Although I started Leadership Howard County with a good familiarity of the organizations making up the county, LHC took my understanding to a whole new level. Since graduating, I have been in contact with many of my classmates as well as the professionals who presented to us throughout the year. Leadership Howard County gave me the opportunity to develop many wonderful friendships and I look forward to continuing our work together to build a stronger Howard County.
Leadership Essentials to Become Affiliated with Loyola University
Leadership Howard County (LHC) announces its new affiliation with one of the region’s leading universities in the area of leadership development. Beginning in September 2011, Leadership Essentials – a six-month program for emerging professionals developed by LHC – will become affiliated with Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management.
The new association will enable Leadership Essentials, which was launched by Leadership Howard County in 2007 and has graduated more than 80 local emerging leaders, continue its growth as one of the premier leadership development programs for young professionals in the region. The program’s future sessions will be offered at Loyola’s Graduate Center – Columbia Campus.
Both Leadership Howard County and Loyola University have a rich history of developing leaders with a strong commitment to building and transforming their communities. Leadership Howard County has been the premier source of developing strong community leaders and connections for 25 years. Loyola began offering graduate business programs at its Columbia, Md. campus more than 30 years ago, and the two organizations have previously worked closely with one another on community development initiatives and networking events. With this new affiliation, Leadership Essentials will build on its core program of skill building, personal coaching and direct community service
“Over the last 25 years, Leadership Howard County has built a reputation of providing programming of the highest quality, and being in the forefront of leadership development,” said Brian Walter, chair of Leadership Howard County Board of Directors. “We believe this new affiliation is an outstanding opportunity for Leadership Essentials to continue building a foundation of community leaders.”
“Loyola’s commitment to educational excellence in Howard County and its support of and involvement with Leadership Howard County dates back more than a decade,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “With our shared vision and dedication to developing outstanding leaders, the resources we have to offer Howard County as one of the region’s leading business schools, and the location of our Columbia campus, this affiliation is an ideal opportunity for Loyola and Leadership Howard County to work together.”
The next Leadership Essentials class begins in January 2012. More information on the program and how to apply will be available by late June.