Because of additional strains put on individuals and families due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Mentorship Program is having a difficult time finding mentors to participate in this program. Thus, new programs will be delayed until late spring 2021.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit the volunteers page and apply there. There are multiple people who requested mentors prior to the applications being put on temporary hold.
What is a mentor?
Professionals who are experienced and passionate about sharing their knowledge and resources. A trusted advisor
Benefits of a mentor
- Share your professional experiences and insights
- Expand your own professional network
- Receive recognition and appreciation from your mentee
- Refine interpersonal and leadership skills
- Discover fresh perspectives from your mentee
- Shape and influence future talent
- Solidify your own understanding of your industry by teaching your mentee; as the old saying goes, “You don’t really understand a subject until you try to teach it”
- While participating in this program, you will be enrolled as an NCPMI volunteer entitled to all the standard volunteer benefits
How do I become a mentor?
- Skill sets for a mentor – Industry knowledge, Project Management , Career Development
- Accomplished Project Managers with a proven record of successful high risk projects
- For additional information please contact the Lead Mentor Coordinator
What is a mentee?
Mentees are looking for guidance as they navigate their career, consider a career change, or explore options.
Mentees are passionate about growing professionally, learning new skills, navigating their career path, and expanding their professional networks to give them a competitive advantage in the workplace.
Benefits of a mentee
- Gain invaluable insights from a seasoned industry professional
- Accelerate your professional development and growth
- Expand your personal and professional network
- Cultivate interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
- Receive assistance as you transition into the workforce or a new career path
- Discover different perspectives of doing, thinking and being from your mentor
- Receive constructive feedback about personal and/or professional development issues you are facing
- Gain to resources and tools to solve workplace issues/conflicts
- Achieve critical goals that you set
How do I become a mentee?
- Shows the zeal to learn with defined career goal
- For additional information please contact the Lead Mentee Coordinator
Expectations and Best Practices of a mentor /mentee
- Set expectations and articulate clear SMART goals upfront when mentors, mentees matched
- Mutually beneficial when a rapport is built
- Commit to confidentiality and honesty
- Mentees drive the relationship by reaching out to the mentor, scheduling mentor sessions
- Mentors are motivators, guides and advisors to the mentees
Mentoring program schedule
- Next program is planned for Late Spring 2021.
- Program duration will vary depending on the needs of the mentee. Formal program involvement can be anywhere from 3 – 12 months.
- Meetings usually occur face to face, or telephone or Skype conference calls as agreed upon
- The meetings shall be held typically for 2 to 4 hrs per month as mutually agreed by both parties.
Questions or Additional Information