paving the path to the leadership level for underrepresented professionals.
The North Carolina Leadership Accelerator (NCLA) is the newest addition to The Partnership’s suite of programs. The curriculum is directly responsive to a need for enhanced visibility, influence, and advancement of professionals of color across the region’s core industries.
This program offers a transformative experience tailored to mid-level and individual contributors in the Research Triangle and Charlotte, NC Region, with a focus on creating and seizing opportunities to break into the leadership tier of their organizations. Those selected for the program will be chosen for demonstrated desire and potential to lead, as selected by their supervisor.
THE NORTH CAROLINA ACCELERATOR EXPERIENCE.
Regional economic focus
The curriculum builds competence and regional economic awareness with attention on establishing industry, peer, and mentorship networks to build and leverage professional influence.
Each class meets over a 9-month period from February-December in advanced training sessions designed to hone and upgrade skills so that participants can effectively move into and succeed in leadership positions.
Between sessions, participants meet in focused cohorts of 6 to work with an executive coach in assessing and applying learning and peer feedback. Coaches leverage Emotional Intelligence theory and findings of their individual EQi and Myers Briggs assessments, among other tools to strengthen relational and professional insight.
Of alumni say The Partnership has strengthened their professional networks.
Of alumni could better navigate organizational cultures after their programs.
Of alumni now have an expanded managerial skill set.
Of alumni would recommend The Partnership to a colleague.
Of alumni have enhanced their job performance as a result of The Partnership.
“The monthly sessions were crucial and focused on topics we are aware of but rarely get to dive into deeply. The sessions on building personal brand and executive presence were particularly interactive, actionable, and have had a direct impact on my work. I have since presented to both my program cohort group and my internal team at Biogen on executive presence; both what it means and what it looks like.”
NCLA 2021 Alum
Engineer III, Manufacturing Sciences, Biogen
“The Partnership has delivered a strong equipping program by offering fresh thinking, new crossover skills, and problem-solving tools. NCLA Program has been a fantastic experience delivering true ROI.”
David A. Stevenson
NCLA 2021 Alum
Hospitality Manager, South Fidelity Real Estate Company (FREC)