Mentor Program

The Mentor-Protégé relationship is an ongoing and key aspect of the CMIT program. Mentors provide CMITs with guidance and support, to ensure CMITs are on the right track to obtaining the experience necessary to qualify for CCM. 

Mentors and protégés create and manage development plans. CMIT’s can select a registered CCM as a mentor from the Mentor Directory. 

Mentor Program Guide

To help guide this process, CMAA provides mentors and protégés with the CMIT Mentor Program Guide.

Mentors

A mentor acts as both a career coach and a role model. As a mentor, you will be responsible for taking a personal interest in your mentee's career goals and personal aspirations.

You will be required to challenge your mentee and provide them with feedback when needed. There will be times when you may not personally be able to assist your mentee. During those times, it will be your job, as a mentor, to connect your mentee with the appropriate people (e.g. other professionals or academic institutes).

Ideally, the mentorship should end with an open and candid relationship having been formed between the mentor and mentee. 

Mentors are not required to have face-to-face interactions or create job opportunities for mentees.

In order to become an official CMIT program Mentor, you must be an active CCM or CCMret. 

Apply today to become a registered CMIT Mentor.

Mentees

As a mentee, it will be your responsibility to understand the nature of your relationship with your mentor and manage your expectations accordingly. A mentor's responsibility is to challenge and advise their mentee. Although new career opportunities may stem from a mentorship, mentors are not expected or required to enhance their mentee's employability. 

While the CMIT program's mentors are all highly knowledgeable CM practitioners, they may not always have an answer to every question. In this case, it is the mentee's responsibility to communicate their challenge to their mentor, so that their mentor can help them find an answer.

Mentees will also be responsible for coming to each meeting with their mentor, fully prepared. The mentors are volunteering their time, so their time must always be respected.

Mentors are not required to have face-to-face interactions or create job opportunities for mentees.

Search the Mentor Registry to identify a potential mentor. 

Evaluation

Evaluation of your Mentor or Mentee is highly encouraged. Evaluation helps the other party know what they are doing well, and what they need to improve upon. Evaluation also helps CMAA identify the strengths of a mentor so that the can be most appropriately paired with future mentees.

Mentor evaluation form.