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Lifelong learning is important for leaders! One of the pillars of SHRM is "Develop the Professional”. At Richmond SHRM, we take this concept very seriously. "Giving back” to the profession by helping a person new to the HR community not only helps that person develop, but provides the Mentor with satisfaction with his/ her ability to share years of experience. Helping others is what it is all about!


Number of volunteers needed 10
 Reports to VP, Professional Advancement (Board position) via Mentorship Program Committee Chair via Mentorship Program Committee Members
Qualifications Richmond SHRM member, HR leader, 8 plus years of experience in a specific HR discipline or as a generalist
 Skills Developed Leadership, coaching skills, communication, networking
 Approx. Hours per Month 1.5
 Annual Hours

Orientation Session: 1

Interacting with Mentee: 12 (based on a 12 month agreement)

Check in with Mentorship Program Committee liaison: 4 (15 minutes per month based on a 12 month agreement)

Debrief at program conclusion: 1

Thank you for helping your fellow HR professional benefit from your knowledge and skill set. You will provide career advice and share HR/business knowledge assuring personal and professional development for your mentee. In the process, you will very likely learn something, too!

As the mentor, you are responsible for ensuring that an authorized "mentor/ mentee agreement” outlining roles/responsibilities and expectations or plan objectives is in place for you and your mentee. You will work with your assigned mentee over an agreed upon period of time based on what the mentee requests to learn. The minimum expectation is to spend an hour per month with your mentee in person or via phone calls, but you can increase the amount of time together as necessary. Although the agreement is set up for a 12 month period, it could be shorter based on what the mentee is attempting to learn.

Mentors are required to briefly touch base with a Committee liaison monthly during the course of the mentorship period to ensure that the "match” remains effective and established goals contained in the "mentor/mentee” agreement are being met. You will share concerns and suggest improvements for the program. At the conclusion of the mentorship period, you will be asked to complete a program evaluation form and debrief with your assigned Committee liaison.


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