Professional Development Mini-Workshops

The Center for the Advancement of Learning provides customized training solutions to enhance the skill needs of your employees in a format that works best for your team. Workshops can take place on the employer’s worksite, virtually, or on the beautiful University of Evansville campus.

Lunch and Learn Workshops

Leadership and Business Ethics – A conversation with Bob Jones
Lunch and Learn Workshop

$45 (Lunch provided)
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Robert G. Jones, Retired Chairman and CEO, Old National Bancorp (ONB)

The single most important asset any organization has is their people. Join former Chairman and CEO of ONB, Bob Jones, for this interactive session where you will learn critical leadership skills that create a culture of engagement and inclusivity.

Robert G. Jones is the retired Chairman and CEO of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB). Prior to his retirement in May of 2019, Jones served as CEO for Old National for over 14 years. Before joining Old National, Jones served for 25 years at KeyCorp in a variety of roles.

While Jones was CEO, Old National received national recognition. Since 2012, Old National has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the prestigious Ethisphere Institute. From 2012-2015, the company received the Employee Volunteer Program of the Year award from VolunteerMatch. Since 2013, the company received the Worklife Seal of Distinction. In 2016, Old National was recognized as one of the Best Banks to Work for. Jones has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television, as a spokesman for Old National and community banking.

Bob is very active in the community and serves as Chair of the Board of the University of Evansville, Finance Chair of Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation, Audit Chair of the International City/County Management Association-Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC), and as a member of the board of Second Curve Capital Advisory Board. Jones was also appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve on the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. He also was the Fund Champion for the Greater Evansville Response Fund for Covid Relief. He is also on the board of Forefront Therapy, a non profit physical therapy group dedicated to serving low income individuals.

On Campus Workshops

Leadership Coaching Bootcamp (non-degree seeking): Four-Session Series
On Campus Workshop

Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom, Library Second Floor
Timothy A. Dickel, PhD

Leadership coaching is an effective approach to develop employees through customized development plans, setting expectations, providing regular feedback, and having one on one conversations. The goal of this program is to apply a coaching approach to leadership that will build up the capacity of managers and supervisors to improve the performance of their direct reports.

This series begins on September 20, 2022 and meets again on October 4, October 18, and November 1.


  • Introduction to leadership theory
  • Characteristics of effective leaders
  • What is coaching? What is not coaching?


  • Introduction to behavioral change
  • How leaders can help change behaviors


  • Applying effective leadership and behavioral change to coaching
  • Framework for leadership coaching


  • Application of leadership coaching
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Tools for leadership coaching

A 10% discount is available to organizations sending six or more participants. Call 812-488-1046 for more details.

Instructor: Dr. Timothy A. (Tad) Dickel serves as the Executive in Residence in Leadership and is the interim faculty director of the Master of Science in Leadership program at the University of Evansville and the president of T.A. Dickel Group, LLC. He is a leadership, strategy, and creativity consultant who works with a wide variety of businesses, universities, nonprofits, government entities, schools, and churches. He holds a PhD in educational leadership from Indiana State University and is a certified Basadur Simplexity Thinking facilitator and trainer and a certified MeyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) practitioner. In 2019, Tad was named to the Evansville Courier & Press’s “20 Under 40” cohort for his professional accomplishments and service to the community.

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