FAQs Career Accelerator Program
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 leadership, career and soft skills.
Are only professionals from specific industries allowed to participate?
All industries are welcome.
All PMI Toronto members will be emailed the following information on how to participate in the program. These steps apply to both Mentors and Mentees
1. Review FAQs
- FAQs Career Accelerator Program
- PDUs, Contact Hours & Fees
- Mentoring Matches
2. Update Resume
3. Complete online application and submit a resume through web site https://www.pmitoronto.ca/login when registration is open.
The link above will open up at the PMI Toronto login webpage. Please login to your account and on the member dashboard click on the 'My Career Accelerator Program' tab, on the next page proceed to fill out your application.
4. Application registration closes by 11:59 pm on August X, 2023.
5. Notification on a mentor-mentee match by September X, 2023.
6. Receive confirmation of your match or request a re-match by September X, 2023.
7. Pay participation fee of $50 + HST to Chapter offices by September X, 2023.
(Note a link to the payment page will be sent to successful applicants)
8. Attend the mandatory training day on September X, 2023.
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.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a Career Accelerator Team member will contact you shortly.