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November 15, 2023

Engage! Cleveland’s returning professional development conference strives to empower local professionals



Cleveland, Ohio —November 15, 2023 –  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  — Engage! Cleveland will host its 6th Annual Lead CLE: Professional Development Conference on November 30 and December, 1 2023.  This two-day conference includes presentations to help elevate the careers of Cleveland’s young professionals by bringing in some of the region’s top experts to help attendees grow professionally.


 “Engage! Cleveland is proud to once again offer our Professional Development Conference to provide young professionals with an affordable and incredibly valuable way to advance their careers,” said Ashley Basile Oeken, president of Engage! Cleveland. “With programming specifically designed to help elevate the careers of early career professionals, Lead CLE provides the tools to grow personally and professionally in Cleveland.”


This conference aims to provide a roadmap for young to mid-career professionals to elevate their proficiencies to supervisory and managerial levels. This year’s conference will include 8 dynamic sessions over two days with the goal that attendees will leave equipped to further advance their professional journeys in Cleveland. The below sessions will be presented by experts at leading Cleveland organizations. 


Sessions, Day 1 on November 30, 2023: 

  • Healthy Work Habits
  • Building Intentional Relationships
  • Cultivating Emotional Awareness
  • Becoming a Powerful Communicator


Sessions, Day 2 on December, 1 2023: 

  • Mastering the Craft of Selling
  • Work Culture and Organization
  • Effective Collaboration
  • Bridging Generational Divides 


Engage! Cleveland will host this event in person at Cleveland Public Library-Louis Stokes Wing. Those interested in learning more or registering for the event can visit


To learn more about Engage! Cleveland or new programs, jobs, and civic opportunities for young professionals in Cleveland, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Threads and X (formally Twitter).


The 6th Annual Lead CLE: Professional Development Conference is presented by Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.


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About Engage! Cleveland


Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization for young professionals and business/community leaders who are passionate about making Cleveland a lasting home for the next generation. Our goal is to attract, engage and retain young, diverse talent to Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals to people, jobs, organizations, and events. You can learn more at

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