Cultivation is a discipline for identifying and mentoring tomorrow's superstars by immersing them in a positive, collaborative, and empowering environment that encourages learning and career development. Cultivation encourages sharing of these personnel across teams where they continue to grow their career while influencing others through collaboration, mentorship and knowledge sharing.

6 Steps of Cultivation

Phase I

Candidate Selection

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Phase II


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Phase III

Mission Qualifying

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Phase IV


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Phase V


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Phase VI


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  • CULTIVATION is the outline of a discipline that can be modified and applied to any initiative
  • Increased and improved usage of junior and mid level resources
  • Reduction in the time to market
  • Retention of resources using career development
  • Higher quality output
  • Establishment of a repeatable process for staffing initiatives


  • The founder of Cultivation was a guest speak at the NOVA Young Afcean Mentor Protege Dinner Series

    February 26, 2015
  • The first session of CyberWorks Cultivation Business Training has been scheduled for December 1, 2014. These Cultivation training sessions have been designed to mentor local businesses on how to successfully establish a Cultivating environment in support of the CyberWorks Maryland EARN grant implementation. For more information on CyberWorks please visit This training is open and free for all local businesses,for more information please contact CyberWorks at

    December 1, 2014
  • AAWDC EARN implementation CyberWorks using Cultivation. The founder of Cultivation is participating on the CyberWorks workforce development panel to help organizations better understand the benefits of a Cultivating environment. Please review the article

    September 17, 2014
  • The founder of Cultivation spoke to an AAWDC representative on how to apply the Cultivation process to the EARN grant to improve transitioning workers.

    March 23, 2014
  • Congratulations to Sofiac for being awarded the 2013 Governor's Service Award for using the Cultivation process combined with their their free working groups to help unemployed candidates obtain jobs.

    November 4, 2013
  • The founder of Cultivation was the Small Business speaker for the AFCEA Central Maryland chapter and presented two unique scenarios that Cultivation helps address for the AFCEA members. See the frequently asked questions for the two scenarios.

    February 28, 2013


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Just as mentors come in different shapes and sizes, they fill different roles. Ms. Brooks said the common denominator is that they are good and active listeners willing to offer constructive, but blunt, criticism and, at the same time, share stories about their own failures.
Mark Evans; Age No Barrier; Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada)
PRONUNCIATION: (MEN-tohr, -tuhr)
MEANING: noun: A wise and trusted adviser or teacher.
                      verb tr., intr.: To serve as an adviser or


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