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“ Mentoring - Teaching  others to fly   By Saji
Agenda <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>What  </li></ul><ul><li>Who  </li></ul><ul><li>How  </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Benef...
<ul><li>Struggling </li></ul>Well-trained and  successful in the past  (Prior to Y2K) <ul><li>CHEESE IS MOVED </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Less than 50% of followers trust their  Manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 14% of followers have a role model at work...
Evolution of Leadership <ul><li>Globalization of Countries ( 15th century to 19th century  )  </li></ul><ul><li>Globalizat...
Why Mentoring? <ul><li>Where is your career going?  </li></ul><ul><li>Is it growing as fast as you would like?  </li></ul>...
MENTORING <ul><li>IS   the process in which successful individuals go out of their way to help others establish goals and ...
MENTORING CAN HELP YOU <ul><li>Acquire skills,  </li></ul><ul><li>Increase confidence,  </li></ul><ul><li>Widen your persp...
<ul><li>“Communications is human nature; Knowledge sharing is human nurture!”  </li></ul><ul><li>- Alison Tucker  </li></ul>
Types of Mentoring <ul><li>Natural Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Mentoring </li></ul>
WHAT  - What Is It? <ul><li>2 people  collaborating  around the mentee’s </li></ul><ul><li>Career goals </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Mentoring is not therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon feeding  </li></ul><ul><li>Not a way to get a job reference </li>...
WHO  -  Mentee <ul><li>Any  current  PMI Chapter member </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to “collaborate”  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Any  current  PMI member </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced PM   </li></ul><ul><li>Prior 1-1 mentoring experience (desi...
HOW  - Guidelines <ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Content / issues appropriate for dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>T...
<ul><li>Mentor’s knowledge and 1-1 skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mentee’s motivation and readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual com...
HOW - When & How Long <ul><li>Meet once a month (minimum)  </li></ul><ul><li>Or twice a month (recommended)  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Time:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 2 contacts per month (2 hrs each) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities outsi...
Potential Benefits  - For Mentees   (Protégés)  <ul><li>Faster career growth </li></ul><ul><li>Faster growth in PM profess...
<ul><li>A way to “give back” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Community </li></ul><ul><...
Mentoring Activities   <ul><li>Clarify career goals and paths </li></ul><ul><li>Review requirements, proficiencies, creden...
<ul><li>Analyze interpersonal & group dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Assess ideas & beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Critique of care...
Shared Core Skills <ul><li>Listening Actively  </li></ul><ul><li>Building Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging </li></ul><u...
Mentor-Specific Skills   <ul><li>Instructing/Developing Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring </li></ul><ul><li>Providi...
Mentee-Specific Skills   <ul><li>Acquiring Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Showing Initiative...
The Adult Mentoring Model By Dr. Norman H. Cohen From the Mentee’s Guide to Mentoring, Dr. Norman Cohen. Copyright 1999, H...
Mentoring Program Process Flow  Adapted from PMI Chicago Land Chapter
Needed Materials <ul><li>Mentees </li></ul><ul><li>““ The Mentee’s Guide”, Revised Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Creating Yo...
Resources Mentoring web sites: <ul><li>http://www.pmimemphis.org/mentor.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mentoringgroup....
“ The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, They will bloom lik...
Saji Madapat  CPIM, CIERP, PMP, CMPE, CSSBB <ul><li>Product of PMI’s prestigious Leadership Institute. A global citizen wi...
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  1. 1. “ Mentoring - Teaching others to fly By Saji
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Core Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Program Process Flow </li></ul><ul><li>The Adult Mentoring Model </li></ul><ul><li>Needed Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Resources - Mentoring web sites </li></ul>“ Mentoring - Teaching others to fly By PMI Memphis Chapter Mentoring Team
  3. 3. <ul><li>Struggling </li></ul>Well-trained and successful in the past (Prior to Y2K) <ul><li>CHEESE IS MOVED </li></ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul>BUT NOW
  4. 4. <ul><li>Less than 50% of followers trust their Manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 14% of followers have a role model at work. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of Managers are threatened by talented subordinates. </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty is at all time low. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evolution of Leadership <ul><li>Globalization of Countries ( 15th century to 19th century ) </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization of Companies (20th century) </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization of Leadership ( Individuals) (Since year 2000) </li></ul>Adapted from the Book “World is Flat” by Pulitzer prize winning author Thomas Friedman
  6. 6. Why Mentoring? <ul><li>Where is your career going? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it growing as fast as you would like? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you encountering “challenges” in your career? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like to “give back” to your profession? </li></ul>
  7. 7. MENTORING <ul><li>IS the process in which successful individuals go out of their way to help others establish goals and develop the skills to reach them. </li></ul>
  8. 8. MENTORING CAN HELP YOU <ul><li>Acquire skills, </li></ul><ul><li>Increase confidence, </li></ul><ul><li>Widen your perspective, </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid many errors, </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance your career and life, </li></ul><ul><li>And help you succeed. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“Communications is human nature; Knowledge sharing is human nurture!” </li></ul><ul><li>- Alison Tucker </li></ul>
  10. 10. Types of Mentoring <ul><li>Natural Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Mentoring </li></ul>
  11. 11. WHAT - What Is It? <ul><li>2 people collaborating around the mentee’s </li></ul><ul><li>Career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development goals </li></ul><ul><li>PM “challenges” at work </li></ul><ul><li>One may be just a little further along </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Mentoring is not therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Not a way to get a job reference </li></ul><ul><li>Not counseling in getting a new job </li></ul><ul><li>Not a constant “gripe” session </li></ul><ul><li>Not a way to prepare for PMP exam </li></ul><ul><li>Not a “quick fix” </li></ul>WHAT - What isn’t it?
  13. 13. WHO - Mentee <ul><li>Any current PMI Chapter member </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to “collaborate” </li></ul><ul><li>Must attend mentoring training </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Any current PMI member </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced PM </li></ul><ul><li>Prior 1-1 mentoring experience (desirable) </li></ul><ul><li>Must attend mentoring training </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to share experiences and promote Project Management. </li></ul>WHO - Mentor
  15. 15. HOW - Guidelines <ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Content / issues appropriate for dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Topics suitable for projects </li></ul><ul><li>Personality &quot;clashes&quot; are normal </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful frankness, not &quot;brutal&quot; honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Use of a Mentoring Journal </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Mentor’s knowledge and 1-1 skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mentee’s motivation and readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual commitments to: </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain scheduled sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Select relevant topics </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue meaningful activities </li></ul>HOW - Critical Success Factors
  17. 17. HOW - When & How Long <ul><li>Meet once a month (minimum) </li></ul><ul><li>Or twice a month (recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: meeting, email, phone, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet from nine to twelve months </li></ul><ul><li>At final meeting – Celebrate the journey! </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 2 contacts per month (2 hrs each) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities outside of sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effort: consistent commitment to process </li></ul><ul><li>Money: ~ $15 for books & materials </li></ul>HOW - Commitment Needed
  19. 19. Potential Benefits - For Mentees (Protégés) <ul><li>Faster career growth </li></ul><ul><li>Faster growth in PM profession </li></ul><ul><li>Success with immediate PM “challenges” </li></ul><ul><li>Earn 5 PDU’s / Education Credits Hrs. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>A way to “give back” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Community </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Earn 5 PDU’s </li></ul>Potential Benefits - For Mentors
  21. 21. Mentoring Activities <ul><li>Clarify career goals and paths </li></ul><ul><li>Review requirements, proficiencies, credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss selected readings, research </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended workshops, seminars </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Analyze interpersonal & group dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Assess ideas & beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Critique of career/professional progress </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections on personal values, job satisfaction, and career choices </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback about current competencies </li></ul>Mentoring Activities
  23. 23. Shared Core Skills <ul><li>Listening Actively </li></ul><ul><li>Building Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Goals & Current Reality </li></ul>From The Mentor’s Guide (Revised Edition). © 2003 by Linda Phillips-Jones, Published by the Coalition of Counseling Centers/The Mentoring Group, Grass Valley, CA, 530-268-1146
  24. 24. Mentor-Specific Skills <ul><li>Instructing/Developing Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Corrective Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Doors </li></ul>From The Mentor’s Guide (Revised Edition). © 2003 by Linda Phillips-Jones, Published by the Coalition of Counseling Centers/The Mentoring Group, Grass Valley, CA, 530-268-1146
  25. 25. Mentee-Specific Skills <ul><li>Acquiring Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Showing Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Following Through </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the Relationship </li></ul>From The Mentor’s Guide (Revised Edition). © 2003 by Linda Phillips-Jones, Published by the Coalition of Counseling Centers/The Mentoring Group, Grass Valley, CA, 530-268-1146
  26. 26. The Adult Mentoring Model By Dr. Norman H. Cohen From the Mentee’s Guide to Mentoring, Dr. Norman Cohen. Copyright 1999, HRD Press, Inc., Armherst, MA, 800-822-2801, www.hrdpress.com Motivation Initiative Mentor Model Mentee Vision Final Alternatives Challenge Facilitative Confrontive Later Advise Information Middle Trust Relationship Early Key Points Dimensions Phases
  27. 27. Mentoring Program Process Flow Adapted from PMI Chicago Land Chapter
  28. 28. Needed Materials <ul><li>Mentees </li></ul><ul><li>““ The Mentee’s Guide”, Revised Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Creating Your Personal Vision & Writing a Plan: Three Tools for Achieving Your Goals&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Mentor’s Guide”, Revised Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;75 Things to Do with Your Mentees: Practical and Effective Development Ideas You can Try&quot; </li></ul>All materials are written by Linda Phillips-Jones, Ph.D.
  29. 29. Resources Mentoring web sites: <ul><li>http://www.pmimemphis.org/mentor.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mentoringgroup.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hrdpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.mentoring-programs.com </li></ul>
  30. 30. “ The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, They will bloom like flowers” Thich Nhat Hanh Will You be Part of this Noble Mission??????
  31. 31. Saji Madapat CPIM, CIERP, PMP, CMPE, CSSBB <ul><li>Product of PMI’s prestigious Leadership Institute. A global citizen with the techno-functional and Project Portfolio responsibility for the Global Business System of the Buckman companies in over 20 countries (travelled to 12). Worked with leading consulting firms including Bearing Point (KPMG), Ernst & Young (Cap Gemini), Arthur Anderson, BaaN (Vanenburg) Business System and CroweChizek on various high-profile ERP & Business Performance Management projects in the USA. Prior experience includes project feasibility studies, appraisals, industry analysis, company analysis and strategic financial planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Led and performed numerous engagements with PMI committees since 1998. Currently serving 3rd term as VP, Finance of the PMI Memphis Chapter that won the distinguished Chapter of the Year Award. Published or presented 20 papers including in PMI’s Global Leadership Conferences. Involved in many PMI activities including judging PMI's 2004 & 2005 Project of the Year (POY) Award applications, mentoring initiative and contributing to PMI’s strategic initiative on OPM3, (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model), PPMS (Program Portfolio Management Standards) and PMC (Project Manager Competency). </li></ul>Saji@Madapat.com/ 214-454-7254

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