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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 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

    The Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference at Edison State
    A One-Day Conference

    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.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | $49/person (includes lunch)

    Register Now

    Click here for conference schedule.

    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 Kelly Pryfogle 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.

    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.

    Wednesday | February 13, 2019
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $30

    Leadership Escape Room Thinking

    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
    Lunch included

    Fee $30

    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 you can take to improve your skill level.

    Thursday | April 18, 2019      
    11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Piqua Campus
    Lunch included

    Fee $30