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Meet Your Mentoring Match - Join the FICPA's 2015 Mentoring Program
Share. Learn. Grow. Mentor.

This is your chance to meet the perfect mentoring match for your CPA career.

The FICPA’s Women in Leadership Committee is happy to announce the Meet Your Mentoring Match program that will begin in June 2015 and conclude in December. Mentoring is both a Give and Grow opportunity with the goal of providing a rich and rewarding experience for both parties. Sharing knowledge, expertise and insight helps to create more motivated and accomplished professionals. Mentors are a powerful force for developing colleagues and associates within an organization or community.

Mentoring is a special partnership between two people based on:

  1. Commitment to the mentoring process
  2. Common goals/expectations of the process
  3. Mutual trust and respect

If you want more information or are interested in participating, visit our website and sign up online by May 15, 2015. Matches will be announced in June at the 2015 Mega Conference. Matches are not dependent on attendance to the conference. Participants are invited to attend a Mentor/Protégé Meet and Greet.

What does a mentor do?

A mentor:

  • Motivates his or her protégé to make decisions that will contribute to career or personal happiness. In this coach-like role, a mentor listens carefully, asks thought-provoking questions and provides commentary, insight and observations; all to assist a protégé develop or further their individual career goals.
  • Has credibility, seniority and the desire and ability to help a protégé set and attain goals.
  • Provides vision, encouragement, constructive feedback and critical analysis.
  • Commits to regular contact of at least 15 minutes monthly for a six month span.
  • Benefits in the form of personal satisfaction from giving back to the FICPA and to the profession. Mentors have the opportunity to review their accomplishments and challenges as a reminder of lessons learned. In sharing your expertise, you are leaving a legacy and helping guide another’s career path. This process gives a mentor the opportunity to review and reenergize their own personal career goals.
What is expected of a Protégé?

A protégé:

  • Seeks constructive feedback as well as encouragement.
  • Has a strong commitment to professional growth and the ambition to succeed. In recognition of a mentor’s time and effort, a protégé is willing to take the initiative to ask questions and seek out learning opportunities.
  • Has a desire to learn, grow and succeed as well as an awareness of personal responsibility and goals. A protégé should also be able to listen and follow through as well as assess individual needs and participate fully in the mentoring relationship.
  • Commits to regular contact of at least 15 minutes monthly for a six month span.
  • Benefits from personalized education, training, counsel and a greater awareness of career and personal capabilities and possibilities.
Sign Up Today!

If you are interesting in becoming a mentor or a protege, please complete the forms below and then upload using the online form below.

When submitting an application, please fill it out completely. After completion, save a copy to your computer and then upload it to us by using the form below. Although not required, you may also submit a headshot.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2015.