The Entering Mentoring program is an evidence-based mentoring approach specifically tailored to STEMM researchers. The LTER Network is piloting an in-network offering of this workshop series.


Effective mentorship can set both mentees and mentors up for success, from small projects all the way through careers. Mentors will develop skills for engaging in productive and culturally responsive research mentoring relationships. These trainings are free to attend, but space is limited to 30 participants, so register today! 


two researchers with soil probe in a vast expanse of equisetum
Photo by Dr. Charles Truettner, Northern Arizona University.

New and experienced mentors alike will find relevant content in this interactive workshop series. The course content is flexible and easily tailored to each individual mentor, and aims to help mentors grow more proficient, no matter where they are starting. The two sessions in April and May are timed to help mentors prepare for the summer field season, but the skills are applicable to a broad range of experiences across ecology and beyond. 

The course is open to all career stages. This might include graduate students advising REUs, postdocs with a field team, or faculty or staff establishing a research program. Those in doubt are encouraged to attend—the skills taught here apply to a wide range of mentorship scenarios. 


Workshops dates (both dates are required):

  • Thursday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m.-Noon PT (Noon-3:00 p.m. ET)
  • Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m.-Noon PT (Noon-3:00 p.m. ET)

About Entering Mentoring

Entering Mentoring, based on the work done by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) at the University of Wisconsin, is an interactive approach designed to help mentors develop and hone skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships—relationships that optimize the success of both mentors and mentees. This program has been shown to be effective in increasing mentor knowledge, skills, and behavior. Furthermore, the emphasis on culturally sensitive interactions between mentors and mentees can help historically underrepresented groups successfully progress in their own careers and, in turn, become successful mentors and leaders in their own right.