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ArtsLive season, Marian Forum and leadership seminars are among upcoming University of Dayton events.


A new season of professional arts performances begins Sep. 20 at the University of Dayton. ArtsLIVE, the University’s premiere professional performance series, showcases a wide range of disciplines and cultural traditions. The Sept. 20 show in the Kennedy Union Boll Theatre features a program by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. With choreography inspired by African-American writers, Body Talk celebrates the importance of narrative in our lives. While storytelling is most often associated with books, artists from every discipline — dancers, painters and musicians — also communicate tales of love and death, challenge and triumph. More information on the ArtsLIVE season and how to purchase tickets is available here.


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 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 Jan. 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 

Professional development programs are offered for new and experienced supervisors, managers and professionals at all levels looking to sharpen their leadership skills in a variety of areas. 

Sept. 25: "Time Management and Personal Productivity." This session will help with establishing and scheduling priorities, navigating common productivity obstacles and engaging others productively. 

Sept. 25-26: "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 goal and objectives, identify deliverables, create a work breakdown structure and build a schedule. 

Sept. 27: "The Power of Positive Workplace Politics." In order to become politically effective, one must understand politics is a reality in every organization. This session will help you determine the level of your tendencies in organizational politics, learn 10 keys for being politically effective and develop a plan to manage your political equity account. 

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 

Each year, the Center presents one-day executive-level programs that address topics most relevant to senior-level leaders. Programs are delivered in a workshop format, mixing content, conversation and skill practice, so leaders can apply what they learn and impact their organizations.

Oct. 10: The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today's Most Effective Leaders by Chester Elton, one of the most influential voices in workplace trends, Global Guru, leadership consultant, speaker and best-selling author of The Carrot Principle, All In and What Motivates Me

Oct. 23: Create a High-Performance Culture Through Feedback and Coaching by Thomas Crane, international consultant, author, and speaker specializing in assisting leaders in creating high-performance through the development of coaching cultures. 

Nov. 15: The Future of Happiness: Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being by Amy Blankson, featured professor in Oprah Winfrey's Happiness course, co-founder of GoodThink, speaker, author of The Future of Happiness and the only person to be named a Point of Light by President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. 

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.


News and Communications Staff