Coaching Pods

What is a coaching pod?

A time-boxed mentorship program format for PMI-SD chapter members.   An experienced project manager will hold group coaching sessions with up to 4 mentees.  Each coaching pod will focus on a specific goal or a specific project management competency, process, or tool.  Participants must be able to attend all sessions.  The program format is as follows:

  • A 90-minute Kick-Off and Orientation Session
  • Six 60-minute structured coaching sessions to be conducted over 2 months. Session date/time to be mutually determined by each pod.
  • A 90-minute Graduation and Closing Session


When will the coaching pods be offered and what topics will each pod focus on?

A pilot program with limited spots will be conducted from May 2021 to August 2021 and focus on Military Veterans Transition to Non-Military Careers. 

The full program launch is planned for August 2021 to November 2021 with the following potential topics:

  • Entry-Level Project Management Career Transition
  • Military Veteran Transition to Non-Military Careers
  • Experienced Project Managers Seeking Job Search Support
  • Career Progression for Project Managers
  • Project Management Soft Skills (e.g., active listening, adaptive communications, conflict resolution, and problem-solving)
  • Agile or Digital Transformation
  • PMO


Will there be a fee if I get selected to be a mentor or mentee?

There will be no fees assessed for participation in the program.

Will PDUs be offered for participants?

PMI-SD Chapter members who have a registered PMI credential (PMP, PMI-ACP…etc.) can earn PDUs.  Mentors can report PDUs by submitting the coaching pod hours under the “Giving Back, Share Knowledge) category. Mentees can report PDUs by submitting the coaching pod hours under “Education, Informal Learning Category”.

How can I apply to be a mentee for the pilot program?

Apply by Friday, April 30, 2021, or earlier:  Mentee Online Registration

How can I apply to be a mentor or mentee for the program from August 2021 to November 2021?

Online registration will be available in the coming months.  Sign-Up below to be notified when coaching pods registration begins and indicate which topics you are interested in.

Mentors:  I want to volunteer to be a mentor

Mentees:  I want to be a mentee

Contact for More Information:  [email protected]