Chartered Secretary Mentorship Programme 2017 – Nurturing our Young Professionals
The ‘Chartered Secretary Mentorship Programme’ was first launched in 2015 with an aim to nurture young professionals and develop future leaders for the Chartered Secretarial profession. Members, graduates and registered students are invited to join the Mentorship Programme 2017 which will be launched in January 2017.
- Enhance the skill set of young members, graduates and registered students focusing on soft skills including communication and interpersonal development
- Broaden the perspectives of senior and young members, graduates and registered students
- Encourage the involvement and engagement of HKICS members, thus cultivate stronger fraternity
- Provide great networking opportunities for participants to expand their connections
- Offer a meaningful platform for senior members to contribute and enhance their skill set on mentoring, coaching and communication
- Support the succession of future leaders in the Chartered Secretarial and governance profession
Summary of Mentorship Programme 2015 can be found here.
Benefits for mentees
- Be inspired by the mentors to foster whole person development and career planning
- Develop practical skills by learning from mentors’ successes and challenges in life
- Interact with and learn from experienced members
- Enhance and improve leadership skills, professional knowledge, and other interpersonal skills
- Join free training sessions and networking opportunities with other mentors and mentees
Benefits for mentors
- Acquire mentoring/coaching and communication skills
- Interact with the younger generation to keep abreast of the young workforce’s generational developments
- Networking opportunities among other senior members acting as mentors
- Earn recognition and appreciation
In addition, mentors will gain a maximum of five MCPD points on satisfactory completion of a mentorship programme and related activities.
Who should apply?
The Mentorship Programme is open to HKICS members, graduates and registered students. All applications will be subject to HKICS’s review and approval.
Associates, graduates and registered students with less than 15 years of working experience, who are willing to commit to the programme and actively participate in HKICS activities.
Fellows and associates of HKICS possessing at least 15 years of working experience, who are willing to commit to the programme for nurturing the Chartered Secretarial profession. They should also be active in participating HKICS activities.
The one-year term of mentorship is from January to December 2017.
Mentors will be paired with a maximum of two mentees based on individual learning needs and compatibility of the mentees. Mentors and mentees shall agree on the mode and frequency of interaction at the beginning of the programme, but the Institute recommends two to four meetings during the term. In addition, participants will be invited to attend group mentorship events.
Your roles as Mentee
- Have clear objectives/targets of what he/she expects to achieve by participating in the programme
- Discuss and agree on his/her expectations with the mentor at the start of the mentor-mentee relationship
- Be proactive and willing to contribute and show initiatives in consulting the mentor
- Participate actively in the HKICS and mentorship activities with the mentor and other mentees
Your roles as Mentor
- Advisor: share knowledge and acts as an experienced and trusted counsellor
- Coach: give advice on improving performance or aiding career development
- Teacher: offer professional knowledge for further advancement
To ensure a rewarding mentor-mentee relationship, HKICS will provide support as set out below:
- A briefing session for mentors and mentees regarding the programme goals, participants’ roles, mentoring best practices and the mentoring process
- Periodic reviews: mentors and mentees are encouraged to provide comments and reflections to HKICS with the intention of addressing key issues
- Two free activities for mentors and mentees to attend as a platform for further enhancement of their communication and commitment
- Two free training sessions with MCPD points for mentors and mentees around mid-term to facilitate mentor-mentee interaction
- Continuous improvement: With feedback from mentors and mentees, HKICS is committed to the ongoing improvement and development of the programme
- Certificates will be presented to mentors and mentees upon satisfactory completion of the programme.
Tentative programme schedule
How to apply
The ‘Chartered Secretary Mentorship Programme’ application form is available on the HKICS website. Please complete and return the form to the Secretariat office on or before Wednesday, 9 November 2016.
For enquiries and support, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Registrar, Ms Louisa Lau at 2830 6008.