Tuesday August 30, 2016

Briefly Speaking

9-11 remembrances, Advent, business leadership among upcoming University of Dayton events.


The University of Dayton will toll the Immaculate Conception Chapel bells at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and offer prayers for peace at all University of Dayton Masses Sunday, Sept. 11. It's part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops call for a National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities and commemorations of the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Sunday Mass times are 10 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel and 9 p.m. in the McGinnis Center. Also, the Student Government Association will honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks with 2,977 flags placed in the Kennedy Union field from Friday morning through Sunday. For more information or interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson1@udayton.edu.


The public is invited to help craft banners to hang in the University of Dayton Chapel of the Immaculate Conception during the Advent season, Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve. "Keeping in mind this period of preparation for Jesus' birth is personal and communal, we are inviting the Dayton community to participate in the artistic process of creating liturgical banners for the chapel," said Crystal Sullivan, director of campus ministry. No experience is necessary. Register at the related link. The dates and times are below; sessions are in Fitz Hall, room 284. Participants must pick up a parking pass in parking services in Fitz Hall for sessions before 4:30 p.m. on weekdays No permit is needed after 4:30 p.m. or weekends.

Aug. 31 – 6-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.

Sept. 1 – 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 – Noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Sept. 6 – 2-3:30 p.m.

Sept. 7 – 6-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.

Sept. 8 – 1:30-3 p.m.

Sept. 9 – 9-10:30 p.m.; 12-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m.

Sept. 11 – 12-1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact University of Dayton campus ministry at 937-229-3339. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson1@udayton.edu.


Professional Development Programs

Sept. 7: "Emotional Intelligence." This session provides an in-depth look at your ability to affect change in yourself and others; how to recognize, identify and manage emotions that drive behaviors; how to positively influence a challenging situation or personality; and learn about negotiation, power, influence, teamwork, development, and service orientation. 

Sept. 20: "Time Management & Personal Productivity." As leaders advance in the organization, they will quickly realize time management determines their team's success. This program will give participants time management tactics to improve company performance.

Sept. 20-21: "Project Management Essentials I & II." This program focuses on the practical skills, tools and techniques used to effectively manage all phases of a project — initiation, planning, execution and closing. Participants will work on a practical case study project in small groups to clarify the project's goals and objectives, identify deliverables, create a work breakdown structure and build a schedule.

Sept. 21: "Leading Change at the First Level." Leading major change is not the same as leading day-to-day operations. In this program, participants will explore the patterns that differentiate great change leaders, focusing on the complicated role of the front-line leader who must follow and lead simultaneously.

Sept. 22: "Leadership is Everyone's Business." Participants will discover how they have shown leadership to meet business and personal challenges, allowing them to gain the confidence and skill to increase their use of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders.

Sept. 22: "Strengths-Based Leadership." According to research conducted by Gallup, the most effective leaders invest in their own strengths, as well as those of their team, resulting in a 64 percent increase in employee engagement. In this course, participants will complete the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and begin to explore how they can leverage their personal strengths to become an effective leader.

Sept. 28: "IMPROVing Interpersonal Communication." Leaders with a mastery of the various facets of communication are becoming increasingly rare. Acquiring these skills can be overwhelming, and can leave some thinking they may just not have what it takes. This course will use the proven methods of improvisation training to identify weaknesses and create new strengths.

Sept. 29: "Navigating Difficult Conversations." This program will help attendees understand the casualties of unresolved conflict — productivity loss and employee turnover, among others. Participants also will identify their preferred conflict resolution style and techniques to increase their personal effectiveness.

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni, and $299 for center partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit http://leadership.udayton.edu.

All sessions for every program run all day, unless otherwise noted, and will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

Executive Development Programs

Sept. 14: "Decision Day: Get Focused, Get Moving, Get Results." The Think Strategically & Act Decisively learning system builds fast-moving, high-performing teams with a new approach to aligning teams with the company's strategic focus and empowering them to confidently make all decisions — from strategic planning and employee management decisions down to daily customer and resource allocation decisions — faster and more strategically.

The cost for executive development programs is $995 for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $897 for center partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics, or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link.

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