-MAP, Leadership and Management in Action Program, is a new active-learning training program for graduate students and postdocs in the biosciences to build a leadership, management, and inclusive teamwork skillset. Trainees work in teams on experiential case studies and activities in the L-MAP curriculum, led by a facilitator with expertise in leadership training. The program meets weekly for 6 weeks and is capped with a writing a leadership statement. Trainee participants are selected through an application process.