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Center for Leadership

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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 October 3, Sally Helgesen will present How Women Rise: Helping Women Reach Their Full Potential.. Sally is cited in Forbes as the world's premier expert on women's leadership, is an internationally bestselling author, speaker, and coach. She has been named by Thinker's 50 as one of the world's top 20 coaches and ranked number 6 among the world's thought leaders by Global Gurus. Her co-authored book, How Women Rise became the top-seller in its field within a week of publication. Join us on October 3!

What's Going on at the Center
Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program
Our next Supervisory Leadership Cohort will start on October 24, 2023. Apply Today!
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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

Seven-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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