Mentoring Matters: What It Can Do For You and Your Company

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Name: Mentoring Matters: What It Can Do For You and Your Company
Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
This half-day seminar will focus on the importance of mentoring and will seek to answer the following questions: 
 - What is mentoring?  Old view vs. current view.
- Why is it important to business?
- How do mentor programs benefit recruitment, retention, employee job satisfaction and morale, on boarding, training, and more?
- How do mentor programs insure the successful transfer of knowledge and prepare future leaders?
- How do you launch and run a successful mentor program?
- What are the qualities of great mentors and mentees?
- What are some of the best mentoring practices among engineering companies?

About the Presenters
Susan Canfield: 
As founder and former director of the University of Washington’s highly-regarded Foster MBA Mentor Program, Susan facilitated mentoring opportunities for students and business executives representing Seattle’s leading companies for over 16 years. Impressed by the relationships she observed, Susan wrote “Mentoring Moments: Inspiring Stories from Eight Business Leaders and MBAs.” Her award-winning book captures through personal interviews the powerful mentoring stories of Seattle business luminaries who currently serve or have served as Foster MBA mentors.
Susan has also written about mentoring for a number of publications including Forbes and The Puget Sound Business Journal, is a frequent speaker on mentoring, and consults with business schools and organizations on launching and running a successful mentor program. In addition, during her 16 years at Foster, Susan was a coach to MBAs, and continues to coach business professionals in her own private practice.

Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips Healthcare.  He retired in 2005 as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership.  In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Philips Presidential Award for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months.  Tom played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts within Philips, most recently with the Philips High Potential Development Center.  In 2009 he became President of Sectra Healthcare North America to lead a very successful turnaround effort.

ACEC Education Center
1621 114th Ave SE
Suite 110 
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, March 1 
8:00am - 12:00pm 

Breakfast provided 
Contact Information:
Claire Duffy
$225 for Members before 2/16
$265 for Members after 2/16
$325/$365 for Non-Members

Cancelations received less than 5 business days prior to event will not be eligible for refund. 
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