The key to productive teams and efficient organizational growth is strong guidance. The Leadership Development Program from the University of Dayton has been designed to equip professionals with the self-development tools necessary to benefit individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole.
In it, you’ll learn how to effectively lead and influence teams, harnessing key leadership techniques, including the ability to communicate, collaborate, and engage in self-reflection. This program stimulates self-reflection in order to help you develop a leadership style that can appropriately adapt to organizational changes across broader contexts.
You’ll walk away with:
An established style of leadership that’ll help you increase employee productivity and engagement
A set of communication strategies suited to addressing workplace challenges and opportunities
A personalized development plan for solving leadership challenges within your context
The University of Dayton is collaborating with GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, to create a new class of learning experience – one that is immersive, collaborative, and designed for optimal accessibility for the busy working professional. Take advantage of flexible learning (6–9 hours per week) and the support of a personal Success Adviser on the easy-to-use Online Campus interface. Join a global learning community of like-minded professionals and earn a University of Dayton certificate as recognition of the industry-leading competencies you’ve developed over the eight weeks of this program.
The topics covered in this program include:
Module 1: Building your leadership identity Learn about the importance of self-awareness and mentorship to develop yourself as a leader.
Module 2: Supervisory leadershipLearn how to navigate the complexities of being in a management role.
Module 3: Team developmentLearn how to use the stages of team development to influence team performance.
Module 4: Key skills for effective managersLearn about valuable people management skills that will make you an effective supervisor.
Module 5: Communicating with othersExplore the importance of communication skills in the leadership and management of team members.
Module 6: Managing people and performanceExplore ways to improve the performance of your individual team members.
Module 7: Leading your team forwardDiscover ways to navigate complexities when leading your team through change.
Module 8: Take the leadUse what you have learned to take action and lead in your context.
Is this program for you?
Designed with the intention of developing holistic leaders, this program is applicable to professionals already in a position of leadership, as well as those who are looking to move into one. Organizational leaders will develop the communication skills needed to effectively manage employees, and propose strategic intervention solutions to address both relational and organizational challenges. Those at a managerial level will benefit from learning the interpersonal skills required to elevate their leadership style, portfolio, and position. Additionally, any aspiring leaders will gain the knowledge and skills to establish their own leadership identity and influence team performance.
How to register?
This online program is available to professionals around the world, regardless of location, academic study, or work experience. While there are no acceptance criteria or registration fees, you’ll need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet, as well as a PDF reader and Excel. You may need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and read and create documents in Microsoft Word or similar programs.
This program is presented entirely online, in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand. Visit the Leadership Development Program page on the GetSmarter website to find out about upcoming program dates, the price, and more.
View the brochure to find out more about this program.
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 work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the program 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 a Success Adviser, who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
What Is the Online Campus?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your program. Through its easy-to-use interface, you'll have access to a diverse variety of program 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 participants and Head Facilitator through the discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Adviser, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.
Can My Employer Assist With Payment?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll have an influence on the success of your organization. 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?
Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer
What Are My Payment Options?
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the program starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for programs nine weeks and shorter. To find out more on payment options, please visit the 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 Enrollment Adviser here.