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Overview of the Mentorship program of the Toronto Product Management Association.

Overview of the Mentorship program of the Toronto Product Management Association.



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  • TMPA Mentorship Orientation Dec 4th, 2012 Charles Dimov @cdimov
  • Agenda 6:30pm Registration / Network 7:00pm Orientation 7:25pm Mentor Panel 7:45pm F2F Objectives 8:00pm F2F Breakout 8:20pm Q&A & Final Words 8:35pm Adjourn
  • Timeline Gauge Interest F2F Orientation Active Mentoring Wrap-up Jun Oct Dec June Recruit & MatchNovember: Based on survey responses, mentors & mentees - matchedProgram: Active Mentoring to run December to June 2013
  • What is Mentorship?  Mentorship is the process of harnessing experience and knowledge and sharing it with others.  It is about people learning from each other and applying the learning.  Opportunity to share their professional knowledge, expertise and career perspective with others
  • Guidelines  NOT A JOB SEARCH FORUM  We are all mature adults  It’s up to you  Program establishes structure  Program makes the connections  You need to drive it, stick with it, and make it work!  Mentor & Mentee MUST give time and energy to the mentoring partnership to make it work  Must: be open to new ideas, and trust each other
  • Objective Connect individuals in the profession and provide the opportunity to learn from each other’s experience Provide experienced Sounding Board -technical experience -marketing experience -career guidance Opportunity to share -leadership talent -strengthen your network -2 way street
  • Mentoring Process
  • Commitment 6 months (Dec - May) F2F Orientation & Meet Mentee Regular mentor/mentee meetings  Min: 1 hour / month  Default: 1st Wed of each Month – 1 hr (7:00-8:00pm) Mentor Support & Best Practice Group – 30 mins Mentees: Mid Point Check – follow up call Feedback Survey: June Follow-through on commitments
  • Step 1: Build Relationship Establish trust  Get to know each other  Establish mutual trust and respect confidentially Explore mentor / mentee history  Share both good AND bad experiences  Allow for open and honest communication  Understand how the mentee prefers to learn; appreciate differences in learning styles and pace
  • Step 2: Goals Set Mentor Goals What does the Mentor want to accomplish? ie: Groom a mentee / Develop leadership / Guide skills-career Set Mentee Goals a) Mentee wants to attain … b) Objective milestones … c) Guidance/Right Q’s - based on Mentor’s experience
  • Step 3: Coach & FollowUp Mentors: Keep it Positive! Help mentee outline Goals & Plan of Action (POA) Review Actions taken & Progress Provide clear feedback on their progress Key: Open / Honest communication Celebrate accomplishments!
  • Mentoring Panel
  • Mentoring Panel Mentors: Lee Garrison Charles Dimov Mentees: Samantha Sharkov Elizabeth Hosein
  • Topics for 1:1’s Your career journey and how you managed it Building Working Relationships / an organization Working across regions and geographies Increasing Visibility within an Organization Building networks Functional Expertise Qualities of a Star Performer Leadership Influencing Others Diversity Issues
  • Not Expected!  NO: Provide personal intro’s  NO: Spend more time than agreed  NO: Take lead in the relationship  setting up all meetings / drive career development  NO: Continue beyond June 2012
  • Confidentiality TPMA Execs will not reveal any of your personal information to other members participating in the pilot program or any of the TPMA exec team Your personal information will never be posted on our TPMA website Your email address will be provided to only your Mentor/Mentee group CRUCIAL: maintain confidentiality and absolutely avoid disclosure of any personal information outside the 1:1
  • Extra Reading…  The Mentor Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships  Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning  Secrets of a CEO Coach (coaching techniques you can use both for yourself and for others)  The Heart of Mentoring: 10 Proven Principles for Developing People to their Fullest Potential  The Elements of Mentoring  The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Effective Mentoring  Coaching and Mentoring for Dummies  The Protégé ’s Guide: How to Have a Successful Relationship with a Mentor  The Protégé ’s Guide to Mentoring
  • Recommendation… Solid Overview for Mentors Many many examples and stories Ethical guidance
  • First Contact…  Call out Numbers  Mentor & Mentee please stand  Get together F2F  15min F2F exercise  Back in room for Wrap-Up
  • 15min F2F Exercise  Introduce each other  Background, work, experience, hobbies, family/children…  Exchanged contact info (email / phone #)  Set time / date / place / length for next 1:1  phone / skype / in-person [Starbucks, Tim Hortons…]  First Wed. of month – from 7:00-8:00pm (1hr)  Mentee to call Mentor on home telephone number  Discuss Goals:  How do you hope to give back as a Mentor?  As a Mentee what learnings will help you most?
  • Contacts / Resources  Contact: mentorship@tpma.ca  Charles Dimov  Office: 416-207-7806  Email: cdimov@hotmail.com  Mentorship Blog & Forum  http://www.tpma.ca/mentorshipblog  For the Mentorship Program - these pages and resources are only visible and accessible to members of the Mentorship Program Participants Group
  • Volunteers & Executives
  • Final Words…  Thanks to all of you who chose to partake.  Deepest thanks to all the Mentors  Keep your commitments to each other Stick with it! Make it happen! Learn Something! Have Fun!