Professional Mentorship Program


About the Program

CPHR Manitoba’s Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) is open to members only.

The goal of the program is to provide mutual benefit to both Mentors and Mentees, fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect. The relationship should be viewed as a partnership, where both parties openly and freely exchange ideas, discuss challenges and explore potential solutions. 

CPHR members are eligible to claim 10 hours per year of CPD hours for participating in the program. The official Mentoring Log provided by CPHR Manitoba must be utilized to log hours.
Note: It is the participant's responsibility to maintain these records. Logs are only required to be submitted in the event that you are selected for audit of your CPD hours.

*New for 2020-2021*
Mentorship Program participants will be invited to participate in a monthly virtual discussion on a select topic relating to mentorship, facilitated by an experienced HR professional. 

Participants will be asked to evaluate their pairing half-way through the program. Should participants feel they are ill-matched or have reached a natural end to the relationship they were initially set up in, they will have the opportunity to be re-matched, should a suitable mentee/mentor be available. 


CPHR Manitoba's Role 

Mentors and mentees will be paired up by CPHR Manitoba prior to the commencement of the program in September. Pairings will be made based on the information provided in your application.

CPHR Manitoba's role includes assisting participants should they experience difficulties communicating with their mentee/mentor. It is each participants' professional obligation to make every effort possible to meet with their mentee/mentor on a regular basis as mutually agreed upon at the outset of the program. CPHR Manitoba should be contacted as a last resort when experiencing an issue with one's mentee/mentor. 

An online orientation session will be facilitated by CPHR Manitoba prior to the commencement of the program in September. 

CPHR Manitoba will provide a number of resources at the outset of the program to assist pairs in establishing their relationship. 



Mentees 

What is a Mentee?

A mentee is an active partner who guides the mentoring relationship, receiving advice, coaching, assistance and feedback from a more experienced professional, resulting in the enhancement of the mentee's professional career and personal growth.

Qualities of a Mentee

In order to be successful, mentees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be willing to be guided and have a desire to learn
  • Have a positive attitude and open mind
  • Have clear goals established and be internally motivated to learn

Mentee Benefits

  • Learn from someone with a similar educational background who has similar interests
  • Explore potential career paths, career goals, and advancement strategies
  • Obtain a realistic understanding of what a career in HR entails
  • Prepare for career growth and career transition
  • Gain insight into developing corporate strategy and meeting difficult challenges
  • Increase your confidence to deal with challenges and take on new tasks and roles
  • Enhance your goal setting skillset and work towards achieving them
  • Meet a professional role model(s)
  • Expand your network
  • Begin personal development in the areas of social, personal, and professional skills

Who should apply?

  • new HR professionals 
  • HR professionals seeking to further develop their Leadership skills 
  • HR professional seeking to advance their careers 
  • HR professionals seeking to gain knowledge in a specific area of the profession 

Expectations

  • Commit to a minimum of 10 hours to interacting with your mentee throughout the duration of the program
  • Sign a Mentoring Agreement with your mentor confirming commitment to the program, frequency/methods of communication and confidentiality
  • Meet and/or communicate on a regular basis throughout the program
  • Work with your mentor to develop written goals at the beginning of the relationship
  • Track interaction for the duration of the program using the provided Mentoring Log 
  • Act in a respectful and professional manner at all times 
  • Complete a survey at the end of the program


Mentors

What is a Mentor?

Throughout the years, the term mentor has come to mean more experienced person who helps guide, support, and counsel a less experienced person through the world of work. Mentors share their experience and expertise with a mentee to assist them in their career development and personal growth. A mentor can be a role model, coach, sounding board, voice of reason, emotional support, counselor, and a trusted resource. The role of a mentor may differ depending on the goals of the mentee.

Qualities of a Mentor

  • Willing to invest in the development of your mentee
  • Set clear boundaries, identifying any areas of confidentiality at the outset of the relationship that may pose a problem
  • Facilitate the establishment of goals - encouraging the mentee to determine what those goals should be
  • Mentor, coach and guide the mentee, providing helpful coaching and constructive feedback
  • Provide friendly, professional support
  • Create a comfortable learning environment
  • Challenge the mentee

Mentor Rewards

The benefits of a mentoring relationship are not limited to the mentee. A mentor may benefit in many unexpected ways:

  • Learn something new: You will learn from your mentee. They may have skills and knowledge that you don't possess and experience in a new industry. The mentor/mentee relationship may stir your creative juices and give you a fresh perspective on your own career.
  • Personal Growth: Reflect on your own career, summarize your journey, and formulate your views on success in business.
  • Develop leadership skills: Further develop your leadership skills by providing feedback and coaching.
  • Personal satisfaction: Being a mentor provides a level of personal satisfaction that is priceless. It affords you the privilege of giving back or just giving of yourself for no reason at all.
  • Pride: It encourages you to share your knowledge and take pride in being a subject matter expert.
  • Re-energize: Spend time with the mentees who are full of passion and energy and gain a fresh outside perspective, while reflecting on the path you have taken to get to where you are today.
  • Improve productivity: Managerial productivity increased by 88% when mentoring was involved verses an only 24% increase with training alone. Source: ASTD.
  • Expand your professional network.

Who should apply?

  • Experienced HR professionals seeking to share their knowledge with new HR professionals 
  • Senior HR professionals seeking to guide an HR Professional aspiring to develop their Leadership skills or advance their career

Expectations 

  • Commit to a minimum of 10 hours to interacting with your mentee throughout the duration of the program
  • Sign a Mentoring Agreement with your mentee confirming commitment to the program, frequency/methods of communication and confidentiality
  • Meet and/or communicate on a regular basis throughout the program
  • Assist your mentee in developing written goals at the beginning of the relationship
  • Be accessible and respond to mentee in a timely manner
  • Encouraged to lead a monthly discussion with other program participants
  • Complete a survey at the end of the program


There is a $75 fee for Mentees to participate in the program.

 Apply Today!

 Applications close August 14, 2020

If you are interested in participating as both a Mentor and a Mentee, you must complete both applications. 


There is no fee for mentors to participate in the program.

 Apply Today!

 Applications close August 14, 2020

If you are interested in participating as both a Mentor and a Mentee, you must complete both applications. 

 

What previous participants had to say about the program:

"I was paired up with a mentor who understood my career goals and was very much willing to put in the time to help me out achieve them."

"My experience was just excellent. My mentor took the time to get to know and she really understood me. She was able to provide me solid advice and also just listen when it was needed. She has helped me to regain my confidence and is my trusted colleague."

"The mentorship program gives me opportunity to relate with a senior colleague in HR profession and to know my expectations while working as HR Practitioner."

“I was exposed to a new way of thinking and made a connection within the HR community.”

"I found being a mentor to be a very rewarding experience."

"I am reaffirmed of my commitment to continue mentoring others and supporting the development and collective body of knowledge within the HR community."

"I have gained as much, if not more, from the young, up-and-coming HR professional that I mentored as they have from me."

“I found the experience very satisfying. In many ways it was invigorating to explain and mentor someone who was at the beginning of their HR career and was driven to succeed as well as evolve. It was beneficial for me to be involved as a mentor and it helped spark a new appreciation for what I do and what I have achieved in my own career.”


For more information, please contact:

Lindsey Barnett
Events & Programs Coordinator
lindsey@cphrmb.ca
204-943-0885

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email. hello@cphrmb.ca

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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