Rising Professionals

EDGE Rising Professionals is geared toward individual contributors. A carefully curated curriculum of eight professional-development half-day programs ensures that your earliest career professionals are prepared to make even greater contributions to your growing enterprise.

Enroll now for the Rising Professionals program running September 2022 – April 2023

Enrollment Form EDGE Rising Professionals 2022-2023

The purpose of the rising professionals group is to:

  • Engage emerging leaders and rising talent at your company who represent the largest generation to hit the workforce since Baby Boomers.
  • Provide the setting and framework to encourage and foster professional networking.
  • Create opportunities for learning and experience sharing in a safe space with peers at other growth-oriented, high-performance EDGE members.
  • Increase their capacity to contribute to their organizations.
  • Help your company attract and retain this rising talent and, in the process, build your bench strength.

Benefits of participating include:

  • Engage with young professionals at growth-oriented, high-performance companies in Northeast Ohio.
  • Provide the setting and framework to encourage and foster professional networking and development.
  • Develop and hone leadership skills by sharing best practices.
  • Learn and share experiences in a safe space with emerging leaders and rising talent.
  • Increase your capacity to make a positive impact on your organization and community.

A carefully curated curriculum of eight professional-development half-day programs ensures that your earliest career leaders are prepared to make even greater contributions to the growing enterprises they work for:

  1. Your Professional Brand: Encourages these early-career professionals to develop self-awareness to create success in the workplace. How to present themselves both internally and with customers and suppliers. How to handle their social media presence.
  2. Professional Networking: How to network in a variety of professional settings including company functions and professional settings including trade shows and other external events.
  3. Crucial Conversations: How to develop the right words and tone for conversations of great importance.
  4. Getting to the Heart of Leadership: This session will explore 10 sources of power that, according to the research, will impact peoples’ position and value to any organization. A concept closely related to power is influence. Influence is at the heart of leadership and we will explore several influence tactics that will help you frame how you communicate your thoughts and perspectives.
  5. Presentation Skills: With instruction and videos of participants, this program will help attendees with any presentation in front of a group, including power point.
  6. Creating Success: This session will cover leading meetings and projects with confidence; effective communications; workplace relationships; and leveraging industry knowledge.
  7. Mastering Anxiety | Building Confidence Under Stress: This session explores ways to overcome anxiety in stressful situations. Participants will practice these easy-to-learn techniques that can be employed in any situation.
  8. SMART Goal Setting + Networking: We’ll cover the foundations of clarifying, setting and executing your careers goals as well as mastering performance reviews. During this structure speed-networking session we’ll put into practice many of the concepts we’ve covered. You’ll be paired with others to share your professional elevator pitch and give and receive feedback on each other’s career goals for the coming year..

Program dates for 2022 – 2023 (half-day morning workshops)

  • September 13th
  • October 12th
  • November 9th
  • December 14th
  • January 18th
  • February 15th
  • March 15th
  • April 12th

Hear from Rising Professionals as they share their takeaways:

Cost. $2,500 per enrollee

Special pricing for EDGE membersClick here to find out more about membership.

Participation. To ensure a premier experience, 100% attendance is required.

Enroll now for the Rising Professionals program running September 2022 – April 2023

Enrollment Form EDGE Rising Professionals 2022-2023

Contact Brittany Bush, Brittany@edgef.org.

Rising Professionals

A carefully curated curriculum of eight professional-development half-day programs ensures that your earliest career professionals are prepared to make even greater contributions to your growing enterprise.

Enroll Now