Continuing Education and Leadership Development


ASPIRE is Loyola University Maryland's extended learning community and online education platform designed to provide students of all experience levels the opportunity to engage in lifelong professional and personal development. Through ASPIRE, we offer professional development courses designed for the business community. The goal of each offering is to improve a specific aspect of job performance and to enhance the participant’s immediate potential. 

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ASPIRE offers certificate bundles in various subject areas including Leadership, Data Analytics and Business Communications.

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials attracts rising stars and future leaders in the beginning and middle of their careers and is designed to address the critical gap between the skills provided by formal education and the full development of seasoned professionals. Leadership Essentials is offered in collaboration with Leadership Howard County.

Leadership Essentials Page

Custom Programs

Loyola subject matter experts collaborate with your organization to design custom programs and workshops, ranging from specific topical sessions to broader multi-faceted programs that can accommodate the development needs of a wide range of experience levels.

Custom Programs Page

Advanced Leadership Development Program

The Advanced Leadership Development Program is a 5-module program designed to provide management professionals with the knowledge, tools and confidence to improve their daily leadership effectiveness while preparing them for advanced opportunities.

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Great format, presentation of concepts, and plenty of group discussion. The leadership seminar provides real techniques and tools that can be applied to daily challenges.
Chris Rahl, Gordon Feinblatt LLC
I appreciated the immediate and continued team interaction. The course presented subjects and case studies that I recommend for self-awareness and leadership training.
Stephen Shultz, Brown Advisory
The strategic planning seminar was thoughtfully crafted and executed exploration into the topic at hand. The instructor used a creative approach and extensive experience to deliver on the goals of the class.
Michael Bamonti, Loyola University Maryland
The seminar on strategic planning was very informative. The instructor offered a concise look into types of strategies and supporting matrices which can be used to plan for competitive advantage in resource planning, product development, and more importantly, life.
Belinda Edwards, The MITRE Corporation
After attending the seminar I fell more self-aware and prepared in dealing with business decisions. Prior to this session I would say I did not consciously consider strategy on a daily basis and will now make it part of my daily practice.
Eric Fischer, RSM US LLP
I appreciate that the seminar really encouraged me to think about myself - how I make decisions, what my leadership style is, and what my own core values are. I think being more self-aware will make me a better leader.
Todd Studney, Director of Finance, Healthcare for the Homeless
The seminar took the fundamentals of leadership and packaged it into a thoughtful tool that can be used in a practical manner in the workplace.
Minh Nguyen, HRMS, Manager, Archdiocese of Baltimore