National Change Initiative

The NSF Aspire Alliance National Change Team will focus specifically on creating and disseminating professional development for future and current faculty about inclusive teaching, research mentoring and faculty advising. In order to align and reinforce professional development practices simultaneously at Institutional, Regional and National levels, the National Change Team will partner with institutions, as well as disciplinary research societies and professional organizations. The Team will develop face-to-face and synchronous online workshops and trainings, as well as a Train-the-Trainer approach of dissemination.

UCLA Facilitator Training - Recruiting Aspire 091319.pdf

*NEW* - Facilitating Entering Mentoring at University of California, Los Angeles

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Saturday, September 14, 2019

During this two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop, participants are introduced to Entering Mentoring, a mentor training curriculum that addresses the following key topics: aligning expectations, addressing equity and inclusion, articulating your mentoring philosophy and plan, assessing understanding, cultivating ethical behavior, enhancing work-life integration, fostering independence, maintaining effective communication, promoting mentee research/scholarship self-efficacy, and promoting professional development. Participants will learn evidence-based approaches to implementing research mentor training and gain the knowledge, confidence, and facilitation skills needed to design and implement trainings at their institution or organization.

Participants will focus on learning how to facilitate the Entering Mentoring curriculum, which is designed for the mentors of undergraduate and graduate students in STEM. For more information, view the recruitment letter (left). If interested in attending, please fill out an application by noon CT on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Please note that applicants from Aspire IChange institutions and Aspire Regional Collaborative institutions will be given priority for spots.