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CIPS Brian Murray Mentoring Program (BMMP)

There are many definitions of mentoring, but the one to which CIPS (Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals) subscribes is that mentoring is not on-the-job training, but rather an opportunity to access the “secret recipe”, or the unwritten code of the profession, by gaining access to experts willing to share their knowledge and practical experience. It does not just stop there, it also offers informal and confidential guidance, as well as encouragement, in order to allow participants to steer their own career towards a path of success.

The Brian Murray Mentoring Program (BMMP) was created to guide the career development of fellow Information Technology (IT) professionals that are members in good standing of CIPS. It is aptly named after Brian Murray, who had an altruistic vision, which he demonstrated throughout his career, of making a meaningful contribution to the future of IT professionals, and as an extension, to the IT profession in Canada. The program aims at assisting new professionals entering the workforce after either graduating from a CIPS accredited program, or immigrating from abroad, upon meeting the eligibility criteria. The program shares practical experience attained by successful IT professionals across Canada, highlighting the practices, the ra