The 10 mentorship principles

PMI CWCC sponsors this mentoring program to enhance the professional development of its participants. Participation is strictly voluntary and without financial compensation. Please read the following guidelines/principles regarding participation in the mentoring program.


Duration of the formal mentoring relationship between participants in the program is minimum three months. Mentor and Protégé should agree to actively participate in the program for the full duration.


Mentor and Protégé will agree to be available, responsive to each other’s needs, and willing to adjust schedules as necessary in order to achieve the minimum number of contact hours described below.


As part of the Program, Mentor and Protégé will agree to contact a minimum of two hours per month. It is recommended that the minimum contact hours be split at least into two separate sessions each month. It is also recommended that the maximum monthly commitment be set no more than six hours.


Information shared between the participants within the context of formal mentoring relationship should be strictly private and confidential and cannot be shared outside the relationship without consent and permission from the other participant(s), with the exception for the minutes-of-meeting prepared and sent to the director of the mentoring program.


An individual pairing of Mentor and Protégé, if proved to be unworkable or unsatisfactory to either/both participants, the Mentorship Program Committee will conduct a reassignment of matching as quickly as possible, with no fault assigned to either party. There is no assurance a suitable replacement can be found during the active session.


A Mentor’s role is limited to furnish opinions, examples, guidance, advice and suggestions. Protégés are expected to take all information provided by a mentor to advance their personal, professional and career decisions.


It is the responsibility of the Mentor to ensure that all opinions, examples, guidance, advice and suggestions provided as part of the formal mentoring relationship, are accurate to the best of their knowledge and do not recommend or suggest course(s) of actions for the Protégé that could be construed as illegal, unethical or immoral.


Participants will accept responsibility for any costs incurred as part of the formal relationship.


The PMI CWCC provides this mentoring service to its members with the understanding that this service is no guarantee for the Protégé’s career. Outcomes of this program are primarily the responsibility of the Protégé and not the Mentor or PMI CWCC.


Mentors are volunteers and are not experts or paid consultants. Mentors may give advice and/or information solely based on their knowledge, experience, and perspective. Mentors are not expected to make decisions for Protégés.