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Cultivating Professionalism


For many years, the Leadership Development Center at YCP conducted a national study on professionalism, spanning across multiple industries and occupations. Our research informs how we teach professional skills in our courses, from resume skills to workplace etiquette.

We’ve condensed our findings into an easily accessible eBook and infographic. They are both great tools to gain insight into the different ways professionalism in the workplace varies in different industries, which skills to put on a resume, the professional definition and the traits of professionalism.

Our campus is located near Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. York, PA is also conveniently close to several small towns in both Maryland and Pennsylvania including:

  • Elizabethtown, PA
  • Hanover, PA
  • Hershey, PA
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Westminster, MD
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Towson, MD
  • Lancaster, PA

Building on your professional skills, whether you're in DC, Pennsylvania or Maryland is not only possible, but can be smooth and painless by choosing to grow at our centrally located campus.

National Professionalism Study

In The News

The Leadership Development Center* regularly appears in the media as a thought leader on a range of topics including professional development, leadership, interpersonal skills, and anything else that helps college grads navigate the workplace terrain.  

For media requests, including interviews and quotes, please contact

Article Title Source Publish Date
"The Best Way To Deliver Bad News To Employees" Fast Company August 3, 2016
"8 Signs You Just Nailed That Job Interview" Business Insider August 14, 2015
"How Long Should I Stay At My First Job?" Monster  
"7 Ways Winter Break Can Help You Get A Job" Huffington Post December 21, 2016
"The Top 5 Embarrassing Errors To Avoid In Your Job Interview" Yahoo June 2, 2015
"6 Tips For Young Professionals Flustered By Small Talk" Entrepreneur August 5, 2014
"The Preparedness Gap" Washington Times June 26, 2014
"Brian Williams Suspended For It, But Everybody Embellishes" Associated Press February 13, 2015
"The Skills Employers Wish College Grads Had" Fox Business January 30, 2014
"The Office Life" Harrisburg Magazine August 21, 2013
"Professionalism At Work: The Kids Are Not Alright" Wall Street Journal March 12, 2013
"In Survey, Professors See A Lack Of Professionalism Among Students" Chronicle of Higher Education March 20, 2013
"How To Graduate From College And Go Precisely Nowhere" U.S. News & World Report May 24, 2012
"10 Commandments Of Dressing For Work" CNN September 20, 2011
"Study: College Grads Unprepared For Workplace" NPR May 28, 2010

*Formerly the Center for Professional Excellence

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