Executive Leadership Academy

Presented by The Advanced Leadership Initiative and Carnegie Mellon Executive Education

What Is The Executive Leadership Academy?

The Executive Leadership Academy is a world-class executive development program that offers the tools, exposure and training necessary to prepare African Americans to contribute to their organizations — and our community – at the highest levels. The Executive Leadership Academy is a cohort brought forth by The Advanced Leadership Initiative and Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Program Dates: January – July 2019
  • Location: Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School Of Business

What Is The Executive Leadership Academy?

The Executive Leadership Academy is a world-class executive development program that offers the tools, exposure and training necessary to prepare African Americans to contribute to their organizations — and our community – at the highest levels. The Executive Leadership Academy is a cohort brought forth by The Advanced Leadership Initiative and Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Program Dates: January – July 2019
  • Location: Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School Of Business

Who Should Attend?

African Americans currently living in the Greater Pittsburgh region employed in professional and leadership roles. Candidates with career goals that lead them into executive positions within their organization, or to other companies and nonprofits in the region.
  • Undergraduate degree at a minimum, advanced degree preferred
  • Currently employed in a professional role with at least 10 years of experience
  • Those seeking to apply academic and experiential learning as well as professional sponsorship to their career trajectory
  • Someone with the ability to fully and actively participate in the entire 7-8 month program

Who Should Attend?

African Americans currently living in the Greater Pittsburgh region employed in professional and leadership roles. Candidates with career goals that lead them into executive positions within their organization, or to other companies and nonprofits in the region.
  • Undergraduate degree at a minimum, advanced degree preferred
  • Currently employed in a professional role with at least 10 years of experience
  • Those seeking to apply academic and experiential learning as well as professional sponsorship to their career trajectory
  • Someone with the ability to fully and actively participate in the entire 7-8 month program

What Differentiates This Academy?

The Executive Leadership Academy merges world‐class academics, executive coaching, professional sponsorship and peer networking to create 360 degree impact for participants through an 8‐month Executive Education program. This multi‐pronged approach to executive development goes well beyond classroom instruction which often leaves participants struggling to apply in situations where bias impedes performance. This immersive experience marries instruction with personal coaching to ensure application and guided professional sponsorship to facilitate the opportunities previously unattainable.

The Executive Leadership Academy features integrated development across three key pillars:

  • World‐class Academic Instruction – (8) 2‐day modules at CMU
  • Executive Coaching – 8 month personal coaching support
  • Professional Sponsorship – structured professional sponsor relationship during capstone project

What Differentiates This Academy?

The Executive Leadership Academy merges world‐class academics, executive coaching, professional sponsorship and peer networking to create 360 degree impact for participants through an 8‐month Executive Education program. This multi‐pronged approach to executive development goes well beyond classroom instruction which often leaves participants struggling to apply in situations where bias impedes performance. This immersive experience marries instruction with personal coaching to ensure application and guided professional sponsorship to facilitate the opportunities previously unattainable.

The Executive Leadership Academy features integrated development across three key pillars:

  • World‐class Academic Instruction – (8) 2‐day modules at CMU
  • Executive Coaching – 8 month personal coaching support
  • Professional Sponsorship – structured professional sponsor relationship during capstone project

How To Apply?

We are currently accepting applications for the January 2019 cohort. For a more comprehensive overview of the Executive Leadership Academy, download the brochure. If you are interested in applying, click the apply button below. If you are chosen, this will be a life changing experience. A limited number of scholarships are available to nonprofit and public sector candidates.

How To Apply?

We are currently accepting applications for the January 2019 cohort. For a more comprehensive overview of the Executive Leadership Academy, download the brochure. If you are interested in applying, click the apply button below. If you are chosen, this will be a life changing experience. A limited number of scholarships are available to nonprofit and public sector candidates.