Q. How many mentee spots are you opening this year?
A. This will depend on how many participants we recruit for the program. It is anticipated there will be a higher demand for mentors so it will limit how many people can be paired. We will make every effort to accommodate as many participants as possible.
Q. How do you match mentees to mentors?
A. We will pair candidates based on the type of coaching that is needed. We’ll be screening both mentees and mentors to make the best people possible matches.
Q. Is there any cost to participate?
A. This program is free for CPRS Vancouver members.
Q. I don’t belong to CPRS Vancouver. Can I apply?
A. You are welcome to apply, but you will first need to become a CPRS Vancouver member to be considered as either a mentee or mentor. You can sign up to become a member here.
Q. Do mentors and mentees always meet in person?
Your initial meeting with your mentor should be face-to-face and designed to set the objectives and outcomes for you and your mentor. After that, how you connect is your choice.
Q. We are going out to lunch. Who should pay?
A. It is expected that each person pay his or her own way. In other words, go Dutch!
Q. What if I don’t get along with my mentor/mentee?
A. Try your best, since this is about sharing skills more than becoming friends. You are both professionals and have an interest in being in this relationship, so chances are things will go well. But if it is really not working out then e-mail email@example.com and we will try to help.