The PMI Central Ohio Chapter Mentoring Program is a resource to provide PMI Central Ohio Chapter members with the opportunity to grow professionally and provide opportunities to network and share knowledge and experiences.
Goals include identifying a pool of mentors to and establish the infrastructure to support mentors and those seeking mentors.
Mentoring is a personal, one-on-one activity whereby the mentor serves as an advisor, coach, subject matter expert, and counselor. Mentoring represents an opportunity where a knowledgeable and experienced person can assist another to develop skills and/or transfer knowledge based on a trusting personal relationship.
A mentor is someone who is willing to share their knowledge and experience in a way to support another person’s growth and development.
Mentors have these characteristics:
- Ability to effectively communicate, identify problems, formulate suggestions, actively listen, and relate experiences relevantly and effectively.
- Good knowledge of and experience in designated industry or area of expertise including network of contacts/resources.
- Good facilitator, leader, team builder, cheerleader. Mentoring is not a superior-subordinate type of relationship.
- Ability to inspire confidence, maintains confidentiality of mentoring relationship, and establishes a trusting relationship.
If you are interested in being a Mentor or if you are seeking a mentor you can contact us at Director, Mentoring.