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ALPFA 2016 Coaching & Mentoring Program

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 ALPFA Boston Chapter Coaching & Mentoring Program to be launched on June 22nd, 2016 at Sufffolk University - Business School.

 

Program Overview:

On June 2016, the ALPFA Boston Coaching and Mentoring Program will launch a 6-month Group Mentorship Program, which is designed to facilitate relationships among the “rising stars” of Boston’s professional community and the established ALPFA Boston leaders of our network. The group will consist of approximately 25-30 mentees, primarily entry-level young professionals with a Bachelors’ degree and up to three years of work experience. Graduates with up to seven years of work experience are welcome to join the program as well. In addition, we will have 25-30 mentors from a range of professional levels and industries spanning law, finance, accounting, higher education, healthcare and many others.

 

Program Format:

The group-mentoring program will include:

  Kick-off Event: June 22nd, 2016. Participants will gather to get to know each other, review program outline, timetable and expectations, and receive training on how to best leverage the ALPFA Coaching and Mentoring Program.

 

  Speed Mentoring Sessions: Participants continue to build on relationships from the Kick-off Event and expand their network by meeting with different mentors. Mentors’ bios will be posted here so mentees can research in advance about the mentors and identify which ones will be best aligned with their career goals.

 

  Professional Development Workshops: Topics chosen by mentees are presented (i.e., Adaptive leadership skills, Developing your personal brand, Negotiation skills, Interviewing and business etiquette, Effective presentation and communication skills, The career strategy to upward mobility, and etc).

 

  Networking Event: The program will have part in two, out of the six sessions, dedicated to networking so that all participants can obtain hands-on practice on building relationships, getting to know each other better, practice their elevator pitch, and approach mentors on a 1:1 basis.

 

We will ask mentees to commit to the program for a six-month period where the CMP staff will host 6 meetings and programs relative to the interest of the group.  Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of each month from June through November 2016 during the hours of 5:30-8:00 PM (Note: Meeting dates may be subject to change).

 

Outcomes for Participants:

 

For Mentees:

  • Build sustainable relationships
  • Grow and strengthen one’s professional network
  • Engage with industry veterans in an intimate professional setting
  • Gain insights on professional goals, success stories, and best practices
  • Champion participation and encourage mentees to advance in their career, and celebrate         achievements

For Mentors:

  • Build sustainable relationships with their mentees
  • Assist young professionals to self-assess and articulate specific career goals
  • Strengthen coaching and mentoring skills by sharing knowledge with individuals from different backgrounds and with different personality types
  • Create a legacy that has a lasting impact on your mentees
  • Obtain personal satisfaction by helping mentees achieve their goals by providing guidance

 

Selection Criteria:

 

Mentees must meet the following criteria:
  • Current ALPFA Basic or Premium Professional Members (based on minorities development)
  • Those who have attained an undergraduate degree may have up to 3 years of professional experience
  • Those who have attained a graduate degree may have up to 7 years of professional experience
  • Those seeking upward mobility in their workplace or expand their current career, and would like to benefit from mentoring and guidance
  • Willingness to commit to the six months group-mentoring program and to participate in at least 5 out of 6 group mentoring sessions
 
Mentors must meet the following criteria: 
  • Mid-career and senior professionals with 7 or more years of experience in different sectors such as Finance, Law, Business, Healthcare, etc.
  • Willingness to commit to the six months group mentoring program and to participate in at least five of the six group mentoring sessions
  • Open to ALPFA Boston sponsors and non-sponsors mentors.

How do I apply?

Please complete the following steps no later than June 10th, 2016:

Mentees

  Click here to complete and submit the application form

  Submit your up-to-date resume and picture to mentoring@alpfaboston.org

 

Mentors

  Click here to complete and submit the application form

  Submit your up-to-date resume and picture to mentoring@alpfaboston.org

 

Note: Only a maximum of 30 participants will be selected to participate in the program. Those selected, will be notified of his/her acceptance into the program via email. Participants selected must confirm their participation no later than one week after they have been notified. Failure to respond within one week will disqualify the individual and another participant will be selected in their place. Program materials, including the mentor bios and the program’s calendar of events, will be forwarded to participants upon acceptance.

 

We hope you consider taking advantage of this great opportunity. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at mentoring@alpfaboston.org or review the following presentation for additional information.

For mentor bios Click here 

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