Leadership Dayton is a premier leadership development program designed to identify, educate and motivate a network of community leaders and increase their capacity to serve the Dayton region.
“Leadership Dayton gave us the opportunity to meet Dayton’s most prestigious leaders as they shepherded the region’s successes and navigated the region’s challenges in real time. My Leadership Dayton classmates re-framed my thinking, challenged me to be my very best, and are now my most valuable collaborators in serving Dayton.”
-Erin R. Davis, Taft/
Leadership Dayton Class of 2020
The fourth oldest continuously operating community leadership program in the U.S., Leadership Dayton immerses participants in the many facets of our community.
Through seminars, small work groups, panel discussions, experiential activities and direct interaction with community leaders, Leadership Dayton members identify the strengths and needs of the Dayton Region and explore ways their skills can be used to serve.
Each class begins the Leadership Dayton experience with an opening 2-day overnight retreat, followed by a full day immersion each month, culminating with a closing day retreat and graduation. Class graduates are matched with a non-profit organization in order to jump start their commitment to servant leadership.
Graduating from Leadership Dayton is just the beginning. Graduates are encouraged to continue their growth through the Leadership Dayton Alumni Association. If you’re a Leadership Dayton graduate, whether recent or many years past, make sure your commitment to the community remains strong by joining!
Applications for Leadership Dayton are accepted each Spring. Learn more here.LEARN MORE
Each Leadership Dayton class is tasked with a project aimed at helping the region. Take a look at some of the past class projects.LEARN MORE
Find out how graduates can continue their journey of servant leadership.LEARN MORE
Would you like more information about Leadership Dayton? Let’s talk!
Contact Nicki Royce, Manager, Leadership Programming, by calling 937-226-8278 or send a note in the form and we’ll return your correspondence quickly.