2024 Mentoring Program

The Application period for 2024 is December 18, 2023 through January 8, 2024 .

The next Mentoring Program begins March 2024.

Note: Applications are closed.

The Value of Mentoring

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”   — Steven Spielberg, Director

“You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you going to be in a few years.”  — Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

If you work in the HR field and always thought about finding a mentor or being a mentor to help you grow in your career, but didn’t know where to start, then you are in luck!  The NYC SHRM Mentoring Program is the perfect way to grow, learn and add value to your career. It’s also a great way to connect with your mentor to teach them things YOU know.  We are never too old to learn.

We are delighted to offer the NYC SHRM Mentoring Program! The Mentoring Program provides the opportunity to apply real-life wisdom to workplace situations and career development. Regardless of age or career tenure, NYC SHRM believes that all members have something to offer each other. In fact, it is that difference in career tenure and experience that make this program so valuable.

This will take time and self-reflection, so really make sure you will commit to your end of the deal. We know you are ready and willing to work with your mentor and reap the benefits of such an amazing opportunity. Think about what, if anything, you would like to learn from each other so you can participate in reverse mentoring to exchange skills, knowledge and understanding

Both parties are assigned a Mentoring Committee Liaison who is available to provide guidance and advice in developing the mentoring relationship. Both parties will keep the liaison informed via quarterly updates, but the liaison is always available for questions or concerns.

SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS: All applications will be carefully screened to determine if a mentoring match can be established.  After submitting your application, you will be contacted if an appropriate match is identified for you.  Based on the availability of Mentors and Mentees, applicants may be placed on a wait list.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Mentoring Committee Members at mentoring@nycshrm.org.

Please note that your New York City SHRM and National SHRM memberships will be verified at the time of application.

Mentoring Committee

Dr. Lisa DeRoche, Chair

Penny McNerney, Co-Chair

Cathy Diana

Carolina Nieto-Ulloa

Angela K. Finlay

Stacy Roger Gordon


SHRM Certification Credits:

NYC-SHRM mentors are eligible for up to 3 SHRM PDCs per year for their participation in our HR Mentoring program.  It is not necessary that the mentoring be conducted over a full year.  SHRM requires that the mentor enter the activity after it is completed. 

After each 10-month mentoring cycle is completed, the Chapter will provide participating mentors with a letter documenting their involvement in the program in case of an audit of recertification credits. 

For additional information, see https://www.shrm.org/certification/recertification/qualifying-activities/Pages/default.aspx and scroll down to Volunteering.

Here's what people are saying:

“I’ve been honored to have been paired with AMAZING mentees, who are far more experienced and capable than they realized. To be able to help them understand, recognize and embrace their successes and potential, is rewarding beyond words. Both my mentees have taught and inspired me as well.”

“As a mentor, I got to meet a wonderful mentee. We had several nice conversations in which I was able to help her navigate office politics, and guide her to the next step in her HR career. I feel great knowing that I can help someone else and, hopefully, they will pass that forward. I also know that if I ever have a question about anything, my mentee is just a phone call away!”

“The NYC SHRM mentoring program has been a great opportunity for me to connect with young professionals and to support them in reaching their full potential. It’s a rewarding and fun experience.”

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