Mentor Training


The Graduate School is pleased to announce the creation of IMAGE, Inclusive Mentor Academy for Graduate Education. IMAGE follows a nationally validated curriculum for mentor training, focusing on those in the earlier stages of their experiences as graduate student mentors working with high school, undergraduate, or early stage graduate students. 

IMAGE follows the curriculum developed by CIMER, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. 

In the Spring 2023, IMAGE will be offered in six-90 minute sessions from March 23 to April 27, from 9:30 am - 11 am. All sessions will be in-person at the University of Florida main campus. 

Check back for additional offerings of IMAGE soon. 



IMAGE will run over six consecutive Thursdays from March 23, 2023 to April 27, 2023, from 9:30 am - 11 am. 

Week 1 - Introduction to mentor training and aligning expectations

Week 2 - Promoting professional development

Week 3 - Maintaining effective communication

Week 4 - Addressing equity and inclusion

Week 5 - Assessing understanding and independence

Week 6 - Cultivating ethical behavior

To participate in IMAGE, potential applicants must: 

1. Be a current graduate student at the University of Florida

2. Be currently serving as a mentor to another student (undergraduate, earlier-stage graduate student)

3. Be available to complete all six 90 minute sessions

4. Provide a (program provided) letter signed by main advisor/chair that attests to their support in your participation in the program and verifies that you currently mentor another student