Mentoring Program

CFA Society Colorado Mentoring Program

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.  Enrollment for the fall 2017 program is currently closed.  We will be launching another mentoring class in 2018.  Check back for details later this year.

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. 

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)

Eligibility:

  • 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

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.

Questions:

Please direct questions regarding the CFA Society Colorado's Professional Mentoring Program to CFACOmentoringprogram@gmail.com.