Engage! Cleveland to host 2nd Annual Professional Development Week

Cleveland, Ohio — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  — Engage! Cleveland will host the 2nd Annual Professional Development Week from November 5 to November 7, 2019 in downtown Cleveland. This three-day-long event includes nine workshops to help elevate the careers of Cleveland’s young professionals (YPs) by bringing in some of the region’s top experts to help attendees grow professionally and personally.

 “Engage! Cleveland is proud to once again offer our Professional Development Week to provide young professionals with an affordable and incredibly valuable way to advance their careers,” said Ashley Basile Oeken, president of Engage! Cleveland. “We surveyed what young professionals viewed as the gaps in their skill sets to craft a program that provides practical takeaways for attendees they can apply immediately in their current roles with the ultimate goal of preparing them to be business and civic leaders in our community.”

 Each day of Professional Development Week features an overarching theme: day one focuses on leadership; day two looks to enhance communication; and day three builds career intentionality. The event includes nine workshops in total:

  • Leadership Style Assessment, featuring Jennifer Cohen, Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at Ratliff & Taylor

  • Power & Influence, featuring Dr. Scott J. Allen, Standard Products — Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University’s Boler College of Business 

  • Effective People Management, featuring Tameka Taylor, Ph.D., CDE, President at Compass Consulting Services, LLC

  • Masterful Communications, featuring Amy B. Shannon, President at Pinnacle Leadership Solutions 

  • Building Your Personal Brand, featuring Ilana Isakov Katz, Consultant at Winding River Consulting

  • Difficult Conversations & Creative Problem Solving, featuring John Ramsey, Partner at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, LLP

  • How to Plan an Intentional Career Path, featuring Kris McGuigan, MBA, BCC, ACRW, President at Professional Courage

  • Leveraging Networks Effectively, featuring Maria Spangler, JD/MPA, Director of Community Engagement at The Sherwin-Williams Company

  • Crafting A Real Work/Life Balance, featuring a panel that includes, Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Member & Chair of the Public Law Practice Group and McDonald Hopkins, LLC; Edward L. Stockhausen, Chief Advancement Officer at Open Doors Academy; Lisa Zone, Managing Director at Dix & Eaton; and moderator, Christina Capadona-Schmitz, Vice President and Director of Marketing & Communications at Oswald Companies

The workshops will take place at the Cleveland Public Library Louis Stokes Building in downtown Cleveland, OH. A full schedule of workshops and registration can be found at https://www.engagecleveland.org/calendar/.

To learn more about Engage! Cleveland or new programs, jobs and civic opportunities for young professionals in Cleveland, please visit engagecleveland.org and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


www.engagecleveland.org | 8200 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 100 | Cleveland, OH 44125

About Engage! Cleveland

Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization for young professionals and business/community leaders who are passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. Our goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals to people, jobs, organizations and events. You can find out more at www.engagecleveland.org.

The 2nd Annual Professional Development Week is sponsored by silver sponsors, Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, LLP, MRI Software and Oswald Companies as well as bronze sponsor, Baldwin Wallace University. A full list of sponsors and partners can be found at https://www.engagecleveland.org/calendar/2019/5/9/save-the-date-2nd-annual-cleveland-professional-development-week.

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