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Better Communication for Leaders & Teams

Dayton Development Coalition

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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Workplace communication is essential to running an efficient business. One of the most important communication lines is between management and their reporting employees.


Join us with guest speaker T.D. Hughes, Chairman of the board and former CEO of LaRosa’s Inc. Participants will use a "directional compass" approach to think deeper about four different types of work styles. The simple exercise, which follows a question-and-answer format, creates a more thorough understanding of the various work styles. It also demonstrates the value of having multiple approaches within the organization, and imparts a deeper sense of unity and teamwork.


This session is brought to you compliments of Aileron, a regional resource partner for entrepreneurs, dedicated to helping private businesses employ disciplined approaches to raise the overall effectiveness of their organizations.


Box Lunch Request (optional)

All attendees have the option of purchasing a box lunch for a $9 fee. The lunch includes a whole sandwich (turkey, ham, chicken, or roast beef), chips, a cookie, and a beverage. 

**vegetarian options available upon request.

You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch to the session as well!

Payment Options:

  • Checks can be made out to the Dayton Development Coalition
  • Credit Cards will be taken up until Friday, Feb. 8th; NO CREDIT CARDS AT THE DOOR
  • Cash & Checks ONLY the day of the event

Please Note: If you request a lunch and do not show, you will incur a cost simply for the box lunch requested. If your schedule changes, an email MUST be sent to ednboxlunch@daytonregion.com by close of business on Friday, Feb. 8th. 

Speaker Bio

T.D. Hughes is Chairman of the board and former CEO of LaRosa's Inc., a Cincinnati-based restaurant chain. Under his leadership, LaRosa's grew from $30 million in sales in the late-80's to approximately $140 million today. Boasting 80 locations – including 45 franchised stores – the company has operations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Mr. Hughes specializes in a top-down leadership style that focuses on shared values, modeling the right behavior, and setting clear expectations. His "people-first" approach provides employees with quality tools to help them thrive, grow, and succeed. A dedicated practitioner of professional management, T.D. uses strategic planning and processes to bring people together in a team-building environment – a highly effective system that's played a key role in LaRosa's long-term growth.

T.D. joined the Center for Quality Management in 1999, and has participated in extensive training for all executive and director levels of LaRosa's management. A member of both for-profit and non-profit boards, he lends his advice and experience to the U.C. Goering Center, Busken Bakery, and the Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation. Alongside his role as board Chairman at LaRosa's, T.D. currently owns one of the company's Pizzeria franchises in Fairfield, Ohio.

Presentation Materials

In efforts to reduce our paper consumption, PDF copies of the speaker presentation will be emailed to you the day before the event. Please make sure to check your email upon registration and feel free to bring your tablets! 

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Kimberly Brown at 937-229-9075 or ednboxlunch@daytonregion.com.

Have questions about Better Communication for Leaders & Teams? Contact Dayton Development Coalition

When & Where

714 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, 45402

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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