INTRODUCTION TO MENTORING
Mentors learn about the importance of training, the benefits of mentoring for mentees, and the importance of fulfilling the minimum commitments and requirements of the mentoring program.
INTRODUCTION TO STEM MENTORING
Mentors learn about what makes STEM mentoring effective and the common barriers to the recruitment and retention of young people in STEM careers.
MOTIVATIONS FOR BEING A STEM MENTOR
Mentors reflect on their own motivations for being a STEM mentor and consider how those motivations may differ from the goals of their mentees as well as how to manage those differences to have an effective relationship.
Mentors learn to identify the positive and realistic expectations they should have for being a STEM mentor.
ROLES MENTORS SHOULD PLAY
Mentors will understand the essential roles a mentor plays in the life of a mentee.
NAVIGATING ROLES AND BOUNDARIES
Mentors learn about the importance of maintaining boundaries in the mentoring relationship and how they can promote healthy, safe, and close relationships.
INITIATION OF YOUR MENTORING RELATIONSHIP
Mentors prepare for the first meeting with their mentee.
USING YOURSELF AS A CHANGE AGENT
Mentors learn about four strategies for how act as a change agent during their everyday interactions with their mentees.
HOW MENTORING CAN HELP INCREASE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION OF STUDENTS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS INTO STEM
STEM mentors learn about how they can support mentees from groups of people who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM pursue their STEM interests, education, and career goals.
BUILDING CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN STEM MENTORS
STEM mentors gain awareness of their own cultural background and how to understand and consider the culture of their mentees. Mentor deepen their understanding of how the mentees’ culture may impact their interactions and mentoring relationship.
MICROAGGRESSIONS IN STEM & HOW TO HELP MENTEES DEAL WITH THEM
Mentors learn about the concept of microaggressions and how individuals from underrepresented groups in STEM careers can experience microaggressions. Mentors also learn how to support mentees who may have or may in the future experience microaggressions related to pursuing STEM education or careers.
Upon completion of the course, mentors receive a certificate.