Due to its phenomenal success, PD Week's Speed Mentoring is back
by popular demand. As a newly appointed financial officer or
auditor, do you find it difficult to see a career
path towards a goal of becoming a CFO or CAE? Are you
overwhelmed with the vast amount of job opportunities available
throughout the federal government, but you are not sure which job
opportunities to pursue to allow you to obtain the desired set of
skills and competencies? Have you tried asking your peers for a
career advice, but found that the scheduled mentoring session gets
postponed or cancelled, as your peers are too busy?
Throughout PD Week 2016 take advantage of a rare opportunity to
meet with a current or recently retired CFO, a former CAE and/or
senior leader in the world of finance in government for a
one-on-one career mentoring session. Each mentoring session will
last 15 minutes, so come prepared to get the most of this great
To sign up, make sure to stop by the Speed
Mentoring booth during breakfast the day of the event, and
select the time and the person you wish to meet for your individual
mentoring session. Event mentors are looking forward to meeting
you! Please note that this is not a recruiting session, but rather
a mentoring session about career planning, and you are asked to be
cognizant of the types of questions you ask.
NETWORKING: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Morency, former CFO of Transport Canada from 2002 to
2014, will present two interactive sessions on the importance of
networking. The following questions will be addressed:
- Why should one bother to network?
- How to set up a network?
- How to network?
- When to network?
- Who to network with?
- Networking etiquette.
- And other questions you may have.
November 22, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.
November 23, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register at www.fmi-igf.ca.
Spaces are limited to 25 participants. Lunch will be provided.
Tips on how
to prepare for the mentoring session:
To start, briefly describe your education, competencies and
career path so far (approx. 2-3 min) and provide your own
perspective on the future opportunities (approx. 3-4 min). This
will allow the mentor to understand your current situation and
provide an advice on the path to take to reach your goal. Use the
remaining time for a dialogue and questions.
Speed Mentoring Video
fmi*igf had the pleasure of working with Claude Caron, CPA,
CMA, one of PD Week 2015's Speed Mentors, to create a short
video that covers 5 frequently asked questions during past
one-on-one interviews. This video will help you prepare your
questions in order to get the most out of your interview. For a
first glance at PD Week's Speed Mentoring, view the following
To avoid disappointment, sign up early each
morning at the Speed Mentoring booth in the Exhibit Hall
(Parliament Foyer, 3rd Floor) ... Spaces are limited!