Schedule and topics subject to change


    September 17, 2019 - Class Orientation

    Leadership Skill - Learning Your Individual Style 

    Designed to improve the participants’ interactions with co-workers and customers, thereby increasing productivity and customer relations.  Participants complete a self-assessment using powerful and effective tools for understanding the motives and values that drive behaviors. Topics include: Strength Deployment Indicator (SDI)

    October 15, 2019 - Education

    Examine current challenges facing the education system; learn about future opportunities from leaders in the academic environment that include our surrounding public schools (Middletown, Monroe, Madison, Edgewood) and post-secondary institutions (Butler Tech, Cincinnati State, Miami University).

    Leadership Skill  - Effective Communications - Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

    Designed to increase confidence and competence in communications and provide processes and techniques for one-on-one conversations, informal and formal meetings and work sessions. Participants experience real-time skills practice, coaching and feedback. Topics include: Crucial Conversations, Listening, Self-Assessment and Communications Climate


    November 19, 2019 - Leadership Skills

    Leadership Skill - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & Time Management

    No matter how competent a person is, sustained and lasting success depends on the ability to effectively lead yourself, influence, engage and collaborate with others—and continuously improve and renew your capabilities. Participants will learn the seven habits at the heart of team, organizational and personal effectiveness.

    Learn to identify the most important tasks and key time wasters. Discover new ways to allocate and manage time and deal with challenging deadlines and workloads. Also learn techniques to help teams move from feeling overwhelmed and spinning their wheels to taking action. Topics include:  Covey’s Time Management model


    December 17, 2019 - Leadership Skills

    Leadership Skill - Conflict Management & Stress Management

    Equips participants involved in conflict or intervening in conflict with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and resolve conflicts in person-to-person as well as group situations. Participants build skills and practice proven strategies that diffuse conflict, build relationships, and increase knowledge of individual conflict styles. Topics include: Conflict Models and Self-Assessment

    Participants learn how to cope more easily with heavy workloads, demanding expectations, and the daily dramas that cause stress and burnout. Learn tools and techniques to allow you to spend more time being focused and productive and less time feeling annoyed or frustrated.


    January 21, 2020 - Industry

    Examine why industrial companies select this area for expansion; understand the impact that industrial employers have on our economy. The day also includes a tour of an industrial facility. 

    Leadership Skill - Emotional Intelligence

    Emotions are all around us in the office, and it's important for leaders to understand how to harness them to cultivate productivity and positive relationships. Participants experience how to develop emotional intelligence to better lead teams, work with peers and manage upwards.


    February 18, 2020 - Healthcare

    Learn the challenges facing health care providers and understand the challenges for consumers of healthcare; includes a tour of Atrium Medical Center.

    Leadership Skill - Situational Leadership

    Provides participants with a complete understanding of Situational Leadership® concepts and use of the model. Enhances knowledge of, and relationship between, leadership, employee readiness levels and performance. Equips participants with the knowledge, skills and methods necessary to lead others in a manner supportive of today's work environment. Topics include: Self-Assessment

    March 17, 2020
     - Logistics

    Understand the latest trends in the transportation and logistics industry, how consumer demands are changing the way businesses approach development, and what this means in terms of job growth in our region. The day also includes a tour of a logistics company.

    Leadership Skill - Dealing with Change

    Designed to provide a straightforward approach to dealing with the effects of change and maximizing effectiveness during implementation of a change initiative, resulting in a reduction of the amount of anxiety, ambiguity and unproductive time associated with change. Topics include: Resilience, Change Models and Self-Assessment


    April 21, 2020 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    Learn the importance of WPAFB to the Air Force, the state of Ohio and our region. You will receive a tour of area A or B.

    Leadership Skill - Skills for Leading Teams

    Provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to lead or facilitate process improvement, problem solving, and short-lived project teams. Topics include: Stages of Team Development, Achieving Consensus, Decision Making, Goal Setting, Process Improvement and Action Planning


    May 19, 2020 -  Economic Development

    Learn how city infrastructure leads to commercial development; examine the economic strategy for our region. The day will also include a tour of MillerCoors.

    Leadership Skill - Effective Communications & Meeting Management

    Designed to increase confidence and competence in communications and provide processes and techniques for presentations, interviews and work sessions. Participants experience real-time skills practice, coaching, and feedback. Topics include: Networking, Presentations and Feedback

    For many groups, departments, teams and managers, a meeting is the main vehicle used to work through problems, plan actions and communicate information. Participants learn how to effectively plan and manage meetings, involve everyone, explore options, and produce good decisions. Topics include: In-person Meetings, Virtual Meetings and Teleconferences


    June 4, 2020 - Graduation Celebration

    Program to include lunch.


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