Workshop Overview


The Mentoring for Student Success workshop will bring together a community of colleagues to build mentorship skills based on principles that support students in exploring their interests and making meaningful progress on their individual pathways. Through four 2-hour sessions, we will explore the evidence base for inclusive mentoring practices and engage in activities and discussion that allow mentors to strengthen their mentoring strategies to support all students. In our first session, we will use self-reflection to discuss identity and mentorship. Subsequent sessions will focus on building effective professional relationships with mentees and giving them agency and guidance through the mentoring process. We will use case studies to help us work through mentoring interactions and help us address potentially difficult topics. All sessions will include discussion time to share challenges and successes, and to learn from others, and there will be brief readings or reflections to complete between sessions.

Our mentoring workshop is for individuals at all stages - whether you will be hosting an undergraduate research intern for the first time this summer or you are an experienced mentor who is encountering new challenges or wants to build your skills in graduate student mentoring.

Workshop Goals

By the end of the Mentoring for Student Success workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize how mentor and mentee identity influence the mentoring relationship
  • Learn how to identify, align, and communicate mentor and mentee values and expectations
  • Create an individual development plan framework that supports mentee agency, fosters independence, and provides a means to track progress
  • Develop strategies to address mentoring challenges
  • Construct a mentoring philosophy and plan

Dates and times

  • Online via Zoom (zoom link will be shared after registration)
  • Wednesdays in April (April 3, 10, 17, 24)
  • 12-2 pm PT / 1-3 pm MT / 2-4 pm CT / 3-5 pm ET
  • Registration has closed

Session overview

  • April 3 - Session I: Identity and mentorship
  • April 10 - Session II: Establishing expectations and maintaining communication
  • April 17 - Session III: Working with mentees to formulate an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • April 24 - Session IV: Establishing mentoring networks



NAGT Members: $120 - Join NAGT now to get the member discount!

Non-members: $175

Please note: Once you submit your registration and payment, arrangements will be made that have associated real costs even if you later withdraw from the workshop. Refunds will not be given except in cases of extreme personal hardship, at the discretion of the workshop leaders.


By registering for and participating in the workshop, participants agree to do the following:

  • Prepare in advance for the workshop via readings, writings, discussion, or other activities as requested by the workshop leaders.
  • Participate fully in the entire workshop and attend all workshop sessions. Participants may be invited to make presentations or serve as discussion or working group leaders at the workshop.
  • Review and follow NAGT's code of conduct, which applies in all venues, events, and on-line forums associated with NAGT. Please read the full NAGT Code of Conduct Policy and review the complete list of NAGT Policies.

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