Thursday April 23, 2009

Help for Displaced Executives

The University's Center for Leadership and Executive Development will offer training programs to displaced executives at reduced prices.

Displaced executives can take advantage of a 90 percent discount for leadership training through the University of Dayton's Center for Leadership and Executive Development.

The cost of each program is usually $970 per person; however for three upcoming spring programs, it will be reduced to $97 for directors, vice presidents and above who have been displaced and are looking for work. This is the same fee the center extends to area non-profit executives.

"Executives who have taken these sessions have told us how valuable the learning has been for their growth," said Matthew Shank, dean of the University of Dayton School of Business Administration. "With these tough economic times, we thought the programs offered by the Center for Leadership and Executive Development would be beneficial to executives who need to think about their careers in a different way."

The programs are one-day sessions that focus on enhancing personal leadership effectiveness.

The three programs are:

  • April 29  "Leading Innovation: Creating a Culture for Growth;" Jeff DeGraff, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and author of Leading Innovation: How to Jump Start Your Organization’s Growth Engine.
  • May 7 "Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life;" Stew Friedman, founding director of the Leadership Program and Work/Life Integration Project at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and former head of Ford Motor Co.'s Leadership Development Center.
  • May 20 "Executive Excellence: Key Strategies for Improving Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Performance;" Annie McKee, Wharton School of Business, and co-author of Primal Leadership and Resonant Leadership.

To register, call 937-229-3115.

Lisa Beutel of the Center for Leadership and Executive Development at or 937-229-3115