Leadership Development Week (LDW) is a premier leadership development experience for Black mid-career executives. Be among the most progressive and powerful Black executives experiencing a week of innovative insights, meaningful networking, and the celebration of their success.

Enroll in one of LDW’s three-day courses which have been redesigned for 2020:

Bright Futures

Course Dates: August 4-6, 2020

This course will explore socialized patterns that accompany being Black in America, including the realities of power and privilege. We are going to look back before we look forward. Reflecting on the past while looking toward an ideal future, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how history contributes to their future path as leaders. This understanding will give each participant a deeper awareness of their unique leadership strengths, values, and career goals, resulting in a vision and plan for how they want to navigate their future on their own terms.

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Leading Innovation

Course Dates: September 15-17, 2020

This course will take you on a journey of self-exploration and practical application of new skills from the worlds of technology and innovation. In a collaborative environment, you will use tools such as design thinking to address a major challenge that incorporates Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and entrepreneurship concepts – all while competing with peer teams for a grand prize.

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Navigating the Corporate Landscape 

Course Dates: August 11-13, 2020

In this course, we will acknowledge and characterize the hazards of the Black professional’s career journey. This course will also focus on helping you develop the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills needed to navigate those hazards with increased awareness, confidence, effectiveness, and grace.

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Strategic Pathways for Women

Course Dates: August 25-27, 2020

This course is intended for Black women leaders who are ready to fully step into their professional power and create new career possibilities. The learning journey begins with an understanding of the particular corporate landscape Black women must navigate – one full of pitfalls and blind turns. Rather than seeing these realities as obstacles, participants work together to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones toward more authentic, courageous, and impactful leadership.

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Strengthening The Pipeline 1

Course Dates: August 18-20, 2020

This three-day leadership experience will touch the heart, challenge the mind, and give Black executives the tools to cultivate self and lead others. This leadership experience explores the psychology of the black corporate climb. It is time to support each other, challenge each other, and cultivate each other to come to new conclusions about what is possible both now and in the future.

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Strengthening The Pipeline 2

Course Dates: September 22-24, 2020

During this three-day leadership experience, Black executives will develop their minds and identify strategies to ascend to the peak of their organizations and careers. They will leave with the tools required to serve as the most senior leader responsible for the entire enterprise. Moreover, participants will leave this experience prepared to step into their purpose and lead with the authenticity, transparency, and strategy necessary to thrive as leaders and global visionaries.

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Splash Statement

The Executive Leadership Council Statement on Racial Injustice and Disparities Facing the Black Community

Click here to read our statement in response to recent events fatally impacting the Black community.