If you are currently an MBCI or FBCI (including those with Honors), you are eligible to become a mentor for BCI. Volunteering as a mentor means offering support and guidance to a fellow BCI Member.

You must maintain your membership throughout the duration of the mentoring partnership. To be a successful mentor, you should possess strong communication and personal development skills, as well as a solid understanding of professional development in the field of business continuity and resilience.

Benefits of becoming a BCI Mentor

  • CPD: Mentoring supports your professional development.
  • FBCI Membership: A key part of making a significant business continuity and resilience contribution.
  • Rewarding experience: Help others advance and grow.
  • Collaborative learning: Enhance your own professional understanding.
  • Self-reflection: Define and achieve personal goals.
  • Innovative thinking: Develop leadership skills and new perspectives.
  • Interpersonal skills: Improve communication and relationships.
  • Diverse insight: Expand your industry knowledge.
  • Reverse mentoring: Learn new skills from your mentee too.


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Roles and responsibilities of being a mentor

 When you begin mentoring, it's crucial to clarify your role as a mentor. You should not act as a coach, manager, or counselor.

  • Impartial Guidance: Provide impartial advice, fostering objectivity.
  • Goal Alignment: Assist mentees in setting achievable career goals with clear timeframes.
  • Resource Navigator: Identify valuable resources for mentees' growth.
  • Challenge Catalyst: Encourage mentees to step beyond their comfort zones.
  • Maintain Confidentiality: Respect privacy.
  • Guide Growth: Foster mentees' professional development.
  • Share Expertise: Impart knowledge and insights.
  • Regular Communication: Stay connected consistently.
  • Demonstrate Commitment: Invest time and effort in mentees' growth.
  • Tailored Development: Focus on personalized development strategies.
  • Problem-solving: Assist in addressing challenges.
  • Stay Current: Keep abreast of industry trends.
  • Ethical Guidance: Promote ethical behaviour.
  • Motivate Excellence: Inspire mentees to excel.
  • Adapt to Needs: Tailor guidance to individuals.
  • Reverse Mentoring: Embrace learning from mentees.
  • Provide Feedback: Offer constructive input.
  • Seek Feedback: Continuously improve the mentoring experience.


  • BCI Mentoring is a key ingredient in supporting business continuity professionals whilst they are new to the industry

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    Yusuf Ukaye MBCI

    Operational Resilience Manager, CloudPay

  • I was also lucky to have a phenomenal mentor who, at the time, was the manager of the risk consulting team. This mentor helped me to seamlessly transition from the personal lines department to the risk consulting team, helping me to translate what I learned into practical experience. 

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    Nicolene Oliver

    Risk Consultant, Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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Need further details about BCI Mentoring?

Please check our mentoring FAQ page or contact the membership team.