Undergraduate Admission

Learn to Lead

What makes someone a great leader? What leadership characteristics do others most admire? What are your strengths as a leader, and what areas do you want to improve?

Leadership 101 Summer Program 
June 23-29, 2019
University of Dayton campus

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During this one-week, residential learning experience, students will gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their own leadership behavior to determine their unique leadership style and create a personal leadership development plan. This highly interactive session includes in-depth discussions, collaborative exchange of ideas, classes, guest speakers and immersive site visits. Students will learn about the specific behaviors and actions of exemplary leadership; how to develop, lead, and participate in highly effective teams; and examine how critical skills such as communication, self-awareness, and conflict resolution impact leadership and their ability to lead others.

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In addition to these experiences, students will also have the opportunity to compete for up to $40,000 in UD scholarship dollars by participating in a leadership development competition. 

Application & Program Cost


Rising high school juniors and seniors.
Rising first-year college students.


Applying for Leadership 101 is easy and is completed through our online application form

Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on how to send in your official high school transcript. 

After your official high school transcript is received, your application will be reviewed.  If accepted, students will be notified via email with further instructions, post-acceptance paperwork and payment directions.

Space is limited.   

We reserve the right to cancel the program due to low enrollment at any point.


Cost is $1,650 (covers instruction, course credit, class materials, meals, housing and excursion fees).

Further instructions for payment will be communicated to each student upon acceptance into the program including $200 deposit. 


For program-related inquiries, contact April Mescher, Business Director at the Center for Leadership, at amescher1@udayton.edu.

For more information about the application process: summerprograms@udayton.edu.


Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602