PMI UK Chapter Mentoring Programme

About PMI UK Mentoring

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PMI UK has skilled Mentors and enthusiastic Mentees who are looking to share knowledge and improve their professional capabilities.

The PMI UK mentoring scheme supports willing Mentors and Mentees by connecting them to develop their professional skills in project, program, and portfolio management. This is a voluntary scheme that succeeds through the interest, passion, and commitment of those involved.

Please review the Mentoring Handbook and Code of Conduct for guidance regarding what to expect from the scheme. Contact us at mentoring@pmi.org.uk for more information.

The Four Stages of the Mentoring Cycle

Below are the four steps that you will take as part of your mentoring journey with the PMI UK Chapter

Step 1: Register

 

To benefit from the programme, individuals must be a member of the UK Chapter. Mentors should be PMP certified. Mentees should be working in a project management related role.

 

Register with us via the Mentoring Registration Form to begin the process, and tell us (and your future Mentor/Mentee) what you wish to gain from the programme.

 

Registering is easy; most of your details will be taken from your LinkedIn profile.

 

After registration, we will contact you about your capabilities and objectives and get you started on the mentoring journey.

 

You can alter your details (including availability) at any time.

Step 2: Matching

 

After registering, we will match you with an available Mentor/Mentee (according to objectives and capabilities), and we'll connect you via LinkedIn to suggest a potential pairing. An individual call can be arranged to clarify any concerns you may have with the pairing or with the mentoring scheme overall.

 

We arrange an initial phone call to ensure that Mentor and Mentee are compatible in their aims and availability (times and preferred method of communication). See the Mentoring Guide for more information.

 

We recommend that your objectives are clearly outlined to help guide you through the entirety of your mentoring engagement.

Step 3: Get Mentoring!

 

Once connected, it’s up to Mentor and Mentee to make the most of the opportunity, but we are always available to help. If the arrangement isn’t fulfilling your expectations, let us know and we'll do what we can to assist you.

 

We suggest that you “meet” (face-to-face or by phone) at least once a month.

 

Check the Mentoring Guide for more information on how to make the most of the opportunity.

Step 4: Time to Move On

 

Some mentoring relationships will last for years, while others have a finite (but useful) duration. 

 

We suggest 6 months as an agreed initial duration. When the arrangement loses its value, we recommend that you either change the engagement or end it..

 

If you decide not to continue, please let us know so we can help pair you with a new Mentor/Mentee.

 

Finish with style – make it a positive act and reflect on what you've learned. Don’t simply let the experience fade without taking something from it.

The PMI UK Chapter Mentoring Team

Tim Schmeising-Barnes
Tim Schmeising-BarnesHead of Mentoring