Monday September 18, 2017

Briefly Speaking

First responders, music, rare books, diversity, career fair, Marian research, ArtsLIVE, business development part of upcoming activities.


The University of Dayton will host a Bluegrass Festival Evening at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Kennedy Union ballroom. The free event, which is open to the public, is hosted by faculty member and bluegrass historian Fred Bartenstein and features the local bluegrass group Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, the Centerville High School Alternative Strings and the University’s own World Music Choir. Limited seating available. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or 


A new exhibit at Roesch Library showcases rare books, treatises and artifacts from the private collection of Stuart and Mimi Rose, of Springboro. "It Is Time to Effect a Revolution: Selections from the Rose Rare Book Collection and University of Dayton Collections" runs Sept. 13 to Oct. 9 in the library’s first-floor gallery. It is free and open to the public. Some notable books featured include a 1792 second American edition of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and works from Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Phillis Wheatley and Virginia Woolf. The exhibit coincides with an international conference on feminism and rhetorics, “Rhetorics, Rights, (R)evolutions,” which will be held on campus in October. Free parking passes can be picked up at the visitor parking information center. The exhibit will have limited hours Oct. 5-8. For more information, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or


The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) has announced "Mary in Asia and Africa" as the theme for its next Marian Forum on Oct. 20 at the University of Dayton. The two-hour event will be the fifth in a continuing series of free academic gatherings that IMRI has sponsored on the Internet to promote the study of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "We are producing our Marian forums to present fresh research and to stimulate creative energies in the study of the mother of Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of research, art and special projects. "We decided on Africa and Asia for the theme of our next forum because we want to move beyond Eurocentrism and open new avenues of study. The great diversity of peoples in Africa and Asia makes these continents ideal for looking at how local culture influences the reception of Mary." Admission is free, but IMRI requires participants to register online via the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or 


The University of Dayton's 56th season of professional arts programming opens Oct. 1 and features a wide variety of international musicians. The University's ArtsLIVE program presents an eight-concert series through April 2018 that includes jazz, tango, classical chamber music, contemporary percussion and "bachata" music from the Dominican Republic. Performances are held on campus and are open to the public. Tickets are available starting Sept. 1 for individual performances, as well as subscription and multi-show packages. This season's highlights include the acclaimed New York City classical chamber group the Claremont Trio, Grammy Award-winning Chicago group Third Coast Percussion, a Dominican bachata ensemble led by Joan Soriano and Israeli jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen. More information is available via the related link. For interviews, contact Meagan Pant at 937-229-3256 or 


Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program 

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the Supervisory Leadership Certificate program that starts Sept. 27 in Dayton, Ohio. The program is 10 sessions spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. It 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, participants 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 

Sept. 20: "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. 

Sept. 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. 

Sept. 26: "Time Management and Personal Productivity" This program will help participants plan and delegate work plus build successful relationships without placing too many demands on their schedules. 

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. 

Sept. 28: "Strengths-Based Leadership." According to research conducted by Gallup, the most effective leaders invest in their own strengths, as well as those of their team, resulting in a 64 percent increase in employee engagement. In this course, participants will complete the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and begin to explore how they can leverage their personal strengths to become an effective leader.

Sept. 29: "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. The one-day yellow belt workshop is a prerequisite for this program.

Oct. 3-4: "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 goals and objectives, identify deliverables, create a work breakdown structure and build a schedule. 

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. 20: "Daring to Change: Leadership We Need Now." This program will help leaders understand the three leadership "voices" necessary to sustain continuous learning while increasing both engagement and ownership with your team, be aware of the connection between continuous learning and effective leadership, and reflect on their experiences, normalize the difficult elements of change leadership and consider concrete strategies for increasing their leadership effectiveness in the face of change. 

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 related link. 

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