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 CFACOmentoringprogram@gmail.com 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.
- 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 CFACOmentoringprogram@gmail.com, 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 CFACOmentoringprogram@gmail.com.