Strong leadership skills transcend time, industries and organizations through their unwavering contribution to success.
Leadership is multifaceted. As such, a holistic approach to developing leaders who are self-aware, confident team players, and organizational influencers is at the core of the University of Dayton’s Leadership Development Program.
With a focus on practical management, people and communication skills, the self-reflective nature of this eight-week program encourages the development of a leadership style that is effective across changing organizational landscapes and contexts.
Study through a top-tier research university* and learn to take the lead with the University of Dayton Center for Leadership.
*Bizjournals (Jan, 2018).Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
Earn a certificate from the University of Dayton in this online program and be empowered to:
- Articulate the skills necessary to address the challenges of a supervisory role
- Recommend appropriate communication strategies to address workplace opportunities and challenges
- Drive employee engagement through your unique leadership approach
- Develop an action plan to lead your team through times of change
- Create a personal development plan to address a leadership challenge in your organization or community
This online program integrates rich, interactive media such as videos, infographics and e-learning activities, as well as traditional didactic components such as written study guides (course notes). There are also opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums. You will be guided by industry professionals and esteemed University of Dayton faculty as you follow your learning path 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.
Director of the UD Center for Leadership
Brent Kondritz is the Director of the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Prior to joining the University of Dayton Center for Leadership team, Brent 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. Brent received his B.S. in marketing and minor in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Nebraska Kearney. He is currently a doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton.
Earn a certificate from the University of Dayton
Validate your knowledge when you earn a leadership certificate from the University of Dayton – and use it to set yourself apart as a leader.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.REGISTER NOW
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
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 a Course Consultant here.
WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
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 Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?
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.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?
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 Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.