For Employers

Interested in growing your talent base? Looking for ways to support your best and brightest? Invest in your organization's future... invest in your young talent.

Today's younger workforce has a unique set of employer expectations. They are anxious to succeed, work hard, and often cite professional development opportunities as one of the top factors in employer selection and continued satisfaction. You can help position your organization to capitalize on the opportunities within today’s dynamic economy by sponsoring an applicant to the Leadership Essentials Program. Cohorts are run in Howard County and Baltimore in December through June. 

A contemporary leadership develop program, Leadership Essentials utilizes cutting edge resources of Loyola University's Sellinger School of Business with the reputation and experience of Leadership Howard County, one of the country’s finest leadership development organizations. A new collaboration with the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce extends these resources to a diverse audience of community leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives, employees and educators.

What Are the Benefits?

  • A program to give your most promising rising leaders the skills to lead projects and create solutions. 
  • An excellent opportunity to join networks of 500 employers in both Howard County and Baltimore who recognize the importance of community engagement and leadership development.
  • Enhanced ability to retain quality employees by offering this opportunity to develop leadership skills and professional contacts.
  • Recognition of your business or organization as an engaged and effective corporate citizen.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Individuals ready to take the next step toward leadership. Candidates typically live or work in the region, and are viewed as rising stars in their organizations. Applicants are typically young professionals, demonstrating a passion and commitment to develop as a leader, have strong communication skills, and a desire to participate in community service. Selected participants represent a cross-section of the community: large and small business, government, education, health care, and nonprofits including the arts, social services, and faith-based groups.