PMIWDC Mentor/Protégé Program - How the Program Works

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The program matches project management protégés to work with seasoned PMP professionals who can best support their developmental needs.

Each mentor protégé pair will establish and build a foundation for a successful mentoring relationship with learning and development at its core and the fulfillment of clear mutually defined goals as its intention.

The mentoring pairs will agree on the goals of their partnership and the frequency of their mentoring meetings. 

They will complete a mentoring partnership agreement and develop a Mentoring Action Plan that translates goals into easily executable and attainable steps.  

They will work towards accomplishing these agreed-upon learning goals within the time available within the formal program.

The formal program concludes with the Mentor Protégé pairs closing the formal relationship and redefining the relationship moving forward and providing feedback to the program in the form of lessons learned.

Mentor Protégé pairs will be expected to meet a minimum of two hours per month in addition to attending the required Kick-off and Check-In meetings.  

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those participants that meet the following:

  • Attended at least two out of the three PMIWDC Mentoring Program meetings
  • Submitted signed Participation Agreement
  • Submitted signed Confidentiality Agreement
  • Submitted Monthly Activities Reports


Protégé Program Participation Fee: $150.00 is required from all selected Protégé applicants.  Military protégés will receive a discount. This fee will be applied to cover program administration.  


Professional Development Units (PDU) Credit:

Mentors: Giving Back PDU
Protégés: Educational PDUs

Recommended Reading: Educational PDUs


2020 Program Schedule

6 January – 7 February: Application Period
March: Mentor/Protégé matching
16 April: Kick-off meeting, Orientation and Training  (6:00PM – 8:00PM)
11 June: Check-in #1, Face-to-face Meeting  (6:00PM – 8:00PM)
13 August: Check-in #2, Face-to-face Meeting  (6:00PM - 8:00PM)
15 October: Lessons Learned Session (2 hours)

Mentor Protégé pairs will be invited to attend a chapter monthly meeting and network with the project management community in the greater Washington DC area.

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