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A Strong Front-line Secures the Bottom Line.

The UD Center for Leadership offers 80+ Professional Development programs each year for new and experienced supervisors, managers and professionals at all levels of an organization looking to sharpen their leadership skills.

High-caliber, subject-matter experts from the Dayton Region and beyond are carefully chosen to present cutting-edge information and provide opportunities for leaders to practice new skills in a workshop format. Participants gain thought-provoking leadership content that can be taken back to the workplace and applied, in order to make an immediate impact. 

Upcoming Professional Development Programs

A variety of one-day programs are held throughout the year. Topics include conflict management, supervision, communication skills, leadership essentials, stress and time management and decision-making.

July 10, 2018 - Time Management & Personal Productivity

July 11, 2018 - Navigating Difficult Conversations

July 25, 2018 - Negotiating for Positive Results

Aug 8-9, 2018 - Project Management Essentials I & II (NEW DATE) 

Aug 9, 2018 - Business Writing

Aug 16, 2018 - Effective Decision Making

Aug 17, 2018 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (NEW DATE)

Aug 28, 2018 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Aug 28, 2018 – Going From Peer to Supervisor

Aug 30, 2018 - Assertiveness: Communicating with Impact

Sept 5, 2018 - Strengths-Based Leadership (NEW DATE)

Sept 6, 2018 - Communication Skills for Leaders

Sept 19, 2018 - Leading Change at the First Level

Sept 20, 2018 - Leadership Is Everyone's Business

Sept 21, 2018 - Leading the New Workforce: The Millennials

Sept 25, 2018 - Time Management & Personal Productivity

Sept 25-26, 2018 - Project Management Essentials I & II

Sept 27, 2018 - Power of Positive Workplace Politics

    *prerequisite program required


Supervisor and Professional Development workshops are open to:

  • Partner organizations - an annual partnership allows executives across the organization to participate in any scheduled programs for $299 or 1 unit per person per day.
  • Individual executives – individuals who are not part of a partner organization may attend sessions for $395 per day.
  • University of Dayton alumni – alumni may attend sessions for $345 per day.


To attend an upcoming session for supervisors and professionals, register here.

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Center for Leadership

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025