Curriculum & Coaches: A Three Part Approach
Leadership Skill Building
The full cohort attends sessions on leadership topics once or twice a month from December through June. In these sessions, participants sharpen skills to become more effective leaders in their organizations and community. Sessions are led by subject matter experts and cover the following topics:
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
- Effective communication skills
- High performing teams
- Conflict management
- Building collaborative relationships and networks
- Critical thinking and problem solving
Stay tuned for the Leadership Essentials 2024 Session Schedule.
Leadership coaching is a tool utilized by some of the most savvy and experienced leaders in business today. Coaching sessions are confidential and can help a leader make appropriate decisions and strengthen leadership skills. Participants will experience:
- One-on-one coaching sessions twice/month from January through June
- An objective sounding board
- Reflections on professional and personal challenges
Interested in coaching with Leadership Essentials? Please contact Katherine Keefe at Kkeefe@loyola.edu.
Community Service Projects
Often considered a highlight of the program, participants work in small teams on a Community Impact Project to support a local nonprofit. Projects provide an opportunity for participants to put their leadership skills into practice, build relationships with their teammates, and make a difference in the local community. Many Leadership Essentials graduates stay involved with the nonprofits they work with during the program or find other ways to give back to the community upon completion of the program.
Continuing Education Units
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.