If you are a BCI Certified or Non-Certified member, you can apply to become a mentee. 

Through your mentoring relationship, you will receive one-to-one support in building their proficiency across the competencies outlined in the BCI Competency Framework. Your BCI Mentor will share their experiences, provide practical examples, and offer resources to help you enhance your capabilities in alignment with industry standards and good practices.

Benefits of becoming a BCI Mentee

  • Learn from Experts: Access support, guidance, and networking with industry leaders.
  • Career Boost: Advance your career with mentorship that's proven to make a difference.
  • Strategic Planning: Get independent career advice to chart your path.
  • Skill Enhancement: Develop vital skills with personalized guidance.
  • Knowledge Transfer: Gain insights from experienced mentors.
  • Confidence Building: Grow with mentor support and make confident decisions.
  • Networking Edge: Expand your network for new opportunities.
  • Inspiration: Be motivated to excel in your field.


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Roles and responsibilities of being a BCI Mentee

As a BCI Mentee, you are responsible for actively developing your career in business continuity and resilience. Seek advice and support from mentors, set clear goals, communicate openly, and be receptive to feedback. Take charge of the mentoring relationship, adapt to changes, and create a constructive learning environment. Use mentorship to advance both personally and professionally.

A mentee’s responsibilities include:

  • Drive the Relationship: Take the lead in fostering the mentorship.
  • Set Clear Goals: Discuss and establish specific objectives for the mentorship.
  • Effective Communication: Share work experiences, interests, and progress openly.
  • Preparation: Prepare for meetings, identify discussion topics, and follow guidelines.
  • Receptive Learning: Embrace advice, feedback, and new ideas with an open mind.
  • Follow-Up: Act on development activities and commit to personal growth.
  • Own Agenda: Be responsible for setting the mentoring agenda.
  • Flexibility: Approach learning opportunities with an open and flexible mindset.
  • Honest Feedback: Be open and honest about behaviour and feelings to benefit from constructive feedback.

I encourage people looking for mentors to put themselves out there, and to not be afraid to reach out and make that connection. It could change your career and your life. Unlike other industries, there are high concentrations of mentors out there who are specifically looking to mentor the next generation of leaders.

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Austin Cruz

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Need further details about BCI Mentoring?

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