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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.

A variety of one-day programs are held throughout the year. Topics include conflict management, supervision, communication skills, leadership essentials, stress and time management and decision-making.

September 24, 2019 - Communication Skills for Leaders

September 26, 2019 - Leading the New Workforce: Filling the Cross Generational Gap

October 3, 2019 - Navigating Difficult Conversations

October 9, 2019 - Advanced Project Management

October 9, 2019 - Making A Positive Impact on Customer Relationships

October 10, 2019 - Design Your Life

October 10, 2019 - Project Leadership

October 15, 2019 - Going from Peer to Supervisor

October 16, 2019 - The Art of Influencing Others

October 22, 2019 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance

October 23, 2019 - Navigating the Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

October 24, 2019 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

October 30, 2019 - The Intentional Leader: Self and Team Development 

November 5, 2019 - Time Management & Personal Productivity

November 6, 2019 - Professional Communication & Presence

November 12, 2019 - Leading Yourself to Outstanding Results

November 7, 2019 - Effective Decision Making

November 20, 2019 - Communication Skills for Leaders

November 20 - 21, 2019 - Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

November 21, 2019 - Leading Change at the First Level

December 3, 2019 - Embracing Accountability

December 4, 2019 - Leadership Is Everyone's Business

December 10, 2019 - Navigating Difficult Conversations

December 11 - 12, 2019 - Project Management Essentials I & II

    *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!

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Jan-Dec Professional Development Schedule

Download the 2019 Professional Development Programs Schedule.


Jan-June 2020 Professional Development Brochure

Download the Jan-June 2020 Professional Development Programs Brochure.


Center for Leadership

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025