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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.


April 23, 2024 - Building Trust: Increasing the Impact in Working with Others (blended)

April 24, 2024 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

April 25, 2024 - Work-Life Balance through Vision, Alignment, & Action (blended)

April 30, 2024 - Time Management & Personal Productivity (blended)

May 1, 2024 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (blended)

May 2, 2024 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

May 7, 2024 - Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Retaining & Engaging Your Critical Talent (blended)

May 8, 2024 - How to Cultivate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (blended)

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

May 16, 2024 - Effective Decision Making (blended)

May 21, 2024 - Embracing Accountability (blended)

May 23, 2024 - Leading Change at the First Level (blended)

May 23, 2024 - Powerful Presentation Skills (blended)

May 29-30, 2024 - Project Management Essentials (blended)

June 4, 2024 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (blended)

June 5, 2024 - Managing Conflict for Progress (blended)

June 11, 2024 - Expanding Your Person Influence & Impact (blended)

June 11, 2024 - Leadership is Everyone's Business (blended)

June 12, 2024 - Maximizing Employee Engagement & Retention: The SLII Experience (blended)

June 13, 2024 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

June 18, 2024 - Coaching & Evaluating Performance (blended)

June 25-26, 2024 - Advanced Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (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


Center for Leadership

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025