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Executive Development

One Day Investment. Lifelong Return.

For 20 years, senior leaders have come together at the University of Dayton to learn from some of the most highly regarded and influential management thinkers worldwide. Each year, the Center presents a variety of one-day executive-level programs that address the topics most relevant to senior-level leaders. Programs are delivered in a workshop format, mixing content, conversation and skill practice, so that leaders can apply what they learn and impact their organization immediately. 

Rather than commit to a weeklong program, you can customize your development and choose which programs best address your needs - whether you are looking to improve personal effectiveness and productivity, create a culture of innovation and creativity, or implement sustainable change efforts. At the UD Center for Leadership, you are in control of your leadership education. 

  • Become a more effective leader and make a greater impact in your business through real-world learning experiences.
  • Gain access to world-class executive education delivered by some of the best minds in business, nationally and globally.
  • Enhance your network of contacts with other area executives in an environment that encourages learning and growth.
  • Maximize flexibility and participate only in those programs that fit your personal and organizational development needs.

Executive Development programs are geared towards senior level leaders, business unit leaders, and leaders of other leaders, looking to make an immediate impact on their organizations. These programs are largely one-day workshops taught by some of the top management thinkers and leadership thought leaders in the world today.

September 25, 2019: The Heart of Leadership: How Leaders Engage with Emotional Intelligence by Melvin Smith, Ph.D., Faculty Director of Executive Education and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Case Weatherhead School of Management.

October 8, 2019: AM: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Leadership Strategies for Developing Yourself PM: Stakeholder Centered Leadership: Leadership for the Future by Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., Two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World, Inc. Magazine’s America’s #1 Executive Coach, and New York Times bestselling author of 35+ books.

October 29, 2019: Communication That Works: Three Habits to Influence Others & Make Things Happen by Connie Dieken, Global Gurus Top 10 Executive Coach, best-selling author of Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal, and CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame inductee.

November 13, 2019: Corporate Athlete® Resilience: Stress Smarter, Recover Better, & Be Your Best by Natalie Johnson, Nationally recognized expert in employee well-being, fitness and nutrition, Fortune 100 consultant, and health coach and sports nutritionist.



Executive Development programs are open to:

  • Partner organizations - $897.00 or 3 partner units per day
  • Individual executives – $995 per day ($598 for half-day sessions)
  • University of Dayton alumni – $945 per day 

Register Today!

Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. To register for an Executive Development Program, contact the Center for Leadership at 937-229-3115 or click below.


Executive Development Brochure

Download the 2019 Executive Development Brochure.


Executive Development Schedule

Download the 2019 Executive Development Schedule.


"I value the Center for the variety of courses provided. These courses help me look at my challenges with a fresh perspective and a desire to make changes that will result in substantive improvements to my leadership and our business processes."

Executive Program Participant


Center for Leadership

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025