Mentoring is a confidential relationship, where the Mentee can access a Mentor's wisdom and guidance to navigate obstacles in achieving career objectives.
- Being able to discuss and gain greater clarity, in an open and off-line environment, about career and development issues
- Proving encouragement to set more ambitious career goals, reinforcing belief in their own potential
- Having practical advice and help on organisational politics and behaviour
- The opportunity to be challenged constructively
- Transfer of knowledge
- Improved professional and personal networking
- Development of communication skills
- The opportunity to practice good developmental behaviours and additional skills outside their direct line responsibilities
- Development of their own self awareness
- Greater understanding of other areas withing the treasury and banking sphere
- Opportunities to capture and reflect on their own development
- Enhanced satisfaction - stimulating and rewarding fresh challenge, sense of pride in the Mentee's achievements
- Consolidating and extending professional and personal networks
In October 2018, the IACT committee launched its first ever Mentoring programme. The pilot progamme consisted of 6 mentoring relationships and continued until October 2019. Due to the outstanding success of the pilot mentoring scheme in 2019, we
are now into our fourth year.
We are now taking applications for Mentees to join the 2022 programme. The programme will provide Mentees with a unique opportunity to connect and learn from the experience of some of Ireland’s most senior treasury professionals.
“Playing the role of mentor has been both a challenging and rewarding experience, and one I really value. It allows you to develop your own leadership skills, can give you a different perspective on things, and also promotes self-reflection. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the IACT programme.”
Garry Murphy, Group Treasurer, Sodexo
The following are some of the positive comments received from our past Mentees:
“I got a lot out of it and I think that it adds to the IACT. I would recommend to my colleagues”
“I am very grateful to have been involved with this programme”
“I greatly appreciated the time, thought and effort that my mentor put into the programme”
“Would I recommend? YES!”
We ask that Mentors and Mentees:
Commit to working together for a minimum of one hour per quarter for a period of 12 months
Hold at least one video call in this period
Agree a target objective for the mentoring relationship
Provide feedback to the IACT Committee after the 12-month period has elapsed
How a mentoring relationship can benefit Mentees:
Independent advice about your career expectations and gain insight into the different routes you could take to achieve your career goals
Help with developing capabilities and skills needed to succeed in a dynamic global economy
Overcome challenges with the support of a mentor
If you would like to avail of this exciting opportunity as a Mentee, please complete the attached application form MenteeApplicationForm.pdf and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Friday 4th March 2022.
We are also seeking new Mentors to join the programme. If you are an experienced treasurer and interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact us HERE.