How to be a Good Mentor

Mentoring effectively is a skill that proves useful at any stage in your career – from an experienced PI training graduate students and postdocs to a graduate student training a peer and anywhere in between. This makes it critical to understand what goes into effective mentoring. In this webinar, we will learn from our panelists about the many responsibilities one could come across when mentoring someone, and how to navigate these different situations. Some examples include:

Laboratory Leadership:
Leadership skills in a scientific lab.
Who is a good leader?
Build and maintain an effective team
Cultural diversity and gender challenges in a scientific lab (facilitating collaborative relationships, ensuring effective and respectful communications)

Effective mentoring strategies, motivation and morale
Peer mentoring
Team-building, working with people
Advocating/supporting, advancing careers of minority trainees
Advices on work-life balance
Mentoring in a virtual workspace
Qualities of a good mentor

This webinar will take place as a moderated panel discussion mainly guided by audience participation. We encourage attendees to come equipped with questions.





Elise M. Lewis

Senior Director of Toxicology

Charles River Laboratories





Meng-meng Fu

Tenure-track Investigator, NINDS





Prachee Avasthi

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth



Starts: May 19, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

Ends: May 19, 2021 2:00 pm EDT