Transform your leadership, build community, and explore the complexities of showing up authentically in the Black Leaders Program.

Community and capabilities. Black Leaders Program strengthens both. This one-week intensive leadership program creates the space and support to help you delve into the challenges and opportunities of being a Black leader today. Through reflection and connection with people who share similar experiences, you will create a meaningful network to guide you on your leadership journey. 

This is a leadership program unlike any other. Yes, you’ll gain valuable skills and insights from faculty to bring back to your organization. But it’s about much more than that. It’s about expanding the way you see the world, personally and professionally — so you can change it.

Through real-time, faculty-led lectures, small-group exercises, guest speakers, and facilitated conversations, you’ll enhance your leadership capability. You’ll learn to more effectively manage power, influence others even when you don’t have formal authority, and communicate more effectively. You’ll explore the tensions between your identity and the social and institutional barriers that could block your future success. Most important, you’ll gain new skills, insights, and approaches to grow as a leader. And you’ll put all that learning into action by working on a capstone project — a personal career advancement project that kicks off while on campus and continues for several months with small-group coaching and feedback from peers.

Black Leaders Program is a learning journey of action, shared experience, growth, and transformation. This program is open to individuals of all backgrounds who are interested in exploring how identity interacts with leadership.

Key Benefits

Reflect, share, and learn how to lead with authenticity.

  • Discover leadership strategies to get where you want to go and develop self-awareness to succeed along the way.
  • Have honest conversations about Black identity in the workplace and barriers to success.
  • Learn how to manage power more effectively — up and down the corporate ladder.
  • Build a productive and meaningful network you can leverage throughout your career.
  • Develop communication skills to lead with courage and compassion. 
  • Participate in a capstone project to reach your career advancement goals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Black leaders preparing to take on increasing levels of responsibility and challenge as they move into more senior leadership/management roles
  • Directors and senior-level leaders in functional roles
  • High-potential, mid-career talent with established track records and significant managerial responsibility
  • Individuals of all backgrounds who are interested in advancing diversity of leadership in business

22 Sep 2024 – 27 Sep 2024

In-Person | US $14,500


09 Aug 2024

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

Certificate of completion


James Perkins
Director, Programs Executive Education
Program Overview

Program Overview

Learn how this unique program is designed to impact Black leaders and their organizations.

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Faculty Leadership

Brian S. Lowery
The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior

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