Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is a six-month leadership development program, offered in cohorts through Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Continuing Education in collaboration with Leadership Howard County. The program runs from December through June.

Leadership Essentials is targeted at rising stars and emerging leaders in the beginning and middle of their careers. Approximately 20-25 individuals will be selected to participate in the cohort program.

Designed to address the critical gap between the skills provided by formal education and the full development of seasoned professionals, Leadership Essentials offers a skill-building program that includes three components: monthly workshops, individual coaching, and team-based projects to address the needs of local non-profit organizations.

Loyola University Maryland awards 90 hours of professional development credits for Leadership Essentials and 9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). A CEU is not equivalent to a graduate or undergraduate course; however it is evidence of professional study as recognized by Loyola University Maryland.

About the Program

Leadership Essentials empowers and connects leaders to strengthen and transform the community—giving participants firsthand experience with critical issues and challenging them to turn their leadership into action.

This six-month program provides benefits in three areas:

  1. Leadership Skill Building
  2. Professional Leadership Coaching
  3. Community Service Projects

Download the Leadership Essentials Program Flyer for more information.

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The deadline to apply for Leadership Essentials 2021 has passed.  Please reach out to Lori Fuchs any time for more information about the program at lfuchs@loyola.edu


The Leadership Essentials program is always interested in having additional qualified coaches apply and volunteer.

Download the Leadership Essentials Coach Flyer for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Fuchs at lfuchs@loyola.edu.


Leadership Essentials is offered in collaboration with Leadership Howard County.