FAQs Career Accelerator Programs
How much Time is required for the mentor?
The mentor will spend minimum 9 hours with the mentee. This can be face to face or over the phone. Additional mentor time may be required to follow up on suggestions or information provided by the mentee.
How much Time is required for the mentee?
The mentee will spend minimum 9 hours with the mentor. This can be face to face or over the phone. Additional time may be required to follow up on suggestions or information etc. as a result of these meetings.
How long is the program?
The mentor/mentee relationship will last 3 months. If you wish to continue in the formal mentoring program at the end of this period you must re-apply.
Who is eligible to be a mentee?
PMI TORONTO members in good standing. Typically a mentee is somebody employed as or seeking the role of a project manager, program manager, project coordinator, or project scheduler and is looking to advance own career. Applicants must attend the mandatory training meeting to be eligible to participate in the program.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is the act of helping someone to improve their project management skills. Mentors are facilitators and catalysts in a process of discovery and insight. In a learning partnership, the mentor’s role is to “guide on the side” rather than “the expert with the answers”. Instead of being mentor driven, with the mentor taking full responsibility for the mentee’s learning, the mentee learns to share responsibility for the learning, setting priorities, learning, and resources, and becomes increasingly self-directed.
Are only professionals from specific industries allowed to participate?
All industries are welcome.
All PMI Toronto members were emailed the following information on how to participate in the program. These steps apply to both Mentors and Mentees
(Note Login as a member then, Members Services > Mentoring Area)
PMI TORONTO members in good standing. Typically a mentor will:
- Be considered a senior project manager by his/her peers
- Have 7+ years of experience as a project manager or project related roles
- Have a PMP designation
- Knows/understands the Canadian project management job market and career development process
The training, the mid-program meeting and the final meeting (lesson learned).
Best practices indicate a successful mentoring program is based on:
i) a good mentor/mentee match
ii) a training session to provide guidelines and set-up expectations for mentors and mentees.