CFA Society Colorado Professional Mentoring Program

Enrollment Period for the CFA Society Colorado (CFACO) Mentoring Program for 2021 is now open until May 31, 2021.  

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 and receive guidance, and exchange ideas.

How do I apply?

Applying to the mentoring program is easy. Just fill out the appropriate application (mentor or protégés) and email it to [email protected]. Once the enrollment window closes, the Mentoring Committee will review applications and match mentors and protégés. Once this process has been completed, we will notify applicants in advance of the program start, which we anticipate for summer 2021.

Mentor Application

Protégé Application

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 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 Mentoring 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 [email protected].