Tuesday December 5, 2017

Briefly Speaking

Public comment is being sought for University reaccreditation. Professional development opportunities are 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.   

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Emerging Leader Program 

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2018 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is now open for the next 12-month, 20-session program that begins Jan. 18, and is geared toward helping employees chart a path to executive leadership. Presenters include faculty from the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration along with consultants to Fortune 500 companies. The Emerging Leader Program is open to the public and costs $13,000; $12,000 for partner organizations. Participants receive a certificate in leadership and admission to two of the Center's future executive development programs. 

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program 

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the next two sessions of this 10-session program that start Jan. 18 and April 17. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program will assist front-line leaders or anyone preparing for a leadership role in developing skills to help them maximize individual and team performance. Upon completion of the program, they also receive two additional days of Supervisor and Professional Development programs. The cost is $4,300; $4,000 for partner organizations. Supervisory Leadership Certificate facilitators average a 4.5 on a five-point scale in participant reviews. Participants in the most recently completed cohort report a 43.5 percent increase in their competency level. One participant said: "I have found most valuable the ability to listen to and to be exposed to individuals from all over the region, as well as to be able to share in their insights and gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences among us."

Professional Development Programs

Dec. 12: "Professional Communications & Presence." First impressions, nonverbal communication and proper dining skills are key elements of being a business professional. Many professionals lack an awareness of or appreciation for the importance of the image they convey because they have not learned or appreciate these skills. Participants will learn how image influences perception, the skills to make a positive first impression, techniques on how to manage non-verbal communication effectively and business technology etiquette. 

Dec. 13: "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 styles and techniques to increase their personal effectiveness. 

Dec. 14: "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. 

Jan. 17: "Profiling Your Success: Using 360 Degree Feedback for Career Development." Participants will learn how to assess their strengths and contributions to their organizations and feedback from supervisors, peers and employees. 

Jan. 25: "Coaching and Evaluating Performance." This session is designed to enhance management and coaching skills to help employees develop skills or correct performance.

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

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