PMI Vancouver Island Chapter

Mentorship Program

Mentorship

Overview & Virtual Delivery

The PMI-VI Mentorship Program is a volunteer-based experience between a mentor who has project management experience and knowledge they are willing to share, and a protégé interested in learning more about one or more aspects of the project management profession. This is a mutually beneficial learning opportunity where mentors can improve their coaching and leadership skills, while proteges can learn from the professional experiences of seasoned project managers.

This program is sponsored by the PMI Vancouver Island Chapter and is open to all PMI Vancouver Island Chapter members. There are no additional fees required to join the program and applicants from all industries are welcome.

For the first time, the 2020/2021 program is being delivered entirely virtually! We encourage members from all over Vancouver Island to apply. The official program will run from February 15th until June 30th, 2021 with a mandatory virtual matching session in early February.

Eligibility

  • Vancouver Island Chapter Member in 2020-2021
  • Have a strong internet connection and regular access to video conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype, etc) for virtual meetings
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally through one-on-one collaboration
  • Can commit to a minimum of 10 hours (though an average of one hour per week is recommended) for program activities

Flexibility

  • Matched pairs decide on the virtual platform they will use and the frequency of their meetings
  • Virtual program delivery allows more professional development opportunities for members living in rural areas (no commute required)

Ideal Protégés

  • PMP/CAPM Candidate or Certification holder in good standing
  • Project Management Student
  • Project Associate/Coordinator
  • Current or aspiring Project, Program or Portfolio Manager

What Makes an Exceptional Mentor?

Exceptional mentors and great leaders have a lot in common

  • Personable: friendly, open, keeps discussions confidential
  • Experienced: technical ability and expertise in their field
  • Skilled Communicator and Listener: flexible delivery style, clear and comprehensive
  • Coach: understands that this is a learning process, provides encouragement and advice

Program Benefits

  • Learning
  • Teaching, coaching, modeling
  • Personal growth
  • Knowledge and expertise sharing
  • Friendship
  • Expanded network
  • Volunteerism
  • Satisfaction, fun
  • Earn PDUs

More Information on PDUs

Mentors and proteges will earn one PDU for each hour spent during the mentorship program. Further information will be provided for candidates accepted into the program.

Download the Application Form Now! Applications Open November 15th

You may download the Mentorship Program Application Form at this time. After November 15th, please email your completed form to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Mentor Application – Your Name or Protégé Application – Your Name in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is 5pm PST on Dec 31st, 2020 and candidates will be contacted in January to RSVP for the virtual matching session.

Have Questions?

For any program inquiries, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Miriam Kaplan.

Chapter Membership

Total Members 694
New Members This Year 100
PMP® Members 452
CAPM® Members 16
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 11
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 3
Members with no Certification 229
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 678
Student Members 12
Other Members 4
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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