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2019 Mentor Program Kickoff
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When: Monday, October 28th
Where: Solas
419 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603
United States
Contact: Lea Rutter

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Please Join us for the Kick off Social of our 2019 Mentorship Program!



You must complete the appropriate enrollment form before registering for this event. 


Mentor Enrollment

Mentee Enrollment


The RMSHRM Mentor Program is an exciting, free program that provides mentors and mentees with the opportunity to establish a mutually beneficial relationship.  Mentors have a chance to share their strengths, abilities and networks, while the mentees have an opportunity to seek advice from seasoned professionals.  Both participants have equal responsibility in establishing a successful mentorship relationship.


The Kick-Off Social is a great opportunity to meet and network with individuals to see who would make the best connection as your mentor/mentee.

Mentors are expected to:

  • Act as a sounding board on day-to-day HR work issues
  • Provide career advice
  • Provide and share a network of resources
  • Challenge the mentee to think and move outside their comfort zone
  • Offer encouragement
  • Teach by example

Responsibilities of the Mentor: 

  • Offer challenging ideas
  • Help build self-confidence 
  • Encourage professional behavior 
  • Help build self-awareness 
  • Candidly confront negative behaviors and attitudes 
  • Listen to problems/issues and be supportive 
  • Establish trust with Mentee 
  • Offer encouragement  
  • Encourage Mentees to take risks 

Benefits for the Mentor:

  • Broadening of skills and knowledge
  • Gains satisfaction in sharing experiences with others
  • Energizes the mentor’s career
  • Gains an ally in promoting the organization’s well-being
  • May learn more about other areas within the organization
  • May receive a ‘new dimension’ to their current job/role
  • Increasing personal and professional networks
  • Watching others develop from the mentor’s experience(s)

Mentees are expected to:

  • Be receptive to advice and new experience
  • Be interested in education and advancement
  • Take an active role in their own career advancement
  • Be willing to receive critical feedback in areas such as communication, interpersonal relationships, leadership skills, etc.
  • Have an interest in gaining new networks

Responsibilities of the Mentee:

  • Be dedicated to the mentoring relationship by investing their time and energy
  • Assess their own developmental needs and discuss these with their Mentor
  • Take the initiative in their own skill development and career development plan
  • Actively participate in the mentoring relationship – don’t just look for advice
  • Take full advantage of the training or assistance offered
  • Be willing to accept and follow through on the Mentor’s advice
  • Employ the rules of confidentiality
  • Develop and utilize the skills of professionalism.
  • Have realistic expectations regarding a Mentor’s time and influence
  • Be honest and share specific work frustrations, needs and goals 


Frequently Asked Questions:

What does a mentor do?
Mentors provide advice and guidance to their mentees.  They can be valuable resources to the individual’s personal and professional development throughout the program, and perhaps beyond.

What kinds of information does a mentor share?
Mentors can give specific career related advice, as well as other personal development guidance. Information also includes interviewing for a first job or next job, critiquing a resume, or offering to make introduction. 

How much time is expected from the program?
We ask that both mentees and mentors commit for one year and expect to spend about 1-2 hours a month interacting. The mode of communication is determined by the pair depending on availability and schedules of both parties. We do encourage a face to face meeting at the beginning of the relationship.

You may continue the relationship much longer than this one year program, and we encourage you to do so! We also encourage mentees who are interested in participating in the program for more than one year to consider choosing a second mentor so they can have multiple perspectives and an even larger network.


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