Activities

NRMN-CAN Activities

•  October 2017:  3rd Annual Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference, Passport to Success:  From Teaching to Grantsmanship (click for recap)
      - 43 postdocs and junior faculty, 12 faculty grantsmanship coaches
      - 17 institutions represented
      - Kickoff of intensive grantwriting groups led by faculty Coaches that will continue meeting after the conference
     - Professional development workshops focusing on Teaching Skills for  academic careers featuring Dr. Diane Ebert-May, MSU and other academic teaching experts from Big Ten campuses
     - Concurrent sessions offered for postdocs and junior faculty

•  May 2017:  Mentor Training Workshops (click for a recap)
    - 57 attendees including 20 postdoctoral trainees, 23 faculty and staff participants for mentor facilitator training, 5 Master Facilitators from the NRMN Mentor Training Core, and 9 NRMN-CAN committee members or guests
    -  13 Big Ten institutions represented
    -  "Train the Trainer" Facilitating Mentor Training Workshop, May 8-9, 2017
    -  Postdoctoral "Mentoring Up" Workshop, May 7-8, 2017

•  October 2016: 2nd Annual Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference (click for a recap)
      - 44 postdocs and junior faculty, 13 faculty grantsmanship coaches
      - 15 institutions represented
      - Kickoff of intensive grantwriting groups led by faculty Coaches that will continue meeting weekly or biweekly after the conference
     - Professional development workshops to build communication skills, confidence, and academic career success
     - Concurrent sessions for postdocs and junior faculty

•  June 2016: Postdoctoral Mentor Training Workshop
      ‐  27 Postdocs from 13 institutions participated in mentor training offered by NRMN Master Facilitators Bob Tillman, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Andrew Greenberg, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

•  March 2016: Facilitating mentor training across all CIC institutions
     ‐  44 faculty and staff members from 13 institutions were trained to facilitate mentoring workshops on home campuses in 2016 and 2017
    -  The workshop was led by 4 Master Facilitators from the NRMN Mentor Training Core:  Melissa McDaniels, PhD, Michigan State University, Andrew Greenberg, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stephen Thomas, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, and Lori Adams, PhD, University of Iowa, along with NRMN Representative Kim Spencer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

•  November 2015: NRMN‐CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting         Conference: Passport to Success
     ‐  50 postdocs and junior faculty, 90% underrepresented scientists from 14 universities across the NRMN-CAN network
     ‐  20 faculty grantsmanship coaches and 20 NRMN‐CAN collaborators and       guest speakers
     -  6 professional development workshops on topics including the academic     career path and preparing to apply for a faculty position, negotiation skills,             mentoring up and the scientific identity
     ‐  Grantsmanship coaches trained to lead grantwriting groups
     ‐  Trainees continue to be coached on their home campuses until grants are submitted