Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program

The IIBA Winnipeg Chapter is pleased to announce the launch of our Mentoring Program on April 29, 2021. The goal of the Mentoring Program is to help IIBA Winnipeg Chapter members achieve their professional development goals through the mentor-mentee relationship.

Benefits of Mentoring

The benefits to mentors and mentees are numerous.

Benefits to Mentees

  • Gain from the knowledge and experience of a more experienced member
  • Identify personal development goals and establish a direction for meeting those goals
  • Increase networking skills
  • Increase confidence and knowledge of IIBA standards, tools, and ethics
  • Increase confidence and knowledge of the BABOK® Guide competencies
  • Network with other members in the IIBA Winnipeg chapter
  • Receive practical advice
  • Earn CDUs toward recertification

Benefits to Mentors

  • Share knowledge and experience and teach others, “give back” to the community and have self-fulfillment
  • Develop coaching and leadership skills
  • Increase networking skills
  • Reinforce own knowledge of IIBA standards, tools, and ethics
  • Reinforce own knowledge of the BABOK® Guide competencies
  • Network with other members in the IIBA Winnipeg chapter
  • Gain recognition for skills and experience
  • Earn CDUs toward recertification

What Our Mentoring Program...

       IS

       IS NOT

  • an enabling process for skill development
  • a confidence-building exercise through experience sharing
  • a focus on career goal discussions
  • a focus on direction setting
  • an open, trusted learning environment
  • job training or job shadowing
  • therapy; it should not be devoted to solving personal problems
  • an endless time-consuming activity; it should have a limited purpose
  • a job guarantee
  • a job placement service
  • a forum to vent out emotions against an employer
  • a shortcut to certification

How mentoring program works

In order to ensure maximum access to the program, mentor/mentee pairing is in effect for three months at a time.  At the end of the 3-month period, those wishing to remain in the program must indicate their interest and will be placed back on the waiting list for a future pairing.

  1. Apply.  Prospective mentors and mentees must submit their application form that sets out their needs and interests.
  2. Be Matched. Upon receipt of your application form the Mentoring team will review your application form and will attempt to match mentors and mentees based on needs and availability of each. 
    1. If you are matched, the Mentoring team will send you program documentation, including a mentor/mentee contract to sign.
    2. If a match cannot be found, your name will be placed on our waiting list for the next round of mentor/mentee pairing.
  3. Sign the Contract.  Participants are asked to sign up for an initial three-month commitment. At the end of this period, each participant will decide if they wish to continue in the Mentoring Program.
  4. Establish Expected Outcomes. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet initially to clarify the baseline expectations of the mentorship.
  5. Meet Regularly. Mentors and mentees should plan to meet with each other on a regular basis and agree on action items to be reviewed at the subsequent meeting.
  6. Report Progress. Monthly, mentors and mentees will each report progress of the mentorship to the Mentoring team

Program Eligibility

To participate in the Mentoring Program, you must be:

Submit Your Application

In order to be flexible for our members, we will accept applications throughout the year.  We will start by building a Mentor database for a period of time, followed by welcoming mentee registrations and then matching them.  To apply to be a mentor, simply complete the appropriate form and send it to mentoring@winnipeg.iiba.org

Questions?

If you have questions about the Program, please contact mentoring@winnipeg.iiba.org