Neighborhood Leadership Institute
The Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) is an annual 14-week program that trains Dayton residents for current or future leadership opportunities in city communities. Workshops are held at various locations and presentations cover topics such as Dayton's history; the role of City government, the criminal justice system and cultural diversity; skill-building components such as public speaking and small-group dynamics; and a bus tour of Dayton neighborhoods. Class members also complete field assignments to expand their knowledge of Dayton, City government and the community at large.
NLI offers the opportunity to meet and talk with government officials and other decision-makers. It encourages participants to develop a citywide perspective and establish a network of activists across the City.
The application deadline for the 2020 Institute is Feb. 17. For further information, contact Verletta Jackson at 937-333-3288 or email.
NLI 2020 Schedule
| Session Name
|Kick Off / Getting Your Feet Wet||March 26, 5:30 p.m.
||Goodwill Easter Seals|
|City Hall: Behind the Scenes
||April 2, 6:00 p.m.||City Hall Commission Chambers|
|Responding Not Reacting to Conflict||April 16, 6:00 p.m.||On Stop Shop|
|Discovering Dayton: Its History & People||April 23, 6:00 p.m.||Carillon Historic Park|
|The World of Planning & Public Works||April 30, 6:00 p.m.||Child Health Pavilion|
|Tour of Dayton's Neighborhoods||May 2, 8:00 a.m.||Dayton Culture and RTA Center|
|The Criminal Justice System||May 5, 5:30 p.m.||Municipal Court Building|
|Educating Our Future Dayton Public Schools||May 7, 6:00 p.m.||Dayton Public Schools|
|Partnering for Neighborhood||May 12, 6:00 p.m.||Ronald McDonald House|
|Cultural and Racial Harmony||May 14, 6:00 p.m.||Gary Haines Children Center|
|Presentation Skills for Community Leaders||May 19, 6:00 p.m.||Central State University Dayton Campus|
|Promoting Your "Hood"||May 21, 6:00 p.m.||DATV|
|Group Project Presentation||May 28, 6:00 p.m.||Sinclair Community College|
|Dinner and Graduation||June 2, 5:30 p.m.||Sinclair Community College|