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. CMIT’s can select a request a 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.
A mentor acts as both a career coach and a role model. As a mentor, 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).
- Have an open and candid relationship with their mentee.
- Are not required to have face-to-face interactions or create job opportunities.
- Be an active CCM or CCMret.
Apply today to become a registered CMIT Mentor.
A mentee is responsible for understanding the nature of your relationship with your mentor and managing their expectations accordingly. Understanding that the mentors are volunteering their time, mentees should respect the valuable time contributed by their mentor.
- Should not expect a mentor to always have an answer to every question.
- Are responsible for coming to each meeting with their mentor, fully prepared.
- Are not required to have face-to-face interactions or guaranteed enhanced job opportunities.
Search the Mentor Registry to identify a potential mentor.
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.