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Welcome to the UD Center for Leadership's Executive Development programs. For 18 years, senior leaders have joined together to learn from some of the most highly regarded and influential thinkers in the leadership field. 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. 

Program Benefits

  • 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.

Upcoming Executive Development programs

Individual programs feature an number of topics, including leading change, effective communications, engaging and retaining talent, fostering innovation, creating a high performing culture, coaching for success, and more.

* UPDATED TITLE AND COURSE CONTENT - November 15, 2017: The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good by John Izzo, Ph.D., best-selling author of Awakening Corporate Soul, employee engagement and social responsibility pioneer; has advised over 500 companies and spoken to over one million people.

February 7, 2018: The Likability Factor: Boost Your "L" Factor and Achieve Your Life's Dreams (A.M.) by Tim Sanders, former Yahoo Senior Executive, speaker, best-selling author of Love is the Killer App, The Likability Factor and Dealstormingg.

February 7, 2018: Genius is a Team Sport: Unleashing the Power of Innovation and Collaboration (P.M.by Tim Sanders, former Yahoo Senior Executive, speaker, best-selling author of Love is the Killer App, The Likability Factor and Dealstormingg.

March 7, 2018: Cross-Cultural Communications: Strategies for Success in Today's Multicultural Workforce by Craig Storti, intercultural communications and cross-cultural adaption consultant, speaker and author

April 12, 2018: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy (A.M.) by Jon Gordon, international speaker and best-selling author of The Energy Bus, Training Camp, and The Power of Positive Leadership.

April 12, 2018: Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone (P.M.) by Jon Gordon, international speaker and best-selling author of The Energy Bus, Training Camp, and The Power of Positive Leadership.

May 17, 2018: Reality-Based Leadership: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman, top 30 Global Leadership Guru, international speaker and best-selling author of Reality-Based Leadership and The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace.

June 6, 2018: Peak Performance: Maximize Self-Awareness and Become a Future-Ready Leader by Tasha Eurich, Ph.D., organizational psychologist, executive coach, speaker and New York Time's best-selling author of Bankable Leadership and Insight.

September 19. 2018: Leading People Through Change™: Achieve Desired Change and Enhance Performance by Patricia Zigarmi, senior consulting partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies, captivating speaker, management consultant and best-selling author.

October 10, 2018: The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today’s Most Effective Leaders by Chester Elton, one of the most influential voices in workplace trends, Global Guru, leadership consultant, speaker and best-selling author of The Carrot Principle, All In and What Motivates Me.

October 23, 2018:  Create a High Performance Culture Through Feedback and Coaching by Thomas Crane, international consultant, author, and speaker specializing in assisting leaders in creating high-performance through the development of coaching cultures.

November 15, 2018: The Future of Happiness: Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being by Amy Blankson, Point of Light recipient, featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course, co-founder of GoodThink, speaker and author of The Future of Happiness. 

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Executive Development workshops 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 


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 here.


Center for Leadership

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025