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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 provides a tool for self-evaluation of your nonprofit board.

    Purpose  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.

    Recognition  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.

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

    2021 A–Z Award Recipients
    Agape Distribution | John Geissler | CEO
    Downtown Tipp City | Kim Bulgin | Executive Director
    Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. | Lorna Swisher | Executive Director
    The Edison Foundation | Dr. Rick Hanes | Executive Director
    The Future Begins Today | Katie Clevenger | Executive Director

    Piqua Compassion Network | Rebecca Sousek
    The New Path, Inc. | William Lutz | Executive Director

    Partners in Hope | Carol Jackson | Executive Director

    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

    2023 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.


    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 via email.

    Leadership Communication

    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 to improve your skill level.

    Tuesday | March 8, 2022      
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $35

    Strategies for Change Management

    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 managing change.

    Tuesday | March 22, 2022      
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $35