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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.

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.




January 26, 2021 - Navigating Difficult Conversations (virtual)

January 28, 2021 - Leadership is Everyone's Business (virtual)

February 2, 2021 - Embracing Accountability (blended)

February 9, 2021 - Maximizing Your Potential at Work: Individual Lean Six Sigma (blended)

February 10, 2021 - Effective Decision Making (blended)

February 11, 2021 - Essential Problem Solving for Team Members: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (blended)

February 16, 2021 - Core Interaction Skills to Enhance Results (blended)

February 18, 2021 - Going from Peer to Supervisor (blended)

February 23, 2021 - Leading Remote & Engaged Teams through Rapid Change (blended)

February 25, 2021 - Coaching and Evaluating Performance (virtual)

March 2, 2021 - Time Management and Personal Productivity (virtual)

March 3, 2021 - The Power of Difference: Towards More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organizations (blended)

March 9, 2021 - Elevate Your Personal Brand for Women Leaders (blended)

March 10, 2021 - Leading Change at the First Level (blended)

March 11, 2021 - Emotional Intelligence: Becoming More Effective in Reaching Others (blended)

March 17-18, 2021 - Project Management Essentials I & II (blended)

March 23, 2021 - Communication Skills for Leaders (blended)

March 25, 2021 - Leadership is Everyone's Business (blended)

March 30, 2021 - Assertiveness: Communicating with Impact (virtual)


  *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!

To attend an upcoming Professional Development program click register.


2021 Professional Development Schedule

Download the 2021 Professional Development Programs Schedule.


Center for Leadership

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7025