The CFA Society of the Netherlands is proud to announce the 2nd edition of its Mentoring Program. This program is part of our wider effort as a Society to support our Members in managing their careers. With the launch last year, we joined a growing number of CFA Societies globally running such a program, clearly underlining that the value of mentoring is accepted across cultures and continents.
Why did we launch this Program? In short, because we are convinced that the benefits to those participating in a mentoring relationship can be vast: mentees can gain perspective, clarity and insights to help them achieve their life and career goals. Mentors can benefit by developing leadership and coaching skills that are portable across their careers. While more intangible, mentors often also derive personal rewards through helping another grow and prosper in their career. And finally, because as a Society we can all benefit from the strengthening of the bonds between our Members.
How does our program work? The program is traditional in the sense that it is aimed at tapping into the knowledge and experience of our more senior Charterholder members to help our more junior members achieve a life or career goal. It will run for nine months annually, with the remaining three months of the year dedicated to reviewing the past program and launching the next. Each Program begins with a Kick-off Session moderated by a Professional Coach or Mentor to help all mentoring pairs to get the most out of their relationships, and is concluded by a Closing Session to share experiences and facilitate 'lessons learned'.
What do we ask of our Mentors and Mentees? For Mentoring Pairs to commit to a nine month mentoring relationship, during which a pair will meet face to face at least once a quarter and at least have one touch point a month via phone, e-mail or otherwise.
Who can participate in our Program? Our Program is open to Members of our Society or to those who qualify for Affiliate Membership. If you are not (yet) an (Affiliate) Member of our Society you can still apply and will be considered for pairing but we will require you to join our Society to be ultimately accepted as participant.
How to apply for our Program? You can apply for participation in our program by writing a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. For mentees, the key question to address is: do you have a life or career goal that you can you clearly specify and importantly, can you describe how you would benefit from mentoring to achieve it?
6) When to apply for our Program? Application for this year's Program (2016/17) is now OPEN. Please email our mentoring committee team with any questions and to apply: