Mentoring

The PMI Adelaide Chapter is pleased to announce to all its members the PMI Adelaide Chapter Mentoring Program for 2017.  Chapter Members can participate in two ways, as a mentor or as a mentee.

As a Mentor

Initially mentors should be a PMI chapter member with PMP certification preferred.  Consideration will be given to Project Managers that are PMI Chapter members on review of their CV by the Program Coordinator and/or the Chapter Board. 

The benefits of being a Mentor are:

  • Perpetuation of the project management culture
  • Satisfaction of contributing to the success of others
  • Enhanced potential for collaboration with other Project Managers
  • Brainstorming possible solutions to problems
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Qualify for PDUs.

Mentee

To participate in the Mentoring Program, preference will be given to PMI Adelaide Chapter Members.  Their CV (and/or expectations registered in the application form) will be used to pair with a suitable Mentor.  The cost of being part of the trial program is $50 for PMI Adelaide Chapter Members. This will include at least 9 scheduled meetings between Mentor and Mentee.  The Mentee is expected to cover any meeting expenses (e.g. coffee and refreshments) with their Mentor.

The benefits of being a Mentee are:

  • Gaining confidence in the use of Project Management
  • Having someone to talk to openly about your Project Management challenges
  • Brainstorming ideas to any problems / issues
  • Obtaining an objective view on your Project Management style

The Mentoring Program is a:

  • A learning and development environment
  • An opportunity to guide a mentee towards their goals
  • Mutual sharing of experiences for an agreed outcome
  • Inspiring and supporting another person

The Mentoring Program is not:

  • For members seeking guidance in passing their CAPM or PMP (the Chapter runs regular CAPM / PMP study group sessions)
  • An opportunity to "fix" someone else’s behaviours or actions
  • Directing someone to do something to meet goals
  • Being the expert with all the answers
  • About trying to address personal issues

Testimonials

Please find the below testimonials from a few of the mentoring program participants:

 “I have been working in project management and project controls in various capacities for about 10 years, and I applied to participant in PMI Adelaide’s Mentoring program as I felt that to move to the next level of my career I would need a mentor. I was matched with Kylie, who works in a different industry and on different types of projects than me. I had looked for a mentor with skills and experience in “soft skills” such as stakeholder management and change management, and Kylie fitted the bill perfectly.

We met about once a month. During the casual meetings, we discussed and bounced ideas for my work and any issues/challenges I was encountering at work, and discussed my career development. Kylie also provided knowledge and insight in stakeholder management, leadership and change management, and we discussed ways that I can assess and improve my skills in those areas.

The PMI Adelaide Mentoring program has provided me with a good opportunity to discuss topics in depth with someone outside my day to day work and outside my industry. I gained understanding of how project management works in another industry, and it provided me with different points of view and new ideas that I can try at my work. It was also valuable to hear about how my mentor had dealt with challenges that I was encountering at work and bounced different options off with her. For project management professionals in any stages of their career who has a clear idea of what they look for in a mentor, I highly recommend the PMI Adelaide Mentoring program.”

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“I am glad to have joined mentoring program offered by PMI Adelaide chapter and to get a mentor like Yudhi. Yudhi supported and encouraged me to manage my own learning in such a way that I could maximise my potential, develop skills, improve my performance and become the person I want to be. Thank you Yudhi and PMI”

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I feel the mentoring program has added a fresh perspective to my personal and professional development.

Being able to impartially work through current issues and challenges with my mentor provides significant help to me for  my workplace assignments.

The opportunity to discuss and debate wide ranging topics from leadership to project management to development methodologies is opening up my view of the industry, potential career paths and my personal development.

I would recommend it to any aspiring or new project managers.

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"The mentoring program has been invaluable in being able to talk through live project issues and obtaining fresh perspectives on how they can be resolved. I have grown to realise over the year that the problems I face happen to everyone and the difficulties with dealing with situations is not just because of my competence. Yudhi has been supportive, friendly and knowledgeable, and I would recommend the program to anyone. I look forward to continuing the program next year.

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'I am informed about the mentoring program of the PMI Adelaide chapter by one of my friends. He was very happy about the result. So, I made a decision to register my name in the program. The program has started by a well-defined structure as well as a great mentor. I have receive a lot of benefits through attending in this program and I strongly recommended to others.'


To register please visit the following link or if you would like further information please contact the Mentoring Program Coordinator via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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