Mentorship Program


Focus on YOUR professional and career development this year.


SHRM-Atlanta is pleased to offer a mentoring program designed to pair HR practitioners that are early in their career and seeking professional growth, with an experienced HR leader and mentor for mutual professional development and learning opportunities.

The 2020 Mentoring Community will offer two cohorts with 10 Mentors and 10 Mentees each!  

2020 Mentoring Cohorts

Spring Cohort (Begins April 28, 2020): [Closed]

Fall Cohort (Begins September 22, 2020): [

About The Program

Each Mentoring Community consists of a cohort of 10 mentor and 10 mentee pairs. Selected participants will attend a mandatory introductory Mentor Matching breakfast event on the dates listed below.  Prior to the event mentees will be provided a brief bio for each mentor. Through facilitated connection exercises, mentees will have the opportunity to prioritize their top mentor choices.  The Mentoring Program committee will make final mentor/mentee pairing selections based on these stated priorities.

Additional information:


  • Mentoring Fundamentals  >>

  • Mentoring is a partnership between two people which supports a personal and professional development strategy. Attributes of effective mentors and effective mentees.


  • How to Find the Right Mentor >>

  • Targeted partnerships can turbocharge your career. After all, no one understands HR like HR. By Kathryn Tyler, HR Magazine, April 16, 2018




Important Dates


Mentoring Community Cohort

Application Deadline

Mentor Matching Event*

1:1 Meetings

Mentor Community Celebration

Spring 2020 Cohort

March 31, 2020

April 28, 2020

7:30 – 9:30 AM

May - October

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Fall 2020 Cohort

August 25, 2020

September 22, 2020

7:30 - 9:30 AM

October - March

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*Note: The Mentor Matching is a mandatory and  highly interactive virtual event  for all selected Mentees and Mentors .



Ideal Mentee

An ideal mentee will:

  • Be an active SHRM-Atlanta Professional Practitioner Member
  • Have a strong desire to develop your skills, strategies, and capabilities so that you can reach new heights in your professional journey
  • Be open to new ideas and feedback 

Ideal Mentor

An ideal mentor will:

  • Be an active SHRM-Atlanta Member
  • Have at least 10 years leadership experience – combination of business and/or Human Resource experience. Leadership is defined in terms of subject matter expertise and / or people leadership experience
  • Have a demonstrated passion to develop and grow future HR leaders 

Mentor & Mentee

Both ideal mentees and mentors will:

  • Participate in the Mentor Matching Event (attendance required)
  • Meet for one hour each month for 6 months
  • Be committed to developing a trusting and mutually beneficial relationship
  • Maintain an updated SHRM-Atlanta Member ship and Profile


*The SHRM-Atlanta Mentoring Community is a members-only benefit and complimentary for SHRM-Atlanta members. You must be a current SHRM-Atlanta member to apply and for the duration of the program. Not a member yet?  Join Here!


How Do I Apply?

Application period for Fall 2020 is now closed.


Each application will be reviewed by a selection committee to determine eligibility. Those selected to participate in the Mentoring Community will be notified  a few weeks prior to the event .  All chosen Mentees and Mentors commit to attending the Mentor Matching  event .  When applying for this program, please block the date on your calendar to ensure your availability, should you be selected.


Eligibility will be limited to 10 mentors and 10 mentees for each cohort. If we are not able to accommodate you for the upcoming cohort, you are encouraged to apply for the next one.





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