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Upcoming events include Center for Leadership professional development sessions.


Professional Development Programs   

April 30: "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. 

May 1: "Professional Communication & Presence." This session will help professionals create awareness of how image influences perception and its relationship to professional advancement, understand nonverbal communication and business technology and the message it conveys to others, and apply dining etiquette standards and tips to positively impact work and social engagements. 

May 7: "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. 

May 8: "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. 

May 14: "IMPROVing Interpersonal Communication." Leaders with a mastery of the various facets of communication are becoming increasingly rare. Acquiring these skills can be overwhelming and can leave some thinking they may just not have what it takes. This course will use the proven methods of improvisation training to identify weaknesses and create new strengths. 

May 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. 

May 22: "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. 

May 22: "Project Leadership." This session will help leaders identify, communicate with and influence stakeholders, develop a productive project team, and make effective project decisions.  

May 23: "Time Management and Personal Productivity." This session will help with establishing and scheduling priorities, navigating common productivity obstacles and engaging others productively. 

May 29: "Employee Engagement: Communicate & Coach High Performance Teams." Participants will learn how to identify communication techniques that will help them more effectively engage their team and coaching and feedback models for performance conversations. 

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

May 15: "The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Making Great Things Happen in Your Organization" by Jim Kouzes, HR magazine's Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers, one of the 12 best executive educators in the U.S., and best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge. 

Sept. 25: "The Heart of Leadership: How Leaders Engage with Emotional Intelligence" by Melvin Smith, faculty director of executive education and professor of organizational behavior at the Case Weatherhead School of Management. 

Oct. 8:  "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Leadership Strategies for Developing Yourself" (morning) and “Stakeholder Centered Leadership: Leadership for the Future” (afternoon) by Marshall Goldsmith, two-time Thinkers 50 No. 1 Leadership Thinker in the World, Inc. magazine's America's No. 1 Executive Coach, and The New York Times bestselling author of more than 35 books. 

Oct. 29: "Communication That Works: Three Habits to Influence Others & Make Things Happen" by Connie Dieken, Global Gurus Top 10 Executive Coach, best-selling author of Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal, and Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame inductee. 

Nov. 13: "Corporate Athlete® Resilience: Stress Smarter, Recover Better, & Be Your Best" by Natalie Johnson, Nationally recognized expert in employee well-being, fitness and nutrition, Fortune 100 consultant, and health coach and sports nutritionist.

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