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Identifying & Engaging Sponsors, Champions & Mentors

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Successful leaders understand that hard work and skill building will only go so far in their career development. Sponsors, champions, and mentors are vital for advancing your career, with each providing a different role and benefits.

In Identifying & Engaging Sponsors, Champions & Mentors, participants will learn how to attract, retain, and utilize all categories of support to further their career progression and expand their professional and personal impact.

Designed for clinical, non-clinical, and administrative healthcare leaders who want to move beyond working harder to advance their career.

Join other health care leaders on July 12, 2024, 9 a.m. to noon, on RUSH University's Illinois Medical District campus.



  • $289
  • RUSH employees may use Educational Enhancement Funds (formerly LEAP Funds) to be reimbursed for the program.

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Program Structure

Participants will complete 30 minutes of online pre-work on their own schedule, then join their colleagues on RUSH University Medical Center’s Illinois Medical District campus for a 3-hour in-depth, interactive class session. Breakfast will be provided for the live class session.


Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize key sponsor, champion, and mentor distinctions and benefits.
  • Distinguish key factors for identifying, attracting, and retaining sponsors, champions, and mentors.
  • Employ strategies for identifying and engaging personal career sponsors, champions, and mentors.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, RUSH University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

For Medicine:
RUSH University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nursing:
RUSH University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 nursing contact hour(s).

For Psychologists:
RUSH University Medical Center designates this live activity for 3.00 CE credits in psychology.

For Social Work:
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, RUSH University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 3.00 general continuing education credits.

For Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy:
RUSH University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. RUSH University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.