Mentorship Program


Focus on YOUR professional and career development this year.


SHRM-Atlanta is pleased to offer a new 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.   

10 Mentors and 10 Mentees were selected to participate in the 2019 Mentoring Community!

Applications for the 2019 Mentoring Community are now closed.
Please check back for future Mentoring Community cohort dates.


About The Program

The inaugural 2019 program will consist of a cohort of 10 mentor/mentee pairs, commence May 2, 2019 and conclude at the end of October.   Selected participants will attend a mandatory introductory Mentor Matching lunch on May 2nd.  Mentees will be provided a brief bio for each Mentor prior to the Matching event, and through facilitated connection exercises, 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

2019 Cohort

April 15, 2019 at 12pm

May 2, 2019

 11:30a – 1:30p

May - October

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*Note:  The Mentor Matching lunch is a mandatory event for all selected Mentees and Mentors and will be held at the King Tower Building, 6 Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA (room TBD).



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 on May 2 (attendance required)
  • Meet for one hour each month for 6 months (through October 2019).
  • Be committed to developing a trusting and mutually beneficial relationship
  • Maintain an updated SHRM-Atlanta Member 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?

The inaugural 2019 Mentoring Community has been filled; please check back and stay tuned for information on future Mentoring Community cohorts. 


Each application will be reviewed by a selection committee to determine eligibility.  Those selected to participate in the 2019 Mentoring Community will be notified the week of April 15th.  All chosen Mentees and Mentors commit to attending the May 2nd Mentor Matching lunch.  

Eligibility will be limited to 10 mentors and 10 mentees. If we are not able to accommodate you for this cohort, we will place you on a waitlist and let you know when the next cohort is available.



Send an email to for more information.