Since 2010, PMI Mass Bay has provided the opportunity for members to mentor other members within a structured program. This program 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.
Reap the rewards of being a mentor or a mentee:
- Advancement of Project Management practices and culture
- Exposure to different perspectives
- Recognize and motivate high performing individuals
- Satisfaction of contributing to the success of others and actively contributing to the project management community in the MassBay area
- Powerful real-time learning and development
- Take networking to a new level
- Build your trust in project management competencies
What is a mentor: An experienced project manager who can be a trusted advisor, guide and/or coach to another project manager. Mentors must have a current PMP certification.
What is a mentee: A project manager seeking to obtain advice from an experienced professional to improve their project management skills or anyone thinking about exploring the profession of project management. Mentees do not have to have their PMP. In fact, many mentees earn their PMP during the course of the mentoring program.
I felt the whole mentor-mentee partnership . . . was a dynamic experience that fitted an upcoming project management professional, like me, to improve and learn successful project management practices.
Invest the time to create a well-structured, open relationship with your mentor. It can help you achieve your goals.
Learning about my mentor’s work and how he managed his career helped me consider new ways in which I might use my project management skills.
My most rewarding experience as a mentee has been when my mentor has offered support without stifling my individuality or my wish to do things differently. He helped me build a strong foundation and then let me go, and I was able to take risks and go out to implement them as my own.
The 2016-17 Mentorship program is currently on hold. We are working with PMI Global to realign the program to the talent triangle and new requirements. Please check back for updates or contact the EVP for information.