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University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services receives state award. Upcoming events to focus on business leadership, law and technology.


University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services received the Agency of the Year at the 16th Annual EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony hosted by the Ohio Department of Public Safety's division of emergency medical services; the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services; and the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Started in 1992 by a small group of students, University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services has grown to 60 student volunteers and serves as the primary emergency medical service for the University. The group also has been instrumental in getting automated external defibrillators in every building on campus and conducting a record number of free CPR classes on campus. "University of Dayton Emergency Medical Services has been a highly decorated organization for years, winning the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation organization of the year award in 1999 and 2003, and the foundation's EMS week award in four of the last seven years for helping educate our community about CPR and first-aid," said Randy Groesbeck, director of administration and security in the University of Dayton department of public safety and advisor to University of Dayton emergency medical services. For more information or interviews, contact contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391 or 


The University of Dayton School of Law's 26th annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar Friday, June 3, at Keller Hall will explore the future of cyber, technology and intellectual property innovation. Local, national and international experts will discuss social networking for lawyers, brand management before and after a data/cyber breach, why you should have cyberinsurance, new U.S. Supreme Court standards for claim interpretation and enhanced damages, data privacy law, and the boundaries of software patent-eligibility and European Union data privacy. The seminar costs $295 and includes a Continental breakfast, box lunch and online access to course materials. The cost for full-time judges, government employees and professors is $200; and full-time students are only $15. To register and for complete information on the seminar, visit the related link. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391 or


Professional Development Programs 

June 2-3: "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. 

June 7: "Listening Skills." Supervisors will gain perspective into their professional interactions and that will lead to more rewarding and meaningful communication. 

June 8: "Effective Delegation." Supervisors will learn approaches to delegation that will develop their teams and allow more time for management responsibilities. 

June 14: "Leading Change at the First Level." Leading major change is not the same as leading day-to-day operations. In this program, participants will explore the patterns that differentiate great change leaders, focusing on the complicated role of the front-line leader who must follow and lead simultaneously. 

June 15: "Leadership Essentials: Understanding Leadership & Team Development." In this high-energy and interactive program, you will be take a self-assessment, and participate group discussions and activities that will help you identify your strengths and opportunities. Participants also will identify the stages of team development and your team's current status. 

June 21: "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. 

The cost for professional development programs is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni, and $299 for center partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link. 

All sessions for every program will be on the University of Dayton River Campus at the 1700 South Patterson Building.

Executive Development Program 

June 9: "Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama and Turn Excuses into Results," presented by Cy Wakeman, who has worked with companies such as Bayer, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless and Wells Fargo. She was named one of the "Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow" on Twitter, and is an expert blogger on the Fast Company and Forbes websites. Participants will learn why current leadership models fail to enhance engagement and deliver results, and apply Reality-Based Leadership principles to increase personal accountability and limit drama. 

The cost for executive development programs is $995 for the general public, $945 for University of Dayton alumni and $897 for center partners. For a complete schedule, list of speakers and session topics, or to register, call 937-229-3115 or visit the related link.


News and Communications Staff