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Mentoring and Development Programme

The PMI Mentoring and Development Programme, sponsored by The People’s Pension, is delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Peoples Pension

The Institute of Leadership and Management


The period for the 2020/21 Mentoring and Development Programme is 2 March 2020 – 1 March 2021. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2020.

Mentees and Mentors must be a member of the PMI throughout the duration of the programme.

The registrations are now closed. Thank you for your applications - the pairings will be announced on 17 February 2020.

 Your questions answered

 1. Please can you clarify the timescale for selection of mentors (and mentees)?

After the registration deadline on 31 January 2020, the applications will be reviewed and 20 pairs will be selected within the following 2 weeks. Notification emails will be sent out on 17 February 2020. Successful mentors and mentees will be given 2 days to confirm their participation in the programme.  

 2. On Monday, 2 March 2020, what time will the launch meeting take place?

The meeting will take place in the PMI offices from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  

 3. Is the program related to pensions or leadership?

There are two parts to this programme for the mentee: the regular 1-2-1 meetings (between the mentor and the mentee) and the ILM MyLeadership programme.

The demo of the ILM learning platform is in relation to the 2nd part of the PMI Mentoring and Development Programme in which mentees will be required to complete a series of leadership learning modules (as seen in the webinar recording). The leadership part of the programme is designed to complement and enhance your skills in the workplace, but it is not pensions specific.  

If the mentees chosen are looking to expand their skills and knowledge in a specific area within pensions, they will be matched with an appropriate mentor who can add value.

Mentors who are chosen to participate will be sharing the skills and knowledge they have included in their applications as their area of expertise. This can be pensions or non-pensions related.  

4. How many times do the mentor and mentee need to meet?

A minimum of 6 times throughout the year (March 2020 to March 2021), in-person preferably.  

5. What would be expected of the mentor?  

During the first meeting, the mentor and the mentee will establish a set of objectives and a plan for making the most of the meetings. The PMI will not be instructing on how these meetings should be run, but we can provide guidance and resources for effective mentoring and coaching techniques.

6. How would the mentor’s contribution be assessed?

A survey will be sent to all mentors and mentees 6 months after the start of the programme, which will allow all participants to rate the effectiveness of the pairing. The PMI will then share individual reports with each participant.

7. What will be the outcome of the 1-2-1 meetings?

This will be based on the agreed objectives that mentors and mentees will set amongst themselves. The main outcome for the meetings is for the mentors to provide guidance and share their expertise.

The PMI can offer helpful suggestions but we encourage participants to establish clear expectations during their first meeting.

8. What are the fees for taking part in the programme? Is the programme intended to be free for the first year only?

There are no fees for mentors or mentees taking part in this programme.

9. On completion of this one year programme, what would the mentor expect to receive from PMI?

The mentors will receive a PMI certificate of completion and can claim up to 10 hours CPD.

10. On completion of this one year programme, what would the mentee expect to receive from PMI?

The mentees will receive a PMI certificate of completion and a second certificate from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) upon completing the ILM MyLeadership online course.  


To listen to the PMI Mentoring & Development Programme webinarclick here.