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Professional Development Programs

New Program Offering

Leadership Accelerator

The great people-leaders of today need to have a strong sense of self-awareness, display emotional intelligence, and exhibit critical 21st century leadership skills, such as collaboration, empathy, and resilience to adjust and adapt in directing and supporting others.

This interactive and intensive two-day experience will support you in your career journey. Through assessment (Everything DiSC Workplace®), self-reflection, and engaging in group activities, you will build upon your foundation and increase your competence and confidence to lead successfully within your organization. Leaders will earn recognized micro-credentials from the University of Dayton in the areas of collaboration, empathy, and resilience. You can download the 2024 professional development schedule below for the full description and learning objectives.

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 instructional mode in which the Professional Development programs will be facilitated is a blended format. This is noted below next to each class.

  • Blended: Combined in-person/on-campus and streamed live via Zoom with the facilitator being in person.


2024

July 23, 2024 – Advanced Project Management (blended)

July 24, 2024 – Project Leadership (blended)

July 25, 2024 – Assertive Communication Skills (blended)

July 25, 2024 – Effective Decision Making (blended)

July 31, 2024 – Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (blended)

August 1, 2024 – Connecting through Conversations (blended)

August 6, 2024 – Workplace Storytelling to Enhance Your Personal Brand (blended)

August 8, 2024 – Making a Positive Impact on Customer Relationships (blended)

August 8, 2024 – Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

August 13, 2024 – Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

August 13-14, 2024 – Resilient Leadership based on Dr. Brene Brown’s Dare to LeadTM (blended)

August 14, 2024 – Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

August 20, 2024 – Leadership is Everyone’s Business (blended)

August 21, 2024 – Digital Wellness: Thriving in the Digital Era (blended)

August 27, 2024 – Self-Leadership to Increase Productivity, Work Satisfaction, and Growth (blended)

August 28, 2024 – Powerful Presentation Skills (blended)

September 4-5, 2024 – Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (blended)

September 10, 2024 – Creating Your Leadership Brand & Building Professional Sustainability (blended)

September 10, 2024 – Time Management & Personal Productivity (blended)

September 12, 2024 – Principled Leadership and Artificial Intelligence (AI) (blended)

September 12, 2024 – Effective Decision Making (blended)

September 17, 2024 – Driver of Positive Change (in-person only)

September 18, 2024 – The Power of a Positive Team (in-person only)

September 24, 2024 – Communication Skills for Front-Line Leaders (blended)

September 24-25, 2024 – Project Management Essentials (blended)

September 26, 2024 – Leading Change at the First Level (blended)

October 1, 2024 – The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: Understanding Your EQ & Strategies for Leveraging It (blended)

October 8, 2024 – Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

October 8, 2024 – Building Trust: Increasing the Impact of Working with Others (blended)

October 10, 2024 – Leadership is Everyone’s Business (blended)

October 10, 2024 – Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Retaining & Engaging Your Critical Talent (blended)

October 15, 2024 – Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

October 16, 2024 – Beating Burnout in Your Teams (blended)

October 17, 2024 – Leadership Essentials: Understanding Leadership & Team Development (blended)

October 17, 2024 – Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

October 22, 2024 – Building a More Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Organization (blended)

October 24, 2024 – Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (blended)

October 30, 2024 – Assertive Communication Skills (blended)

October 31, 2024 – Embracing Accountability (blended)

November 5, 2024 – Effective Decision Making (blended)

November 5-6, 2024 – Leadership Accelerator (in-person only)

November 6-7, 2024 – Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (blended)

November 8, 2024 – Time Management & Personal Productivity (blended)

November 12, 2024 – Big Rocks of Life: Reaching Your Goals as a Women in Leadership (blended)

November 12, 2024 – Leading Change at the First Level (blended)

November 14, 2024 – Communication Skills for Front-Line Leaders (blended)

November 19-20, 2024 – Project Management Essentials (blended)

November 21, 2024 – Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

December 3, 2024 – Leadership is Everyone’s Business (blended)

December 10, 2024 – Time Management & Personal Productivity (blended)

December 11, 2024 – Project Leadership (blended)

December 12, 2024 – Advanced Project Management (blended)

December 12, 2024 – Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Professional Development workshops are open to:

  • Partner organizations - $314.00 or 1 partner unit per day
  • Individual professionals – $415 per day
  • University of Dayton alumni – $365 per day

CONTACT

Center for Leadership


300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025
937-229-3115
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