The TPMA Mentorship Program is designed to connect local product management professionals and individuals looking to start their product management careers or enrich their knowledge of the profession. The relationship between mentors and mentees is viewed as a professional one-on-one partnership, and both parties are expected to give time and energy to make the partnership work. Since its initial launch in 2011, the TPMA Mentorship Program has been a fun and rewarding way to learn and share experiences with like-minded local professionals.
Duration: The program runs once a year between December and June lasting 6 months.
TPMA pairs interested mentors and mentees together for a 1-on-1 mentoring experience. During the program kick-off presentation, TPMA will introduce both parties and provide the recommended framework for the program. Mentors and mentees are expected to discuss and agree on goals and processes before the program starts.
Mentors and mentees are expected to have at least one meeting per month and commit to ongoing constructive communication both ways, which is essential to the successful completion of the program. TPMA supports both mentors and mentees with check-in surveys every two months as well as program coordinators who are always available to help.
September 27, 2022: Registration opens
November 22, 2022: Registration closes
November 30, 2022: Mentors/mentees matching process complete
December 06, 2022: Program kick-off meeting
December 07, 2022 - January 16, 2023: Participants have completed the first meeting, and individual goals are set and confirmed
January 17, 2023 - June 30, 2023: Active mentoring, participants are expected to meet at least once per month
March 15, 2022: Mid-point survey
June 30, 2022: Final survey and wrap up
Last Tuesday of January, February, April, and May - check-in email with all program participants
“It’s shaping my thinking as a Product Manager and giving key insights to some assumptions product teams hold which ultimately results in failed products.”
“Really appreciate you all running this program - it's a great initiative. Keep it up!”
“It's been a great experience for me. I am learning from my mentee as well. I believe we will form a great "professional" friendship following this.”
“Specifically very helpful for guidance during an interview process! Very good and gave lots of resources and tips.”