2021 Mentees

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Signup Deadline: 24 Oct, 2021
Starts: 01 Nov, 2021
Ends: 30 Apr, 2022

Description:

ISACA is hosting a pilot mentorship program for current members to connect and support professional growth. Mentees can leverage the advice of a mentor who has spent time in their shoes and can offer an insider’s point of view on career management that can help guide the mentee to achieve career goals and more.

Learn more about the ISACA Mentorship Program.

Qualifications of Mentees

Mentees will need to be proactive, self-starters who are receptive to feedback and guidance to help them achieve their professional goals. Mentees must be current ISACA members.

Responsibilities of Mentees

A mentee is expected to maintain regular communication with their mentor, honestly sharing their successes and obstacles. Mentees will need to complete the Goal Setting Worksheet prior to applying and will use this as the foundation for the partnership they build with their mentors. The purpose of the mentorship relationship is not to receive tutoring to earn ISACA certifications, although credentials may be part of a mentee's professional growth path.

How does it work?

  1. Ensure your ISACA Membership is current.
  2. Download and complete the Goal Setting Worksheet (PDF).
  3. Log in and click Apply above by 24 October 2021.
  4. Participate in an onboarding webinar the week of 8 November to learn about the program’s roles, responsibilities, and support resources. We anticipate matching notifications to be sent around 1 November. 
  5. Contact your mentor to introduce yourself and schedule your first meeting. ISACA will provide templates to help facilitate productive conversations toward achieving your professional goals.

What kind of commitment does the program require?

Generally speaking, we anticipate that a typical commitment will involve:

  • 10-12 meetings over a 6 month commitment (November - April) based on the goal progress and match's needs. 5-7 of those meetings should be November - January to establish a path and momentum toward achieving the mentee's goal(s). 
  • 2-3 short surveys on your match compatibility and participant satisfaction and outcomes. 

Additional notes:

  • We provide the opportunity to be matched with someone who is the same gender as you, if you wish.
  • ISACA will retain mentor/ee applications on file should additional opportunities open up. Spots are limited, and not all applicants may be matched based on the submissions received.
  • One In Tech, an ISACA Foundation, will host an invitation-only virtual meetup series for mentor program participants to partake in facilitated small group discussions on timely workplace issues.

Preparing for the application:

The application will ask you the following questions. You may not save and return to complete the form, so it is recommended that you prepare the following responses in advance. Applications must be submitted by 24 October.
  1. Profile: Job title, industry information, years of work experience, gender, location, credentials
  2. Response: Why do you want to be part of this next pilot? What can you contribute to this program? (200 words or less.)
  3. Goal Setting Form: Upload this completed Goal Seeting Worksheet PDF.
  4. Matching Preferences: Using your goal worksheet, select the top 3 skills from the list below that best correspond to your goal(s) (in preferred order). 
    • Leading the organization:
      • managing change
      • solving problems and making decisions
      • managing politics and influencing others
      • taking risks and innovating
      • setting vision and strategy
      • managing the work
      • enhancing business skills and knowledge
      • understanding and navigating the organization
    • Leading the self:
      • demonstrating ethics and integrity
      • displaying drive and purpose
      • exhibiting leadership stature
      • increasing your capacity to learn
      • managing yourself
      • increasing self-awareness
      • developing adaptability
      • demonstrating perceptiveness to ensure due diligence
    • Leading others:
      • communicating effectively
      • developing others
      • valuing diversity and difference
      • building and maintaining relationships
      • managing effective teams and work groups
      • reporting on difficult issues to stakeholders

All participants must have an ISACA Participation Agreement on file.  To see if your agreement is active, visit your volunteer profile. Access all volunteer policies here.

Interests:

Professional Membership
Recent Graduate 1 Membership
Recent Graduate 2 Membership
Student Membership

Volunteers Needed:

50 (50 open slots)

Experience Required:

Director Level Industry Experience

Staff Facilitator:

Melissa Swartz
Sr. Manager, Volunteer Engagement
ISACA

ISACA’s Philosophy on Volunteer Engagement

ISACA encourages the active participation of our dedicated professional community in relevant, compelling and innovative activities at both the regional and international levels. With appreciation for the talent, expertise and experience each person contributes, volunteers and staff work collaboratively to fulfill ISACA’s purpose and promise, while benefiting from incredible experiences and accomplishments that instill confidence in our professional and personal growth.