TALI Leadership Development

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.


Academic Instruction

Over 100+ hours of instruction from renowned academic and industry experts.


Professional Coaching

Executive coaches individualize the content, ensuring immediate application.


Executive Mentoring

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

Peer Network

Personal growth in confidence and ability, with direct impact on leadership effectiveness and excellence.

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.

Program Modules

January 2023

Objectives And Expectations

  • Leadership perspectives and diversity
  • Identifying personal strengths and value
February 2023

Expanding Your Influence And Sponsors

  • Building networks of influence and professional sponsorship
  • Defining your leadership identity
March 2023

Creating Operational Impact

  • Operational leadership
  • Creating an inclusive workplace
April 2023

Thriving In Your Organization

  • Financial decision-making
  • Ethical leadership
  • Resilience training
May 2023

Strategic Leadership

  • Change management
  • Negotiations
  • Managing conflict
June 2023

Leading High Performing Teams

  • Managing people and teams
  • Refining and expressing your authentic self
July 2023


  • Leadership next steps
  • Program synthesis

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 executive leadership 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