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Overview

This program is designed for Central Iowa SHRM members with professional Human Resources experience to gain experience and insight into a new HR area of interest. The Program offers a structured setting to develop beneficial one-on-one relationships. 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. 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. 

Cost

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

Commitment

To have a successful mentoring relationship, a six month time commitment is required. Mentees and mentors will be expected to meet once a month for six total sessions. Each relationship is unique, so time and energy commitments per session will vary. After the mentoring pairs are matched by the committee, the first step is to develop a Mentoring Agreement that is reasonable for both parties and includes: predetermined dates and times of monthly sessions, length of monthly sessions, means of communication between sessions, professional appearance expectations, goal setting and establishing development activities.

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. 

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact Megan Wonsmos at emergingprofessionals@cishrm.com or 515-309-3533 x2014. or 515-309-3533 x2014.