Mentorship Program

Mentorship Opportunities

Coming Soon!

Call to Action

Dear ISACA Winnipeg Members,

The ISACA Winnipeg Chapter
is a powerful community and has the potential to be Leaders In The Community when it comes to providing mentorship to Business & Technology professionals. This includes professionals either in or looking to embark upon a career in Cybersecurity, Cyber & IT Risk, IT Audit, Privacy, Governance & Compliance, and more.

Do you remember those days when you were just finding your way in your professional career? Exciting at times however balanced with fear, uncertainty, and lots of questions. If you were fortunate you had someone you could turn to for guidance and mentorship. However, the reality is many professionals never truly experience mentorship during their career.

Personally, I feel strongly that we as leaders within a professionally community have an obligation to help others down a path that has already been forged. The net effect of mentorship in a "Pay it Forward" model has exponential benefit to our community and industry.

This is a call for help to be mentor within our community.
ISACA Winnipeg is regularly approached by post-secondary institutions to speak with students, be interviewed, provide guidance and more. In addition to post-secondary students there are countless of other opportunities to provide mentorship to or community. This is a collective challenge that ISACA Winnipeg is ready to tackle. If you are interested and willing to be a part of this, please email your interest to me at In the coming weeks we will begin to formalize a way for the community to engage our membership on mentor/mentee opportunities of varying capacities.


Rob Chester
President, ISACA Winnipeg

What is a mentor?

A mentor is a person who has professional and life experience and voluntarily agrees to help a mentee develop their skills, competencies, or achieve goals. Simply put a mentor is an advisor and role model who is willing to invest in someone else's personal growth and professional development.

What makes a good mentor?

  • A desire to help others succeed
  • A willingness to share information and past experiences
  • A desire to make the next person's journey easier than the one you took
  • A willingness to give and receive feedback
  • A desire to work with others
  • A desire to engage with others on an interpersonal level
  • A desire to learn
  • A motivation to mentor
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Good people management and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of the industry, organization, or field in which the mentee works or aspires to work in
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Strong ethics
  • Lack of prejudice
  • Openness, honesty and trustworthiness
  • Patience
  • Empathy