Inclusive Research Mentor/Manager Course

The Inclusive Research Mentor/Manager Course (TRAIN-UP) is not currently scheduled, but will occur again in spring 2023. To receive announcements about this series, join the OCPD listserv. We will be offering this series virtually via Zoom. To learn more about this course, see the module descriptions, dates, and times below.


  • Naledi Saul - Director, UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development and Interim Chief of Staff, SAA/Graduate Division
  • Karen Leung - Biotechnology Faculty, City College of San Francisco

What participants said about the course:

  • "I wish this course was offered before I had an intern! Very useful tools and I look forward to putting them to use in the near future."
  • "I have a much better idea of how to write a job description and conduct an interview in a way that will help communicate my expectations to my potential trainees."
  • "I plan to rely on the framework and strategies that were taught and practiced during the TRAIN-UP course. The seven steps of an effective mentor were excellent for me to refer back to and have as core concepts that I can remind myself of regularly."


Inclusive Research Mentor/Manager Course - Fall 2022 Dates and Times

Module 1 - Assess yourself: How inclusive are you at work/in the lab?
Tuesday October 11, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 2 - Assess yourself: How ready are you to manage your mentee/employee's productivity?
Thursday October 13, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 3 - Effectively supervising people who aren't you: managing different workstyles
Tuesday October 18, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 4 - How to transparently set (performance and conduct) expectations
Thursday October 20, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 5 - Teach/train and delegate: Using best practices to train your diverse team
Tuesday November 1, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 6 - Communicating inclusively: Developing your own feedback strategy and style
Thursday November 3, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 7 - When someone isn't meeting your expectations: Strategies and resources to manage performance equitably
Tuesday November 8, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Module 8 - How to inclusively hire: Which strategies will you use?
Thursday November 10, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.