FAQs Professional Mentoring
How much Time is required for the mentor?
The mentor will spend an average of 1 hour per week 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 1 hour per week 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 24 weeks. If you wish to continue in the formal mentoring program at the end of this period you must re-apply.
How do I apply to the program?
Find out more about how to register by clicking on 'Professional Mentoring' in the menu, or at www.pmitoronto.ca/mentoring
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 Toronto Chapter website for more appropriate programs.
Who is eligible to be a mentor?
PMI Toronto members in good standing. Typically, a mentor will: (1) Be considered a senior project manager by his/her peers ; (2) Have 7+ years of experience as a PM or project management related roles; and, (3) Have a PMP designation
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: (1) a good mentor mentee match, and; (2) a training session to provide guidelines and set expectations for mentors and mentees.