Thursday August 9, 2018

Briefly Speaking

Join the Marian Forum, work with the local community through Dayton Corp or sharpen your leadership skills at upcoming Center for Leadership events.


How can we rekindle Marian devotion in an increasingly motherless culture? The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) will examine that question during the next Marian Forum at the University of Dayton. “Have We Lost Mary, Mother of the Church?” takes place Oct. 12. It is open to participants online and in-person. Admission is free, but participants must register by Sept. 28 at


Dayton Corps, an AmeriCorps program through ServeOhio, is recruiting for fall service positions. Positions are available in three areas beginning Sept. 15: neighborhood leadership development, housing insecurity and employment, and education. The Education Corps members engage youth in education activities at either the Madden Hills or Northwest library. The Neighborhood Corps serves out of city hall and engages residents and stakeholders in community organizing in Edgemont, Carillon, Westwood and Residence Park neighborhoods. The Opportunity Corps members assist clients at local homeless shelters. These members serve at either St. Vincent, Daybreak, Homefull or Montgomery County Homeless Solutions. Members will also participate in weekly member trainings and statewide AmeriCorps trainings and events. Stipends for living expenses are available, and members may be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of their term of service. The program is run through the University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. Apply online here and learn more about the program here.


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 Aug. 23, 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. 

Professional Development Programs 

Aug. 16: "Effective Decision Making." This seminar utilizes group exercise, movie clips, real-world examples and case studies to help participants analyze and improve decision-making skills. 

Aug. 17: "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 learn concepts and skills to develop the skills of staff members or correct performance issues.

Aug. 28: "Essential 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. 

Aug. 28: "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. 

Aug. 30: "Assertiveness. Communicating with Impact" This program will help leaders identify their preference for one of the four personal influence styles and learn how individual styles may hamper interpersonal communication. 

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 

Sept. 19: "Leading People Through Change™: Achieve Desired Change and Enhance Performance" by Patricia Zigarmi, senior consulting partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies, management consultant and best-selling author.

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 Center for Leadership website.

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