AFA Mentoring Program

2020 Program coming soon

Connecting experience and
the future

One of the many advantages of becoming an AFA member is access to the AFA network of professionals. The AFA mentoring program provides aspirants who are generally new advisers, with the opportunity to connect with an experienced AFA adviser as their professional mentor.

Mentors are fellow AFA members who have experience, insight and practical know-how that aspirants benefit from greatly. AFA mentors have often benefited from having an experienced mentor themselves and as a way of giving back to the profession, commit their time willingly to assist aspirants.

Who benefits from AFA mentoring?

We see this program as a significant advantage to new advisers. To receive another perspective or approach can broaden the experience base of new professionals and contribute to their development.


Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
John C. Crosby

How the mentoring process works

1. Initial meeting

  • Make clear the purpose of the mentoring relationship
  • Make clear what you will commit to and your role
  • Discuss the format of the meetings and how these will work
  • Establish clear expectations as to what is expected from the aspirant and their role

2. Mentoring sessions

  • Review experience › Identify areas of development, strengths and achievements
  • Identify the goals you wish to work to › Explore options
  • Coach on specific areas if required › Set targets for future actions
  • Create opportunities for aspirants to gain experience

3. Conclusion

  • Review progress and ensure goals have been met
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of the mentoring process
Mentoring is a two-way street. You get out what you put in.
Steve Washington