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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


Katelyn Gainer, Marketing & Events Manager                             

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Fifth Third Bank


Individual Donor

JumpStart Inc.

Media Partner

Flex Media

Food Partners

Balance Grill

Cafe Bon Appetit


Goldie’s Donuts

Great Lakes Cheese Company

The Fairmount


Raising Results LLC


Shake Shack