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Cultivating a Mentoring Mindset for Progressive Leadership Development

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When: Saturday, 27 October | 14:00 - 17:00 | HALF DAY
Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center
Ticket Price: ILA members - $45 | non-members - $60
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What if every relationship were a mentoring relationship, and what if everyone involved expected every encounter to result in mutual learning for every participant? Drawing on our experiences leading a corporate mentoring program, another at a regional OD Network, and in other higher ed and community settings, we propose there is no one right way to do mentoring, that success emanates from awareness, inclusion, and an authentic, transparent, and flexible approach that builds on organizations' and participants' unique strengths and needs. This session will help you find what works for you and your stakeholders.

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  Who Should Attend?

This session is for anyone charged with building a corporate, academic, or community mentoring program, or just wanting to mentor -mentored more and/or better.

What Will Attendees Gain?

The anticipated outcomes are:

  • Affirm the value of mentoring
  • Identify specific critical elements of mentoring
  • Articulate next steps and possibilities for the future of mentoring

Track: Leadership Development

Workshop Leaders & Presenters

Julie E. Benesh Elizabeth Schwab
Julie Benesh
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Elizabeth Schwab
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Julie Benesh develops organizational leaders, talent, systems, and teams to support culture change, stakeholder engagement, and organizational improvement. As a department chair, she oversees a $10 million enterprise and 50+ remote professionals.



Elizabeth Schwab has more than 10 years of consulting experience, including many Fortune 500 clients, using the lens of Behavioral Economics. Liz developed the Master of Art in Behavioral Economics program and is the Associate Department Chair for the Business Psychology Division. Both facilitators are faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.



Paul Kosempel is currently Teaching Associate Professor in leadership studies at the University of Denver (DU) as well as Interim Director of the Pioneer Leadership Program. Paul joined the faculty in 2007, and soon after received his PhD in interpersonal communication from DU. His professional experience includes over twenty years in higher education in various capacities including career development, leadership development, and operations management. He is co-convener of ILA's Sustainability Leadership Learning Community. His research interests include leadership and sustainability, assessment of leadership learning outcomes, and mentoring and leadership. He is also part-owner of the Green Bay Packers Football Team.



Charles David Tauber, M.D. is a founder of the Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace and has been its Head of Mission for Southeast Europe since 1995. He developed Pragmatic Empowerment Training (PET), a participatory course in communication, psychology, civil society, non-violent conflict transformation, and human rights for people without previous education in these fields. He has given therapy and supervision to victims of war. Previously, Tauber worked with various groups in The Netherlands, assisting asylum seekers and refugees and lay volunteers. He grew up in the USA, where he worked with environmental and peace groups starting in 1966.



Sandra Marić, grew up and studied in Zagreb, Croatia. Before joining to the Coalition for Work with Psychodrama and Peace as Deputy Head of Mission for Southeast Europe in 2006, she worked extensively with children and young people in eastern Croatia. Sandra holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Zagreb. Her role with the Coalition includes therapy, research, writing, and a wide variety of other Coalition tasks.