The application deadline is March 25, 2022.

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. Click here to download the letter of commitment.

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.

Program Dates
Please review the dates of the 2023 mandatory retreats and program days below:

2022 Dates
August 18-19 (2 full Days)
Overnight Retreat (Mandatory)
September 14
Dayton’s Rich Heritage Program Day
October 12
Diversity & Inclusion Program Day
November 9
Healthcare Program Day
December 14
Justice Program Day

2023 Dates 
January 11
Cultural Arts Day
February 8
Education Program Day
March 8
Human Services Program Day
April 12
WPAFB Program Day
May 10
Dayton’s Future Program Day
June 14
Closing Retreat and Graduation (Mandatory)

Click here to download a pdf of the program dates.

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50 (due no later than March 25, 2022) 
Tuition for Chamber Members: $2,800 (due no later than July 29, 2022)
Tuition for Non-members: $4,800 (due no later than July 29, 2022)

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