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Connected Leaders Academy

Advancing racial equity by investing in future leaders
Connected Leaders Academy is a training program to help organizations make demonstrable progress on inclusion and equity, improve talent pipelines, and unlock the full potential of people within the company.

This program—offered at no cost to cohorts of Black leaders, Hispanic and Latino leaders, and Asian leaders—focuses on early professionals, midcareer managers, and senior executives.

Join Connected Leaders Academy to help accelerate racial equity and equip your future leaders with the skills, peer networks, and sponsorship they need to achieve their aspirations and grow within your organization.


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The power of participants’ connection throughout the program, and through the alumni program, transcends their everyday experience of being an “only” into a network of peers and sponsors.


Our programs

We offer three programs designed for leaders in different stages of their careers:

Leadership Essentials

Designed for early careerists and individual contributors with up to seven years of experience in the workforce who aspire to become team and people leaders, this program sharpens core business understanding, dives into effective day-to-day leadership and execution, examines self-leadership, and provides a robust network of peers and experts.

Management Accelerator

Designed for mid-career managers who are typically three to five levels below the C-suite and aspire to take the challenging leap into senior leadership roles. This program focuses on building core management and leadership capabilities needed to lead successful businesses and teams.

Executive Leadership Program

Designed for senior executives looking to ascend to C-suite roles, this program focuses on building the executive leadership capabilities needed to drive transformational change within organizations and enhance the network that distinguishes successful executives to help them achieve the next critical step in their careers.
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Stories from participants

Black Leadership Academy: A catalyst for growth

Black Leadership Academy helps organizations improve the talent pipeline and equip Black leaders with the network, capabilities, mindsets, and skills needed to achieve their professional aspirations.

Awards and Recognition

Excellence in learning

The Connected Leaders Academy is an extension of Black Leadership Academy, which received a gold award in 2021 from Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Learning awards program.


Delivering through diversity

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is embedded in our firm’s history and daily practice.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Build and empower a diverse workforce

Diversity still matters

Inclusion and diversity are at risk during COVID-19—but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.

McKinsey Inclusive Business Accelerator

McKinsey Inclusive Business Accelerator’s mission is to advance racial equity and economic empowerment of Black communities by providing support to small and medium-sized Black-owned businesses.

Connect with Connected Leaders Academy

Our Connected Leaders Academy program is designed for cohorts of individuals through their organization; it is not designed to be accessed directly by individuals. If you are inquiring on behalf of your organization or are already enrolled in Connected Leaders Academy, please contact us.