The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong proudly presents

The Young Professional Committee Mentorship Program 



Program Guidelines

1)      Mission

To develop the business acumen of young professionals from experiences of distinguished professionals, enhancing the young Canadian network in Hong Kong.

2)      Vision

The mentorship program will better connect the Hong Kong community in hopes to support the development of future leaders – in particular the young professionals of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. As a members-driven organization, the program will be supported for the aim to generate better value for membership, especially the Young Professional members.

3)      What is a Mentor & Mentorship Program?

What is a mentor?

A mentor is a person with extensive experience and knowledge who willingly and openly shares, guides and encourages another person in their efforts toward self-development.

What is a mentorship program?

A structured mentoring program strives to match older professionals with younger executives for the specific purpose of building a relationship, trust, experience exchange, support and guidance. This is accomplished by integrating a variety of program themes such as:

  • Goal setting: What is my 1-year, 3-year, 5-year plan? What should I do to achieve it? Set  SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound) goals for your mentorship
  • Career development- How can I improve and advance?
  • Sharing opportunities and networking- What job opportunities exist?
  • Sharing project work- What are young professionals working on?
  • Sharing interests- What would you like to know more about?

Formal Roles within the Program

Mentors will provide support and guidance to the protégés

Protégés will actively participate in meetings to develop their relationship with mentors

YPC Chairs will facilitate the entire program function and be the communicator between mentors / protégés and the Chamber

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce will oversee the overall vision and provide necessary resources to assist the program wherever it sees fit. CanCham will evaluate the progress and achievements of the program.


4)      Format – How the Mentorship  Program Works


One-on-one program that pairs young professionals with experienced professionals for a minimum of 6 months

Selection Criteria for the Protégés and Mentors:

  • At the discretion of the YPC chairs and approved by the CanCham by successful submission of application form
  • Be a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Attend at least 3 meetings consecutively
  • Demonstrates willingness to participate and is active among CanCham events

 Matching Criteria

  • At the discretion of the YPC chairs and approved by the CanCham based on review of application form
  • Industry relevance plays part of criteria but not the main focus
  • Personality assessment from past knowledge of participation in CanCham events

 Program Time Frame

  • 6 months with a monthly meeting
  • Introduction Meeting to be used as orientation meeting with all the participants
  • A mid-program debrief session / learning assessment
  • All Mentor / Protégé meetings to be scheduled independently by pairs; more frequent meetings can take place  based on their own preferences
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Pairs are to self-initiative meetups at least 3 times within the first half of the program.
  • Month 1
  • Month 2
  • Month 3
  • Focus Topic #1: Goal Setting
  • Focus Topic #2: Networking
  • Focus Topic #3: Career advancement
Purchase online Cialis Soft 20 mg Mid Term Debriefing   Evaluation of program and feedback
Pairs are to self-initiative meetups at least 3 times within the latter half of the program.
  • Month 4
  • Month 5
  • Month 6
  • Focus Topic #4: Staying active in job scene
  • Focus Topic #5: Working with others
  • Focus Topic #6: Planning your career
Final Debriefing End Date Conclusion of program and follow up


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Exchange Magazine Issue 16

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