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The University of Dayton Center for Leadership is a unique and powerful resource created by the region's most successful organizations. Together, we partner with top thought leaders to provide innovative, world-class education to senior executives, emerging leaders, front-line supervisors, and professionals.

Emerging Leader Certificate Program

Now accepting applications for the January 2024 Cohort! Today's leaders are expected to retain high-potential employees and build bench strength for the future. The Emerging Leader Certificate Program is designed to be a catalyst in this process.

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Women Lead. Certificate Program

Now accepting applications for the March 2023 Cohort! This 6-month program kicks off on March 10, 2023. Women Lead. gives women leaders the additional tools and insights needed to expand their positive impact on their organizations and community.

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Executive Development Program

On March 12 Tim Kight will present The R Factor: The One Thing that Makes All the Difference. Tim is the founder and CEO of Focus3, a firm whose mission is to maximize the effectiveness of leaders, the strength of the culture, and the impact of people. Tim was a contributing author for the New York Times best-seller, Above the Line. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN. He is also the host of the widely acclaimed Focus 3 Podcast. Join us on March 12!

What's Going on at the Center
Trusted Advisor (Beta)

Leadership development consultant, adept in personalized Center for Leadership curriculum advice and detailed inquiries. *Must have ChatGPT4 account to use.

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How We Lead

Executive Development

One day programs enable senior leaders to learn from some of the worlds top leadership thought leaders to drive change and improve organizational results.

Emerging Leader Certificate

Year-long leadership and business skill development program that helps prepare top-performing mid-level leaders for success in executive roles.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate

Six-month program that helps new and aspiring supervisors develop the tools and skills needed to lead their teams with success.

Professional Development

One-day programs that address the most critical skills and challenges today's professionals need in order to help their organizations thrive.

Women Lead. Certificate

Six-month leadership program for women leaders to develop and further refine their own personal brand of leadership.

Custom Programs

We partner with organizations to deliver impactful custom programs tailored to meet your specific organization's priorities and goals.

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The Center offers something for everyone in an organization. I am personally using the Center now to strengthen my leadership skills and know this will assist in my overall development as a person and a leader.

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