NUTURING OUR FUTURE GENERATION
WHY BECOME A MENTOR
Gain valuable leadership skills
Get satisfaction from giving back to the investment community
Get opportunities to work with and learn from the next generation leaders
Network with other mentors and gain fresh insights
Benefit from coaching and leadership workshops
Mentoring is a key leadership skill that distinctly contributes to full engagement and success in today’s investment world.
Be a paid member of CFA Society Singapore
Work in the investment, banking and/or financial services sector
CFA charterholder with at least 10 years of working experience
Have a passion for supporting and giving back to the younger members of the society
Have some experience as a mentor although we will provide guidance
HOW DOES IT WORK?
2023 PROGRAMME TIMELINE
16 January 2023
28 February 2023
Registration for Mentorship Programme closes
March - April
Pre-matching of Mentors and Mentees
Matching of nominated Mentors and Mentees
4 May 2023
Official Launch of 2023 CFA Singapore Society Mentorship Programme
May - October
1 to 1 Mentoring Sessions Begin
(Approximately 5 to 6 sessions)
March - October
Workshops for Mentors and Mentees
3 August 2023
7 November 2023
Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits for participating as a mentor in the programme?
The CFA Society Singapore Mentorship Programme leverages mentor’s knowledge and experience thereby strengthening their soft skills. Mentors benefit by sharpening their coaching, listening, understanding of feedback and leadership skills.
Through the mentorship programme, a mentor is able to develop awareness and a better understanding of the younger generation and their challenges. Mentors are also able to tap into their mentees’ network.
Can I be a returning mentor?
The CFA Society Singapore Mentorship Programme relies on volunteers and returning mentors. In fact most of our current mentors have been active with the programme for many runs of the mentorship programme.
How many mentees am I expected to have?
As the CFA Society Singapore’s Mentorship Programme is a one-to-one mentorship relationship, each mentor is paired with one mentee. If the mentor has the capacity, they can choose to mentor up to two mentees.
What if I am unable to fulfill my commitment as a mentor, halfway into the programme?
The mentor is required to be available to the mentee at least once every month. Should unforeseen events occur that prevents him/her from fulfilling this commitment, he/she should inform the Society to find a substitute mentor.
How do I apply to be a mentor? What does it take? Do I need to have supervisory experience?
Interested parties can register their interest on the CFA Society Singapore website.
Mentors should possess at least 10 years of relevant experience in the banking and finance sector to qualify as a mentor. Mentors need not have supervisory experience, but it is good for mentors to have excellent communication skills, a desire to contribute to the future of the investment profession.
Time commitment is also important as mentors would have to set aside time to meet their mentees once a month for the duration of the programme.
Still have more questions?
We may not all become wealthy enough to leave material riches to the next generation, but we can leave a legacy by stamping our mark in the hearts of future generations of CFA charterholders through the mentorship program.
Maurice Teo, CFA
Mentorship is a meaningful journey of sharing one’s work and life experiences. For mentors who are willing to share, you would be delighted as to how much you can also learn from your mentee.
Mah Ching Cheng, CFA