BRINGING OUT THEIR BEST: 
A ONE-DAY COURSE ON MENTORING

November 15, 2024 | In-Person | Palo Alto, California

In-Person Mentorship Training Course taught by award-winning professors Dr. Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford) and Dr. Christopher Rea (UBC).

“The workshop they led was engaging, interactive, and inspiring.” Anthony Ong Cornell “I’ve never gotten students this far, this fast.” Cecilia Gaposchkin Darmouth

WHAT THIS COURSE COVERS

This intensive, one-day, in-person mentoring workshop equips participants with effective, immediately applicable techniques for empowering their mentees and colleagues to become more centered, self-reliant, and successful.

Drawing on Mullaney and Rea’s book Where Research Begins—already translated into 5 languages and adopted by over 100 institutions worldwide—the workshop will focus on scenarios such as helping mentees who:

    • have difficulty choosing a focus for their project

    • unsure how to proceed with a project prompt or assignment

    • feel intimidated by or unqualified to develop and carry out a project

    • worry that they are asking the wrong questions about their project topic

    • want to become better collaborators

    • want to learn new ways to think about how to build and execute projects

By learning a series of mentoring techniques, participants will enhance their repertoire of skills for helping colleagues, coworkers, and mentees to make key decisions in building and carrying out a new project.

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Target outcomes include:

    • Helping mentees realize their individual potential 

    • Fostering inclusion and teamwork in research, arts, and business communities

    • Scaling up your institution’s mentorship program

    • Reducing disengagement and burnout

    • Strengthening professional networks for sharing mentoring best practices

COURSE DATE & TIME

    • November 15, 2024
      9:00am – 3:00pm

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LOCATION

Mitchell Park Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

INSTRUCTORS

The course is taught entirely by Thomas S. Mullaney and Christopher Rea. Read about the instructors here.

FEE

Full-day course fee: $550
Academic Discount*: $475
Group Discount*: 20% Off Groups of 3 or More

Course fee includes the mentorship guide Where Research Begins and other training materials.
Participants are responsible for their own meals and travel expenses.

*See below for discount information. Discount offers cannot be combined.

ACADEMIC DISCOUNT

The fee for teachers, students, university faculty/staff, and postdoctoral fellows is $475. To register for the academic discount, please use your institutional email address when registering, and provide a link to an institutional web page or LinkedIn site showing your current position. For purchase order payment, email trainings@whereresearchbegins.com 

GROUP DISCOUNT

Groups of 3 or more, registering simultaneously, receive a 20% discount. For purchase order payment, email trainings@whereresearchbegins.com 

REGISTRATION

Early registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the course fills up quickly. You may also register by emailing your information to trainings@whereresearchbegins.com or by mailing the form to:

Where Research Begins LLC
548 Market Street
Suite 35999
San Francisco, CA  94104-5401

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CONFIRMATION

All registrants will receive a confirmation invoice via email, along with an admission card and directions to the event location.

CANCELLATIONS

Payment is required in advance but is refundable, less a $40 processing fee, provided that your cancellation is received by October 14, 2024. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitute attendees are welcome.

BOOK DISCOUNTS

Workshop registrants may purchase additional copies of Where Research Begins at a 30% discount from the list price, plus shipping. With sufficient advanced notice, books may be picked up at the workshop with no delivery fee. 

Additional Meaningless Question research flashcards and Mentoring Self-Interview booklets are also available for purchase, with volume discounts available.

For book and booklet orders, email trainings@whereresearchbegins.com 

QUESTIONS

If the course is full, or if you have any questions, please email trainings@whereresearchbegins.com 

This independent course is not affiliated with Stanford University or the University of British Columbia.

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