Course ID: RSCS

The Role of Sponsorship in Career Success

Anyone who makes it to the highest levels of leadership in any organization can identify a series of people along their career path who helped them achieve their success. More than mentors, sponsors are active advocates for our careers. They’re people who use their own political capital to create opportunity for us, providing air cover to take risks, and help us navigate the organization as we chart our course. Sponsorship matters for career success, but it doesn’t always happen naturally, especially for women and underrepresented minorities. Learn exactly what a sponsor is, how to get one, and why to be one.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between mentors and sponsors
  • Create a target list for a personal board of directors
  • Articulate the power of sponsorship in career success

Major Topics
  • Sponsorship is happening in your organization right now. The question is, are you benefiting from it?
  • No one reaches their full potential alone. You’ll need sponsors, coaches, mentors and managers all along the way.
  • If you don’t have a sponsor, you can get one.
  • If you are sitting in a position of power and are not actively sponsoring anyone in your organization, you’re missing career benefits.

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

Applicable for entry level staff all the way to seasoned executives

Fields of Study
Personal Development



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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