Leadership Development Program

Course starts in 5 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
22 September 2020
Course Starts:
30 September 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
6–9 hours per week, self-paced learning online
USD $1,500
Payment Options
University of Dayton


Effective leadership requires a multifaceted skill set, including the ability to communicate, collaborate, and engage in self-reflection. By taking a holistic approach, the Leadership Development Program from the University of Dayton Center for Leadership equips leaders to become self-aware, confident team players, and organizational influencers.

Develop your people management skills to focus on practical communication and collaboration, to effectively lead and influence teams. This program stimulates self-reflection aimed at developing a leadership style that can effectively adapt to organizational changes across broad contexts.

Enjoy the benefits of a high touch support model, as you study through a top-tier research university1 and learn to take the lead with the University of Dayton Center for Leadership.

1Bizjournals (Jan, 2018).

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from the University of Dayton in this online program and be empowered to:

  • Identify and overcome leadership challenges

  • Define the attributes that represent your personal brand of leadership

  • Recommend communication strategies to address workplace opportunities and drive employee engagement

  • Develop an action plan to lead your team through times of change

  • Create a personal development plan and explore a meaningful approach to finding and learning from a mentor

Is this course for you?

This program is beneficial for a range of professionals, whether you’re currently in a leadership role, or are an aspiring leader. You’ll learn to recognize the attributes of your own leadership style, and how you can leverage it across a broad range of contexts. Along the way, you’ll develop key skills for navigating the complexities of supervisory and leadership roles, including essential management strategies. By the end of the course, you’ll gain access to tools for improving your influence and communication, to facilitate effective decision-making, engage fully with team development, and build meaningful relationships.

Course curriculum

Learn how to increase your influence and engage with your team through effective leadership as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Building your leadership identity
  • Module 2 Supervisory leadership
  • Module 3 Team development
  • Module 4 Key skills for effective managers
  • Module 5 Communicating with others
  • Module 6 Managing people and performance
  • Module 7 Leading your team forward
  • Module 8 Take the lead

As part of our commitment to your professional development, GetSmarter offers you a two-week period to change your course start date or request your money back if you’re not fully satisfied.

An Effective Approach to Holistic Leadership

This University of Dayton online program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you develop your personal leadership portfolio and harness your strengths to drive teams and organizations forward. 

Your Program Convener

The design of this online program is guided by University of Dayton faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the program.

Brent Kondritz

Brent Kondritz

Ph.D., Executive Director of the UD Center for Leadership

Prior to joining the Center for Leadership team, Kondritz held the following positions: corporate trainer, manager of training and development, senior HR manager, director of sales and operations, and director of strategy within Sprint, BellSouth/AT&T and The Berry Company. He is also a certified trainer/practitioner in assessments, leadership and lean practices. Kondritz received his B.S. in marketing and minor in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Nebraska Kearney. He completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Dayton.

Earn a certificate from the University of Dayton

Explore a holistic approach to leadership and earn a certificate from the University of Dayton.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts in 5 days. (Still accepting late registrations)

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with an Enrolment Advisor here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.