IAM Canada Mentor Program
The IAM USA and IAM Canada Chapters are proud to announce the Asset Management Mentorship Program.
Program application period opens in January via the IAM website, and the program starts in February. The 8-month program helps promote asset management practice and encourages involvement in the Institute of Asset Management (IAM).
The Mentorship Program provides a forum for women interested in developing the skills necessary to achieve professional success and personal goals. The program also offers support from experienced mentors, peer networking and candid conversations with successful Asset management leaders.
Who is this for?
For mentees, the mentorship program is open to everyone in North America regardless of their status in their asset management journey.
For mentors, in terms of expertise level, you should be a leading practitioner in asset management. A leading practitioner is someone who holds senior responsibility in an asset management role.
Before applying for the mentorship program, we recommend that you ask yourself the following questions:
For the mentee:
- Are you ready to commit approximately 60-72 hours for the duration of the eight-month program?
- Are you willing to prepare before the start of each session?
- Are you ready to listen and participate even if it’s not what you want to hear?
- Are you clear on what help you need in your asset management journey?
- Are your expectations for your mentor flexible?
- Are you willing to look at situations from all angles?
- Are you willing to be open, honest, and trust a mentor?
For the mentor:
- Are you ready to commit to 24 contact hours for the duration of the eight-month program?
- Do you have the time and energy to commit to mentoring?
- Do you have the drive to help assist, advice, and motivate the next generation of asset management professionals?
- Are you open, and willing to support, and challenge your mentee?
- Are you ready to learn more about yourself? Mentors often experience indirect learning benefits from reflecting on how they got to their current position and articulating the vision of what they want next from their careers.
If you answered yes to the questions, you are ready to apply for the mentorship program!
What is the commitment?
Mentor-mentee teams meet monthly to work towards their mutually agreed upon goals and objectives. Teams will attend “group sessions” where the mentor-mentee teams can interact with other teams, participate in group learning & development, share experiences, and provide feedback in an informal setting. Mentor-mentee teams provide formal feedback on their progress via evaluation forms at the mid-way point and prior to mentee-graduation and program close.
When does the mentorship program start?
Application opens in January. The program runs from February to September. Graduation is held in October.
Where do I sign up?
Still have questions?
Reach out to Eric.Goforth@canada.theiam.org