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Mentoring is key for developing and sustaining a satisfying professional career, it enables
each of us to grow, learn, transform, and accomplish goals. As part of our members' career development 
support role, we offer our Mentoring Program designed for CFA Society France members contemplating 
a career change, having moved into a new role, or simply trying to realize their full potential in their current
role.
Selected mentees will be paired with seasoned professionals interested in accompanying a fellow member 
in their professional development.

 

 For whom is it designed ?

Mentees: All CFA Charterholders in France at a changing point in their career in search of support and advice.


Mentors: All experienced CFA Charterholders willing to accompany fellow members in their career development.


  • Evolution to management or new leadership roles

  • Setting actionable goals for the next career steps

  • Navigating a career transition

  • Achieving work/life balance

  • Understanding company cultural codes

  • Managing changing environments

  • Working in a French environment (for international professionals)

  • Starting or scaling up your own business

 Benefits

​For Mentees:

  • Better know their strengths and weaknesses through a sincere analysis and reflection

  • Receive constructive and relevant feedback from a fellow professional with similar previous experience

  • Learn to ask and receive support

  • Consolidate their professional project

For Mentors:

  • Active listening

  • Giving constructive feedback

  • Setting actionable goals

  • Performance coaching

  • Encouraging and motivating others

  • Influencing others

  • Personal satisfaction from sharing experience and competences

  • Honing relationship building skills


It should be noted that Mentors show commitment to the CFA Code of Ethics by maintaining and improving their professional competence and striving to maintain and improve the competence of other investment professionals.


For CFA Society France:

  • Building a dynamic community while ensuring the success of each individual as they achieve personal and professional goals

  • Preparing our future Society leaders, many of our current Committee Heads and Board members' first steps in the Society were in the Mentoring program!

 Calendar and application process

  • Deadline for application 23 September 2021

  • Follow up training session/network meeting for mentors and Mentees selected for the 2021-2022 edition 

    • ensure all mentorships have goals and action plans

    • help resources (topical content, mentoring best practices, etc.)

  • Monthly Mentor/Mentee meeting to be prompted and organized by mentees

  • Checkpoints/progress reports helping mentors and mentees stay productive and committed. Mentor assistance (if required)

  • Evaluation interviews with mentors and mentees at the end of the Program with feedback on its benefits and process


If you have any questions, please email us at mentoring@cfafrance.org


 Interview with:

Alejandro Hiniesto, CFA, Mentor ​​

- Why did you decide to participate in the mentoring program?
I wanted to help someone starting his career the way I would have liked someone to help me as I started mine?

 

- How has the program corresponded to your expectations?
Indeed ! It did not only meet but rather overdid my expectations. I have also enjoyed getting to know the other mentors.
      
- How could the mentoring program be improved?
Currently it's geared for young charterholders, it should be upgraded for mentees at mid-career, the challenge being having senior CFA members involved.

- Would you participate in a mentoring program again in the future?
For sure.

- Would you encourage others to participate in mentoring and why?
I would encourage others to participate, it's fun, it does not take a lot of time and, surprisingly, you take out more than you put in.