LDE Belize

Island Kayaking & Camping

LDE Norway

Mountain Hut Trekking

LDE Italy

Team Adventure Racing

LDE Cotopaxi

Volcano Summit Trek

LDE Exec Trek

Custom Corporate Expeditions

LDE Local

Team Workshops & Trainings

Leadership Development Expeditions

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Leadership Development Expeditions (LDE) at the Carey Business School provide a 2-credit leadership-intensive course for all Carey degree students, open-enrollment executive courses for practicing leaders and Hopkins alumni, and customized leadership development programs for teams and organizations.

LDE utilizes the unique opportunity for leadership development embedded in outdoor experiential education, providing participants the challenge of serving as a leader during an adventure expedition, and helping individuals reflect on this challenge to develop their own conceptualization and practice of leadership. You can read more about our approach in a recent Harvard Business Review article about the benefits of outdoor leadership development.

The program combines a thorough academic introduction to leadership development and opportunity for self-assessment with repeated reflection and feedback to help individuals develop their own path as leaders. The hands-on approach to leadership development, coupled with extensive feedback and coaching, allows individuals to focus intensively on their growth as a leader.

LDE Courses & Programs

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LDE Cotopaxi

LDE Cotopaxi

Executive Leadership Trek Summiting Cotopaxi (Ecuador)

Coming Soon: LDE Italy

Coming Soon: LDE Italy

Team Adventure Racing through the Italian Dolomites

Coming Soon: LDE Local

Coming Soon: LDE Local

Custom Leadership Workshops, Retreats, and Consulting

LDE Corporate Trek

LDE Corporate Trek

Custom Leadership Expeditions for Organization and Team Development

LDE Team



Mike Doyle

Director for Student Ventures
Adjunct Faculty in Management


Chris Myers

Assistant Professor of Management
Academic Director of Executive Education