Strategic Plan

OUR VISION

The Executive Leadership Council is the preeminent member organization for the development of global black leaders.


OUR VALUES

To increase the number of successful black executives—both domestically and internationally—by adding value to their development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life-cycle of their careers thereby strengthening their companies, organizations, and communities.


Our Values

  • Trust

    Trust

  • Inclusiveness

    Inclusiveness

  • Integrity

    Integrity

  • Philanthropic Accountability

    Philanthropic Accountability

  • Innovative Thought Leadership

    Innovative Thought Leadership

  • Global Engagement

    Global Engagement

  • Results-Focused and Impactful

    Results-Focused and Impactful

  • Continuous Development

    Continuous Development

  • '24 Hour Member Response Rule'

    '24 Hour Member Response Rule'


Strategic Plan

Overview

The theme of the ELC 2014-2017 Strategic Plan is “From Good…to Great.” The current strategic plan revolves around our desire to remain a relevant champion of the business case for advancing black leadership around the world. The 2014-2017 plan reflects one phase of a larger operational plan that will enable us to significantly enhance both the short and long term viability and sustainability of ELC through the year 2025.

Strategic Pillars

  • Advocacy for black executive leadership across the globe
  • Engagement, services and support for multicultural and multi-generational leaders at different career lifecycle stages
  • Leading-edge research, coaching and leadership development
  • External advocacy and sustainable global community impact
  • Global branding and messaging for the ELC brand
  • Long-term financial stability

Members and Member Development
Critical Delivery Systems
External Advocacy
The ELC Brand
Longterm Financial Stability

Focus Areas

Members
Member Development

2025 OVERARCHING GOAL

Fostering membership of global and innovative black leaders that is recognized and lauded for the ability to successfully influence and impact enterprises worldwide as the preeminent embodiment of cognitive diversity.

2014-2017 GOALS

Advocacy for black executive leadership across the globe Members characterized as global and innovative black leaders who influence and impact enterprises worldwide Members recognized as the preeminent embodiment of cognitive diversity

2025 OVERARCHING GOAL

Provide a life cycle, multi-generational approach to professional growth through:

  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Coaching
  • Development

2014-2017 GOALS

Engagement, support and development of multicultural and multi-generational leaders at different stages of their career lifecycles Enhanced collaborative approach and process to reinforce elc’s brand as the leading source of executive placement of 200 new black members on publicly traded boards and 500 new black executives in c-suite positions

2025 OVERARCHING GOAL

Build a “just-in-time” intelligent delivery construct for development and networking targeted to individual members and member companies with multi-generational tools and generation-appropriate programs, data sources and global community building.

2014-2017 GOALS

  • Leading-edge research and development of leaders
  • Technology, social media, and other resources to facilitate delivery of member services both domestically and internationally

2025 OVERARCHING GOAL

Be recognized as the reputable source regarding the advocacy for full inclusion as it relates to the representation of black constituents and other minorities pertaining to public policy on education, energy, healthcare, and business development.

2014-2017 GOALS

  • Increased community impact through measured actions and member engagement on public policy issues
  • Recognized as the most reputable and primary “go to” source for the advocacy of black executives and leaders

2025 OVERARCHING GOAL

Be recognized as the preeminent organization providing board governance, business policy and global perspectives leveraging the full power of inclusive leadership.

2014-2017 GOALS

  • Global branding and messaging for the ELC brand
  • Raised profile of the ELC
  • Strategic media, social media, thought leadership and executive visibility
  • Optimized aspirational goals of corporate board and c-suite initiatives
  • Recognized as the preeminent organization providing board governance, business policy, and global perspectives leveraging the full power of inclusive leadership

2025 OVERARCHING GOAL

Create and sustain income streams that generate $50 million in revenue by 2025.

2014-2017 GOALS

  • Re-engineerd institute as a source of financial revenue and brand prominence
  • Aligned investments and mission-critical outcomes
  • Monetized relationships based on strategic partnerships and published findings and insights
Members and Member Development

Focus Areas

Members
Member Development

2025 Overarching Goal

Foster a member of global and innovative black leaders that is recognized and lauded for the ability to successfully influence and impact enterprises worldwide as the preeminent embodiment of cognitive diversity.

2014-2017 Goals

  • Advocacy for black executive leadership across the globe
  • Members characterized as global and innovative black leaders who influence and impact enterprises worldwide
  • Members recognized as the preeminent embodiment of cognitive diversity

2025 Overarching Goal

Provide a life cycle, multi-generational approach to professional growth through leadership, research, coaching and development.

2014-2017 Goals

  • Engagement, support and development of multicultural and multi-generational leaders at different stages of their career lifecycles
  • Enhanced collaborative approach and process to reinforce elc’s brand as the leading source of executive placement of 200 new black members on publicly traded boards and 500 new black executives in c-suite positions
Critical Delivery Systems

2025 Overarching Goal

Build a “just-in-time” intelligent delivery construct for development and networking targeted to individual members and member companies with multi-generational tools and generation-appropriate programs, data sources and global community building.

2014-2017 Goals

  • Leading-edge research and development of leaders
  • Technology, social media, and other resources to facilitate delivery of member services both domestically and internationally
External Advocacy

2025 Overarching Goal

Be recognized as the reputable source regarding the advocacy for full inclusion as it relates to the representation of black constituents and other minorities pertaining to public policy on education, energy, healthcare, and business development.

2014-2017 Goals

  • Increased community impact through measured actions and member engagement on public policy issues
  • Recognized as the most reputable and primary “go to” source for the advocacy of black executives and leaders
ELC/ELF Brands

2025 Overarching Goal

Be recognized as the preeminent organization providing board governance, business policy and global perspectives leveraging the full power of inclusive leadership.

2014-2017 Goals

  • Global branding and messaging for elc/elf brands
  • Raised profile of elc/elf
  • Strategic media, social media, thought leadership and executive visibility
  • Optimized aspirational goals of corporate board and c-suite initiatives
  • Recognized as the preeminent organization providing board governance, business policy, and global perspectives leveraging the full power of inclusive leadership
Longterm Financial Stability

2025 Overarching Goal

Create and sustain income streams that generate $50 million in revenue by 2025.

2014-2017 Goals

  • Re-engineerd institute as a source of financial revenue and brand prominence
  • Aligned investments and mission-critical outcomes
  • Monetized relationships based on strategic partnerships and published findings and insights

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

  • Increase the ELC membership to 1000 to reflect the Global 1000 enterprises
  • To be recognized as the most reputable source regarding advocacy for full inclusion as it relates to black constituents and other minority groups
  • Increase the number of global black executives serving in CEO positions, and those one and two levels below, by a net addition of at least one in each Fortune 500 company
  • Increase the number of seats held by global black executives on the boards of publicly traded companies by 200
  • Build global recognition of the ELC/Institute brands through our members and partnerships
  • Develop a robust pipeline of global black corporate leaders through education, training and scholarship programs and double our scholarship giving