The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute

Challenging the status quo of leadership development. Preparing the leaders of the future.

Great leadership matters

The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute at Towson University was created to challenge the status quo of leadership development, to forge a new standard for innovative practice and pedagogy, and to prepare the leaders of the future.
The Institute builds on TU’s ongoing commitment to community and business engagement while serving as a key regional asset—uniquely supporting leadership recruitment, development and retention to allow our state and region to thrive.


2020 underscored the demand for forward-thinking, visionary leaders. Join TU in supporting leadership development.

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We provide leadership development opportunities for individuals and organizations to drive success.

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Designed by leaders for leaders.

Building a transformational Institute requires a collaborative, intensive and strategic approach. 


CEOs, senior leaders and leadership experts from across the country provided input


Regional organizations engaged in development process


Comprehensive externally facing Institute to fuel regional leadership

Meet the Visionary

Learn how Dr. Grasmick’s visionary leadership led to the Institute’s development.


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Nancy Grasmick


What sets us apart

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We are skills-focused

We value developing proven skills. Establishing the ‘how’ beyond the ‘what’ or the ‘why’ is a critical way we develop successful leaders who stand apart from others.

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We are values-based

Being a transformational leader is rooted in values that inform personal and professional behavior. The Institute works to elevate leaders who prioritize core values of ethics, resilience, self-awareness, execution and dedication.

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We create change-makers

A focus on results drives the Institute’s work to help professionals discover, understand and develop their strengths—leading to measurable and substantial change for businesses, organizations and our region.

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