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September 23, 2011

Launched in 2008, Leadership Howard County and Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management are now collaborating on Leadership Essentials, a six month leadership development program beginning each January. Candidates are typically under the age of 40 and working in local organizations and as entrepreneurs in the community. Designed to address the critical gap between formal education and the seasoned professional, this program delivers practical skills that growing leaders can apply to today’s dynamic business world.

As a part of the program, each Leadership Essentials participant will be paired with a coach for the duration of the six-month program. The coach helps set goals, provides feedback, perspective, and encouragement and helps identify new ways of tackling challenging situations.

Administration is seeking prospective coaches who are:

  • Self-aware
  • Able to reflectively listen
  • Provide consultative guidance
  • Make personal connections easily
  • Able to see possibilities in others
  • Committed to the participant’s growth and development
  • Have the time to fully meet the needs/requirements of the program

At minimum applicants should have ten years of experience in a leadership role and some experience in a coaching role. This experience can be formal or informal and in areas like volunteer organizations, committees, religious groups, or in the professional work environment. Work or experience in a related field such as counseling, teaching or a helping profession is helpful but not required.

The deadline to apply for this program is October 21, 2011.

Interested applicants may complete the PDF application and email it to

For more information or questions regarding this story, contact Media Relations Manager Nick Alexopulos at or 410-617-5025.