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Catalog 2021-2022 
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Essential Skills for Leaders

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Program Description

​This program is for those who want to explore and expand their leadership abilities. Personal leadership skills are a value at any level of an organization. Business leaders work in a variety of sectors and organizations and need to be ethical and accountable in their decision making, influence others, empower and expand the capacity of individual employees to build more productive teams, cultivate change, and create a diverse culture.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. ​apply practical knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in a leadership role,
  2. identify and develop leadership skills necessary to excel in current and future roles,
  3. develop confidence to set and meet personal and professional goals, and
  4. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through continuing education.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Length of Training

4 - 6 months

Program Requirements

Required: High School Diploma or GED
Recommended: 2-3 years of work experience

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



MGT 788

Ethics and Accountability


Materials provided



MGT 789

Fostering Diversity and Sensitivity in the Workplace


Materials provided



MGT 790

Emotional Intelligence


Materials provided



MGT 792

  Leading Multiple Generations


Materials provided



MGT 791

Strategic Communications 


Materials provided



MGT 626 Practical Project Management 12 Materials provided



Course Series Totals:






Additional Information

Skills for Success:

​​​Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong problem solving skills; and the ability to build trust and relationships.

Career Opportunities:

​Students will be better prepared to effectively lead others in a variety of business settings. Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Moire Riley | |443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley 106

Administrative Assistant: Barb Baker | | 443-840-5838  | Hunt Valley 104

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