FAQs Professional Mentoring
How much Time is required for the mentor?
The mentor will spend an average of 4 hours per month with the mentee. This can be face-to-face, over the phone or real time video/web communication methods. 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 an average of 4 hours per month with the mentor. This can be face-to-face, over the phone or real time video/web communication methods. Additional mentee time may be required to follow up on suggestions or information provided by the mentor.
How long is the program?
The mentor mentee relationship will last 6 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 in the role of a project manager, program manager, project coordinator, or project scheduler. Note: Those seeking employment in the project management field or wanting to prepare for their PMP exam should check with the PMI Toronto Chapter website for more appropriate programs.
Who is eligible to be a mentor?
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 management related roles. Have a PMP designation
What is mentoring?
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 “be 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.
Why is there a training session?
Best practices indicate a successful mentoring program is based on: i) A good mentor mentee match, and ii) A training day to provide guidelines and set expectations for mentors and mentees.
- FAQs here
- Update your Resume.
- Complete online applications and submit a resume through www.pmitoronto.ca starting in November 30, 2020, to January 7, 2021 (Note: Log in as a member then navigate to the Members Services > Mentoring Area.)
- Application registration closes January 7, 2021
- Receive reply on mentor-mentee match before the Program starts
- Participation fee will be processed by PMI TORONTO offices before the program starts.
- Attend the mandatory training session hosted on Zoom on Saturday, January 16, 2021.