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Young Professionals Conference

2019 Young Professionals Conference

Friday, August 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Conference Center
Kent State University at Stark

Back by popular demand and created by an advisory board of Young Professionals just like you! We are pleased to announce the 2019 Young Professionals Conference to be held Friday, August 16, 2019. An ideal opportunity to network with “next-generation” leaders, learn critical workplace skills and discover new strategies for guiding your success in life and career.

This year’s conference theme: Being a 2.0 Person in a 1.0 World focuses on the unique challenges and skills today’s Young Professional bring to the workplace and need for the workplace. Conference presenters are professionals from multiple disciplines and various generations. All of them are experts in their field with real-world experience.

Cost: $245
Register: Call Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Conference Agenda

8:30 - 9 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9 - 9:15 a.m.
Kick-Off: (
Faith Sheaffer-Polen, Director, Corporate University)

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote: 2.0 in a 1.0 World (Dr. Sarah Andreas, WiseWood LLC)

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. - Noon (choose from two sessions)

Session I: It's a Deal! Negotiation Skills for the Beginner (Lisa Stouffer, Cephala Recruiting and Consulting, LLC)

Session II: Networking (Kelly Piero, Kent State University at Stark)

Noon - 1 p.m.

1 - 2:15 p.m.
Keynote: Panel Presentation and Discussion on Generations / Mentoring / Career Lattice (Moderator: Aly Brine, Marathon Petroleum Company LP)

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. (choose from two sessions)

Session I: Self-Care (Jeannie Cool, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery)

Session II: Managing Up (Darlene Thompson, KeyBank)

3:45 - 4 p.m.
Adjourn and Pick-up Certificates