CFA Society Colorado Professional Mentoring Program

Enrollment Period for the CFA Society Colorado Mentoring Program for 2019 is now closed. 

Purpose:

  • Provide a unique, year-long experience pairing CFACO protégés seeking professional growth with seasoned Society mentors.

Please note that 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.

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.”


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.

Requirements and Expectations

  • 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.

 

Questions regarding the CFA Society Colorado’s Professional Mentoring Program can be directed to CFACOmentoringprogram@gmail.com.