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Upcoming events include a benefit for Gem City Market and Center for Leadership professional development sessions.


Faculty and students in the University of Dayton's art and design and sustainability programs, along with Welcome Dayton, will hold the annual Dinner in the Desert Kitchen and Art Exhibition and Photo Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at 1001 E. 2nd St. The event is free and open to the public; proceeds from a silent auction of student works will benefit Gem City Market. The menu will include fare from local immigrant-owned businesses. The theme of the event is "No Space Like Home" and will include discussions on food justice, sustainability and migration. Click here to register. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Glenna Jennings, University of Dayton assistant professor of art and design, at or Elli Capellupo, student coordinator for the event, at


Emerging Leader Program 

Employers can help develop future executive leaders with training on the finer points of leadership and business skills during the 2019 Emerging Leader program at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Registration is open for the next 12-month, 17-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.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

The Center for Leadership is accepting applications for the session of this 10-session program that starts Jan. 15. 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 4.62 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    

Dec. 10: "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.

Dec. 11-12: "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.

The cost for a professional development program is $395 for the general public, $345 for University of Dayton alumni and $299 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 Daniel J. Curran Place.

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