Endunamoo Mentorship programme is a voluntary based candidate development programme that is underpinned by our need to deliver a personal touch in all our programmes. Developed in 2018, the mentorship programme has achieved tremendous success for our CTA and ITC candidates, with candidates participating in the mentorship programme consistently achieving a much higher success than those that are not in the mentorship programme. Over the years, the programme has grown to such an extent that we have made it a compulsory part of our SAICA accredited APC Professional Programme.
Our mentorship programme is supported by compassionate and highly committed professionals that have walked or busy walking the demanding journey to CA(SA). They not only share emotional support but also offer practical study approach and examination techniques, elements that strongly complement the academic and professional programmes. In some cases, they offer the needed listening ear to help our aspiring CA(SA) professionals develop their emotional resilience to succeed.
We partner with professionals that have a strong desire to help others succeed, desire to develop or pass on a growth mindset and have the time to commit to the mentorship journey – may it be connecting with mentees via WhatsApp, virtual video-conference facilities such as Zoom or Teams, face-to-face meetings or call occasionally. These are the attributes that we believe strongly resonate with the fundamental principles of the CA(SA) brand: Develop. Influence. Lead. as well as our own philosophy of expert learning with a personal touch.
The journey of mentorship provides a mutually beneficial relationship between the mentees and mentors as it aims to enhance both the mentors’ emotional intelligence, leadership and coaching, business acumen and effective communication skills. This is while developing and enhancing the mentees’ skills in business acumen, time management, career management, ethical leadership, and effective communication skills.
To enhance the value of our mentorship programme, we offer marking opportunities in our CTA, ITC and APC programmes to all our mentors in order to help them have an intimate understanding of the issues that our candidates face during assessments. We believe that this empowers our mentors to engage meaningfully and efficiently with their mentees during their mentorship meetings. In turn, through their engagements with the mentees and our professional team, the mentors contribute to the enhancement of the value of our academic and professional programmes.
We value the voluntary participation of our mentors because we appreciate that their time is quite invaluable and is a commodity that we cannot afford. With this in mind, we have developed policies to show our gratitude in the form of nominal allowances for meals and drinks for face-to-face meetings, boosted referral rewards (150% of normal referral fees), preference in the selection of marking teams and other opportunities (e.g. suppliers for services required by Endunamoo) and gifts at the end of the year. A small token our appreciation.