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CFA Society Colorado Professional Mentoring Program

Enrollment Period for the CFA Society Colorado Mentoring Program is Open! 

The CFA Society Colorado Professional Mentoring Program provides a unique, year-long experience pairing CFACO protégés seeking professional growth with seasoned Society mentors.  An application and resume are required to apply.

This Program should not be used as a direct recruiting or job search tool. Instead, it should be viewed as an opportunity for CFACO members of varying degrees of experience to network, provide/receive guidance, and exchange ideas.

CFA Society Colorado Professional Mentoring Program Flyer (PDF)



Please submit completed application and your resume to by Friday, June 2, 2017.


Benefits to the Protégé:

  • Develop skills and work toward personal/professional goals through knowledge sharing and networking.
  • Gain new perspectives on how to accomplish your goals.
  • Career planning.
  • Career growth.
  • Can Your Career Benefit From a Mentor - CFA Institute (previously recorded webcast)


Benefits to the Mentor:

  • Provide a one-on-one relationship built on encouragement, trust, and development for another CFA Society Colorado member. 
  • Chance to directly and meaningfully contribute to the development of future leaders and mentors within the CFA Society Colorado.
  • Opportunity to learn and grow your career from "reverse mentoring."
  • Mentoring and Coaching Others - CFA Institute (previously recorded webcast)



  • Limited to current members of the CFA Society Colorado (i.e., Charterholders or candidates of the CFA designation).  If you are not a member of CFACO, you can learn more about becoming a member here.

Enrollment Period: 

  • Applications being accepted now until Friday, June 2, 2017.


Protégé Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Have enthusiasm for the opportunity to develop networking and other professional skills.
  • Have a desire to be challenged professionally.
  • Be proactive in meetings and value mentor's investment of time and experience.
  • Identify realistic goals and timeframes, communicate effectively, and follow through on commitments.
  • Accept constructive feedback and act in a timely manner.


Mentor Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Have the desire, ability, and expertise to support and guide a protégé.
  • Be willing to share your personal and professional experience, insights, and network with protégé.
  • Be willing to facilitate introductions to other members on behalf of protégé.
  • Be a good listener, have a sense of humor, and give constructive feedback.
  • Commit to being accessible and engaged for the duration of the Program (one year).
  • There is a preference for mentors to be Charterholders.


Applying to Program, Requirements and Expectations

  • Mentor and protégé candidates must complete a written application and submit it, along with a resume, to the CFACO Mentorship Program Committee at, by Friday, June 2, 2017.
  • Candidates will be interviewed once applications have been received.
  • The target start date for the Program is the first week of September. 
  • Once paired, mentors and protégés will attend an orientation/kick-off meeting to meet, to review Program guidelines, and to learn best practices.
  • During the year-long Program, mentors and protégés will be required to meet/speak by phone 1-2 hours a month, at a minimum, and to provide periodic feedback to the Committee.
  • At the conclusion of the Program, both mentors and protégés will submit final results and be invited to attend a celebration event.


Please direct questions regarding the CFA Society Colorado's Professional Mentoring Program to