UDLLI Summer 2017 Programs

The University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UDLLI) is proud to share our 2017 summer program. Continuing the tradition of offering quality educational opportunities that are informative and diversified, the program features two one-day sessions with separate themes. The first theme is “Today’s Synergy Equals a Brighter Tomorrow.” The second theme is “Civil Discussions on Contemporary Issues A Different Way to Talk - to Listen - to Act.”

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Today’s Synergy Equals a Brighter Tomorrow - May 11, 2017

Southwest Ohio has always been a cauldron of technical innovation and invention from the airplane to the ice cube tray. At one time, Dayton held more patents per capita than any other city of its size in the nation, and patents continue to flow from the area. The pursuit of innovative and inventive technology is in our DNA, and now we are starting to see a rejuvenation of this spirit. Synergy isn’t possible without curious and creative people working together; and today, it’s in our educational institutions, private businesses, healthcare, and government—all working to expand this legacy and make the world a brighter future for all.

The program will examine how all the dots are connected from our creative past to our exciting future. Two panels will address challenges to ensure this brighter future.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m. at River Campus, 1700 South Patterson

University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UDOLLI) Annual Meeting
9:00–10:30 a.m. at River Campus Auditorium

Welcome and Introduction
10:30 a.m.
Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of the University of Dayton’s Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Keynote address:
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Jeffrey C. Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC). The Coalition is the Dayton Region’s economic development organization and principal public advocate. Jeff graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Public Administration from Wright State University. He is actively involved in the Dayton Region as Chairman of the The Big Hoopla NCAA First Four Local Operating Committee and on several boards, including NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), and Wright State University MPS Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Dayton Rotary, Air Force Materiel Command CLP, the Greater Dayton Mayors and Managers Association and the Air Force Association (AFA).

Moderator Appreciation Luncheon
12:15–1:30 p.m. at River Campus Dining Room

Panel 1 – A New Era of Innovation and Growth
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Tim Hrastar, President, UDOLLI Board of Advisors
Buddy LaChance, Director of Campus Planning and Real Estate of Premier Health Partners
Colonel Bradley W. McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Dr. Eric Spina, President, University of Dayton

Panel 2 – The Changing Face of Work
2:45–3:45 p.m.
Moderator: Mary Riordan, Curriculum Co-Chair, UDOLLI Board of Advisors
Seth Gordon, Director of the Veteran and Military Center, Wright State University
Joanie Krein, Vice President and Marketing Manager, Manpower of Dayton, Inc.
Steven Offord, Manager, Youth Career Services at Montgomery County Development Services, Montgomery County Ohio Job Center
Nicholas Weldy, Superintendent and CEO, Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Civil Discussions on Contemporary Issues A Different Way to Talk - to Listen - to Act - June 7, 2017

Do you feel it has become more and more difficult to talk to friends and family about important issues on your mind? Are certain subjects taboo because they might start an uncomfortable argument?

Deliberation Day at UDOLLI will give you renewed energy and commitment to revive civility and respect in our public and private conversations.
One way to do that is to talk and listen to one another in small groups with a moderator guiding us through a process of open group discussion of important
policy issues. No experts are present, just participants who will discuss various pros and cons offered and then summarize the options and make decisions as to what everyone thinks are the best solutions. The value of the program is not necessarily agreeing on a solution – everyone may not agree – but on the deliberation process itself: talking as concerned citizens and gaining knowledge of the issue which can enlighten everyone at the table and can be disseminated community-wide.

Please join us for a forum on these issues of critical importance to all. Information sheets will be available to guide the discussion, so no preparation is required.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m. at River Campus Meyer Room

Welcome and Introduction
9:00–9:15 a.m.
Julie Mitchell, Executive Director of the University of Dayton’s Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Introduction to Deliberation
9:15–10:00 a.m.
Carol Farquhar Nugent serves as President of the National Issues Forums Institute. She is a former Executive Director of Grantmakers in Aging, with extensive experience in philanthropy.
Bill Muse is President Emeritus of the National Issues Forums Institute. He has a Ph.D. in business administration and 40 years of experience in higher education.

Discussion Topic 1:
Safety and Justice: How Should We Ensure Everyone Feels Safe in Our Communities?
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Meyer Room
Recap and Summary
1:00–1:30 p.m.

Discussion Topic 2:
Healthcare in America: How Do We Fix It?
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Recap and Closure
3:30–4:00 p.m.