National Change Events

Upcoming Events

UCLA Facilitator Training - Recruiting Aspire 091319.pdf

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.

Past Events

Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00am-1:00pm CDT (opening workshop for the conference)

Aspire will be leading a workshop focused on Teaching Inclusively at the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) 2019 National Conference. NSEC is an organization of campus-based centers and offices that serve as catalysts for educational transformation in STEM. The network allows center leadership, university and college administrators, and state and national policymakers to have a central hub for their communal efforts.

This workshop is designed to build educator confidence in using inclusive teaching strategies. This session will place an emphasis on practice as a transferable tool -- "saying the words", deconstructing conversations and receiving feedback. Participants will then consider how workshop elements could be translated to their own campus programming. (For more details, visit the conference website at https://serc.carleton.edu/StemEdCenters/NSEC2019/index.html).

Monday, April 22, 2019 2:00pm EDT / 1:00pm CDT / 12:00pm MDT / 11:00am PDT

Given that learning is a social process, relationships—especially those with faculty—are powerful tools that aid in students’ personal and professional development. Advising students is a key role that many faculty play in addition to engaging students in classroom or research settings. This workshop is designed to help all future and current faculty learn how to advise effectively. (This two-hour workshop takes place online, for more details visit https://www.cirtl.net/events/611.)

Aspire_UGA_Facilitator Training_2.28.2019Update.pdf

Facilitating Entering Mentoring at University of Georgia

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Friday, March 1, 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 Wednesday, February 6, 2019.