Pass it on & Lift Others Higher



1.  a person who is advised, trained, or counseled by a mentor.

– Synonyms protégé

Ask the best leaders in any organization how they learned to be successful, and you often hear the same answer: they had a good mentor. Growth is a journey that requires a good guide. Someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. As Douglas M. Lawson said, “We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.” “Give to Live.” Take others with you and help them change their lives for the better. You will never regret the time you invest in people. Nothing in life is more fun-or has a greater return. You can raise up people around you and teach them to fly. It does take desire and commitment to the process, but it is the most rewarding part of success. Once they learn to fly, they will be capable of soaring anywhere. And sometimes when they start soaring high, they will help you along too.

  • 1. Contribute to the professional development of the future HR workforce.
  • 8. Give something back to our profession
  • 2. Develop, enhance and grow your mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • 9. By participating in a formal mentorship program, you will be able to maintain and grow your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials through our SHRM’s Recertification Provider Program by earning up to 3 PDCs per year.
  • 3. Identify potential interns and new hires for your organization.
  • 10. You will receive Certificate of Appreciation upon program completion along with your SHRM’s activity number = Professional Development Credits (PDCs).*
  • 11. Engage, connect and share successful practices and challenges
  • 4. Assist students in beginning successful careers.
  • 5. Opportunity to reflect on your own goals and practices
  • 12. Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader.
  • 6. Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas, approaches and learn from each other
  • 13. Reinforcement on how to listen actively rather than passively
  • 7. Traditional forms of recognition, namely paper certificates, are no longer the best way for us to communicate our appreciation! So, you will be awarded with a Mentor’s digital badge. This is a digital token of appreciation for your commitment, leadership and contributions. You will be able to display your badge on your web page, email signature, LinkedIn or other online venues.
Program Requirements

In order to participate in the program, you must:

  • Plan to remain actively involved in a Human Resources capacity for the entire duration of the phase.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive human resources generalist and/or specialist experience
  • Must be SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified
  • Commit to at least 4 meetings/calls with your mentee
  • Submit current resume or share your unique link to your LinkedIn Profile
  • Submit your Mentor Application
  • Pay a one-time nominal application fee that will cover the administrative cost associated with pre-screening, selection and matching.

Must have a strategic mindset and possess the following behavioral competencies:

  • Leadership & Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Relationship Management and Consultation
  • Critical evaluation, complex problem-solving and decision-making

If not you, who? If not now, when?

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