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Mentoring Workshops

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs partners with Training Grant Support Office at Northwestern to run quarterly “Mentoring Up + Down” workshops for postdoctoral trainees and graduate students in all disciplines who would like to learn best practices to help them establish effective and productive mentoring relationships with their mentees (“mentoring down”) and with their mentors (“mentoring up”). These three-part training workshops are based on the “Entering Mentoring” curriculum developed by the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Participants who complete all three sessions are eligible to receive a certificate from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Sessions do not have to be completed in the same quarter in order to be eligible for the certificate.

The workshop schedule for Spring Quarter 2023 is posted below. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Beth Healey ( for clarification. 

Mentoring Up + Down Workshop Series

Virtual Sessions - Postdoctoral Trainees