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The CISHRM Mentorship Program is designed for Human Resource professionals to gain experience and/or provide insight into a new Human Resource area of interest. Acting as a teacher, friend and guide to the real world, mentors have the opportunity to encourage and advise individuals by sharing their own experiences and knowledge in the Human Resources profession. Mentees have the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and grow as a professional by gaining new knowledge from someone who may have experiences to draw from or Individuals participating in the program will have the opportunity to build their professional network, expand HR competencies, plan for a career transition, and increase HR knowledge in a mentor/mentee relationship.


There is no cost of this program for Central Iowa SHRM members. 


The mentorship program through CISHRM will last approximately 9 months. Given the unprecedented times, we are finding ourselves, we want you to decide what works best for you and your mentor/mentee regarding commitment during the 9 months. Our suggestion is to attempt to connect (see ideas of how/what below) at least once per month.

Talking points will be distributed to the mentor and mentee at the beginning of the program. Each month, there will be a different topic of discussion in addition to the goals set by the pair. The following are suggested ways to engage with your mentor/mentee: 

• Video Chat
• Coffee
• Lunch
• Social Hour
• CISHRM Monthly Meeting, Event, Gathering
• Community Activity
• Send relevant articles/resources
• Read a book/article and discuss together
• Job shadow one another
• Attend an educational webinar together and debrief after

Mentors and mentees will also be responsible for: 
  • Completing a monthly survey to alert the Committee if the relationship is not working. 
  • Providing a testimonial at the conclusion of the program.

Participants will also be invited and highly encouraged to attend a Networking Event at the conclusion of the program.

Click here, to view Mentor Expectations.
Click here, to view Mentee Expectations.

Click here, to download the Mentorship Program Packet



If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact Megan Bohnenkamp at or  877-743-5312.or 515-309-3533 x2014.