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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.



April 4, 2023 - Communication Skills for Front-Line Leaders (blended)

April 5, 2023 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

April 6, 2023 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

April 11-12, 2023 - Leadership Accelerator (in-person only)

April 12, 2023 - Selling for Non-Sales People (blended)

April 13, 2023 - Self-Leadership to Increase Productivity, Work Satisfaction, and Growth (blended)

April 13-14, 2023 - Project Management Essentials I & II (in-person only)

April 18, 2023 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

April 19, 2023 - Building Trust: Increasing Impact in Working with Others (blended)

April 25, 2023 - Career Reinvention for Women Leaders: Developing Your Personal Brand (blended)

May 2, 2023 - Time Management and Personal Productivity (blended)

May 3, 2023 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (blended)

May 4, 2023 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

May 4, 2023 - Mental Health: In the Workplace & Beyond (blended)

May 9, 2023 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

May 10, 2023 - Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Retaining & Engaging Your Critical Talent (blended)

May 16, 2023 - Effective Decision Making (blended)

May 18, 2023 - Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your Teams (blended)

May 23, 2023 - Communication Skills for Front-Line Leaders (blended)

May 24, 2023 - Powerful Presentation Skills (blended)

May 31, 2023 - Leading Change at the First Level (blended)

May 31 & June 1, 2023 - Project Management Essentials I & II (blended)

June 6, 2023 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

June 8, 2023 - Leadership Essentials: Understanding Leadership & Team Development (blended)

June 13, 2023 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

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

June 14, 2023 - Managing Conflict for Progress (blended)

June 21, 2023 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

June 21-22, 2023 - Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (blended)

June 27, 2023 - The Art of Influencing Others (blended)

June 28, 2023 - Workplace Storytelling to Enhance Your Personal Brand (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