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  • Center for Leadership Development Edison State Works

    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 Edison State Center for Leadership Development sponsors the A–Z Effective Board Award Program. The program is a tool for self-evaluation of your nonprofit board.

    This tool is meant to be used throughout the year to ensure that the work of the board and the organization is complete. This instrument defines specific steps and actions that can be taken by your board to meet organizational goals. All stakeholders will play a major role in achieving this award.

    Recognizing that outstanding communities are characterized by the quality of life that is supported by individuals committed to service and stewardship in the nonprofit sector—the 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 Center for Leadership Development by April 30.

    Awards are presented to qualifying nonprofit boards at the Mosiac of Community Leadership Conference, held each May, at Edison State Community College.

    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. Please click the logo below to be redirected to the Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership website. Paul G. Duke Academy for Community Leadership

    2021 Mosaic of Community Leadership

    The annual 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.

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    Spring Courses for Nonprofits

    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 Trisha Elliott at 937.778.7811 or

    There is a $30/person fee for each workshop OR
    pay $80/person and attend all three!

    Area Chamber members receive a discount—
    $70/person for the three-part series.

    Managing Your Boomer Exit Brain Drain

    Baby Boomers, age 55–70, are almost a third of the workforce, and many companies are watching their exodus while not being prepared for how this will impact their business. Join Gail Sease, Manager of Training and Technical Information at Hobart Service—explore its effect on your business and practical steps you can take to manage it.

    Wednesday | February 26, 2020      
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $30

    Attract and Retain for the Future

    Join us as Denise Ball, Workforce Development Specialist from Tooling U-SME shares best practices in manufacturing to attract and retain employees. Hear how companies in Ohio and across the country are creating a reliable pipeline.

    Wednesday | March 25, 2020      
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $30

    The Culture Factor

    How do you compete in the war for talent? Your company culture plays a big part. In this session, Christy Shaub from Spiegler Performance Parts will discuss how your culture may need to change to attract Generation Z.

    Wednesday | April 22, 2020      
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $30