Professional Development Week presented by Ashland University MBA Programs
Nov
5
to Nov 9

Professional Development Week presented by Ashland University MBA Programs

                                                                               

Professional Development Week, is all the career development a young professional could ever need in 14 workshops on leadership, management and so much more happening all in one week. We aim to help young professionals grow not only personally, but professionally in Cleveland. We’ll provide them with all the tools at this event to do just that.

Monday, November 5

  • Leadership Style Assessment

  • Difficult Conversations

  • Crafting a Real Work/Life Balance

Tuesday, November 6

  • Mentoring & Sponsorship

  • How to be a Highly Effective Leader

  • Introduction to Community Engagement

Wednesday, November 7

  • Effective People Management

  • Power, Influence & Business Presence

  • Effective Communication, including public speaking

Thursday, November 8

  • How to Develop a Professional Development Plan

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Sales Skills for Non-Sales People

Friday, November 9

  • Leveraging Networks Effectively & Professional Influence

  • Understanding and Developing a Personal Brand

CONTACT:  

Katelyn Gainer, Marketing & Events Manager                                    Katelyn@EngageCleveland.org   

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

Fifth Third Bank

Oswald

Individual Donor

JumpStart Inc.

Media Partner

Flex Media

Food Partners

Balance Grill

Cafe Bon Appetite

Delmonico’s

Goldie’s Donuts

Great Lakes Cheese Company

The Fairmont

Paladar

Rebol

Shake Shack

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Leadership Style Assessment
Nov
5
7:45 AM07:45

Leadership Style Assessment

Did you know everyone has a leadership style? This is the opportunity to find out your style! Prior to the session, you will be sent a link to a brief online quiz to determine your leadership style assessment. Results will be provided, so bring them with you to this session with Dr. Jamie Smith. We will conduct a deep dive of each style and how to work and interact with all styles.

What you will learn:

  • Your own work style and how it impacts your approach to work

  • The key similarities and differences of the core work styles

  • How to apply insights from your Pixel Leadership Group’s tailored work style report to improve your work performance and satisfaction

 

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About Jamie Lewis Smith, PhD

Jamie Lewis Smith, PhD is passionate about helping others find joy in work. She knows that when people are able to be leverage their best self, success will follow.  Jamie is an innovator who thinks EVERYONE deserves the opportunity to Learn. Grow. and Thrive. She founded Pixel Leadership Group to create a space for young professionals to take charge of their career development. Pixel helps YPs explore and apply their strengths and passions for success in today’s workplace, while developing the skills to coach and lead the next generation. 

Jamie is an accomplished author and speaker with over 15 years of experience guiding individuals, leaders, and organizations through change.  She uses her background as a Clinical Psychologist to apply behavioral science to business and leadership practices. She specializes in organizational and leadership assessments, workplace culture change, and leadership development.  Jamie is the President of Pixel Leadership Group and has advised leaders and organizations across government, non-profit, and private agencies.

Tickets

Cost: $45 includes breakfast (Please scroll down for specific tickets)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $40 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets: 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.

 

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Difficult Conversations
Nov
5
11:45 AM11:45

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

CONTACT:

Katelyn Gainer, Marketing & Events Manager
Katelyn@EngageCleveland.com

Do you struggle with sharing opinions, feelings or ideas in the workplace or at home? This session will focus on recognizing when those scenarios are present, how to have those conversations and how to have a healthy dialog to take action.

About Shirley Hunter

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Shirley Hunter, Senior Consultant and Founder of Advent HR, and an affiliate of WeilandWorks consulting. Her varied background includes more than twenty years of experience working with and for financial, non-profit, healthcare, manufacturing, government, communications, and professional services sectors have provided her with a wide breadth of industry exposure, all of which allow her to deliver for each client’s distinctive needs. She is a subject matter expert in motivation, self-esteem, customer relations, change management, conflict management, communication skills, team building, mentoring, customer service, leadership, and emotional intelligence.

Shirley continues to strive for excellence and serves as a role model within her community. She is an active board member of the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management Foundation (CSHRMF). Shirley is also a decorated United States Army Veteran. Her awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award) and Army Service Ribbon.

Shirley earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management & Labor Relations from Cleveland State University. She has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute (www.hrci.org) and Senior Certified Professional credential from SHRM (www.shrm.org). 

Thank you to Shake Shack for providing this session’s lunch.

Tickets

Cost: $30 includes lunch (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.

 

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Crafting a Real Work/Life Balance
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Crafting a Real Work/Life Balance

What does a "real" work and life balance mean? There’s no one size fits all answer. It all depends on the person! In this session, we will discuss how to improve productivity, relationships and stress management to create that work life balance we are all seeking.

CONTACT:

Katelyn Gainer, Marketing & Events Manager
Katelyn@EngageCleveland.com

About Jayne Juvan, Partner, Tucker Ellis

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Jayne Juvan serves as chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets practice groups at Tucker Ellis.

She also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Governance Committee, and she is the co-editor of the firm’s blog on corporate law, Lingua Negoti, which means “the language of business.”

Jayne has a broad practice that touches upon a variety of disciplines and advises investors, boards of directors and management teams on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and fiduciary duties. She counsels public and high-growth private companies, private equity funds, and venture capital funds from initial formation through all stages of the business life cycle.

Jayne frequently can be found in the boardroom with directors as they make highly impactful, potentially transformative, and confidential decisions. She is often tapped to assist corporate boards to maximize effectiveness and institute best practices. As co-chair of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Director Misconduct, she is also regularly called upon to advise corporate boards during their most challenging situations.

Whether making a decision to grow or divest corporate assets, clients in a variety of industries — including the heavily regulated health care industry — turn to Jayne for her strategic advice. She navigates complex issues that arise in transactions of all sizes and has been a key advisor on deals valued from approximately $5 million to more than $1 billion. Examples of other industries in which Jayne has served as counsel include including financial services, technology, energy, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing.

Jayne passionately stays abreast of emerging boardroom issues, macroeconomic and financial factors that impact global deal activity, and the potential influence of geopolitical events on corporate strategy. A frequent and sought-after writer and speaker featured in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes for her unique use of social media as an attorney, Jayne covers the daily developments in these areas on Twitter at twitter.com/jaynejuvan.

Jayne and her husband Dan, who are both black belts in Tae Kwon Do, met in martial arts and competed nationally together in forms and freestyle sparring. Originally from Ohio, they are proud to call Cleveland home and enjoy raising their young twin sons Alexander and Zachary in the area.

Thank you to Paladar Latin Kitchen for providing this session’s dinner.

Tickets

Cost: $30 includes dinner (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.

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Mentoring & Sponsorship
Nov
6
7:45 AM07:45

Mentoring & Sponsorship

Mentoring & Sponsorship

We hear about the importance of mentoring and sponsorship. However, why is it important as a young professional? This session will discuss the difference and importance of both, how to develop a meaningful mentorship relationship and ways to seek sponsorship from the C-suite to take your career to new heights.

What You Will Learn:

  • What is the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?

  • What are key qualities to watch for in identifying potential mentors and sponsors?

  • How can you make the most of those relationships for your personal and professional development?

About Kate Bang, Cleveland President, USI Insurance

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Kate Bang currently leads a talented team of professionals to deliver exceptional service and support to employers managing employee benefit programs. Under Kate’s leadership, USI Insurance Services (USI) has experienced extraordinary growth in the Cleveland market. Prior to assuming this role, Kate also served USI as Vice President, Senior Account Executive, and as an Employee Benefits Consultant. She has extensive new business development and client management experience in the employee benefits industry. Kate believes strongly in the use of long-term strategies and individualized solutions for her clients’ benefit plans and uses the extensive array of USI resources to provide sensible, affordable, and effective solutions.

Tickets

Cost: $30 includes breakfast (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.

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How to Be a Highly Effective Leader
Nov
6
11:45 AM11:45

How to Be a Highly Effective Leader

How to be a highly effective leader

What determines a highly effective leader in today's workplace? In this session, attendees will learn about the competencies of effective leaders and how we can develop those within your own life.

What you will learn:

  • Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

  • The requirements of effective leadership

  • How to internalize the personal gaps one has and how to plan to resolve these gaps


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Elad Granot is the Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. An academic intrapreneur and transformative leader, he has a record of reimagining higher education in both public and private institutions in urban, suburban, and rural settings while promoting his mission of impacting lives and transforming communities. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in military, business and academic institutions, and serves on a number of boards.



 

Thank you to Balance Grille for providing this session’s lunch.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes lunch (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.



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Introduction to Community Engagement
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

Introduction to Community Engagement

Cleveland is an incredibly philanthropic community and studies show that giving back is important to the quality of a young professional’s life. What are the many ways you can give back to your community in Cleveland? This session will introduce you to the civic community in Cleveland, why it is important to you, how you should get involved and the rewards that result.

What you will learn:

  • The nonprofit sector in Northeast Ohio

  • Awareness of the many community engagement options from serving on a nonprofit board/jr board/friends’ group.

  • Engaging in a short-term pro bono consulting project with a nonprofit or rolling up your sleeves for hands-on direct service volunteering.  

  • Self-Assessment of how to best leverage your passions, time, and skills to map out your community engagement.

About Roseanne Deucher, Managing Director, Business Engagement, Business Volunteers Unlimited

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Roseanne works with BVU’s business members to establish and enhance strong community involvement programs and engage employees at all levels in volunteerism. Roseanne serves on Beaumont School Board as Governance Committee Chair, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Board as Governance Committee Chair and Chair of the Ideastream Community Advisory Board. She previously served on the Franklin County Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health Board and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from John Carroll University and a Masters in Public Administration from The Ohio State University – School of Public Policy and Management.

 

 

TICKETS

Cost: $30 (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.



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Effective People Management
Nov
7
7:45 AM07:45

Effective People Management

Effective People Management

Welcome Gen Z! Did you know we now have five generations in the workplace as of 2018. In this session, learn about each of these generations, what they value and how to work collaboratively with members of each group to be successful.

What You Will Learn:

  • Explore truths and untruths about generational differences

  • Define what connects the generations together to create a great workplace

  • Learn tips and practices for creating an inclusive culture where everyone can grow

About Evan Ishida

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The work I love is designing solutions and experiences that help people learn, collaborate, create, and innovate together. As a proud Ohio University Bobcat, I began my career as an internal consultant, and team leader in large global Fortune 200 corporations where I focused on learning and development, instructional design, communities of practice, and learning technologies. In 2010 I helped to co‐found Engage! Cleveland whose mission is to connect young people to organizations, issues, and institutions in Greater Cleveland. In 2013, I left the corporate world to fuse my professional and civic passions by pursuing entrepreneurial efforts in consulting and technology, all leading me to help form Thrive At Work. Every day I get to partner with the most talented people in the world, and have a ton of fun along the way. When not “on the clock”, I connect in a community of local music lovers to see live shows. As we say, Cleveland Rocks!

 

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes breakfast (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.


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Power, Influence & Business Presence
Nov
7
11:45 AM11:45

Power, Influence & Business Presence

Power, Influence & Business Presence

Business presence is something that isn't taught in school. It's personal and reflects you. How do you appear in the workplace? This session will teach you about business professionalism in attire, communication and personal power to get what you want.

What will you learn:

  • How to define success

  • How to join the winners circle

  • How to make the most of your days

  • What is KBL

  • Discover your “How to”

  • How failure equals success

About Pat Perry

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Pat is the Chairman of ERC and focuses on client relations, keynote presentations, NorthCoast 99 and ERChealth. Pat was President of the company for nearly 20 years and was responsible

for overall operations, strategic direction and expansion of ERC's professional services and business partnerships. Prior to ERC, he held a variety of Human Resources and management positions with KPMG, University Mednet and AIM Executive.

Pat received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University. Pat earned the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and has been an adjunct faculty member for Lakeland Community College, Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College.

Pat has served as a Board Member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lake County Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Leadership Lake County Alumni Association, Mentor Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Educational Assistance Foundation and chaired the Northeast Ohio Human Resource Conference (NOHRC). He is also a graduate of the Leadership Lake County program. Pat also was recognized as the Cleveland SHRM and the Lake/Geauga SHRM Chapters’ Member of the Year.

Pat was named Northeast Ohio’s “Best Boss” by Inside Business Magazine and is the architect for the nationally acclaimed NorthCoast 99 program. In addition, Pat is the co-architect of ERChealth, a fully-insured health insurance program for small and mid-size businesses offered throughout Ohio.

Pat provides keynote presentations, full and half day leadership programs and coaches mid to upper level managers. He is known for engaging audiences with a captivating high energy style incorporating humor and story-telling. Pat always delivers hard hitting messages, inspiring attendees to think differently about their personal and professional goals and success. His presentations are ideal for corporate events, conferences and leadership retreats. Whether it is a keynote, half day session or facilitating a management team meeting, Pat's presentations are memorable and will resonate with your audience!

A 2018 Cleveland Business Hall of Fame inductee, Pat has over 300 business, HR and sales

management articles published. He is also the HR and Business columnist for Community Leader magazine and The News-Herald. Pat has authored two book Re-Shape Re-Define Re- Imagine and Business Lessons Learned Along the Way focused on personal and professional success. He is a frequent keynote presenter, facilitates full and half day leadership programs and coaches mid to upper level managers.

Thank you to Rebol for providing this session’s lunch.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes lunch (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.



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Effective Communication, including public speaking
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Effective Communication, including public speaking

Effective Communication, including public speaking

It has been said that effective business communication is the key to professional success.  It builds better employee relations, increases customer satisfaction, and assists you in building your brand. We will focus on how to hone your message, move your audience and make an impact to get started and make change.

What you will learn:

  • Tips for effective public speaking that will propel you into an executive level

  • The difference between standard listening and active listening

  • Understand the importance of detail and follow up in the business world, especially relating to the world of customer service

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About Dr. Deb Westerfelt

Deb joined Ashland University faculty in 2007. She is lead professor for Organizational Design, Development and Change Management in the International MBA and Online MBA Programs and Business Communications in the BSBA Program. She presents at numerous conferences, including the Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University, the OBTC Conference at Babson College, Midwest Decisions Institute Regional Conferences, and the Economics and Political Science Conference at Ashland University. She’s published author in the Organizational Leadership and Management Journal, the Business Education Innovation Journal and the College & University Journal and a freelance textbook contributor, textbook reviewer, and peer reviewer for various textbook and journal publications.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes dinner (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.


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How to Develop a Professional Development Plan
Nov
8
7:45 AM07:45

How to Develop a Professional Development Plan

How to Develop a Professional Development Plan

Often in our careers, we’re looking for a change. Perhaps it’s a promotion, transfer or new assignment. If you’re looking at where to start and get there, this session will give you the answers. This session will discuss the content of a professional development plan, the importance of it for your career, how to create one and crafting the business case to make the ask.

What you will learn:

  • Many paths of growth

o Be exceptional in your current role

o Prepare for next

o Prepare for roles beyond

· How to close the gap on your development

· Create your personal board of directors.

· P.I.E. Theory- how to leverage your brand

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About LaToya Smith

LaToya has been a valuable team member of Fifth Third Bank since August 1999. She has the responsibility for attracting, acquiring, and advancing top diverse talent into the bank. Additionally, she leads a team of Talent Acquisition Consultants for Bancorp.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes breakfast (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.


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Creative Problem Solving
Nov
8
11:45 AM11:45

Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

We see it frequently on job postings or descriptions - Problem Solving. It’s a skill that’s know as a "must" have. But what does that actually mean? This session will challenge us to think of new ways to complete projects and tasks faster, smarter and cheaper, while overcoming obstacles and proactively anticipating problems before they arise.

What you will learn:

  • Identifying and clarifying the problem or issue facing the organization

  • Developing a challenge that generates creative ideas 

  • Evaluating ideas and focusing on solutions

  • Implementing ideas through action plans

 

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About Dan Fox

Joined Ashland University faculty in 2004 and has served in various positions including associate dean and director of entrepreneurship for the Dauch College Currently serves as associate professor of law, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is an Ohio licensed attorney and certified public accountant Prior to joining AU, consulted for the world's largest oil company.

Thank you to Cafe Bon Appetite for providing this session’s lunch.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes lunch (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.


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Sales Skills for Non-Sales People
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Sales Skills for Non-Sales People

Sales Skills for Non-Sales People

No matter what career you’re in, ALL of us are in sales. This could be in our professional life or personal life. How do you go in to make the big ask? This session will help us to get to how you get that YES when selling ideas to peers, managers and the C-suite.


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About Marvin Montgomery

Marvin Montgomery For more than 30 years, Marvin Montgomery has earned widespread national recognition and praise for his informative, practical and stimulating programs. Marvin’s captivating presentations have assisted hundreds of organizations to meet or exceed their sales goals using his training programs

 

Thank you to The Fairmont for providing this session’s dinner.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes dinner(scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.


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Leveraging Networks Effectively & Professional Influence
Nov
9
7:45 AM07:45

Leveraging Networks Effectively & Professional Influence

Cleveland is two degrees of separation. It can be a city with an often small-town feel. Whether it’s a job, volunteer opportunity, sale or professional connection - your network matters. Michelle will discuss how she utilized her network effectively both professionally and civically, how it impacted her self-awareness and how others perceived her. In this session, you’ll learn the ways you can enhance your relationship building skills to get what you want

About Michelle Tomallo

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Michelle Tomallo is President and Co-Founder of FIT Technologies which provides a full range of managed IT services—from helpdesk and field support to network design and CIO consultation. FIT’s team of 70 employees acts as the technology department for small- and mid-sized companies, non-profits, and K-12 schools across the state of Ohio and in other areas nationwide. Founded in 1999, FIT is certified as a female-owned and a LGBT-owned enterprise.

Michelle has 25 years of senior-level management experience and currently focuses on business development, marketing and change management. Prior to co-founding the company, Tomallo worked as a strategic development consultant for non-profits and was a marketing director in hospice, long-term care, and home care. Tomallo also has 10 years of experience in adult education/training and corporate event planning.
Outside of her responsibilities at her company, Michelle has been involved in Plexus, the LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce for a decade, now serving as the Board President. Michelle is on the Board of Engage Cleveland, is a Leadership Cleveland alum, was named to Crain’s Women of Note in 2017, and serves on committees at Greater Cleveland Partnership and women’s business groups. Michelle speaks both regionally and nationally on leadership, business certification, and supplier diversity.

She loves participating in the on-going transformation of the city by participating in arts, advocacy and culture events. Michelle is a community garden leader in Detroit Shoreway, and is involved in the Playhouse Square and Warehouse district neighborhoods where she works and lives. She incorporates her commitment to fitness by participating in charitable running and bike races.

 
 

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes breakfast (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.


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Understanding and Developing a Personal Brand
Nov
9
11:45 AM11:45

Understanding and Developing a Personal Brand

Understanding and Developing a Personal Brand

We hear it all the time, your personal brand reflects what you stand for. If you’re looking for where to start to create your personal brand – this session is for you! This session will dig into the importance of having a personal brand, how to develop a brand and how to use your brand to get those wins professionally and personally.

About Amy Martin, Vice President Marketing at Mezu Inc.

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Thank you to Delmonico’s for providing this session’s lunch.

TICKETS

Cost: $30 includes lunch (scroll down for specific ticket)

Engage! Cleveland Employer Members: $25 with discount code

Companies purchasing 10 or more tickets can receive 10% savings, please email Katelyn@engagecleveland.com for discount code.



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Next Generation of Women
Mar
28
11:00 AM11:00

Next Generation of Women

Navigating your career and personal life in your 20s and 30s can be rough. We’ve carefully crafted a women’s forum tailored to the emerging female professional in Cleveland. Unlike your typical women in leadership event, we’ve created a half-day experience consisting of nothing but professional and personal advice to help guide the up-and-coming women in Cleveland, featuring some of the area’s most noteworthy female professionals across all industries.

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State of the Young Professional Community presented by the Illuminating Company, a FirstEnergy Company
Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

State of the Young Professional Community presented by the Illuminating Company, a FirstEnergy Company

Friday, September 14, 2018      

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CONTACT:  Katelyn Gainer, Marketing & Events Manager

 (216) 264-5644

Engage! Cleveland brings together our employer members and the community to report on our  organization and the Cleveland young professional community. We’ll also spend the day focusing on best practices regarding young professional employees. Is your company curious how to better market to millennials or are you eager to find more ways to engage your young professionals? This event is for you! Join other like-minded employers to network and learn the best practices from the experts here at Engage! to take back and get to work.

 

State of the Young Professional Community: Transitioning from Millennials to Gen Z

Date: Friday, September 14

Location: The Cleveland Foundation

Presenting Sponsor: Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company FirstEnergy

Agenda

8:00 am: Networking & Registration

8:30 am: Opening Remarks, John Skory, President, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company FirstEnergy

8:35 am Update on Engage! Cleveland, Ashley Basile Oeken, President, Engage! Cleveland

8:50 am: Report on Young Professional Survey Data

  • ERC
    • Lisa Codispoti, Director, Consulting

9:10 am: Program 1: Companies share what has worked for them to engage Millennials and how they are preparing for Gen Z (an executive leader with a young professional staff person)

  • Benesch
    • Laura Dutt, Chief Talent Officer
    • Barry Guttman, Associate, Real Estate & Environmental Practice Group
  • Nestlé USA Supply Chain
    • Vanessa Bongiorno, Vice President of Human Resources
    • Nikki Precord, Procurement Business Partner
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
    • Maureen “Mo” Drabik, Talent Acquisition Manager
    • Harsha Bhavani, Finance Accountant
  • Moderator: Andrew Passen, Former Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Forest City Enterprises

10:00 am: Program 2: Young Professionals sharing their perspectives on Corporate America

  • Nick White, Owner, Tremont Athletic Club
    • Left corporate America to start new company
  • Ann Weinzimmer, Vice President & General Counsel at More Than Gourmet & Owner, Tremont Scoops
    • Working full-time while maintaining a side business
  • Andrea Weiser, JCLE Program Director, Cleveland Hillel Foundation
    • Knows Millennial space well
  • Kimberly Bartholomew, Surveillance Analyst I, KeyBank
    • Knows Generation Z space well
  • Moderator: Robin Doerschuk, Director of Learning & Development, TALENTLAUNCH and President, Cleveland Society of HR Managers (CSHRM)

10:50 am: Closing Remarks, Ashley Basile Oeken, President, Engage! Cleveland

 


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Andrew Passen, Former Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Forest City Enterprises

As Principal of Passen and Associates, LLC, Andy advises
senior executives on key leadership, strategic and
organizational issues.
Formerly EVP of Human Resources for Forest City
Enterprises (now, Forest City Realty Trust), Andy had
responsibility for developing and implementing the
Company’s human capital strategy focused on attracting,
developing and retaining the high caliber of associates and
professional talent that have been a hallmark of Forest City
throughout its history. In this capacity, his responsibilities also
included the compensation, benefits and HRIS functions, as
well as the Company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Passen joined Forest City in April 2006, but had been
associated with the Company as a consultant since 2001.
Prior to becoming a member of Forest City’s executive team,
he was a founder and partner in the firm of O’Brien, Passen
and Associates, a consultancy of organizational psychologists
providing executive development, selection and change
management services to companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Passen earned his Ph.D. from Kent State University and a
Master of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University.
He earned his undergraduate degree at Miami (Ohio)
University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

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Ann Weinzimmer, Vice President & General Counsel at More Than Gourmet & Owner, Tremont Scoops

Ann has been practicing law since 2003 and is currently Vice President & General Counsel for Akron-based More Than Gourmet, a specialty food manufacturer. In this role, Ann has responsibility for the company’s legal affairs, as well as compliance, regulatory and human resources matters. Previously, Ann was Counsel for Eaton Corporation, supporting several divisions in the Electrical Sector in the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Prior to Eaton, Ann was in private practice at Jones Day in the Private Equity practice group.

Ann is very active in community organizations, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (currently serving as Board Vice-Chair, External Affairs Committee Co-Chair, as well as a member of the Executive Committee and Governance Committee) and Rainey Institute (currently serving on the Development Committee). Ann has also served on the board of The Centers for Families & Children, West Side Ecumenical Ministry, Hands On Northeast Ohio and ICAN Schools.

Ann is also a small business owner in her spare time, having purchased Tremont Scoops in December 2012, an ice cream shop in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

Ann attended John Carroll University (B.A., Political Science, 1999) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude,2003). Ann is a life-long Northeast Ohioan, and currently lives in Lakewood with her children Jackson (6) and Piper (4), and dog Franklin (10).

 

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Laura Dutt, Chief Talent Officer

Laura Dutt serves as Benesch’s Chief Talent Officer. She brings more than 10 years of legal industry experience to her post.
Laura has firm-wide responsibility for recruiting and placing top talent in all of our office locations. She focuses her efforts on lateral
recruiting and on the firm’s Summer Associate and On Campus Interviewing programs. Laura works alongside Benesch’s firm leadership
to carry-out strategic initiatives for attracting top talent and for growing the Benesch team. She is a member of the firm’s Hiring
Committee.
Additionally, Laura works with the firm’s Practice Group Chairs to develop training programs that support the continued growth and
success of our attorneys and paralegals across all of our office locations. She directs all programs related to onboarding and integration,
mentoring, practice group specific training, and plays an active role in performance management programs. Laura also works closely with
the firm’s Associate Development Committee and Women’s Initiative Committee.
Laura received her B.A. from John Carroll University and her Master’s Degree from Cleveland State University. She also holds a PHR
certification.

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Maureen “Mo” Drabik, Talent Acquisition Manager

Maureen “Mo” Drabik is a Talent Acquisition Manager at Sherwin Williams. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Miami University and has spent the last 5 years in various recruiting roles. She oversees a team of 7 recruiters responsible for hiring talent at all levels of the organization while also managing the Cleveland HQ student level programming. Mo has a passion for the Talent Acquisition space and for connecting people to careers they love.

 

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Harsha Bhavani, Finance Accountant

Harsha Bhavani completed her Masters in Accountancy from Cleveland State University and under grad from India in Accounting. She has been with Sherwin Williams for 4 1/2 years where she started as a Co-op with the Real Estate Accounting team and has been promoted through several different roles. She is currently is a Finance Accountant within the Latin America Division. Outside of work she is involved in several groups such as the Sherwin Williams CSU Alumni and Friends Corporate Chapter steering committee and participates in the Sherwin Williams’ Future Leaders committee.

 

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Kimberly Bartholomew, Surveillance Analyst I, KeyBank

Kimberly Bartholomew is a Real Estate Capital Analyst at KeyBank, where she rotates to locations throughout the country, working in various Real Estate Capital lines of business. Previously, she worked as a Financial Analyst in Loan Servicing and Asset Management at KeyBank in Overland Park, Kansas. In this role, she initiated a project alongside Technology and Operations to automate aspects of loan analysis in an effort to increase efficiency and reduce error. As a result of her contribution to this project, she was awarded the Loan Servicing and Asset Management High Performance Award. Kimberly spent the prior two summers in Cleveland, interning in Quantitative Risk Management and Real Estate Capital at KeyBank. Kimberly recently graduated from Miami University with degrees in statistics and economics.

 

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Vanessa Bongiorno, Vice President, Human Resources,  Nestlé

Vanessa Bongiorno is Vice President of Human Resources (HR) for the Nestlé USA Supply Chain team. She serves as a strategic business partner for the Supply Chain and Procurement leadership teams and oversees all strategic people initiatives and lifecycle activities to include workforce and succession planning, employee relations, compensation, change management, organization solutions, and training and leader development for more than 2,500 employees.

In her position, Vanessa’s true passion lies in partnering with her business leaders to drive innovative, effective, and pragmatic solutions to help deliver business results. She also is inspired by watching the talent in the organization thrive as they achieve personal and professional development goals.

Vanessa joined Nestlé in 2006 as an HR Manager supporting Supply Chain for the Distribution Centers, Customer Service Centers and Transportation fleet in Allentown, Pennsylvania, DeKalb, Illinois, and Solon, Ohio. In 2008 she took on the responsibilities for Corporate Supply Chain and oversight of the HR Field Logistics projects. Vanessa led the “Pay for Performance” incentive system in Logistics and redesigned and implemented the Supply Chain College recruitment and training program to further strengthen end-to-end Supply Chain competency and leadership across the Supply Chain network. In 2010, she transitioned as HR Manager supporting Corporate Communications and the Beverage Division where she managed the launch of the Talent and Performance Management System and provided support for Division workforce planning and talent reviews. In this role she also managed the Marketing intern and college training programs. In 2011, Vanessa was promoted to HR Director supporting the Ambient Supply Chain Organization. In 2013, Vanessa was responsible for managing the integration of four different Supply Chain Organizations under one leader, and assumed HR leadership of the HR teams under the newly formed One Supply Chain organization. In 2015, Vanessa was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources leading the people initiatives for the newly integrated Supply Chain Organization.  Beginning in 2016, she led the people strategy of the Supply Chain transformation and move from the Nestlé Headquarters in CA to the new Nestlé Headquarters in Arlington, VA and Ensure Supply Hub in Solon, OH.

Prior to Nestlé, Vanessa was an HR Manager for Aramark and Ascent Media Group.

Vanessa holds a master’s degree in HR from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish from Indiana University.

 

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Nikki Precord, Procurement Business Partner, Nestlé

Nikki Precord is a Procurement Business Partner at Nestlé USA in Solon, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University in 2013 with a degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management and joined Nestlé’s Supply Chain Development Program, a rotational program with various roles and locations throughout the US. Nikki began her career in Deployment based in Glendale, California, then joined Customer Facing Supply Chain based in Rogers, Arkansas, and finally moved into Procurement in Cleveland, Ohio. She currently lives in Sagamore Hills with her husband Rob. Her hobbies include running, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, snowboarding, and outdoor concerts.

 

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Nick White, Owner, Tremont Athletic Club

Nick White founded Tremont Athletic Club in 2014 after 9 years as an attorney for Baker & Hostetler. Since then, TAC has become Cleveland’s premier fitness center by eliminating negative industry standards – unnecessary fees, deceptive pricing, inescapable contracts, etc. – and by focusing entirely on culture, community, and customer service. TAC is now in the process of opening a second location in the Centric Development in University Circle.

 

 

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Barry Guttman, Associate, Real Estate & Environmental Practice Group

Barry Guttman grew up in Cleveland and attended Fuchs Mizrachi School before earning a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from New York University in 2009 and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2013. After graduating from law school, Barry moved back to Cleveland to join the law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, where he is currently an associate whose practice focuses on representing clients in a broad range of commercial real estate and business advisory matters.

Since moving home, Barry has also been involved in the lay leadership of several non-profits and currently serves as a Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and is the immediate past Chair of its Young Leadership Division. Other past involvement includes serving as Chair of Fuchs Mizrachi School’s Alumni Association and Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Class (2015), among other activities. Barry is a member of several trade organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), and he is a founding member of the Cleveland Real Estate Network (CREN). He is also currently participating in ULI’s Partnership Forum.

Outside of work and community, Barry enjoys Cleveland sports, theatre, Beethoven, cooking, playing basketball and spending time with his wife, Samantha

 

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Andrea Weiser, JCLE Program Director, Cleveland Hillel Foundation

Andrea Weiser is the JCLE Program Director at The Cleveland Hillel Foundation where she plans events for graduate students and young professionals. She plans an array of social, networking, civic engagement, and professional mentoring programs. Andrea connects the graduate students and young professionals to the Jewish community, Cleveland community, and other local organizations as well.

Andrea has spent nearly a decade working in event planning and non-profit management. Andrea is involved in the Engage! Cleveland’s Leadership Council and has previously been the Event Chair of Relay for Life in her local community. Andrea holds a BA in Recreation Management and minor in Business Administration from Ohio University.

 

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Robin Doerschuk, Founder, Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio

Robin Doerschuk started with Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency, immediately following college graduation in 2004. She’s now a part-owner and the Director of Learning and Development for TalentLaunch the Corporate Parent Organization.

When Robin joined Alliance, there were 6 employees and the company delivered <$2 million in revenue. She was a sensation immediately upon hire, and has earned several promotions since. Since 2005, Robin has been the leading sales person in the company, an impressive level of performance in a company that’s a nine-time Weatherhead 100 award winner and that’s growing at twice the rate (30+% a year) of the staffing/recruitment industry.

As Robin continues advancing within the company, she strives to give back to the community by influencing change within several organizations.

Most recently, Robin recognized a need for continuing education for women in business, so she created and founded the Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio. 2015 was the inaugural year and hosted 350+ attendee’s.  The event was a huge success hosting 12 powerful female speakers. WLCNEO hosted its 3rd conference in September of 2017 which sold out for the first time with 500 attendee’s.

 

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Ashley Basile Oeken, President, Engage! Cleveland

Ashley Basile Oeken is an experienced organizational leader with over ten years of experience in the government and nonprofit fields. Her expertise is focused on the next generation and young professionals.

In her role at Engage! Cleveland, Ashley oversees all aspects of the organization while driving strategic initiatives to increase the impact Engage! Cleveland can have on the community and young professionals. She consults with employers and nonprofits to attract, engage and retain the best and brightest talent to the Greater Cleveland area.

Ashley is very involved in the civic community in Cleveland serving on a variety of committees and Boards. Most notably, Ashley serves on Board of Trustees at the Saint Luke’s Foundation where she serves on the Strong Neighborhood committee and as Chair of the Governance Committee. Additionally, she is on the Executive Advisory Board for Pixel Leadership Group.

 

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Lisa Codispoti, Director, Consulting

Lisa Codispoti is ERC’s Director, Consulting. At ERC, Lisa is responsible for our
Consulting services which include the full cycle of the Employee Experience.
With over 25 years of Human Resources and business leadership experience,
Lisa has gained valuable knowledge and expertise in everything from Talent
Management, to HR transformation, to organizational development, change
management, and leadership effectiveness.

Prior to joining ERC, Lisa has held a variety of HR and business operations
roles including prominent positions at Sage Software, Outsourcing Solutions,
KeyCorp, and GE. Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree from Walsh University
and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She has completed
Ph.D. coursework in Human and Organizational Development from the
Fielding Institute.

Lisa is actively involved with her two teenage sons’ schools and soccer
teams. In addition, Lisa is an adjunct professor at Walsh University and Kent
State University’s business schools. Lisa currently serves as a board member
for Meals on Wheels of both Stark and Wayne counties as well as the Stark
County Catholic School Board.

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Next Generation of Women: A conversation with Kim Manigault, KeyBank’s Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Aug
8
8:00 AM08:00

Next Generation of Women: A conversation with Kim Manigault, KeyBank’s Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

COST: Free

CONTACT:  Katelyn Gainer, Marketing, Events & Development Manager - (216) 264-564

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This event is an exclusive follow-up opportunity for attendees of our Next Generation of Women event held on April 19, 2018 to hear from esteemed speaker, Kim Manigault, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at KeyBank.

Kim Manigault, CPA, is the Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for KeyBank. In this role she is responsible for setting strategies and procedures to ensure Key maintains a diverse and inclusive workforce, workplace and marketplace.

Prior to this role Kim was the CFO for the Technology, Operations and Procurement groups. She is a member of Key’s Executive Council and the Technology Investment Committee. In that role, Kim partnered with Key’s CIO, and managed a team that provided strategic support and financial guidance for the division CIOs for all of KeyBank’s businesses. Her team was also responsible for supporting the various operations groups and enterprise security functions. Prior to joining Key, Kim held several critical leadership roles during her tenure with Bank of America. With over 20 years in accounting, finance and capital markets, Kim has extensive experience in global banking, strategic planning and has proven expertise in process re-engineering and project management. Kim is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland YMCA, is the Board Treasurer and is the Chairperson of the Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Kim has a BS from Rutgers University, is a CPA and is Six Sigma certified. Kim was recently recognized as CFO of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants.

As an attendee of the initial event you will receive a code to register via Eventbrite. Please note this code is only for attendees of the initial event, no substitutions, etc. can be made. If you have any questions or need your code, please contact Katelyn at katelyn@engagecleveland.com.

 

Thank you to The Sherwin-Williams Company for graciously hosting this event.

Address: The Sherwin-Williams Company, 101 W. Prospect Ave, Suite: 765 Midland

Walking directions: enter through our front doors on Prospect Ave.

Proceed to Midland elevator bank (farthest to the right of the three elevator banks)
Take elevator to 7th floor
Turn left off the elevator
765 Midland will be ahead on your right
Driving directions: we recommend parking in the Tower City garage. Directions from Tower City:

1. Go to the Public Square level/second level of stores in Tower City.
2. Locate Bath & Body Works.
3. Walk down the corridor to the right of Bath & Body Works.
4. Proceed through the revolving door, which is labeled “Landmark Office Tower” and turn right.
5. Take the stairs up to our main lobby, and turn right.
6. Use the first elevator bank. Proceed to 7th floor.
7. Turn left off the elevator.
8. 765 Midland will be ahead on your right.

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