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For more information, call 937.778.7805.
The mission of the Edison State Community College Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of leadership for individuals to make a difference in their community. Outstanding communities are characterized by a quality of life supported by individuals committed to service and stewardship in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The vision of the Center for Leadership Development is to provide Edison State Community College students, staff and community individuals with leadership development opportunities through training, courses, conferences and experiential learning opportunities to develop skills that can be utilized within diverse educational, social and business settings. The Center for Leadership Development uses a collaboration approach to build lasting partnerships with leaders and organizations. The ultimate goal of the Center is to be the transforming resource for leadership development to power individuals, teams and organizations for sustained success.
The Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership is a series of workshops designed to develop more effective directors, leaders, board members, staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. Course topics include the fundamental practices of board recruitment, planning, staffing, budgeting, evaluation, board meetings and community awareness. The classes are designed to help individuals make a difference on their boards and in their community.
The mission of the Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership is to strengthen nonprofit organizations by providing quality educational and training opportunities. The vision of the Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership is to be the growing edge in training and nurturing nonprofit leaders in west central Ohio.
The 2019 Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership will meet monthly for five sessions beginning in January 2019 and ending in May at the Mosaic Conference. Click
here for The Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership Application form. Scholarship information and criteria will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Mark Your CalendarJanuary 16, 2019 February 20, 2019 March 20, 2019 April 10, 2019 May 22, 2019 | The Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference
An opportunity to work and learn together! Mentoring can be a rewarding experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Mentorships provide the opportunity for feedback, reflection, evaluation and celebration of success. A mentor
should ask his or her mentee about what the mentee’s individual and organizational goals are and what they are looking for from the mentoring relationship. Mentees should be clear about what they hope to receive from the mentoring relationship, particularly with respect to individual and organizational goals. These discussions
early in the relationship will form the foundation of the work and learning together. Mentoring will start officially at the Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference upon graduation of The Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership and conclude at the conference the following year. Both the mentor and mentee will be asked
to evaluate their experience with the mentoring program. Often mentoring relationships informally continue for many years!
Purpose To provide a tool for self-evaluation of your nonprofit board and to provide a planning tool that can be used throughout the year for ensuring that the work of the board and organization gets completed.
This instrument defines specific steps and actions that can be taken by the board to meet organizational goals. All stakeholders will play a major role in achieving this award.
Recognition Recognizing that outstanding communities are characterized by quality life supported by individuals committed to service and stewardship in the nonprofit sector; The Edison State Community College Center for Leadership Development created this award to
recognize nonprofit boards who are doing outstanding work in the region. This checklist document is to be submitted to the Edison State Community College Center for Leadership Development by April 10th.
Presentation The award to nonprofit boards qualifying for the award will be presented at The Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference held annually at Edison State Community College in May.
We extend our congratulations to the Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership Graduating Class of 2018!
Back Row [L–R] William Horstman, Kitty Kincaid, Jodi Knouff, Scott Krites, Nicole Loy, Sheila Lundy, Anna Rammel, Kathi Roetter, Kathy Scott, Rebecca Sousek, Matthew Staugler, Karla Young, Rick Hanes Front Row [L–R] Laura Brickner, Melissa Carlin, Julie Clay, Cynthia Couchot, Susan Curtis, Bridget Follrod, Cameron Haller
Download the latest Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership Directory.
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Presented by The Edison State Center for Leadership Development Sponsored by The Paul G. Duke Foundation and The Edison Foundation
The annual one-day conference occurring each May brings together executive directors, board members, staff and volunteers, including the current Academy participants and alumni, to explore in-depth topics related to nonprofit management and leadership. The conference features morning and afternoon breakout education and work sessions led by nonprofit professionals. Sessions at the conference include topics such as: 1) Grant Application and Management, 2)Nonprofit Financial Considerations, 3) Recruitment and Managing Volunteers, 4) Legal Obligations of Nonprofit Leaders, 5) Grant Funding Information Network, 6) Board Recruitment and Development, 7) Marketing and Public Relations and 8) Leadership Development.
Registration has not opened for this event. Please check back soon.
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The Center for Leadership Development offers a series of courses that focus on strengthening nonprofit organizations, their leadership and their boards. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Pryfogle at 937.778.7811 or
SPECIAL PRICINGThere is a $30/person fee for each workshop ORpay $80/person and attend all three!
Area Chamber members receive a discount—$70/person for the three-part series.
Did you know that 70% of workplace change initiatives fail? We know what we want to change but we don’t know how to implement the change. This workshop helps you identify how personalities impact how we manage change and provides strategies for leading and
Wednesday | February 13, 2019
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
This workshop combines “escape room” thinking with
real-world organizational leadership situations. The goal
is for participants to refine their problem solving skills
to unlock, solve and be prepared to “escape” specific
issues before their organizations become trapped!
Participants will work in small groups to apply personal
skills to solve various scenarios.
Wednesday | March 27, 2019
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
To be an effective leader, you need effective
communication skills. Studies show that many leaders
have the knowledge and intellect to succeed, but
many fail due to a lack of interpersonal skills including
effective communication. This workshop will help you
assess your current communication skills and provide
steps you can take to improve your skill level.
Thursday | April 18, 2019 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus