Nearly every black executive working in corporate America has experienced “the crossroads” – the point at which they seriously consider whether they should abandon their climb up the corporate ladder.

After graduating college with hope – and even with honors – many Black professionals enter the workforce with the talent, excitement and ambition to achieve corporate success, better their communities, and support their families. But over time, many of those same professionals become demoralized by both external obstacles – unspoken expectations, microaggressions, systematic oppression, attribution theory – and those from within, such as imposter syndrome, code switching, double consciousness and racial socialization. Being Black in corporate America can be exhausting and isolating.

Leadership Development Weeks (LDW) are the premier leadership development experiences for Black executives. LDW programs provide leadership development, assessments and networking opportunities to help Black executives with their personal and professional development at different points in their careers. Every participant will attend three Main Stage keynotes taking place on Fridays throughout the delivery of the six different programs.

Participants will engage using polls, chats, document and screen sharing, whiteboards, rich multimedia presentations, audio and video feeds, and multiple breakout rooms to facilitate small group discussions. Additionally, every participant will receive their very own course specific supply box mailed directly to them!

LDW Courses

Be among the most progressive and powerful Black executives experiencing a time of innovative insights, meaningful networking, and the celebration of their success. Enroll in one of LDW’s three-day courses which have been re-designed for 2021: