The Executive Leadership Academy prepares Black leaders from the region for executive advancement.
Who should apply?
Black men and women 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.
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).
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.
How much does it cost?
Scholarships are available for candidates from the nonprofit and public sectors.
Instruction from renowned academic and industry experts.
Ongoing support and connection for continued personal and professional growth through the development of a peer network.
What differentiates this Academy?
Addressing comprehensive leadership development with a particular emphasis on the unique challenges faced by Black professionals, the Executive Leadership Academy (Pittsburgh-Regional) features integrated development across four critical pillars.
Select Course Topics
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.
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.
Learn how to define people based on their abilities and aspirations before addressing challenges and deficits.
Strategic Innovation & Leadership
Learn techniques for identifying opportunities,
translating vision into strategic planning and execution.
Managing People & Teams
Focus on building and leading high performing
teams through tools and management techniques that leverage the benefits of diversity on teams.
Building Networks of Influence
Learn how to identify and navigate networks to better understand how they influence performance, promotions and decision-making.
Leadership Next Steps
Participants receive a Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business certificate, and join the distinguished TALI alumni network.
Evan Frazier, President & CEOThe 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.