Wednesday October 18, 2017

Briefly Speaking

Preparing for college, civic engagement, ending human trafficking and business leadership among upcoming events.

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT FOR UNIVERSITY REACCREDITATION 

The University of Dayton is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit Feb. 12-13 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. The University of Dayton has been accredited by HLC since 1928. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address: Public Comment on the University of Dayton, Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411. The public may also submit comments on HLC's website. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by Jan. 12. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE U.S. SENATOR TO SPEAK AT SCHOOL OF LAW OCT. 27 

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan from New Hampshire will speak noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the University of Dayton School of Law. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Parking passes will be available at the visitors booth on University Circle. The title of Hassan's talk is "Learning from those around you: the qualities that can help you succeed in your career and as a citizen." Sen. Hassan will address how civic engagement and learning from others' experiences are fundamental duties for every American. She also will discuss how our shared challenges, like the substance misuse crisis, impact the United States. Hassan first served in the New Hampshire senate in 2004 and her peers soon selected her as president pro tempore and majority leader. She served as New Hampshire's governor from 2013 to 2016. Since heading to Capitol Hill in 2016, she has been working to combat the opioid crisis; expand access to job training and higher education; help innovative businesses grow, strengthen national security; protect Social Security, Medicare and veterans services; and combat climate change. For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391 or srobinson1@udayton.edu. For interview requests, contact Ricki Eshman at Ricki.Eshman@hassan.senate.gov.

ABOLITION OHIO AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON AMONG LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PRESENTING "UNDERSTANDING AND ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING" OCT. 28 

Several local organizations will present "Understanding and Ending Human Trafficking: A Conversation with Survivors and Advocates" from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Meyer Room of the 1700 S. Patterson Building on the University of Dayton River Campus. It is free and open to the public. Celia Williamson, University of Toledo professor of social work and director of the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute will be the featured speaker, joined by human trafficking survivors and advocates. Fair trade vendors also are part of the event. Sponsors include Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton, the Dayton alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the University of Dayton Women's Center, Wright State University Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center and the Wright State University Counseling and Wellness Center. For more information about the event, contact Gabriella Cipriani at gcipriani1@udayton.edu. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, University of Dayton associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu. 

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON TO ASSIST FAMILIES WITH NAVIGATING COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FORMS NOV. 7 

The University of Dayton is hosting FAFSA Completion Day 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to assist students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is required to receive federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, student loans and need-based state grants. The free, public event will be in the Anderson Center, adjacent to B Lot. Walk-ins are welcome but people are encouraged to register by contacting Beth Combs, University of Dayton site coordinator, at 937-229-4137 or cahille1@udayton.edu. For more information, visit the related link or contact Combs. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at srobinson@udayton.edu or 937-229-3391.

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Professional Development Programs

Oct. 19: "Going from Peer to Supervisor." This program will guide new supervisors through the transition from individual contributor to leader. Through small group exercises, group discussion and role playing, participants also will learn strategies, behaviors and critical interactions that lead to becoming an effective supervisor. 

Oct. 19: "Project Leadership." This program focuses on the practical skills, tools and techniques used to effectively lead 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 goal and objectives, identify deliverables, create a work breakdown structure and build a schedule.

Oct. 24: "Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt." Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to lead Lean Six Sigma problem solving teams through the five-step Lean Six Sigma Problem Solving process. The one-day yellow belt workshop is a prerequisite for this program. 

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

Oct. 25: "Heart-Led Leader: Defining Your Leadership Philosophy" (morning session) and "Return on Relationship: Building Deeper, More Authentic Connections" (afternoon session) with Tommy Spaulding, a world-renowned speaker on leadership, and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. The morning session is geared toward developing a leadership philosophy to drive bottom-line results, understanding humility, vulnerability, transparency, empathy and love and discovering how to incorporate your heart into your career to manage others and live your life. The afternoon session is geared toward understanding why return on relationships is the new currency driving return on investment, creating a relationship game plan and implementing tools to build relationship capital and results.

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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