Next Generation Executive Program

preparing top talent to excel in the executive tier.

The Next Generation Executive Program (NGE) is a state-of-the-art, highly interactive remote leadership development program proven to equip executives of color with the toolkit and network needed to reach the top tier of their industries.

Registration for the NGE Class of 2025 is currently open through Monday, September 30. Register below.

Who Should Consider This Program?

NGE is designed for leaders of color who have a minimum of 10 years’ experience and have been recognized for their executive potential. The curriculum is best suited to executives making or preparing to make a transition from operational oversight to strategic leadership. Admission to NGE is limited to the nation’s most promising leaders across all industries.


This program is designed to serve as a transformational experience and launching pad for the next generation of executives. Industry leaders and distinguished faculty dive into subject areas including leading strategic innovation, operating in a global market, and leveraging difference and cultural competency as a leader of color.

Immersion Week: Tuesday, October 15 – Friday, October 18, 2024 (Virtual)

  • EQI assessment and consultation
  • Guided Lifeline exercise
  • Faculty led sessions on personal brand, inclusion at work, strategy, and innovation.
  • Race, Work & Leadership seminar

Coaching Incubator: October 2024 – April 2025 (Virtual)
1-2 Hours monthly as scheduled by participants

  • Concentrated analysis and problem solving of real-world challenges with an assigned executive coach and cohort of cross-industry peers
  • Four executive coach led sessions in cohort group
  • Three individual executive coaching sessions
  • Real Talk coaching event connecting executives to early and mid-career professionals of color

Resiliency Capstone Retreat – April 2025 (In Person, Virtual Option)

  • 2.5 days of live sessions hosted in person in Atlanta, GA with a virtual option
  • Executive Resiliency session
  • Session with Dr. David Thomas, President of Morehouse College and Former Partnership Chair
  • Matching NGE participants with high-visibility Board leadership opportunities

Alumni Feedback


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.

“NGE empowered me to leverage my diverse cultural experiences and perspectives in achieving leadership success and in accelerating growth for my organization. The quality and rigor of the NGE program is truly phenomenal. I especially appreciated learning directly from influential university presidents, world class business executives, and successful celebrity coaches. I highly recommend NGE to all leaders of color who are ready to break barriers, shatter glass ceilings, and make a lasting impact in their organization and the society.”

Christie Chung, Ph.D.
NGE Class of 2023
Interim Executive Director, The Mills Institute at Northeastern University & Associate Dean, Mills College at Northeastern University

Join This Year’s Class!

Application Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2024

Program Fee: $10,000

For More Information: Contact Claire Cooper at

Registration for the NGE Class of 2025 is currently open through Monday, September 30. Register below.

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