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Executive Development

One Day Investment. Lifelong Return.

For 20 years, senior leaders have come together at the University of Dayton to learn from some of the most highly regarded and influential management thinkers worldwide. Each year, the Center presents a variety of one-day executive-level programs that address the topics most relevant to senior-level leaders. Programs are delivered in a workshop format, mixing content, conversation and skill practice, so that leaders can apply what they learn and impact their organization immediately. 

Rather than commit to a weeklong program, you can customize your development and choose which programs best address your needs - whether you are looking to improve personal effectiveness and productivity, create a culture of innovation and creativity, or implement sustainable change efforts. At the UD Center for Leadership, you are in control of your leadership education. 

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

Executive Development programs are geared towards senior level leaders, business unit leaders, and leaders of other leaders, looking to make an immediate impact on their organizations. These programs are largely one-day workshops taught by some of the top management thinkers and leadership thought leaders in the world today.

The Executive Development training programs will be 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and morning and afternoon breaks). These programs will only be offered in person.

 

2022 programs (in person only)

February 22, 2022: Winning the Talent Wars: Attraction, High-Performance, and Retention by Bruce Tulgan. Bruce is an advisor to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Rainmaker Thinker, Inc. as well as RainmakerLearning. Bruce is the best-selling author of numerous books including Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, Bridging the Soft Skills Gap, The 27 Challenges Managers Face, It's Okay to be the Boss, and The Art of Being Indispensable at Work. REGISTER

March 22, 2022: Inclusive Leadership: How to Build a Culture of Belonging by Heather Younger. Heather is the founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, an international TEDx speaker on adversity, leadership podcast host, business coach, facilitator, and attorney, who has earned a reputation as "The Employee Whisperer." She is a regular contributor to Forbes and LinkedIn and is the best-selling author to The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty. REGISTER

April 20, 2022: Change Enthusiasm: Growing and Leading Through Change and Disruption by Cassandra Worthy. Cassandra is the founder and CEO of Change Enthusiasm Global, a boutique consulting firm with a client base that spans Fortune 500 organizations and larger all over the world including Proctor & Gamble, Allstate, Jones Lang LaSalle, Centene Corporations, ConferenceDirect, and WeWork. REGISTER

May 25, 2022: The Power of Emotional Fitness @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty by Nataly Kogan. Nataly is one of the leading experts in optimizing emotional fitness and elevating your leadership. She's the creator of the Happier MethodTM, founder and CEO of Happier and Happier @ WorkTM, and author of Happier Now, Gratitude Daily, and The Awesome Human Project. REGISTER

September 20, 2022 AM: Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance by Erica Dhawan. Erica is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as the "Oprah of Management Thinkers", she is the author of two books Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance. REGISTER

September 20, 2022 PM: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence by Erica Dhawan. Erica is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as the "Oprah of Management Thinkers", she is the author of two books Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance. REGISTER

October 6, 2022: The Art of Recognition & Engagement: How Great Leaders Take Care of Their People by Christopher Littlefield. Christopher is an international and TEDxSpeaker specializing in employee appreciation, recognition, and workplace culture, and the founder of Beyond Thank You. He has trained thousands of leaders, across six continents, on how to understand what their people want and need to be at their best. His clients include Accenture, Lebanese Postal Service, Boston Medical Center, Reserve Bank of Australia, Salesforce, the U.S. Army & Air Force, the United Nations, and more. REGISTER

October 27, 2022: Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence by Bill Benjamin. Bill is a Partner with the Institute for Health and Human Performance (IHHP). IHHP has been at the forefront of teaching the essential skills of Emotional Intelligence for twenty years. Leading organizations such as Intel, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Allstate, Federal Reserve bank, and the Harvard Executive Education Program as well as the US Marines, NBA, NFL, and Olympic teams to help them improve performance and leadership. REGISTER

November 15, 2022: Get Unstuck: Unlocking and Activating the Wisdom of Others by Craig Lemasters. Craig is an author, entrepreneur, investor, and board member with more than two decades of success in executive leadership positions, now dedicated to helping senior leaders get unstuck on the major growth challenges to their businesses. Craig works with global enterprises, focused on identifying knowledge gaps, aligning organizations around their strategic direction, and enabling critical decision making. REGISTER


Executive Development programs are open to:

  • Partner organizations - $897.00 or 3 partner units per day
  • Individual executives – $995 per day ($598 for half-day sessions)
  • University of Dayton alumni – $945 per day 

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

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