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The Executive Development Programs provide customized, integrated learning that addresses specific, real-world challenges business executives must face in leadership, growth, strategy, change and more. Business leaders help develop our programs to address "real-world" leadership issues while programs are delivered by nationally recognized providers of leadership and executive development.

Executive development programs are open to partner organizations, individual executives and University of Dayton alumni.

Program Benefits

  • Become a more effective leader and make a greater impact in your business through real-world learning experiences.
  • Gain access to a world-class executive education delivered locally 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 for you and your organization.
  • Utilize the flexibility you need to participate only in those programs that fit your personal and organizational development needs.


Individual programs feature an array of topics, including change, engaging and retaining talent, innovation, creating a positive and creative culture, coaching, leading at the executive level and more.

2016 Executive Development Programs

November 10, 2016: Leading Innovation: Jumpstart Your Organization's Innovation Challenges by Jeff DeGraff, Dean of Innovation, Clinical Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Michigan.

2017 Executive Development Programs

February 28, 2017: The Influence Equation: Getting Things Done by Influencing Others by Stevenson Carlebach, Associate faculty at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation (PON).

March 23, 2017: Total Leadership & Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman, Ph.D., Professor of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

April 26, 2017: Leadership Accountability: Creating and Sustaining a High-Performance Organization by Linda Galindo, serves as faculty for the Governance Institute the Institute of Management Studies & speaks at leadership conferences internationally.

May 18, 207: Help them Grow or Watch Them Go: Strategies for Developing Your Top Performers by Julie Winkle-Giulioni, co-author of the award-winning and best-selling book Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want.

June 8, 2017: Louder Than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice by Todd Henry, author of three books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty & Louder Than Words.

September 13, 2017: Daring to Change: A Collaborative Exploration of the Leadership We Need Now by David Berry, speaker, change coach and author of A More Daring Life.

October 5, 2017: Come Together: Generational Differences and How to Effectively Work with People of All Ages by Kelly McDonald, nationally recognized marketing expert and names #1 on Successful Meetings Magazine's List of "26 Hot Speakers".

October 25, 2017: Heart-Led Leader: Defining Your Leadership Philosophy (A.M.) by Tommy Spaulding, his first book, It's Not Just Who You Know is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today National Best-Seller.

October 25, 2017: Return on Relationship: Building Deeper, More Authentic Connections (P.M.) by Tommy Spaulding, his first book, It's Not Just Who You Know is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today National Best-Seller.

November 15, 2017: The Purpose Revolution: Winning the Emerging Consumer, Employee & Investor by John Izzo, Ph.D., internationally best-selling author of Awakening Corporate Should and Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything, Corporate Advisor and Speaker. 

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Executive development workshops are open to:

  • Partner organizations - $897.00 or 3 partner units per day
  • Individual executives – $995 per day ($580 for half-day sessions)
  • University of Dayton alumni – $945 per day 


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


Center for Leadership

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7012