Leadership Development Program

2 students outside the Baltimore campus talking and holding a Carey folder

Program Features

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Leadership Development Program (also known as LDP) is a nationally recognized opportunity for members of underrepresented groups to advance their leadership skills. 

Gain the skills and relationships to manage a rapidly diversifying global workforce.  Realize your leadership potential with executive coaching, high-touch, interactive learning, and opportunities to immediately apply knowledge to your work.

Join a high-performing cohort and global network of alumni.  Propel your success managing diverse teams in business and communities.

Full tuition scholarships

The Hunter Family Fellows offer full scholarships and a travel stipend to five qualified applicants with demonstrated financial need. We also offer other opportunities for fellowships, full and partial scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered. No separate application required.

Earn your certificate in 9 months

With flexible and compact courses and residencies, complete the program in nine months while continuing to work full-time.

Hands-on experience

Learn from working directly with minority-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and community projects.

Transferable Credits

Should you choose to continue your education at Carey, you can transfer credits earned through LDP into any one of the following programs:

Are you an aspiring leader? Join Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Leadership Development Program to network and hone your skills in managing a diverse and inclusive workforce.


The depth of the Leadership Development Program experience involves two on-site residencies and online coursework (synchronous) between residencies. You will engage in discussions with corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders and work in teams on real-time entrepreneurship, business, and community-based projects. The Leadership Development Program curriculum features case studies and simulations, while exploring and integrating dimensions of leadership approaches and strategies applicable in the multicultural and multinational environment.

The Student Handbook provides access to information about services and resources for students as well as policies and procedures.

The  2022 edition of the Carey Business School University Catalog is available.

Alumni Spotlight

Cheryl williams

"It was an honor to be accepted into the first class of the Leadership Development Program. In addition to learning both soft and hard skills, I developed personal and professional relationships that are still important to me today. LDP helped lay the groundwork for my success at P&G, as the head of Marketing and Creative Services for a global humanitarian organization, and today, as the CEO of my own leadership coaching and nonprofit marketing communications consultancy. Thank you Hopkins and the LDP!"

Cheryl Hudgins-Williams, CEO at Hudgins Williams Associates and Senior Consultant at Tecker International, Leadership Development Program ‘91

Tony Wells

“[LDP was a] real turning point, an awakening of my aspirations and the feeling that I could, if I applied myself, rise to a senior management position."

—Tony Wells, chief brand officer for USAA and Leadership Development Program '97 

Claudia Bellony Atanga portrait

“The benefit is that the LDP program was built by minorities for minorities. Being in senior leadership roles, it is important to know your voice and to not shrink back or be intimidated when others don't agree. LDP prepared me to have tough conversations. It has given me that confidence to know my voice has value.”

Claudia Bellony Atanga, Leadership Development Program ‘10, MBA '11

Juan Torrico portrait

Juan Torrico, Leadership Development Program, ‘04, is a digital marketing professional, documentary photographer, seasoned entrepreneur, and expert in the American Latino market. As the Founder and CEO of TorricoMedia, a digital media agency, he works with underrepresented entrepreneurs and influencers throughout the country to drive business outcomes and brand awareness for his clients.

At A Glance

Program Details

Washington, DC and Baltimore
Part Time
9 months, 12 credits

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Cost
Financial Aid

There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify.  Learn more.

Upcoming deadlines

This program has a fall start only.
Fall 2023 | Round 1: May 3, 2023
Fall 2023 | Round 2: June 1, 2023
Fall 2023 | Round 3: July 5, 2023

See all application deadlines.

Download the Leadership Development Program Fact Sheet

Learn more at the LDP Information Session, April 25th, 2023, 5:30 - 6:30pm 


Frequently Asked Questions