What is Mentoring?

The Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) provides mentoring opportunities for all our members through our Mentorship Programme "PM MentorMe".

Mentoring is a mutual sharing of experiences and opinions to create agreed-upon outcomes. The programme is designed to elevate our service offering by providing a structured platform for developing and strengthening project management competencies within our profession. It also aligns with our strategic goal to foster a shared sense of community and support the career growth of our younger members.


How does the programme work? 

The Ireland chapter of PMI Mentoring Programme is based on a one-on-one format.

As a mentee, you'll gain practical knowledge and insights from seasoned practitioners who have achieved a high level of expertise. Mentors and mentees are paired based on shared interests, industries, skills, and other similarities. Participants in the programme are encouraged to agree their goals up-front and together discuss challenges, exchange ideas, and gain new perspectives on various aspects of project management, all aimed at enhancing their professional development.

For mentors, this programme offers a chance to expand their leadership skills and give back to the project management community. The experience provides both mentors and mentees with valuable professional and social networking opportunities, making it a rewarding journey for all involved.

What is the role of a mentor and mentee? 


Am I eligible to apply?   

All participants must be members of PMI Ireland Chapter and in good standing. Mentors need to have a minimum of 10 years experience in the field of project management. Mentors have volunteer status within Ireland Chapter of PMI and are therefore required to complete a standard Confidentiality Agreement and Conflict of Interest form prior to participation. 

Both partners must commit to meet a minimum of once every month for a minimum of six months. Mentors and mentees must mutually agree on a schedule. Meeting more frequently is encouraged, but not required. Please contact mentoring@pmi-ireland.org if your situation changes or that you are no longer able to meet the minimum requirements. 

Do I earn PDU points?  

  • If you are the mentor, you can claim PDUs for "Giving Back to the Profession" for the time you spent mentoring. You can claim 1 PDU for every hour spent mentoring, up to a maximum of 25 PDUs per certification cycle.
  • If you are the mentee, you can claim PUs for "Education" for the time you spend being mentored. You can claim 1 PDU for every hour spent being mentored, up to a maximum of 30 PDUs per certification cycle.

It's important to note that the mentoring relationship must be focused on developing your project management skills & knowledge and must be with someone who is not a colleague or supervisor.

How do I register? 

The Mentorship Programme is now open for registration. Don't miss this chance to be part of our first intake. Registration closes on 28th June 2024.

Step 1 – Download the relevant application form and complete it. 

Step 2 – Email your application and resume to mentoring@pmi-Ireland.org

Mentor and Mentee Application Forms

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We look forward to your participation in the programme!


I took part in the PMI pilot mentoring programme over a 6-month period in 2020. I was paired with a highly experienced Project Manager. PMI provided a structured framework and reassurance to maximise this experience. Combined with my Mentor’s positive and strong guidance, this made the experience highly worthwhile and led to very positive outcomes. At the beginning of the pilot programme, I set four goals, ranging from learning how to work remotely to advancing my career. Through our weekly/bi-weekly calls my mentor assisted me with each goal. I quickly achieved all of them, including securing a new job.

Finola Burns


I completed my mentorship programme with PMI a while back and it was a very enriching experience for me. I was matched with a mentor who was extremely talented, encouraging, patient and understanding. Participating in the programme helped me build my confidence in the field of project management and grow my career to date.

Doyle Alale


I took part in the PMI Mentoring pilot in 2020 as a mentee. The pilot was efficiently organised, I was matched to a mentor from my sector with sufficient level of seniority to be able to discuss and provide support for the areas I could improve. We ran the sessions on bi-weekly basis during the pilot and remained in touch professionally after the pilot was over. PMI guidance and support were very helpful and my overall experience was quite positive.

Ekaterina Stefanova