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The Asset Management Council's Mentoring Program aims to facilitate mentoring partnerships where experienced mentors can share advice, knowledge and experiences with mentees, resulting in a mutually beneficial professional development relationship. It pairs developing asset management professionals seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners who are willing to commit time and energy to the professional development of another practitioner.

Mentoring has a number of benefits including but not limited to:

  • Increased job satisfaction and improved organisational commitment for both mentees and mentors
  • Increased job performance and 67% increase in productivity for mentees and mentors
  • Reduced strain (a significant predictor of burnout) for mentees and mentors
  • Mentors are 6 x more likely to receive a promotion; mentees are 5 x more likely Mentors and mentees are both 20% more likely to receive a raise
  • 24% more minority representation in management
  • Increased perceived career success for women and ethnic minorities
  • 34% increase in collaboration

 

About the program - ON DEMAND FLEXIBLE MENTORING!

We are using a mentoring platform called Brancher. Brancher is a science based mentoring platform that connects compatible mentees and mentors and provides them with support throughout their mentoring journey. 

After signing up to Brancher and filling out a questionaire, you will be able to see recommended mentors/mentors ideally matched to you. You can send a mentoring request and your mentoring partner will have the opportunity to accept or deny. You can also search for specific mentors/mentees. The length and duration of each mentoring relationship is up to each pair to decide – some relationships might go for 1 month, others for 6 months. The platform has several training materials and resources for you to leverage and set the relationship up for success. 

 

Eligibility to become a mentor

We’re looking for mentors who have at least 5 years technical experience within asset management and are looking to give back, to learn more about yourself and to improve your leadership/coaching skills. Please read the Mentoring Guide to find out more about what to expect and ensure you are ready to commit before applying. 

There is no cost to apply to be a mentor, although you must be a member of the Asset Management Council to be eligible to participate in this program. To apply to be a mentor, click here to create your Brancher mentoring platform log in and fill out your 5 minute questionairre and profile.

 

Eligibility to become a mentee

If you are an Asset Management Council member looking to stretch and challenge yourself with the help of a mentor – this mentoring opportunity is for you. Please read the Mentoring Guide to find out more about what to expect and ensure you are ready to commit before applying. 

To join as a Mentee, it requires an investment in your future of just $350 for AMCouncil members ($500 for non-members) for each mentoring program pairing. You will have a 'cooling off' period of one month from the beginning of each partnership should you decide that you are not a good fit, in which case you will not be charged to opt into an alternative pairing. To apply to be a mentee, click here to pay and register for the Mentee briefing happening online on Thursday 25 August at 2.30pm AEST. Don't worry if you can't attend the briefing session, our flexible mentoring program means you can join the program at any time during the year.

 


 

More information about the mentoring platform is in the FAQs below.

 

What is the purpose of this mentoring platform?

This mentoring platform aims to facilitate mentoring partnerships where experienced mentors can share advice, knowledge and experiences with mentees, resulting in a mutually beneficial professional development relationship. It will pair developing asset management professionals seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners who are willing to commit time and energy to the professional development of another practitioner.

 

Who is Brancher?

Brancher is our mentoring partner, a science based mentoring platform that connects compatible mentees and mentors and provides them with support throughout their mentoring journey.

 

Who will I be matched with?

Brancher’s science-based matching algorithm means you will receive recommended mentors/mentees who are the best fit for you – based on your preferences.

Brancher’s matching algorithm takes into account your career stage, goals, skills, industry/area of work and importantly – your personal preferences and attributes through a confidential personality and values assessment.

 

What does the mentoring relationship involve?

We recommend meeting at least once per month however the frequency and duration of your relationship is up to you and your mentoring partner to decide. When the relationship starts fading out, make sure you have an open conversation with your mentoring partner about ‘wrapping up’ your relationship and click the ‘wrap up’ button in the Brancher platform to ensure you are both available for another mentoring relationship.

 

What is the time commitment?

We estimate a time commitment of 2 hours per month. This includes an hour meeting with your mentoring partner (this can be done virtually) and an additional hour of ‘self-work’ including preparing for the meeting and conducting follow up actions.

 

Do I get CPD for this?

Mentors and mentees will be entitled to claim up to 8 CPD points per year that they remain active in the program.

 

Is there a cost?

To join as a mentor, there will be no cost but you must have a minimum of five years technical experience within asset management, and be a member of the AMCouncil.

To join as a mentee, it requires an investment in your future of just $350 for AMCouncil members ($500 for non-members) for each mentoring program pairing. You will have a 'cooling off' period of one month from the beginning of each partnership should you decide that you are not a good fit, in which case you will not be charged to opt into an alternative pairing. 

 

Why should I sign up, as a mentee?

Research shows that mentees often experience increased job satisfaction, improved confidence, reduced strain (a significant predictor of burnout) and improved career outcomes including promotions and higher pay.

If you are looking to stretch and challenge yourself with the help of a mentor – sign up.

 

What is the eligibility for a mentee?

We encourage all Asset Management Council members who looking to stretch and challenge yourself with the help of a mentor.

 

Why should I sign up, as a mentor?

Research shows mentors often report greater job satisfaction, improved coaching skills, increased job performance and a great sense of reward and satisfaction for ‘paying it forward’.

If you are looking to give back, to learn more about yourself, to improve your leadership/coaching skills – sign up.

 

What is the eligibility for a mentor?

We encourage all professionals working in the asset management industry for at least five years to apply as mentors.  You also need to be a member of the Asset Management Council.

If you are having self-doubt about whether you have something to offer, trust us - you do! So please apply!

 

When can I see the available mentors/mentees?

We will provide everyone with platform access as soon as we have a suitable number of users who have signed up. Keep an eye on your inbox for a notification soon.

 

Can I apply as both a mentee and a mentor?

Yes you can – provided you meet the eligibility criteria as outlined above. Simply fill out the form as both a mentee and mentor.

 

How can I find out more?

Review our Mentoring Guide or contact the Asset Management Council at info@amcouncil.com.au