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The Black Executive Leadership Accelerator is designed for professionals from African American and underrepresented communities to develop critical leadership skills, navigate accelerating change in the business ecosystem, and strengthen their impact. Throughout the virtual program, participants will reflect upon and share insight regarding the experiences, opportunities, and challenges that they have faced as Black leaders. Combining both UC Berkeley’s world-renowned faculty, Urban League of Greater San Francisco Bay Area's commitment to connect and advance African American and other underrepresented communities, and the real-world expertise of business practitioners sharing their own personal journeys - the program culminates with a curriculum focused on accelerating career growth, business impact, economic development, and network expansion among emerging Black leaders and those interested in their advancement.

Advance Your Leadership Skills

Acquire research-based techniques to develop your unique leadership style, effectively navigate challenging conversations, and prepare for potential situations where you can leverage your leadership.

Broaden Your Personal Impact

Learn modern business trends on leadership, strategy, and innovation that will enable you to drive change within your organization and beyond.

Establish a Strong Professional Network

Connect with other minority professionals in diverse industries and expand your professional network.

Who This Is For

  • Black leaders seeking to advance to higher levels of responsibility by strengthening today's most critical leadership skills during times of accelerating change

  • Leaders seeking to drive change and model and advance inclusive leadership within their organizations  

  • Mid-tier leaders committed to strengthening their individual impact while advancing the collective impact of Black leaders in business

Features, Dates, & Cost 


  • Live virtual sessions held weekly (5:00-7:00 pm PT)

  • Practitioner workshops 

  • An immersive learning experience, combining experiential learning activities and collaboration with faculty and practitioners to provide immediately actionable tools and strategies to apply in your own work

  • Participatory, active program design, with an emphasis on small group exercises and conversations, and peer coaching with classmates

  • Networking  and community elements, designed to build and sustain connections and impact, well beyond the program 

Program Dates

We are currently scheduling program dates for our next cohort. You can submit your application in advance below, and we will let you know immediately when the schedule is finalized. You can also send us questions at


$5,900 USD

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