**Due to current global health concerns, interviews for those who submit applications for the Leadership Dayton Class of 2021 will be conducted virtually for the health and safety of all those in our community. The application deadline remains March 27, 2020.**

Leadership Dayton is a ten-month long educational program for business leaders already acting as servant leaders in our community. The program begins with a two-day retreat to turn a group of individuals into a cohesive network of empowered leaders. Each month one day is dedicated to a specific issue or challenge the greater Dayton area faces. The program ends with a one-day retreat and Commencement Ceremony.

Each program day is a unique experience that cannot be recreated. Because of this, Leadership Dayton has strict attendance requirements. The participant is required to attend, in their entirety, the opening and closing retreats and program days. In addition the program participant will be required to participate in their class’ project, which may necessitate additional hours outside of the Leadership Dayton Program time. If the program participant fails to meet these obligations, he or she will be asked to withdraw from the program and the tuition is non-refundable.

Both the Leadership Dayton applicant and their sponsoring organization must commit to ensuring the applicant can fulfill the requirements of the program.

Required Time Commitment
Participation in Leadership Dayton is a significant commitment of time and energy, including attendance at all retreats (mandatory) and programs. In addition, your class must complete a community project during which you will be required to participate on your own time. If you or your sponsoring business / organization are not willing to make the commitment for your participation in this year's class, please exit the application now.

Please review the dates of the 2021 mandatory retreats and program days below:

2020 Dates
August 20/21 (2 full Days)
Overnight Retreat (Mandatory)
September 9
Dayton’s Rich Heritage
October 14
Cultural Arts Day
November 4*
Healthcare Day
December 9
Justice Day

2021 Dates 
January 13
Diversity and Inclusion Day
February 10
March 10
Human Services
April 14
May 12
Dayton’s Future
June 2*
Closing Retreat and Graduation (Mandatory)

*First Wednesday of the Month

Click here to download a pdf of the program dates.

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50 (due no later than March 27, 2020) 
Tuition for Chamber Members: $2,800 (due no later than July 31, 2020)
Tuition for Non-members: $4,800 (due no later than July 31, 2020)

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