Research Mentoring

Our research mentoring program provides life science research trainees with the knowledge and skills to mentor, train and supervise students and staff members from diverse backgrounds.

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The Inclusive Research Mentor program is a collaboration with City College of San Francisco's Biotechnology Program. The goals of the program are to teach scientists who expect to manage people in any career path how to mentor, train and supervise inclusively in research.

Participants then can practice and develop their skills by taking on a CCSF Biotechnology Program intern, and receive coaching and support in teaching research techniques and supervisory responsibilities, including setting expectations, teaching/training/delegating, giving feedback, recognizing progress, articulating consequences, managing conflict and providing support. 

Way to develop mentorship skills:

Inclusive Research Mentor Training (TRAIN-UP)

Learn the theory on how to supervise, train and advise researchers from diverse backgrounds, and how to manage the inevitable role conflicts.

Mentoring Opportunities

Explore opportunities to build your experience and skills as a mentor.

Upcoming Events


OCPD Office Hours (for Graduate Students and Postdocs)

Date: July 24, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

OCPD Office Hours (for Graduate Students and Postdocs)

Date: July 31, 2024
Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

OCPD Office Hours (for Graduate Students and Postdocs)

Date: August 5, 2024
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Career and Professional Development Writing Retreat

Date: August 7, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.