Starting a new year often comes with resolutions and action plans.  Have you thought about ways you can improve your career and professional skills?  Fort Worth PMI would like to suggest that one sure fire way to make improvements is to become a mentor or mentee. Studies suggest that being a mentor or a mentee can improve skills in communication, leadership and networking. 
 
Below are two websites on participating in a mentorship program:
 
Many seasoned Project Managers often makes excuses as to "why I can't be a mentor?" and our response to those concerns
•        I'm not trained -- We can provide training 
•        I don't have the time -- Being a mentor only takes 1 to 2 hours per month.

•        I'm not qualified -- The #1 requirement of a mentor is willingness and ability to listen.
 
On the plus side, the Mentoring Program provides both the Mentor and Mentee the opportunity to gain PDUs - that qualify for your annual "hours".    Additionally, the Mentoring program provides the opportunity to share experiences, gain valuable knowledge, and building your network.    Networking is the best way to learn/find your next opportunity.
 
Today, the Fort PMI Mentoring program has eight active sessions and my thanks to those PMs already engaged in the program.     Eight is NOT enough!!!
 
So what are you waiting for???  Go to our Mentoring hot spot on the FW PMI website ( https://fwpmi.org/mentor-program) and "sign up" to be a Mentor or Mentee.   If you have already signed up "Thank you" but would ask you review and update your profile.  
 
Email me if you have any questions.

Randall Kubich

FW PMI Director of Mentoring