Leveraging the Power of Mentorship | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Leveraging the Power of Mentorship

Course Description

Mentors can nurture, challenge and influence an individual’s path forward. Mentorship programs have been shown to benefit employees as well as company culture and profits, it’s becoming more common practice within the workplace. A survey found that 71% of Fortune 500 companies used some type of employee mentorship program. So why doesn't business and every person have a mentor? In this workshop you will learn how to implement a mentoring program at your organization and learn from others that have successful mentoring relationships.

Real World Benefits

  • Mentorship gives employees a chance to set goals, get feedback and deepen their understanding of their roles. It also can help foster their relationships with their co-workers creating a more positive and productive working environment.
  • Millennials prefer mentors over disciplinarians. If Millennials feel they are being listened to and they are being supported to achieve their personal and work-related goals they are more likely to stay within the role for longer.
  • Mentorship programs positively impact the organisations as a whole as it demonstrates to the employees that it is committed to investing time and energy into their career development.


May 8, 2018
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.2

Fee: $69

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.