TALI Leadership Development

The Executive Leadership Academy is uniquely designed to address the challenges faced by Black leaders from the Greater Pittsburgh region.

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Who should apply?

Senior-level managers and executives from the Greater Pittsburgh region with at least 10 years of work experience in corporate, nonprofit, government or entrepreneurial sectors of our community are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership and a desire to achieve professional excellence.

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When is the Academy?

January - July 2024

Sessions are generally held once a month on a consecutive Friday and Saturday (8 am - 5 pm each day).

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Where is this located?

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Sessions are held in person on the CMU campus unless circumstances cause the need for remote learning.

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How much does it cost?

$16,000
Scholarships are available for candidates from the nonprofit and public sectors.

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Academic Instruction

Instruction from renowned academic and industry experts.

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Executive Coaching

Professional coaches individualize the content, ensuring immediate application.
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Executive Mentoring

Integrated mentoring program pairs each participant with an industry-aligned mentor for collaboration throughout the academy.
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Alumni Engagement

Ongoing support and connection for continued personal and professional growth through the development of a peer network.

About the academy

What differentiates this Academy?


Addressing comprehensive leadership development with a particular emphasis on the unique challenges faced by Black professionals, the Executive Leadership Academy features integrated development across four critical pillars.

Select Course Topics


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Defining Your Leadership Brand

Define your brand and develop personal strategies to effectively convey who you are and the differentiated professional value you deliver while sustaining momentum in your career.

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Resilience for Executives of Color

Recognize and address your needs while adopting strategies to put your focus and energy towards the greatest gains; optimize your leadership performance.

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Asset Framing

Learn how to define people based on their abilities and aspirations before addressing challenges and deficits.

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Strategic Innovation & Leadership

Learn techniques for identifying opportunities,
translating vision into strategic planning and execution.

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Managing People & Teams

Focus on building and leading high performing
teams through tools and management techniques that leverage the benefits of diversity on teams.

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Building Networks of Influence

Learn how to identify and navigate networks to better understand how they influence performance, promotions and decision-making.

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Leadership Next Steps

Participants receive a Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business certificate, and join the distinguished TALI alumni network.

Evan Frazier, President & CEO

The Advanced Leadership Institute

Together with Carnegie Mellon University, TALI has developed a world-class executive education program that will advance Black leaders in the Pittsburgh region. Through the Executive Leadership Academy we are creating ladders of opportunity for participants as they seek to make a positive impact in their chosen fields. 

Dedicated Partners Make This Possible

Executive Leadership Academy Presenting Sponsors


Giant Eagle
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UPMC