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    • 06/11/2024
    • 08/20/2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Tyler Technologies, One Tyler Way, Moraine, OH 45439
    • 7

    Building our future leaders

    Thank you for your interest in Emerging Tech Leaders. Our first session has launched. 
    We will welcome a second cohort in Fall 2024. Please check back for updates and to register; we'd love to have you!

    The Emerging Tech Leaders program will give new and prospective IT leaders an opportunity to explore and learn about the many facets of what they will experience in their new and exciting role. Participants will be led through a journey of discovering who they are as a leader, where they excel and where they have opportunities to grow by working through scenario-based exercises as well as participating in group coaching and discussions. Participants will also grow their skills by working in peer groups to solve and analyze complex organizational and business problems involving company politics, measuring change, coaching team members, and more.

    Program Details 
    The program will run 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., every other Tuesday for six weeks. In addition, your registration includes (2) 30-minute personal coaching sessions with Coach Mike. 

    • June 11: Discovering Leadership Essence
    • June 25: Mastering Performance Management
    • July 9: Strategic Hiring for Success
    • July 23: Mastering the Business of IT
    • Aug. 6: Navigating Relationships & Organizational Politics 
    • Aug. 20: Group Coaching and Action Planning

    About Coach Mike

    Mike Czarnecki is the Owner of IT Coach Mike, LLC, which provides IT professionals with individual and group coaching for leadership and career development. Mike has been in IT for nearly 30 years as both a technologist and a leader at multiple levels. Mike is a strong proponent of servant leadership and driving autonomy in his teams to promote growth and accountability which results in strong leaders and high performance. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Management degree from Western Governors University and in 2018 earned his coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. He enjoys spending time with his family and loved ones, playing video games, collecting and modding classic gaming consoles, building PCs, and performing and teaching improv comedy.

    Sponsor Opportunities Available
    Please contact if you would like to build stronger relationships with our Emerging Tech Leaders over a 3-month period.

    • 06/27/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Life Connections: 2800 Donation Cir, Kettering, OH 45420

    Note this event to be held at

    Life Connections

    How Sales Frameworks Lead to Better Outcomes and Drive Revenue

    During the workshop, we will discuss the benefits of having a framework and process for sales and sales-related activities. Sales conversations can sometimes be uncomfortable and challenging, but with the help of frameworks and guidelines, we can avoid pitfalls, discover what our clients find valuable, and guide them toward their desired outcomes. A solid and proven framework can reduce unpredictability and keep us focused on delivering value and driving revenue for our business.

    Interested in sponsoring this meeting?

    • 07/09/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Smart Data, 8571 Gander Creek Dr. Dayton, OH 45342

    Note: This event - including lunch - will be hosted at Smart Data.

    Everyday Analytics: How Data Can Transform Your Daily Life

    Join us for an engaging discussion and discover how data can truly transform the way you live each day!

    In this interactive session, discover the power of data analytics in optimizing everyday routines and decision-making. Explore practical applications of analytics in areas like personal finance, health tracking, trip planning, and more. Learn how to leverage data-driven insights to enhance efficiency, make informed choices, and achieve your personal goals.

    Facilitated by:

    Alexa Murrietta, Smart Data

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    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 07/16/2024
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Intrust IT, 15 McDonough St, Floor 5, Dayton, 45402

    Managing the Stresses as a Cyber Professional

    Learn the latest strategies for mitigating job-related stress in the fast paced and very demanding field of cybersecurity. We'll cover practical strategies including mindfulness techniques, time management skills, and the importance of work-life balance in high-pressure situations.

    Discover the importance of continuous professional development, peer support networks, and building a resilient mindset to manage the unique stresses your cybersecurity career entails.

    Join us to discuss how not to merely survive, but to thrive in your chosen field!

    Facilitated by:

    Dave Hatter, Intrust IT 

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 07/23/2024
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Tyler Technologies, One Tyler Way, Moraine, OH 45439

    Join us for appetizers, drinks, and a presentation on Building JOY! 

    Building Joy

    Note: This event will be held at Tyler Technologies

    Joy and Gratitude walk hand in hand. Our facilitator Stefanie Price will be sharing tools to help you build your capacity for gratitude and JOY! 

    JOY isn’t just a luxury, it is a necessity.
    Without JOY we will default to fear and that will make us more vulnerable to pain and addictions. 

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    Facilitator: Stefanie Price.

     Stefanie has lived in Preble County, Ohio her entire life. She is married with 2 marvelous adult children and 7 awesome grandchildren. She works part time for Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery in West Alexandria. She is also a Certified Coach with Greater Impact Ministries and a certified Prayer Minister with Deeper Walk International. Other topics Stefanie enjoys speaking about are One Word and DISC.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 09/18/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee St, Centerville, OH 45458
    • 140

    Every year Technology First awards scholarships to area IT college students.

    Join us in this fun, fundraising event!

    The Technology First Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more deserving regional college students. Students selected for this scholarship are matriculating in Information Technology related curriculums, have achieved distinguished academic success, and have demonstrated high character and values.

    Wednesday, September 18th

    11:00 a.m. - Registration

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Driving range open

    12:00 p.m. - Tee time

    Approximately 5:30 p.m. - Dinner, drinks, networking, and prizes!

    Prizes for men and women's closest to the pin

    If you register for Scramble for Scholarships, then you are automatically registered to attend the #UniteDaytonTech Summer Networking Series event immediately following.

    Interested in sponsoring? See registration or email sponsorship for more information!

     #UniteDaytonTech #S4S2024 #funforacause



    • 09/24/2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, 45324 Apollo Room, Student Union

    Employers & Students! Join us where over 200+ students, faculty, and IT professionals network

    and connect.  

    The Digital Mixer is an annual event that brings together hundreds of students and IT professionals to network and connect with regional employers. Join us for casual yet meaningful conversations that could land you the job or the talent you’ve been looking for!

    Students - Bring your resumes and learn more about the internships and career possibilities in the region.

    Employers - Bring your company information to share internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities they have available. 

    NOTE: This event is exclusively open to students, faculty, and hiring employers only. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in ensuring that this opportunity remains focused on the intended audience.

    Dress code is business casual

    Employer Flyer

    Student Flyer

    Please contact with any questions!

    Thank you Sponsors!     


    • 10/10/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Business Solutions Center 1435 Cincinnati St #300, Dayton, OH 45417

    Shaping the Future of Tech Talent: Workforce Survey Results

    The state of the workforce is evolving - again. Emerging technologies present both opportunities and challenges in your efforts to retain and recruit top talent. To navigate these changes effectively, you need accurate, up-to-date information. And that's where we come in. 

    Additional details will be shared following the completion of the survey and analysis of the results. 

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