ACS Mentor Training Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Effective mentoring in the sciences is instrumental to inclusive excellence and critical for personal and professional growth. 

The ACS Mentor Training Workshop for current and prospective mentors helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars learn strategies for developing or improving mentoring skills to cultivate productive mentor-mentee relationships. In this interactive experience, participants will gain confidence in handling mentoring conversations and dilemmas, learn about resources for effective mentoring, and create a mentoring plan that can be readily implemented.

The ACS workshop is adapted from the CIMER Entering Mentoring Curriculum, an evidence-based, culturally responsive training designed for research mentors across career stages and disciplines.

What You Will Learn

  • Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Fostering Independence
  • Assessing Understanding
  • Addressing and Promoting Equity and Inclusion

Upcoming Workshop

The next ACS Mentor Training Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars will be held at the ACS Spring 2024 Meeting in New Orleans, LA, on Sunday, March 17, from 1–6 p.m. (PT).

Spaces are limited.

How to Register

You can register for the workshop when you register for the ACS meeting. Registration opens May 8. There is a refundable $25 registration. The fee will be refunded to you after the workshop.

If you are unable to secure a space, you can request to be placed on a waiting list by emailing

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email us at