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Professional Development Programs

A Strong Front-line Secures the Bottom Line.

The UD Center for Leadership offers 80+ Professional Development programs each year for new and experienced supervisors, managers and professionals at all levels of an organization looking to sharpen their leadership skills.

High-caliber, subject-matter experts from the Dayton Region and beyond are carefully chosen to present cutting-edge information and provide opportunities for leaders to practice new skills in a workshop format. Participants gain thought-provoking leadership content that can be taken back to the workplace and applied, in order to make an immediate impact. 

  • Tackle leadership and management challenges that give you a powerful advantage for some of the most competitive positions.
  • Develop an array of skills including assertiveness, decision-making, team building, communication skills, conflict management and many others.
  • Build relationships with local and regional thought leaders.
  • Establish a network with other supervisors, managers and frontline professionals.

Whether you are an experienced professional looking to make an impact or an organization looking to train and retain key talent, Professional Development programs help managers and professionals at all levels. These one-day workshops, led by local and regional thought leaders, enable leaders to acquire and practice new skills that they can immediately apply.

The one-day, Professional Development programs are being delivered and facilitated live via the online platform Zoom. All virtual program schedules have been updated and are current.

The Professional Development virtual training programs will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and morning and afternoon breaks) This modified schedule is to accommodate different remote working environments and schedules.



July 28, 2020 - Communication Skills for Leaders

August 11, 2020 - Boost Results through Effective Delegation

August 12, 2020 - Navigating Difficult Conversations

August 13, 2020 - The Intentional Leader: Self and Team Development (9AM - 2:30PM)

August 18, 2020 - Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

August 26, 2020 - Leveraging the Cross Generational Workforce

August 27, 2020 - Coaching and Evaluating Performance

September 2, 2020 - Emotional Intelligence: Becoming More Effective in Reaching Others

September 3, 2020 - Navigating Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

September 8, 2020 - Going from Peer to Supervisor

September 10, 2020 - Effective Decision Making

September 16, 2020 - Assertiveness: Communicating with Impact

September 22, 2020 - Leading Change at the First Level

September 22, 2020 - Strengths-Based Leadership

September 23-24, 2020 - Project Management Essentials I & II

September 29, 2020 - Making a Positive Impact on Customer Relationships

September 30, 2020 - Time Management and Personal Productivity

October 1, 2020 - The Neuroscience of Leadership

October 7, 2020 - Building Success and Connection through Workplace Storytelling

October 8, 2020 - Maximize Your Potential at Work: Individual Lean Six Sigma (make-up session from May 28)

October 13, 2020 - Advanced Project Management*

October 13, 2020 - Communication Skills for Leaders

October 14, 2020 - Leadership is Everyone's Business

October 21, 2020 - Professional Communication & Presence

October 22, 2020 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

October 29, 2020 - Navigating Difficult Conversations

November 4, 2020 - Embracing Accountability

November 5, 2020 - Work-Life Balance Transformation: Cultivating and Facilitating Change

November 10, 2020 - Elevate Your Personal Leadership Brand for Women Leaders

November 12, 2020 - Going from Peer to Supervisor

November 18, 2020 - The Art of Influencing Others

November 18, 2020 - Coaching and Evaluating Performance

November 18-19, 2020 - Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt*

December 1, 2020 - Time Management and Personal Productivity

December 2-3, 2020 - Project Management Essentials I & II

December 8, 2020 - Effective Decision Making

December 9, 2020 - Project Leadership



  *prerequisite program required

Professional Development workshops are open to:

  • Partner organizations - $299.00 or 1 partner unit per day
  • Individual professionals – $395 per day
  • University of Dayton alumni – $345 per day

Register Today!

To attend an upcoming Professional Development program that is scheduled to take place between now and July 28, 2020, click register.


Register Today!

To attend an upcoming Professional Development program that is scheduled to take place after August 1, 2020, click register.


2020 Professional Development Schedule

Download the 2020 Professional Development Programs Schedule.


Center for Leadership

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025