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ALPFA 2018 Coaching & Mentoring Program

The 2018 ALPFA Boston Chapter Coaching & Mentoring Program to be launched on March 21st, 2018 at Suffolk University - Business School.


Program Overview:

On March 21st, 2018, 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.

The group will consist of approximately 15-20 mentees, primarily entry-level young professionals with a Bachelors’ degree with three to five years of work experience. In addition, we will have 15-20 mentors from a range of professional levels and industries spanning law, finance, accounting, higher education, healthcare and many others with ten to fifteen years of professional experience.

Boston’s incredible academic institutions draw many Latinos and minority men and women from diverse backgrounds and industries to pursue their career aspirations in Massachusetts. These bright and promising men and women deserve access to Boston’s distinguished network of established professionals.


Program Goals:

➤ Connect young and established professionals from various industries such as: law, finance, accounting, higher education, healthcare, etc.

➤ Provide career and developmental feedback.

➤ Promote a diversity mindset in a collaborative environment.

➤ Foster relationship building.


Program Format:

➤ Kick-off Event: March 21st, 2018. 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 Boston Coaching and Mentoring Program.

➤ Mentoring Sessions: Participants will continue to build on relationships from the Kick-off Event by having interactive sessions which builds from one session to the other and are able to work with other mentors.

➤ Professional Development Workshops: Mentees and Mentors will have the opportunity to improve on the following topics: Self-Assessment – Strength Finder, Develop Your Career Plan, Building Your Brand, and Negotiations.

➤ Networking Event: All session will give you the opportunity to network. But there are two of the six sessions which will focus mainly on networking activities (kick off and closing session), 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.


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 Premium Professional Members
  • Those who have attained an undergraduate degree and have up to 3 years of professional experience
  • Those who have attained a graduate degree and have up to 7 years of professional experience
  • Men and women who want to have 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 monthly 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 monthly group mentoring sessions
  • Open to ALPFA Boston sponsors and non-sponsors mentors.
  • Membership is not required but highly encouraged.


Program Schedule:

➤ The ALPFA Boston Mentoring Program will start on March 21st, 2018 and run through August 15th, 2018.

➤ Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

➤ Dates confirmed by the sponsor:
March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, July 18th and August 15th. Sessions will be held at the Suffolk University facility in Boston, MA.

Save the Date:

We will ask mentees to commit to the program for a six-month period where the Coaching and Mentoring staff will host 6 meetings and programs relative to the interest of the group. Monthly meetings will be held on 3rd Wednesday of each month from March 21st through August 15th, 2018 during the hours of 5:30 - 8:00 PM. A final schedule will be provided end of February).









March 21st

CMP Team

Kick off Session; Mentors and Mentees Powerful Introduction

5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Suffolk University


April 18th

Amy Zydanowicz

Self-Assessment – Strengths Finder

5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Suffolk University


May 16th

Dima “Neil” Berdiev

Develop Your Career Plan

5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Suffolk University


June 20th

Darrin Lang

Building Your Brand

5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Suffolk University


July 18th

Tad Mayer


5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Suffolk University


August 15th

CMP Team

Closing Session

Graduation Ceremony

5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Suffolk University





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