The ELC’s Institute

The ELC’s Institute for Leadership Development & Research aims to strengthen the talent pipeline of Black leaders, providing top-rate leadership programs that focus on individual growth at different career levels.

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.



Power of Women at Work (POWW) Virtual Conference

The Power of Women at Work (POWW) is a one-day virtual conference designed to equip Black leaders with the community connection, skills and practical strategies they’ll need to navigate their professional path to success in culturally relevant and personally authentic ways.

This year’s focus Transformational Trouble: Strategies for Influence, Innovation & Disruption for Corporate Excellence, will feature practical applications of leadership competencies through case study reviews, networking opportunities and candid conversations. Session for both events will feature ELC’s elite membership – the best Black business leaders operating at the highest levels of the Fortune 500. Sessions will offer thoughtful insights around critical competencies foundational to executive ascension in particular, financial oversight, leading change initiatives, effective communication, and cultivating influence.

EVENT INFO:

Date: April 2
Location: Virtual
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Audience: Early to Senior-Career Professionals
Cost: $499 ($549 w/ additional workshops from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET)
Contact Info: institute@elcinfo.com

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Black Men in Leadership (BML) Virtual Conference

The Black Men in Leadership (BML) is a one-day virtual conference designed to equip Black leaders with the community connection, skills and practical strategies they’ll need to navigate their professional path to success in culturally relevant and personally authentic ways.

This year’s focus Transformational Trouble: Strategies for Influence, Innovation and Disruption for Corporate Excellence, will feature practical applications of leadership competencies through case study reviews, networking opportunities and candid conversations. Session for both events will feature ELC’s elite membership – the best Black business leaders operating at the highest levels of the Fortune 500. Sessions will offer thoughtful insights around critical competencies foundational to executive ascension in particular, financial oversight, leading change initiatives, effective communication, and cultivating influence.​

EVENT INFO:

Date: May 14
Registration Deadline: May 10
Location: Virtual
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Audience: Early to Senior-Career Professionals
Cost: $499 ($549 w/ additional workshops from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET)
Contact Info: institute@elcinfo.com

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Leadership Development Week (LDW) Conference

LDW serves as a premier corporate leadership summit meticulously crafted to empower the next generation of Black executive leaders with the fluency and proficiency needed to ascend the executive ranks. LDW is designed to identify and practice leadership competencies for every stage of professional experience across industry or function which is why it is comprised of six unique learning cohorts across career levels including Bright Futures, Navigating the Corporate Landscape, Strategic Pathways for Women, Leading Innovation, Strengthening the Pipeline Part 1, and Strengthening the Pipeline Part 2.

EVENT INFO:

Leadership Development Week (LDW) In-Person
Date: June 23 – June 27
Registration Deadline: June 10
Location: New Orleans, LA
Audience: Early to Senior-Career Professionals
Cost: $7500

Leadership Development Week (LDW) Virtual
Date: Part I August 6-8 & Part II August 13-15
Registration Deadline: July 9th
Location: Virtual
Audience: Early to Senior-Career Professionals
Cost: $4250

Contact Info: institute@elcinfo.com

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C-Suite Academy

This program is designed to cultivate and connect the next class of Black chief executives through live instruction addressing the need for executives to be emotionally competent operators in increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environments.

EVENT INFO:

Date: July 22 – July 24
Registration Deadline: June 24th
Location: Atlanta, GA
Audience: C-Suite executives & C-Suite-ready executives
Cost: $9000
Contact Info: institute@elcinfo.com

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Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS)

Held during ELC Week, this annual Symposium is a two-day, professional development experience delivered for over 1,000 in person and 5,000+ virtual 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, interviews and panel discussions with subject matter experts and industry and celebrity thought leaders.

EVENT INFO:

Date: October 2 – October 3
Location: Washington, DC and Virtual
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Audience: Mid-Level Managers and Senior Leaders/C-Suite Level Executives
Cost: $2000 In-Person | $1000 Virtual
Contact Info: institute@elcinfo.com

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ELC Institute Digital Badges

The ELC Institute digital badge is a representation of your leadership learning, designed so that you can share the skills and competencies you gained through your participation in an ELC Institute leadership program via social media, on digital versions of your resume and e-mail. Your digital badge contains embedded data that enables real-time credential verification and labor market insights that relate to your skills.

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The ELC’s Institute for Leadership Development & Research aims to strengthen the talent pipeline of Black leaders, providing top-rate leadership programs that focus on individual growth at different career levels.

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