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April 20, 2021

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Carey Business School Opens Enrollment to Diversity Leadership Initiative

Why it matters:

Certificate program aims to advance the management skills of people of color.

Article Highlights

  • Classes to begin in January 2022.
  • Program ‘reimagines’ previous version that launched in 1990.
  • ‘Marathon journey of self-reflection, leadership development, and network building’

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has opened enrollment to its reimagined Leadership Development Program (LDP), a certificate program designed to advance the leadership skills of people of color, including members of the Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.

Classes in the revised program are scheduled to begin in January 2022.

The new initiative updates Carey’s previous version of the LDP, which was operated for more than two decades after its launch in 1990 and produced more than 550 graduates. Its primary goal was to support the advancement of high-potential, first- and mid-level minority managers by offering them courses in the latest management and leadership theories and applications. The Carey program was believed to be the nation’s first graduate-level cohort program of its kind.

“We want to give minority managers opportunities to gain skills and to build relationships to manage a rapidly diversifying global workforce.”
—Dean Alexander Triantis

“The goals of our reimagined program are similar to those of the original program,” says Dean Alexander Triantis of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. “We want to give minority managers opportunities to gain skills and to build relationships to manage a rapidly diversifying global workforce. The reimagined program provides new courses that will be offered through real-time online sessions, as well as in-person residencies. A key benefit of the program is enabling students to build effective relationships in corporations, small business, government, and non-profit organizations.”

Employers and organizations that previously took part in LDP activities include BGE, Boeing, Deloitte, Exelon, Google, IBM, Intel, Marriott International, Pepsi Co., Stanley Black and Decker, USAA, Verizon, local, state and federal governments, and the World Bank.

Talking Point: The 15-credit program is part-time
Scheduled to cover a total of nine months, so students may stay in their jobs without interruption. Three onsite residencies – one every three months – will be held at the Carey campuses in Baltimore and Washington, D.C

The LDP curriculum includes both online and in-person training. The 15-credit program is part-time, scheduled to cover a total of nine months, so students may stay in their jobs without interruption. Three onsite residencies – one every three months – will be held at the Carey campuses in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

“The Leadership Development Program cohort brings together an underrepresented group of people from all different types of backgrounds and business sectors for a marathon journey of self-reflection, leadership development, and network building,” said James Calvin, professor of practice in leadership and management at Carey Business School and developer of the LDP program in both its original and reimagined forms. “With our new real-time hybrid format, we are excited to add new course and development experiences that reflect the current needs and realities of the global business environment.”

What to Read Next

LDP graduates who wish to continue their education at the Carey Business School may apply for an MBA or MS degree, transferring up to 14 credits earned in the Leadership Development Program.


About Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Grounded in the Johns Hopkins’ legacy of excellence and research, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School shapes business leaders who seize opportunity, inspire change, and create lasting value. We bring a modern business perspective to Johns Hopkins by shaping leaders who build for what’s next in the global marketplace. Our full-time, part-time, and online MBA and MS degrees in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are data-driven and built to compete in the global marketplace. Our faculty are thought-leaders, trailblazing what’s next in the business world and in the classroom. And at Carey, we learn by doing. Our experiential learning courses immerse students from Baltimore to Belize and beyond. 

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