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Advancing Black Professsionals Accelerator

At Career Thrivers, we've designed Advancing Black Professionals™ to help organizations retain Black talent and create a more inclusive culture by empowering and equipping Black leaders with the skills, coaching, and sponsorship needed to achieve and advance their career.

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Interested in bringing the program to your organization?

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Black professionals face unique barriers to advancement in the workplace.

This interdisciplinary program will empower and equip Black leaders with the power skills - self-awareness, communication, personal branding, influence, systems thinking, resilience, and relationship building - to advance their career. 

In addition to developing Black professionals to advance their career through this curriculum, Advancing Black Professionals™ also provides senior leaders with the skill-building and guidance to sponsor Black professionals in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

Why

Helping organizations retain and advance Black professionals through targeted leadership development and sponsorship.

How

Immersive skill building plenaries, coaching, sponsorship, and hybrid meet ups.

Who

Mid-Senior career Black professionals and senior leadership sponsor.

A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM TO ADVANCE BLACK PROFESSIONALS
 

Ready to advance Black talent at your organization?

Click the button below for a guide to learn more about the program tuition and timelines.

Emotional Intelligence and Leading Well

Clearly define your values, purpose, vision, and strengths to fulfill your professional aspirations as you live and lead well.

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Communication Mastery for Leaders

Learn proven techniques that help you own your voice, master storytelling, and communicate your value in a clear, concise, and compelling way.

Relationship Building and Cultivating Connections Virtually

Build and leverage your network and uncover ways to build connections and community beyond your affinity group/ERG.

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Strategic Planning for Career Advancement & Business Success

Learn proven techniques that help you own your voice, master storytelling, and communicate your value in a clear, concise, and compelling way.

Financial Skills Building

Enhance financial literacy and learn basic economics to read, analyze and prepare business financials.

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Leading Others and Leading Teams

Leverage the skill of Influencing without positional authority to get results through others. Learn impactful leadership styles for managing change and winning hearts and minds.

Personal Branding to Own Your Career

Build a powerhouse personal brand to be the obvious choice for your next career advancement opportunity.

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A leadership development + sponsorship program to advance Black professionals.

The Advancing Black Professionals™ (ABP) Accelerator doesn't stop at developing Black talent. ABP provides a structured and collaborative formal sponsorship program within the accelerator to help sponsors and emerging Black professionals cultivate relationships and learn ways to contribute to DEI priorities that improve retention and leadership representation of Black professionals.

Additional Program Benefits

Participants in Advancing Black Professionals™ will also have access to:

Living & Leading Well Segments

Living and learning segments will include guest senior Black executives who understand the unique challenges to speak on financial wellness, mental health and wellbeing, and work/life synergy for corporate and community leadership and managing stress and burnout.

Living & Leading Well Segments

Living and learning segments will include guest senior Black executives who understand the unique challenges to speak on financial wellness, mental health and wellbeing, and work/life synergy for corporate and community leadership and managing stress and burnout.

Sponsorship Matching & Capacity Building

The Advancing Black Professionals™ Accelerator doesn't stop at developing diverse talent. ABP provides a structured and collaborative formal sponsorship program within the accelerator to help sponsors and emerging Black professionals cultivate relationships and learn ways to contribute to DEI priorities that improve retention and leadership representation of Black professionals.

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Are you a senior leader at your organization that would like to join our team of mentors?

 

Click the button below to learn more

about being an ABP mentor.

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Industry Insights on the Why Behind Focusing on Your Black Talent Pipeline

All too often, Black leaders stagnate in functional roles in middle management. To diversify their leadership pipeline, organizations need to understand what barriers may prevent Black talent from advancing further in their organization, especially in the roles that prepare people for senior leadership positions. Organizations should also train senior executive sponsors in the value and benefits of inclusive leadership and in how they can eliminate obstacles standing in Black talent’s way. Start building a more inclusive culture that builds a pipeline of Black leaders today.

KORN FERRY
The Black P&L Leader, 2021

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