(Archive) Professional Mentorship Program: Mentee Information

What is a Mentee?

A mentee is an active partner who receives advice, coaching, assistance and feedback from a more experienced person, resulting in the enhancement of the mentee's professional career. The mentee must have clear goals established and be internally motivated to learn in order for the relationship to be successful.  

There is a $75 fee for mentee's to participate in the mentorship program. 

Mentee Benefits

Mentees receive career planning guidance and insight into employment trends in today’s workplace. They also discover what skills and technical preparation are required for success in their chosen field. Mentees will find a wealth of information that will help them become better employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the professional field they choose.

  • 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 their chosen career path entails
  • Prepare for career growth and career transition
  • Gain insight into developing corporate strategy and meeting difficult challenges
  • Meet professional role models through mentorship events
  • Begin personal development in the areas of social, personal, and professional skills
  • CPHR members can earn up to 10 CPD hours per year for participating in the program

Role of the Mentee

  • The formal portion of the CPHR Manitoba Mentor Program is for a period of eight-months (September - April)
  • Mentees are encouraged to refrain from requesting internship positions or job offers from mentors
  • If a relationship reaches an end before the eight-months, it is expected that the mentee close off the relationship in a professional manner and under the direction of the Program Coordinator
  • Mentees are encouraged to take the initiative to establish and maintain contact with their mentor
  • Mentees are encouraged to prepare for each meeting with an agenda and relevant questions for discussion
  • Participants should communicate periodically with the Program Coordinator about the successes or problems of the match

Please note that the CPHR Manitoba Professional Mentoring Program is meant to link established human resources professionals with students, emerging HR practitioners and HR professionals looking to transition into new fields of interest and is not intended to be used for job placement. If you are looking for HR positions, please review our Job Board for the multiple opportunities available there. Networking events are also a great way to meet HR professionals who might be looking to fill future positions.

What our 2016-2017 Mentees 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."

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Professional Mentorship Program has passed. 
Applications for the 2018-2019 program will open in June 2018. Stay tuned!  

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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