APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2018-19 PROGRAM PASSED
The application deadline for mentors and mentees for the 2018/19 Mentoring Program has passed, Applications for the next Mentoring Program will start in the fall of 2019.
The PMI Central Iowa Chapter Mentoring Program provides mentoring opportunities for its current members. This 8-month program is designed to encourage and facilitate growth in project management knowledge, professionalism, and skills in alignment with PMI and Central Iowa Chapter goals. The PMI Central Iowa Chapter Mentoring Team will facilitate team pairing after receiving applications from mentors and mentees. The mentoring relationships will be conducted between the mentor/mentee pairs and their meeting frequency and schedule will be agreed upon at the beginning of the program. The partners will then conduct their meetings, give one another feedback and rate the overall program. The time commitment will be up to the mentoring pair. However, 1-2 hours per month is typically recommended.
Mentoring is a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. Thus, it is basically a learning and development partnership between someone with skills and expertise and someone who wants to learn. Mentors should have a background in, and experience of, various management levels and at least five years’ project management experience. Both mentors and mentees are asked to identify their personal goals and provide information to assist in the pairing process. This information includes work experience, education, skills and strengths. All information is kept confidential.
The purpose of the PMI Central Iowa Chapter Mentoring is to foster professional development and advancement in project management by connecting individual mentors and mentees beyond the immediate working environment. Participants who are certified PMPs may register time spent in mentoring activities for PDUs, the activity is self-reported by the individual PMP with one hour of mentoring equalling one PDU. This is a great opportunity for both mentees and mentors alike. Mentees gain valuable real-life knowledge from seasoned project managers and mentors consistently report that they find their own skills sharpened as a result of the mentoring relationship.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the PMI Central Iowa Chapter Mentoring Program. For additional information, please contact the Director of Mentoring.
It is important to point out that the PMI Central Iowa Mentoring Program is a volunteer networking opportunity. The PMI Central Iowa Chapter provides no guarantee regarding the development or career growth of participants. The chapter provides only a framework, an opportunity for participants who hope to be enhanced by this program, but the results are the responsibility of, and are completely determined by, the participating mentors and mentees.