Bicyclist riding on a path that cuts through a field, and overlooks the ocean.

Equity-Minded Mentoring
Certificate Program

About the Program

Are you a graduate student in a STEM field who is interested in developing mentorship skills to build inclusive, supportive research environments? If so, consider participating in the TLC’s Equity-Minded Mentoring for Graduate Students Certificate Program. In this program, you and your colleagues will meet biweekly (5 sessions total) during Winter Quarter to explore and practice strategies known from research to support underrepresented students in STEM, particularly those from racially minoritized groups, including:

  • establishing and co-creating clear expectations for the mentoring relationship;
  • communicating effectively and with attention to how different life experiences, identities, and positions of power shape participation in and experiences in STEM fields; and
  • promoting students’ sense of belonging and science identities

In between our biweekly meetings, you will have the opportunity to engage with brief readings and draft your own mentoring philosophy. 

Join us if you’d like to be part of a new generation of researchers committed to changing research culture through equity-minded mentoring.

Participants commit to attending the entire series of workshops and, with the support of the program facilitator and their peers, implementing new mentoring strategies and preparing materials that are relevant to their current and future teaching and mentoring contexts and that are useful in the development of a teaching portfolio. Upon completion of the workshops, graduate students receive a professional development certificate indicating their successful participation.

How to Participate

Registration for the 2023 program is closed. Check back in Fall 2023 for information about the next offering.

The Winter 2023 program will consist of five workshops on every other Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 17 (Week 2)
  • Tuesday, January 31 (Week 4)
  • Tuesday, February 14 (Week 6)
  • Tuesday, February 28 (Week 8)
  • Tuesday, March 14 (Week 10)

These workshops will be held in person, but a remote option can be made available for grads with accessibility requirements.

The program is limited to 25 participants, and is open to all graduate students from STEM and STEM-adjacent disciplines. 

Participants commit to attending all 5 interactive workshops and to completing readings and activities with the structured support of the learning community.

For additional information about the program, please contact