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Founded in 1999 by eight corporations headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, the University of Dayton Center for Leadership is a unique and powerful resource where 50+ partners connect, collaborate, and leverage shared resources to design and deliver more than 200 days of high-quality business skills and leadership development programs annually. Together, we work with some of the world’s top thought leaders to provide innovative, world-class education to senior executives, emerging leaders, and front-line supervisors and professionals.

The University of Dayton Center for Leadership celebrates over 20 years of leadership development excellence. The last two decades have included tremendous growth. Our original eight partners became fifteen, and today our partnership includes more than fifty organizations from manufacturing, health care, not for profits, professional services, retail, government, and education. The UD Center for Leadership delivers more than 200 days of leadership development programs for more than 6,000 leaders each year.


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Answer The Call to Lead

Executive Development

One day program enable senior leaders to interact face-to-face and learn from some of the worlds most highly regarded and influential things and thought leaders.

Emerging Leader

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

Supervisory Leadership Certificate

Managers or front-line supervisors develop the knowledge, tools and supervisory skills necessary to be strong leaders who get results and solve today's business challenges.

Professional Development

Focusing on key leadership topics, these programs help develop the tools and skills professionals and leaders at all levels need to help your organization thrive.

WOMEN LEAD. Certificate

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


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