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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. Download the program description and learning objectives below.

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 modes in which the Professional Development programs will be facilitated are blended and virtual. 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. We made changes in the physical configurations of our classrooms to meet social distancing guidelines required by public health guidelines.
  • Virtually: Available via Zoom.



September 26, 2023 - Building Trust: Increasing Impact in Working with Others (blended)

September 26, 2023 - Communication Skills for Front-Line Leaders (blended)

September 27, 2023 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

September 27, 2023 - Connecting through Conversations (blended)

September 27-28, 2023 - Project Management Essentials I & II (in-person only)

September 28, 2023 - Leading Change at the First Level (blended)

October 4, 2023 - The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: Understanding Your EQ and Strategies for Leveraging It (blended)

October 5, 2023 - Using Micro-Improvements to Maximize Your Work: Individual Lean Six Sigma (blended)

October 10, 2023 - Leadership Essentials: Understanding Leadership & Team Development (blended)

October 11, 2023 - The Power of Difference: Towards More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Teams (blended)

October 12, 2023 - Leadership is Everyone's Business (blended)

October 17, 2023 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

October 18, 2023 - Beating Burnout in Your Teams (blended)

October 19, 2023 - Big Rocks of Life: Reaching Your Goals as a Woman in Leadership (blended)

October 19, 2023 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

October 24, 2023 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (blended)

October 26, 2023 - Assertiveness: Communicating with Impact (blended)

October 26, 2023 - Workplace Storytelling to Enhance Your Personal Brand (blended)

October 31, 2023 - Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Retaining & Engaging Your Critical Talent (blended)

November 1-2, 2023 - Project Management Essentials I & II (blended)

November 2, 2023 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

November 8-9, 2023 - Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (blended)

November 9, 2023 - Effective Decision Making (blended)

November 15, 2023 - Time Management & Personal Productivity (blended)

November 16-17, 2023 - Leadership Accelerator (blended)

November 28, 2023 - Communication Skills for Front-Line Leaders (blended)

November 29, 2023 - The Art of Influencing (blended)

November 30, 2023 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

December 12, 2023 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

December 12, 2023 - Project Leadership (blended)

December 13, 2023 - Advanced Project Management (blended)

December 14, 2023 - Leadership is Everyone's Business (blended)




Professional Development workshops are open to:

  • Partner organizations - $314.00 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 click register.


2023 Professional Development Schedule

Download the 2023 Professional Development Programs Schedule.


Leadership Accelerator Brochure

Download the 2023 Leadership Accelerator Brochure.


Center for Leadership

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025