Mentoring Opportunities

PMI Chattanooga Mentoring Program

The PMI Chattanooga Chapter Mentoring Program provides mentoring opportunities for members of the Chattanooga chapter of PMI. This program is directed toward providing you an opportunity for personalized networking by pairing you with a project management peer to facilitate knowledge sharing and mentoring relationships.  Share your valuable experience with a fellow project manager in the Chattanooga area.

The Chapter Mentoring Program Team will facilitate team pairing after receiving applications from mentors and mentees. The mentoring relationship will be conducted between the mentor/protege pairs and their meeting frequency and schedule will be agreed upon at the beginning of the program. 


Provide mentees with an opportunity to:

  • Learn from experienced Professionals
  • Reflect on the effects of personal attributes and behaviors
  • Define goals of growth and a path to achieve them

Mentee Criteria:

  • Member in good standing of PMI Chattanooga Chapter
  • Open Minded
  • Open to feedback and suggestions provided by Mentor including constructive criticism
  • Availability
  • Time available to commit to meeting with a mentor during formal meeting times and any additional times agreed to with the mentor.
  • Desire to grow and develop
  • Identify goals and be open to learning and developing as you work to achieve those goals

Provide mentors with an opportunity to:

  • Enhance leadership skills by sharing their knowledge and experiences with partners
  • Assist with problem-solving
  • Act as an advisor
  • Be a good listener (for both personal and work issues)

Mentor required skills:

Background and experience in various levels of management

Mentor Criteria:

  • Relevant Industry PM Experience
  • Candidate must possess relevant experience in the portfolio, program and project management field
  • Noted expertise as a role model in terms of managing successful programs and projects
  • Motivation Skills
  • The ability to motivate others even if the task to be performed is not on the critical path
  • Critical Thinking
  • The ability to provide critical thinking and an interest to work with others on problems they may have
  • Performance and Career Development Guidance
  • The ability to provide guidance on performance and career development
  • Effective Communications Skills
  • Effective communications skills at all levels
  • Embrace Change
  • The ability to embrace change rather than resist it.  
  • A way of looking at risks and issues and viewing them as opportunities or problems that can be solved for the overall benefit to the program and project


PMI Chattanooga Mentoring program participants who are certified PMPs may register time spent in mentoring activities for PDUs. 


Complete our Mentor/Mentee application form and submit it to the President to be considered for the program.

If you have any questions, please email our President