Designing Your Professional Future

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July 21, 2021 - July 28, 2021 (2 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM ET

Get a taste of Johns Hopkins Executive Education’s Academy for Emerging Leadership.

As we move out of this “unprecedented year,” the workplace has obviously changed forever. The subgroup that is the most affected are early professionals who have entered the workforce or began their careers in the last five years. While workplace culture shifts have resulted in new levels of autonomy and flexibility, younger professionals are looking for tools and strategies both to adjust to this new norm, and to find their professional place as they evolve into our future leaders.  

Through the Designing your Professional Future course, participants will be introduced to key components of the Leadership Coaching and Life Design methodologies. As we combine these dynamic approaches, we also present tools and strategies to pave the way for participants to think differently about how their personal and professional goals can be created, implemented and sustained long term. 

Over the course of two, one-hour segments, participants will have the time and space to assess areas of their work there are interested in developing, gain a better understanding of how to engage in effective goal setting and action planning, and discuss how to make these growth opportunities sustainable into the future. 

Upon completing the Designing your Professional Future course, participants will have a clear understanding of the various programming options provided by Johns Hopkins Executive Education and where alignment exists between one’s own professional aspirations, existing coursework and how to take the next step in their unique professional development.

Weeks 1 + 2: The Value of Experimentation + Developing/Sustaining a Life Design Mindset 

Week 1:  Pillar One: Awareness + Empathy: Self-Assessment/Self-Reflection/ Self-Empathizing 

Week 2:   Pillar Two: Action + Prototyping: Goal Setting, Action Planning + Prototyping/Testing 



Headshot for Carly AckleyCarly Ackley is an Executive Education faculty member at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and has over 15 years of administrative and teaching experience in business schools in the Mid-Atlantic. As both a university administrator and instructor, she has spent her career researching and teaching leadership development. Her administrative work has been focused on project management, admissions, leadership development, research and assessment.  Most recently her work has been focused on coaching and executive education and she holds certifications in both executive and career coaching. In addition to her work as a practitioner, she has also taught courses at both the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and at Johns Hopkins University in leadership development, executive coaching and theoretical and practical ethics. Carly earned her Ph.D and M.Ed from the The Pennsylvania State University and has been published in both international peer-reviewed journals and has written book chapters on the topic of leadership and environmental justice.


Headshot for Anna FitzgibbonAnna Fitzgibbon, Carey '18, is an Executive Education faculty member at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, specializing in Innovation and Human-Centered Design. Anna is the Founder and Owner of OutGrowth, an experiential learning company that designs transformational immersive programming for students and professionals.  Outside of OutGrowth, Anna is a corporate wellness coach, a mentor and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. With experience traveling and working in over 25 countries, she earned her MBA from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and has a professional background in human-centered design, higher education, program development, community development, adventure tourism, voluntourism, wellness and outdoor education.


Interested in the Academy for Emerging Leadership?

If you are a professional with less than five years of work experience, the Academy for Emerging Leadership is your opportunity to learn from Johns Hopkins faculty and gain the confidence and business skillsets to grow in your career.

Meet the challenges and demands of today’s dynamic business world with executive education courses, certificates, and customized leadership and management training for continued learning from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School alumni receive a 100 percent tuition scholarship on one Executive Education program per calendar year. Alumni from all other Johns Hopkins University divisions receive a 50 percent tuition scholarship on one Executive Education program per calendar year.

Get started today. Visit the Academy for Emerging Leadership for a full course schedule and more information or email



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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
5:30pm EDT

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
6:30pm EDT


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Baltimore, MD 21218

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