30 August 2017
This is a call for participants: PMI South Africa Chapter Mentorship Program 2017
The Professional Development Portfolio plans to again in 2017/18 undertake their Mentoring Program previously and successfully offered in 2016. The intention remains to engage all PMI members in South Africa, and not be limited only to current PMI SA Chapter members.
The purpose of this initiative is to support & encourage Chapter members to manage their own learning so that they can fulfill their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the professional they want to be. This can be achieved by getting experienced members of the Chapter to provide personal support and guidance to less experienced members. Broadly speaking, the benefits of the mentoring program for the Chapter are to extend the service offering for members, to enhance member satisfaction, and to provide an incentive for prospective members to join the Chapter.
Benefits to Mentors is mainly the satisfaction of perpetuating the project management culture and being provided with a personal learning opportunity earning PDUs. The Mentees benefit from access to broader knowledge and experience, which will provide a wider perspective on their career and immediate tasks.
Application are invited from all regions in South Africa for both mentors and mentees, but no guarantees are provided that team pairing will always be in the same town. Please fill in the application forms for either Mentor or Mentee at the back of the PMI Chapter Mentoring Handbook. Then send off as soon as possible, but no later than 11th September 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposed timeline for key events is as follows:
01st Sept 2017 – distribute invitation for aspirant Mentors & Mentees to participate
11th Sept 2017 – Final date for applications from interested Mentors & Mentees
15th Sept 2017 – Complete selection and pairing of Mentors & Mentees
21/23rd Sept 2017 – Kick-off training session in Gauteng and initial Mentor & Mentee meeting & contracts in Gauteng, (Cape Town, Durban, PE or as arranged electronic media)
25th Sept 2017 – formal program begins
1st Dec 2017 – Interim review of progress with Mentors & Mentees
12-16th March 2018 – Final review of program with Mentors & Mentees
19-23rd March 2018: Evaluate program effectiveness, plan for next cycle
The PMI SA Chapter Mentoring Handbook can be downloaded by clicking on this link: PMI SA Chapter Mentoring Handbook 2017
We look forward to a record number mentors and mentees this year!
Nirvanna Rampersad, VP Professional Development, PMI South Africa Chapter, 30 August 2017