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Upcoming events include the spring career and internship fair; a free, public symposium to help companies get started and succeed in government contracting; and Center for Leadership professional development sessions.

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SCHOOL OF LAW TO HOST FREE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING SYMPOSIUM 

The University of Dayton School of Law will host a free, public symposium 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Daniel J. Curran Place at the River Campus to help companies get started and succeed in government contracting. Panelists will discuss developing government contracting experience, evaluating and identifying government contracting opportunities, the proposal process, doing business with public entities, government contracting supply chains, and regulatory compliance. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the day will conclude with a networking reception. The Dayton Development Coalition and the law firm of Thompson Hine are partners. Register online here. For more information, contact Ellen Geron at 937-443-6835 or Ellen.Geron@ThompsonHine.com.

HIRE A FLYER: CAREER FAIR FEB. 11 AT UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON ARENA

The University of Dayton will hold its spring career and internship fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the University of Dayton Arena. It's open to all University of Dayton students and alumni. More than 110 employers will be in attendance. Career Services will offer free shuttles to ferry students between campus and the arena. Buses will run between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. from the RecPlex. Nearly all — 95 percent — of recent University of Dayton graduates report being employed, pursuing a graduate degree or participating in a service program within six months of graduation, according to the latest annual survey conducted by the career services office. Click here for complete results. For more information, contact the University of Dayton Office of Career Services at 937-229-2045 or click here. For interviews, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of news and communications, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu. 

UPCOMING UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS 

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for sessions of this 10-session program that starts April 9. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a development program spanning six months for leaders in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. This program 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, they 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  

Jan. 30: "Maximizing Results through Effective Delegation." Participants will learn proven delegation approaches and techniques plus how to build successful relationships without allowing others to put too many demands on their schedules.  

Feb. 5: "Emotional Intelligence: Becoming More Effective in Reaching Others." Participants will learn how to recognize and identify emotions that drive behaviors, and how to manage those emotions to be effective in personal and professional interactions. Participants also will learn about negotiation, power, influence, teamwork, development and service orientation. 

Feb. 6: "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. 

Feb. 7: "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. 

Feb. 12: "Building Trust: Increasing Impact in Working with Others." This program will help participants realize how their behaviors build or erode trust in the workplace, understand the four elements of trust, and learn a three-step process for rebuilding trust. 

Feb. 14: "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. 

Feb. 19: "Time Management and Personal Productivity." This session will help with establishing and scheduling priorities, navigating common productivity obstacles and engaging others productively.  

Feb. 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. 

Feb. 26: "Leading the New Workforce: Filling The Cross-Generational Gap." This session will help participants learn four distinct styles of decision making and when to apply them, how to apply a proven six-step decision-making model and understand decision-making tools. 

March 7: "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. 

March 12-13: "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. 

March 13: "Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team." Participants will learn the five behaviors of a cohesive team, gain tools and strategies to use in the five areas and identify individual action steps they will take to lead a more productive team.  

March 20: "Communications Skills for Leaders." Participants will gain tips to establish goodwill and motivate audience action, organize content strategically for optimal audience engagement, and increase presentation confidence through audience analysis and preparation. 

March 27: "Embracing Accountability." Participants will learn how accountability contributes to individual responsibility, empowerment and better results and behaviors and actions that and inspire accountability in their teams.  

April 2: "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. 

April 3: "The Energy Bus: Driver of Positive Change." This program will help participants learn how their energy influences others and how to positively manage it and improve their communication and engagement to help their team toward a common vision. 

April 4: "The Power of Positive Leadership." This program will assist leaders in building a strong and positive organizational culture, create clarity through a strong vision and focused, and pursue excellence and hold people accountable in a positive way, while confronting, transforming and removing negativity from their team.  

April 11: "Navigating Difficult Conversations." This interactive workshop helps participants build strong communication and conflict resolution skills plus understand the casualties of unresolved conflict — productivity loss and employee turnover, among others. 

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

Feb. 13: "Winning the Talent Wars: Build a Winning Culture of Attraction, High-Performance & Retention" by Bruce Tulgan, international speaker, leadership and business advisor, and best-selling author of It’s Okay to Be the Boss and Not Everyone Gets a Trophy. 

March 14: "Go with Your Gut: Infotuitive Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World" by Shelley Row, Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker, author of Think Less, Live More: Lessons from a Recovering Over Thinker and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). 

April 16: "The Coach Approach to Leading Teams" by Joe Hirsch, TEDx speaker, management consultant and best-selling author of The Feedback Fix: Dump the Past, Embrace the Future and Lead the Way to Change. 

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


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