ENGAGING BLACK PROFESSIONALS IN CORE BUSINESS STRATEGIES.
The Minnesota Black Fellows Program offers a groundbreaking curriculum tailored to address the experience of ambitious Black professionals as they move into management roles, and to equip them with the tools needed to lead effectively while still being managed.
Registration for the Class of 2024 is open now through February 2, 2024.
The Minnesota Black Fellows curriculum is most suitable for Black professionals with 7-10 years of experience. The program is recognized for its ability to consistently pave pathways from management to leadership- level roles for high potential professionals. Admission is limited to Minnesota’s most promising Black professionals from all industries, as selected by their supervisors.
THE MINNESOTA BLACK FELLOWS EXPERIENCE
Fellows meet virtually in monthly sessions from February-December. Fellows are armed with strategies to excel as they oversee and grow their own teams, while remaining influential and accountable to their leadership. Our programs also engage Fellows’ managers directly. Leading program faculty have developed sessions designed specifically to support the success of managers of participants.
Fellows are grouped in cohorts of 6-8 participants for enhanced engagement, peer feedback, and application of their learning. Additionally, Fellows are invited to in-person convenings with regional business leaders to expand their professional network. We provide space for Fellows to connect and cultivate personal and collegial relationships that long outlast programming.
Fellows receive both individual and cohort executive coaching to apply their learning. Participants engage in concentrated analysis and real-world problem solving with an assigned executive coach and cohort of cross-industry peers.
Of alumni would recommend The Partnership to a colleague.
Of alumni have enhanced their job performance as a result of The Partnership.
Of alumni could better navigate organizational cultures after their programs.
Of alumni say The Partnership has strengthened their professional networks.
“Living in Minnesota, most often, we are the “onlys” in the room. Through The Partnership’s Leadership Development Program, I have had the opportunity to be in a room with leaders of color from different industries and walks of life. This experience is unparalleled and empowering. My participation has enabled me to focus on developing critical business, leadership, and personal skills that I would not have gained otherwise. It is an honor and a privilege to have been hand-picked and sponsored by my leadership team to be part of The Partnership’s first cohort in Minnesota.”
Minnesota Black Fellows 2023 Alum
Data Engineer Manager, General Mills