Due to the limited number of spots available, all members interested in obtaining PDUs must reapply to participate 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 40 pairs on any given year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your resume will initially only be seen by the Mentoring Coordinator as required. 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.