National Mentoring Month

Join the Campus Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) for a series of January events promoting faculty mentoring at UCSF. 


Welcome to the Six Words Project. Your mentor. Your gratitude. Six words.


Faculty Mentoring Lunchtime Session: Renée Binder on Advancement & Promotion
Monday, January 6 / Noon – 1 p.m. / Parnassus S-178
Presenter: Renée Binder, MD

Get insider tips about advancement and promotion! As Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and former Interim Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Renee Binder will unravel fact from fiction about career advancement, the promotion process and the road to success in academia. Time will be available for discussion.  Registrants may submit their questions beforehand when they register online (though drop-ins are welcome). Bring your lunch and Dr. Binder will share her expertise. 


Mentoring Across Differences: A Workshop for Mentors and Mentees
Monday, January 13 / 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Parnassus - Nursing Building, Room N-417 & 423
Presenters: Mitch Feldman, MD; Renee Navarro, MD; Elizabeth Ozer, PhD; René Salazar, MD; Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH; Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN

This workshop will focus on faculty diversity at UCSF and the impact of implicit bias on mentoring relationships. It provides tools and strategies, including specific case scenarios to train mentors and mentees how to deal more effectively with individual differences and to understand the impact of factors such as gender, culture, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

Slides: Unconsicous Bias


Changing the Conversation: The Art of Giving and Receiving Peer Feedback
Tuesday, January 28 / 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Parnassus - UCSF Library 2nd Floor, Room CL 213 & 214
Presenters: Katherine Hyland, PhD and Kathleen Land- Academy of Medical Educators 

Learn how to mentor your peers on their teaching: Improve your observation, evaluation and feedback skills through the use of materials and techniques specifically developed for training mentors in a variety of teaching modalities. Includes video demonstration, group discussion, and real-time practice in giving feedback.

Register : Moodle Course Link


Speed Mentoring for Postdocs
Wednesday, January 29 /4:00 pm / Mission Bay - Genentech Hall, Room N-114 and the Atrium
The Postdoc Office, Graduate Division, Graduate Division Alumni Association, and the Postdoctoral Scholars' Association

A fun, fast-paced event in which postdocs will have several ten-minute, one-on-one mentoring sessions with a variety of expert mentors, who will share invaluable career advice.  This year's event will focus on postdocs who are considering working in a start-up or entrepreneurial work environment. Registration required.  



Contact Irené Merry at with questions or feedback about National Mentoring Month.

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