April 03 Apr 03
Monday Mon

Engaging in Mentoring Conversations about Culture and Identity

11:30AM - 2:30PM Box lunches will be provided

Research shows that most trainees from historically marginalized communities in STEMM fields want to discuss issues related to diversity and identity in their mentoring relationships.  Yet faculty mentors do not typically receive significant training on how to effectively engage in these types of conversations and avoid common pitfalls.

In this interactive workshop, we will facilitate group discussions around situations addressing identity, diversity, and inclusion.  We’ll encourage faculty mentors to share their personal experiences, challenges, and practices. In addition, voices and perspectives of student mentees from historically marginalized communities will be shared.

These materials and framework have been developed from research and evidence-based interventions by CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research), along with Stanford faculty.  This workshop is designed to help faculty increase their self-efficacy to respectfully broach conversations about culture and identity with their trainees, develop an inclusive climate for their lab groups, and leave with specific plans to implement in their mentoring.


Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall (on the 2nd floor), Conference room C

This session is only offered for in-person attendance


Steve Lee, PhD, Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, School oof Humanities and Sciences
Joseph Brown, PhD, Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Education and Graduate Recruitment, School of Humanities and Sciences
Magali Fassiotto, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Stanford Medicine.