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Mentors Need Training, Too

Understand why this is necessary

Based on their experience and expertise, mentors offer helpful guidance and feedback to their mentees. But who mentors the mentors on how to be effective in their role?

"It is important to recognize that not all professionals have had access to tools and resources to become effective mentors throughout their careers," said Natalia Martin, assistant director of student and postdoctoral scholars development at the American Chemical Society. "Mentor training workshops or resources can help professionals gain or strengthen their mentorship skills."

In 2021, ACS introduced its ACS Mentor Training Workshop. It was developed as a collaborative effort between staff, volunteer chemists, and the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER).

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