Monday March 20, 2017

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CityLinks, Flyer Pitch, business leadership among upcoming University of Dayton events.


More than 200 Dayton neighborhood leaders are expected to attend the 32nd annual CityLinks Neighborhood Leadership Conference at the University of Dayton. The conference, set for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the 1700 South Patterson Building on the University's River Campus, will focus on "Building one community through education, leadership, partnership." Workshops during the conference will focus on common issues that challenge community-police relations and strategies that are being used to improve the relationship; Dayton Public Schools; neighborhood revitalization strategies; and other topics. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty will deliver the keynote address. The Mattie Davis and Joe Kanak Community Builders Award will also be presented to a person in the Dayton community who exemplifies vision and compassion toward neighborhood or community. Registration is required by Friday, March 24. The cost of the conference is $25 per person, or $15 for University of Dayton students. More information is available through the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant at or 937-229-3256.


Five teams will advance to the final round of the University of Dayton’s Flyer Pitch competition for the chance to win the $25,000 grand prize to help launch their business. The final round, which will also include one team from Asia, begins at 10 a.m. March 25 in the University’s McGinnis Center. It is free and open to the public. Information about the finalists is available through the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant at or 937-229-3256. 


Professional Development Programs 

April 6: "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.

April 12: "Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt." This workshop is designed for anyone wanting to learn basic problem solving using the five-step Lean Six Sigma problem solving process.

April 18: "Advanced Project Management." This one-day class is a follow-up for participants in Project Management Essentials I & II. This class includes a two-hour exercise in which participants work in teams to make decisions and develop a project schedule for a very demanding client. 

April 19: "Coaching and Evaluating Performance." This session is designed to enhance management skills and prepare participants for the changing demands of today's workforce. Participants will discuss the shift from a directive style to a coaching approach and introduce concepts and skills for staff development and critiques. 

April 27: "Emotional Intelligence: Becoming More Effective in Reaching Others." Participants will learn how to recognize and identify emotions that drive behaviors, and how to manage those emotions to be effective in personal and professional interactions. Participants also will learn about negotiation, power, influence, teamwork, development and service orientation. 

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $299 for center partners.  

Executive Development Programs

April 26: "Leadership Accountability: Creating and Sustaining a High-Performance Organization." Participants will learn a 12-point checklist to affirm accountability at work individually and collectively and create a vision for accountable leadership. 

The cost for executive development programs is $995 for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $897 for center partners.  

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. 

For more information about Center for Leadership programs and to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link.

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