Executive Leadership Academy

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 presented by TALI in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.

What Differentiates This Academy?

The Executive Leadership Academy merges world‐class academics, executive coaching, executive mentorship and peer networking to create 360 degree impact for participants through an immersive 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 experience marries instruction with personal coaching to ensure application and guided mentoring to facilitate the opportunities previously unattainable.

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

  • World-Class Academic instruction facilitated by Carnegie Mellon

  • Executive Coaching

  • Executive Mentor Pairing

  • Peer Network

Who Should Attend?

The Executive Leadership Academy is designed for African Americans currently living in the Greater Pittsburgh region employed in professional and leadership roles. Candidates should possess 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 program.

Apply Now

The application window for the January 2021 cohort is now closed.

For a more comprehensive overview of the Executive Leadership Academy, download the brochure below.  A limited number of scholarships are available to nonprofit and public sector candidates.


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