Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is a six-month leadership development program, offered in cohorts through Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business in collaboration with Leadership Howard County and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. The program cohorts run from December through June.

 Leadership Essentials - in collaboration with the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Essentials Howard County (LEHC) is held at Loyola’s Graduate Center in Columbia.

Leadership Essentials Baltimore Cohort (LEBC) is held at Loyola's Graduate Center in Timonium.

  • The program is targeted at rising stars and future leaders in the beginning and middle of their careers. Approximately 20-25 individuals will be selected to participate in the program in each cohort.
  • 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.

New this year - 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

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Leadership Essentials Howard County and Leadership Essentials Baltimore Cohort are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 program.  Online applications for the 2021 program will be available in summer 2020.  Please reach out to Lori Fuchs or Lori Raggio any time for more information about the programs.

For more information about the Howard County program, contact Lori Fuchs at lfuchs@loyola.edu

For more information about the Baltimore Cohort program, contact Lori Raggio at laraggio@loyola.edu.


For general inquires, email leadership@loyola.edu or call 410-617-2303.

Online Application Fee and Tuition Payments

Leadership Essentials Howard County

LEHC Application Fee

LEHC Tuition

Leadership Essentials Baltimore Cohort

LEBC Application Fee

LEBC Tuition


The Leadership Essentials program is always interested in having additional qualified coaches apply and volunteer. See the LEHC Coach Information Flyer and the LEBC Coach Information Flyer to learn more.

Leadership Essentials Howard County is no longer accepting coach applications for the 2020 program.

Leadership Essentials Baltimore Cohort is no longer accepting coach applications for the 2020 program.


If you have any questions, please contact Lori Fuchs at lfuchs@loyola.edu regarding Leadership Essentials Howard County or Lori Raggio at laraggio@loyola.edu regarding Leadership Essentials Baltimore Cohort.