Chief Diversity Officer - University of Florida

UF Certificate in Multicultural Mentoring

The Southeastern Conference (SEC), the University of Florida and the International Mentoring Association (IMA) are pleased to offer this three-part series that provides faculty and staff with tools for effective multicultural mentoring. Participants who take all three live sessions will earn a certificate in multicultural mentoring. Information on UF registration is provided below. SEC participants can register using the links provided below the information for each session.

UF Registration for Fall 2021 Sessions

UF Registration for Fall 2021 Sessions

SEC colleagues: Please scroll down to the session descriptions for the non-UF registration links.

Fall 2021 registration for UF faculty and staff will be managed through the Center for Teaching Excellence Passport to Great Teaching portal. This system will allow participants to earn passport points for participation in the certificate. To register follow these steps:

  1. Create a passport account if you do not already have one: You will receive two separate emails. The first will thank you for creating your account and the second will let you know when your account has been created. You will not be able to register for any events or login to the Portal until your account is created. IMPORTANT: Please allow up to one business day for your account to be created.
    1. Log into your passport account and navigate to Activities & Reflections/Upcoming activities  
    2. Register for each session you wish to attend.
    3. Please note that the order of sessions 2 and 3 is reversed for the fall. If you missed session 3 with Dr. Kimberly Griffin in the summer, you will want to register for session 2.

    Information about the sessions is provided below.

    Receive Your Certificate

    Receive Your Certificate

    To receive your certificate:

    1. Record your participation here:

    2. After recording your participation, you will receive a link to a brief survey.

    3. After completing the survey, you will receive a link to the PDF certificate.

    4. Download the PDF from DropBox and add your name to the fillable field.

    Session 1

    Session 1

    September 14, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM EST

    Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring

    In this session, Lisa Fain, co-author of the book, Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring (2020), and CEO of the Center for Mentoring Excellence will provide practical tips for cross-cultural mentoring.

    SEC Registration
    Session 2

    Session 2

    October 15, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM EST

    Equity Based Mentorship and Supporting Early Career Scholars of Color

    Dr. Kimberly Griffin
    Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs
    College of Education at the University of Maryland

    Please note: Dr. Griffin's session was session 3 in the summer offering of this certificate.

    SEC Registration
    Session 3

    Session 3

    November 15, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT
    Why Mentoring Matters for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Moving from Research to Practice

    Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D.
    Acting Dean and Professor of Business
    Administration, University of Pittsburgh Honors College

    Please note: Dr. Murrell's session was session 2 in the summer 2021 offering of this certificate

    SEC Registration

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need to attend the live webinars in order to be eligible for the certificate?

    Yes. Because the session are interactive, live participation is an important part of the course content.

    Will recordings of the sessions be available?

    Recordings will be made available to registered attendees after the session. Watching the recording does not count toward completion of the certificate.

    I missed one session. Am I allowed to take the other sessions?

    Yes. Each session stands alone and can be attended without having participated in the previous session(s).

    Can I get credit for participating in the course?

    This series is not for academic or continuing education credit. The certificate may be included in your CV or resume to document your participation in this skill building series.

    Is there a fee for participating?

    No. This series is offered as a free resource to interested UF faculty and staff. The associated costs are covered by the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer.

    How do I get my certificate?

    At the close of the course, a link will be added to this webpage that will allow participants to log their attendance and completion of the homework assignments. Upon completion of the survey, participants will receive a link to the printable certificate.

    Additional Resources


    Center for Mentoring Excellence

    International Mentoring Association


    Bridging differences for better mentoring: lean forward, learn and leverage. Fain, L. Z., and Zachary, L. 2020. Berrett-Koehler Publishing Inc.

    Uncovering the cultural dynamics in mentoring programs and relationships: enhancing practice and research. Kochran, F., Kenr, A. M., and Green, A. M. 2014. Information Age Publishing.

    Diversity across the disciplines: research on people, policy, process and paradigm. Murrell, A. J., Petrie-Wyman, J. L., and Soudi, A., 2019. Information Age Publishing.

    Mentoring dilemmas: developmental relationships within multicultural organizations. Murrell, A. J., and Crosby, F. J. 1999. Psychology Press.

    The elements of mentoring. Johnson, W. B., and Ridley, C. R. 2018. St. Martin's Press.

    The mentor's guide: facilitating effective learning relationships. 2nd ed. Zachary, L. J. 2016. Jossey-Bass.

    The mentee's guide: making mentoring work for you. Zachary, L. J. 2009. Jossey-Bass.

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