(WILMINGTON, DE)— In 2022, Leadership Delaware Inc. (LDI) launched an educational opportunity for professionals of any age, focusing on teaching leadership skills outside the scope of the traditional Leadership Delaware year-long program. Due to its success, LDI has added a new cohort to begin on January 25th.

Taught through classroom style-teaching, interaction, guest speakers, projects and discussion, this series focuses on the following topics: Leadership and People, Workforce Communication, Leadership and Teams, Leading in a Hybrid Workplace, Public Policy 101, and Public Speaking.

Created to meet the needs of the professional community in the current workplace environment, this program is an opportunity for professionals to become involved with Leadership Delaware and focus on their own skillsets as leaders.

Kate Banaszak, Administrative Supervisor for the Town of Dewey Beach, participated in the series in Sussex County last Fall. “I thoroughly enjoyed the immersive experience of the Leadership Development Series,” said Banaszak. “The open communication throughout each course was engaging and fun. Not only was the series educational, but it also provided great networking opportunities for every participant.”

The series will run from January 25th to April 5th. Classes will be held from 9am-12pm at CSC Station, located at 112 S. French St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Classes will be facilitated by Leadership Delaware CEO, Jennifer Cohan, as well as Leadership Delaware alumni and special guests.

“We are very excited to offer this certificate program to the professional community in Delaware,” said Cohan. “The course materials were specifically crafted for the current workplace and the need for strong, knowledgeable, and compassionate leaders. You will not get this level of in-depth training anywhere else; it was specifically designed by and for Leadership Delaware.”

While this series is open to the entire professional community, company-specific customized training opportunities are also available.

Dr. Debra Mason, Deputy Executive Director for the Wilmington Hope Commission and a participant in LDI’s first series cohort, said, “This was an excellent learning experience. I think this series should be a requirement to all new leaders in Delaware.”

For more information on the Leadership Development Series, or to sign-up, visit https://leadershipdelaware.org/leadership-development-series/.

About Leadership Delaware (LDI): LDI is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to recruit and mentor the best and brightest outstanding Delawareans, who can and will transform their communities and the state. For more information, visit leadershipdelaware.org.