Metro St. Louis PMI Chapter
Mentoring Program
June 19, 2013
Overview
• Mentoring Program Overview
• 2013 Priorities
• Mentor Outreach
• Mentoring Benefits
• Mentoring Experiences
Mentoring Program Overview
Rob Kurtz, PMP
Director of Mentoring
Mentoring Program
Team Structure
Director of Mentoring
Rob Kurtz
Mentoring Steering Committee - Steve Lohbeck, Andy Wise
Matching
Coordinator
Mentor
Outreach
Mentor
Training
Project
Management
Glenn Deles
Herminia
McKinzie
Jeanette Kopp
Rob Kurtz
Matching
Team
Member
PM Level 1
TBD
PM Level 1
Jackie Straube
TBD
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Reviews
mentor/mentee
information
Makes Matches
Coordinates
Mentoring Pair
Updates SharePoint
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Bi-Monthly
newsletter
Marketing/
communications
Creates new
mentor packet
Recruits mentors
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Creates and
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performs recurring
mentor training
Mentoring
workshops
Initiates, plans, executes,
monitors, and closes
projects to help
mentoring program
achieve MSLPMI goals
Metro St. Louis PMI Mentoring Program
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Launched in January 2011
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Chartered program
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Free service for chapter members
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Currently tracking around 50 chapter members
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Who can Participate?
o Mentors with PMP in good standing
o Mentors and mentees with active chapter membership
Metro St. Louis PMI Mentoring Program
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Typical Mentoring Relationships
o PMP exam prep
o Looking to get into PM career field
o How to solve on-the-job difficulties
o General professional discussion
Metro St. Louis PMI Mentoring Program
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Nominal 6 month duration but may continue longer
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Live contact minimum of 2 hrs/mo
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Information shared is considered confidential
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Problems may occur (schedule conflicts, location, etc).
Either participant may request a new match at any time
without prejudice.
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Any costs incurred are responsibility of the pair - PMI will
not fund for dinner, materials, etc.
Becoming a Mentor/Mentee
Apply to the program
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Go to Mentoring page on chapter website
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Download appropriate information form (mentor/mentee)
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Fill out as much as possible then email the form and your current
resume to [email protected]
Get Matched
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Mentoring committee will review packages and make appropriate
matches based on needs, experience, etc.
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Mentor and mentee will be contacted when matched
Begin
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First meeting will be at a chapter dinner meeting for a warm handoff
Important:
To make a good match
it is very important that we receive:
• Your background information form
• Current resume if available, or specific
information of what you wish to gain from the
Mentoring Program
If we do not have these documents
we are unable to match you!
Lessons Learned
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More mentees apply than available mentors
o Extremely long lead times waiting for a mentor
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Some mentors and mentees become unresponsive
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Some mentees have been very specific on needs from a
Mentor, hard to match
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Mentoring pairs would end relationships without contacting
the mentoring team
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Many mentees looking for PM experience to qualify for PMP
or PM position
o PMP Catch 22
2013 Priorities
2013 Priorities
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Improve and enhance the Mentoring Program to provide
THE best service to chapter members !
o Mentoring 2.0 project
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Streamline/automate the sign up process
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Create more engagement opportunities (webinars,
group workshops) for mentees waiting for mentors
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Update program charter
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Create mentor training
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Create marketing materials
2013 Priorities
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Recruit More Mentors
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Establish an “Ask A Mentor” blog
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Create more opportunities for chapter members to volunteer
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Become the Best PMI Chapter Mentoring Program
ANYWHERE!
PDUs for mentoring? YES
New PDU structure found in the PMP Handbook (updated August 2011)
PDU Category Divisions
Mentees with PMP Can Earn PDUs
Mentors Can Earn PDUs
Getting started?
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Go to St Louis PMI webpage. Under
Quick Links on the left click on Mentoring
Program.
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Download mentee/mentor application
form from the bottom of the page
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Fill out and email form with resume or
description of what you wish to gain from
the Mentoring Program to
[email protected]
Without this information
we are unable to match you!
Resources
PMP Handbook:
http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/Project-Management-Professional-PMP.aspx
St Louis PMI Website:
www.stlpmi.org
Mentoring Program Page:
http://www.stlpmi.org/content.php?page=Mentoring_Program
For more information please send an email to:
[email protected]
Mentoring Outreach
Herminia McKinzie
Mentor Outreach Coordinator
PASS IT ON!
• Demonstrate professionalism & lead by
example
• THE METRO ST LOUIS PMI CHAPTER
NEEDS MORE MENTORS!!!
Mentorship
• Input from new & diverse professionals.
• You might just learn something new!
Mentors
• A mentor is a person with more experience in
business or life, who can help you focus on
your abilities and give advice on navigating
your career
• Mentoring is a great opportunity to give exam
tips, pass on years of real world experience,
and help shape careers of others.
Mentoring Benefits
Andy Wise, PMP
Mentoring Program Steering Committee
Benefits of Mentoring
Most mentoring programs are designed for the
benefit of mentees, and they encourage
participants to come into a relationship with
specific goals and
expectations.
The benefits of mentoring, however, often extend
far beyond the relationship’s initial purpose and
affect everyone involved: mentees, mentors, and
the organization.
Benefits for Mentee
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Access to a support system during critical stages of
career development
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Insider perspective on navigating your chosen career
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Access to a knowledgeable ‘sounding board’
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Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
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Start/expand professional network
Benefits for Mentor
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Satisfaction from providing wisdom and experience to
others in the profession without a huge time
commitment
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Enhancement of coaching, mentoring, leadership,
and management skills
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Chance to be exposed to a diversity of thought, style,
personality, and culture
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A way to ”give back” to your profession
Are You Ready to be a Mentee?
If you can answer "YES" to most of the following statements, you are
a great candidate Mentoring Program:
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I'm responsible for my career goals and would enjoy the benefit
of a mentor's guidance to create a plan for success.
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I'm ready to listen, but I'm also ready to share my ideas so it's a
give and take relationship.
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I'm ready for objective feedback to consider new ideas and new
approaches suggested by my mentor.
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I have realistic expectations for my mentor relationship. No one
is perfect and good relationships take honesty, effort and time.
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I'm busy with home, work and/or school, but I'm ready to make a
commitment for my future by communicating with my mentor.
Are You Ready to be a Mentor?
If you can answer, "YES" to most of the following statements, you
are a great candidate for the Mentoring Program!
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I will make a personal connection based on trust and mutual
respect and listen to my mentee's needs and concerns.
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I will help my mentee to define career goals.
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I will share my knowledge of to help my mentee in their career.
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I will offer information, advice, references, and resources to
assist my mentee's needs.
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I will offer constructive criticism, but allow my mentee to learn
from their mistakes.
If all this hasn’t
persuaded you join the
program and become a
Mentor or Mentee, there
is one more, slightly
selfish reason…
Being a Mentor or Mentee can save you
$600/yr
By earning
PDU‘s
If you’re a PMP (or other flavor), you earn 1 PDU for
each mentor/mentee contact hour.
2 hrs per month x
12 months = 24 hours
24 hrs x $35 per PDU = $600
What you give you get, ten times
over.
-Yoruba proverb
Mentoring Experiences
Dirk Lupien, PMP
Dwayne Miller, PMP
Eileen Cler, PMP
Thank you for your time!
Questions and Discussion
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Mentoring Program Overview - Metropolitan St. Louis PMI Chapter