Denison Edge Program: Leadership Edge

Get the edge in your power skills.


“Power Skills” enable employees to develop strong communication, collaboration, productivity and change-leadership capabilities – all critical to employee performance. Our Leadership Edge programs are tailored towards professionals who are eager to enhance their “power skills” to reach their full potential.

We offer two leadership programs under Leadership Edge:

Executive Series

A high-touch leadership and skills-building experience designed for executives and high-potential individuals. It is an opportunity for executives to learn how to lead more effectively, make progress on key leadership challenges, and network with others.

Throughout the program, you will discuss opportunities, challenges and apply those insights to homework in between sessions. You’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of your strengths and opportunities; new skills, tools, and approaches to lead more effectively. In addition to that, there will be opportunities to network with a group of other leaders.

Sessions run every Thursday, in-person, from 1pm-5pm.

2023 Sessions:

Spring Session: 4/6/2023-5/11/2023

Fall Session: 9/7/2023-10/12/2023

Cost: $5,200


New Manager Series

Designed for new managers to learn new skills, tools, and approaches to lead people and teams more effectively. It is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of strengths and opportunities as a leader. You’ll make significant progress on key leadership challenges and gain access to a network of leaders throughout the program. 

Sessions run every Thursday, in-person, from 2:30pm-5pm.

2023 Sessions:

Spring Session 2: 4/6/2023-5/11/2023

Fall Session: 9/7/2023-10/12/2023

Cost: $2,600

For more information or questions, please email Eric Lloyd at lloyde@denison.edu.

Hear from past participants:

The course was very engaging with a blend of lecture and group activity. The instructors facilitated thought provoking discussions on topics that were relative to any industry. This course was refreshing, educating, and provided me tools to enhance my leadership skills. It was also great to connect & network with leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences.” – Cheryl Bergsman, Vice-President, Company Operations | Donatos

It had been some time since I had taken a class in an academic environment so to say I was nervous is an understatement. Upon walking in, I immediately felt welcomed, and to my surprise happily attending every class eager to learn more about myself as well as new management techniques. From the teachers to the curriculum, it was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend this experience and gladly go back and take more classes, furthering my professional development.Candace Frank, Director of Member Engagement | Ohio Chamber of Commerce

The Leadership Edge Series offered me a greater appreciation of how my manager role translates with others outside my organization. Listening and learning from other professionals, has given me the ability to re-tool my approach and enhance my presentations for the business.  I would highly recommend this series to new and current managers alike.” – Christopher Valentine, Manager, Partner Management | BBW Travel Retail & Military