Hi Fort Worth PMI Members,
We are preparing to launch a new service called the Mentoring Program. We designed the program to pair our volunteer mentors with mentees to develop and network in their careers.
Due to the recent events with COVID-19, we decided we wanted to gauge community interest in launching the program early. To launch, we need volunteers to be a mentor. The average commitment for mentors is 1 hour/week, and that depends on their availability and agreements between their mentees. The default length is 3 months. Of course, our mentors will get volunteer PDUs to keep their certification current.
If you are interested in being either a Mentor or a Mentee, please go to this form to express interest. Filling out the form is very important in getting you all access to the mentoring program ASAP.
Please fill out the interest form:
- The goal of the Mentoring Program is to match Mentees which need PM knowledge with Mentors that have PM knowledge in specific areas and to contribute to the Mentee’s effectiveness as a project manager in his/her current and future assignments and working context.
- We keep the program as a project with a 3-month timeframe. There has been evidence that this is the best length of time. Feel free to continue staying in contact unofficially after exiting the Mentoring Program.
- The Mentor and Mentee will meet and agree on preferred communication and learning methods.
- This mentoring program is not intended to prepare the Mentee for CAPM or PMP certification. PMI and other organizations provide courses and materials for that purpose.
- This mentoring program is not intended to solve problems in the Mentee’s current project assignment.
- Mentoring is a professional relationship. The PMI Code of Conduct applies, and a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) may be established as appropriate to the business context.
- The Mentee is the driver of the relationship. The Mentee needs to take the initiative to set the meetings. The Mentee also performs the exercises provided by the Mentor.
- If there are any issues, please reach out to Zach, the Director of Mentoring, at email@example.com.
- Upon being matched in the program, a mentoring plan document will be provided along with three learning objectives that the Mentee indicated they need from the program. We ask mentees to provide the goals as specific as possible to be easier to find the correct Mentor. Mentors may need to start the engagement narrowing down any goals that are too broad.
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