Executive Leadership Academy prepares Black leaders for executive advancement.
Who should apply?
Black leaders 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 2023
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 in the nonprofit and public sector.
Over 100+ hours of instruction from renowned academic and industry experts.
Executive coaches individualize the content, ensuring immediate application.
Personal growth in confidence and ability, with direct impact on leadership effectiveness and excellence.
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.
Objectives And Expectations
- Leadership perspectives and diversity
- Identifying personal strengths and value
Expanding Your Influence And Sponsors
- Building networks of influence and professional sponsorship
- Defining your leadership identity
Creating Operational Impact
- Operational leadership
- Creating an inclusive workplace
Thriving In Your Organization
- Financial decision-making
- Ethical leadership
- Resilience training
- Change management
- Managing conflict
Leading High Performing Teams
- Managing people and teams
- Refining and expressing your authentic self
- Leadership next steps
- Program synthesis