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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)

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 

Register Today!

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.


Executive Development 2022 Brochure

Download the 2022 Executive Development Brochure.


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"I value the Center for the variety of courses provided. These courses help me look at my challenges with a fresh perspective and a desire to make changes that will result in substantive improvements to my leadership and our business processes."

Executive Program Participant


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