The Institute creates a well-researched and documented understanding of the corporate experiences of Black managers and executives, which can be used to develop organizations and the people they employ. As a place that gathers, analyzes, and distributes information in multiple ways, the Institute becomes the primary source for data on blacks in business.


Leadership Development Week (LDW)

Leadership Development Week (LDW) is 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.

Learn more about one of LDW’s five-day courses which have been redesigned for 2020:

Institute Fellows Programs

Fellows are part of a growing global network of thousands of Black mid-level managers who have graduated from The ELC Institute’s Leadership Development Programs. This ongoing affiliation with The ELC Institute affords past participants several benefits such as visibility in and access to professional networking opportunities, access to digital leadership training, career solutions, research, thought leadership, and an online Fellows directory.

C-Suite Academy

This leadership development and networking program is designed for senior executives who aspire to ascend to a C-Suite role reporting directly to the CEO, or who desire to enhance the effectiveness of their interactions with C-Suite executives. In collaboration with McKinsey & Company, this unique program strategically and tactically prepares Black senior executives for this next critical step in their careers. Participants learn from successful Black C-Suite executives while receiving deeper professional and personal insights through individualized feedback, assessments, and coaching.

Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS)

This annual Symposium is a two-day, professional-development experience for nearly 1,000 high-potential, high-performing corporate managers and leaders. Participants learn from and network with ELC members who represent the most senior global executives in Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies. The MLMS experience is further enhanced by in-depth workshops, segmented by experiential level (cohorts), as well as functional areas (Sales and Marketing, Finance, IT, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Professional Services, etc.).

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.