Mentorship

Welcome to the PMI Lacrosse-Rochester Mentoring Program!

Gain Knowledge / Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life!

The Mentoring Program pairs experienced PMP-certified project managers with individuals who are new to the project management profession, or looking to expand their knowledge in a specific area. So you probably have asked yourself – "Why does the PMI LacCosse-Rochester chapter have a mentorship program? What is in it for me as a member and how does it impact our community?“

Great question!

The primary reason why our chapter has a mentorship program is to share our knowledge and experiences with each other, so we are able to be the best project managers we can be. Our successful projects are a positive reflection on our chapter.

Not only can you make an impact on someone's life, and learn something new that you can immediately apply on your project, you earn PDUs while doing it. As a mentor or as a mentee, you earn 1 PDU each for each hour spent working together.

In addition, the mentorship program gets chapter members involved as mentors, mentees, or both. While getting involved, chapter members can enjoy sharing or learning many varied topics.

Example Mentorship Program Topics:

  • Agile project management
  • Learning project management in a specific industry such as health care or government
  • Learn a new tool, such as Microsoft Project
  • Learn a new process such as Risk Management
  • Learn more about project management for new project managers
  • Team building
  • Managing large and/or complex projects
  • Career Advancement

 

Mentorship Types

It is the PMI La Crosse - Rochester Chapter’s goal to offer Mentorship opportunities in as many forms as possible. Mentorship programs exist in the following areas:

Chapter Member Mentorship Program

The Chapter Member Mentorship Program pairs experienced PMP-certified project managers with chapter members who are new to the project management profession, or looking to expand their knowledge in a specific area.

Let us know what your interests are, and we will match you up with someone who is seeking knowledge, or someone who can provide their experiences.

Student Mentorship Program

With Student Mentorship, we are seeking students interested in gaining professional advice from mentors. Meetings are scheduled at your own pace, and can be online, by phone, or in person.

Students: This is a great way to help achieve your academic and career goals! Our Mentorship team will work to pair you with an experienced Project Manager with a background in what’s important to you. And it’s free!

Mentors: This is a great way to give back by sharing your valuable knowledge and experiences. You can also improve or practice your communication and coaching skills. Plus you will earn valuable PDUs!

We do require that Mentors be PMI Members, and encourage students to join as well. Ask us about student discounts!

Community Mentorship Program

With Community Mentorship, we are seeking community groups interested in gaining professional advice from mentors who can offer such advice based on their experiences. This can be done in the form of presentations or workshops, as to be determined upon your needs.

Community Groups: This is a great way to help your group learn more about the industry and its best practices! Our Mentorship team will work to pair you with an experienced Project Manager(s) with a background in what’s important to you. And it’s free!

Mentors: This is a great way to give back by sharing your valuable knowledge and experiences. You can also improve or practice your communication and coaching skills. Plus, you will earn valuable PDUs!

We do require that Mentors be PMI Members, and encourage others to join as well. Ask us about student discounts!

eMentorship Program

Our lives are becoming increasingly digital and Project Management is no exception. Young professionals who grew up with the Internet tend to be more comfortable building relationships online and more opportunities for online relationship building are helping to facilitate those relationships. Talking to someone digitally is not only quicker, it also breaks down the fear of sitting across a desk from somebody that's older, somebody that's from a different world than you; barriers disappear.

With eMentorship, we are seeking chapter members interested in sharing professional advice and experience in an electronic forum.

How to Apply

  1. Determine if you want to Mentor, or if you need a Mentor.
  2. Fill in the information on the web form.  Provide as much detail as possible.
  3. Submit the form.
  4. You will receive an email indicating you have signed up.  If any questions, please contact the Director of Mentorship at [email protected]

Request a Mentor

Mentor Sign Up