Mentoring Matches

Can I continue my current mentor/mentee relationship for a second year?

Due to the limited number of spots available, all members interested in obtaining PDUs must reapply to participate in the program. No consideration will be given to previous matches. If the mentor/mentee relationship continues outside the program, a PMP should review his or her mentor/mentee activities to establish if additional PDUs can be claimed under Category 2 Self-directed Learning Activities.

How many mentor / mentee pairs are allowed in the program?

In general terms there is no limit, but we want to keep the program manageable. Numbers of pairs have ranged from 30 pairs to 65 pairs on any given year.

How will the mentor / mentee pairs be chosen?

Generally, they will be chosen on a best match basis. However, the logistics of matching may mean that even if your application was #1 and no appropriate match was found then you would not be paired. The general concept for matching is experience, industry, professional specialization, mentoring preferences, location proximity and variety of less important considerations.

What if I don’t get a match?

You will be put on a waiting list in case somebody drops from the program or if this does not happen you will need to reapply for the next year program.

How many mentees will be assigned to a mentor?

Generally, only one mentee will be assigned per mentor. Under special circumstances, some senior mentors may be approached to take on 2 or more mentees. In such cases, all parties involved will need to be in agreement for the group to proceed.

What if my mentor / mentee and I don’t get along?

It is expected that both mentors & mentees will put forth their best efforts to create a positive relationship. If these efforts are unsuccessful contact the Mentoring Coordinator.

What are the “two most important criteria” referred to on the application list?

These criteria / preferences are used to assist in the matching of mentor to mentee.

     i. Specific industry or type of organization, and

    ii. Specific issues you would like to emphasize as a mentoring topic.

Why do you need my resume?

Best practices indicate that a good match is part of a successful mentoring program. The more information we have regarding the background of participants, the better the match. As part of the matching process, the Mentoring Coordinator will review the resumes of both the mentor and mentee.

Will my resume be treated as confidential?

Your resume will initially only be seen by the Mentoring Coordinator. Once paired, your resume will be shared with your matched mentor/mentee. In any case, your resume will be viewed by the Mentoring Coordinator and your match ONLY.

Who can I contact for further infor?

Please contact the PMI Toronto Chapter Office at (416) 381-4058 or via email.