Principal Investigators Association
How to Become a Better Mentor: Educational Pack
This mentoring pack includes four 60-minute On-Demand Webinars in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript. That´s over 4 hours of targeted education designed to help you become an outstanding mentor.

Limited-Time Offer! Order this Mentoring Pack for only $299 $249 (a $699 value). As a special bonus, you will receive a 24-pg. executive report entitled “Research Lab Management Challenges and Solutions” with your order. Your pack includes all of the following:

Follow the Leader








How To Become a Better Mentor To Your Post Docs

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

Essential Webinar for all principal investigators who find themselves involved in mentoring postdocs, either through choice or necessity! Describing all of the expectations, responsibilities and rewards involved in mentoring students; Dr. Landefeld provides advice and proven strategies. Because mentoring is of such central importance, it is worth giving careful thought to how best to mentor your post docs in a scientific setting. As scientists, we know why it is important that students have a great mentoring experience, but often how to cultivate a great experience is not addressed. 

5 Key Take-Aways:

• What to expect as a mentor and what your mentee expects of you!
 • Using appropriate language with your mentee
 • Time management: How to be accessible
 • Tips to be a keen oberserver
 • What to do when things go wrong!

Male analyst











Inspirational Bench Leadership: Developing an “All-Star”
Lab Team

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

During this team-driven Webinar, your expert presenter will show you how to develop leadership skills which will allow you to grow and nurture high-performance bench workers: analysts, technicians, chemists, and others. This Webinar will center on key concepts for successful discussions, coaching sessions, and mentoring, while providing practical communications techniques that can make a lab manager’s life easier when dealing with complex issues in the laboratory. 

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Developing “bench strength”—How to develop and maintain a viable and systemic project
  • Are you a good leader?—PI’s provide direction and instruction, but is that good leadership?
  • Key factors to make every conversation a positive one—Why mentor & mentee relationships provide the basis for team strength
  • What happens when you have to “bench” someone—Expert strategies to guide you every step
  • How to prepare a winning team through mentoring—Strategies to move your team closer to a well-oiled machine

Female scientist










  Beyond the Grad Student — Teaching Undergraduates Through Research

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

So what’s so different between the undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate labs? Not as much as you might think. Nonetheless, you need to know what you can expect from this generally younger group … especially your undergraduate research assistant. This on-demand training will provide you with the tools and strategies for shaping your undergrad research project results into significant, publishable findings. You’ll learn which techniques, attitudes and research skills you should teach these new researchers. 

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • What you need to know to keep your project on track
  • Some funders actively seek to support young scientists … Here’s
    where to look
  • Networking opportunity: National organizations offer support for undergrad researchers
  • Offer a life-changing experience – How to have a positive effect on your young advisee
  • Learn from youth: Undergraduate research teaches you skills and attitudes that will last a lifetime

Male Scientist






The Mentoring Relationship: What a Good Mentor Should Know, What the Mentee Should Anticipate

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.

During this relationship-driven Webinar, your expert presenter will cover what mentoring can do for both parties, what mentoring is and what it is not, strategies to become a better mentor, expectations for the mentee and what the responsibilities are for each. Strategies for career development planning will be covered as well as obtaining different types of mentoring depending on needs. 

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Strategies to form better mentor:mentee relationships
  • What mentoring means for both parties
  • Responsibilities of both parties
  • How to deal with difficult relationships
  • What a career development plan should look like and how its improved by mentoring

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Please note the following for your On-Demand Webinars: PDF Transcripts will be fulfilled within 48 hrs via email. For CD purchases, please allow 3-5 days for delivery. MP4 purchases will be fulfilled within 48 hrs via email.

Please note the following for your Live webinar: Log-in instructions will be sent 3-5 days before live event.

This educational pack is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The information presented and its contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the author and are not official government policies or opinions.