Black Executive Leadership Accelerator

Haas School of Business

Haas School of Business


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Who should attend

  • 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

About the course

The Black Executive Leadership Accelerator is a vehicle 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 modern opportunities and challenges that African American leaders face.

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, 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.


The Black Executive Leadership Accelerator learning journey includes three main immersions: Leading Self, Leading Teams, and Leading the Business. Within these three immersions, the learning journey is segmented further into the below components.

COMPONENT 1 | Pre-Program Orientation

Begin your journey with a session designed to engage and connect leaders through sharing of personal goals, while gaining insight into the overall learning journey and desired outcomes.

COMPONENT 2 | Live Virtual Faculty Sessions

Strengthen your skills as an agile, authentic leader, able to lead through others, navigate ambiguity and complexity, set and achieve priorities with confidence. Led by Berkeley Haas faculty through an immersive virtual learning experience.

COMPONENT 3 | Practitioner Workshops

Through its vast network, Urban League of Greater San Francisco Bay Area has gathered incredible leaders and mentors of color, to share their own personal leadership journeys and lessons, to help accelerate yours.

COMPONENT 4 | Peer Collaboration & Networking

One of the most important components of this learning journey is you. Among the most powerful and lasting learnings will be from the sharing of experiences and insight among peers. Engage fully, share openly, and the group will form strong bonds that extend long beyond the program.


Homa Bahrami

Education PhD, Organizational Behavior, Aston University MSc, Industrial Administration, Aston University BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration, Hull University Positions Held At Haas since 1986 2009 – present, Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Excellence, Haas Scho...

Doy Charnsupharindr

Doy Charnsupharindr is a lecturer at UC Davis Graduate School of Management and UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, teaching MBA-level courses focusing on developing leadership, communications, and coaching skills. He teaches High Impact Leadership courses at Berkeley Executive Education at UC Be...

Vivek Rao

Vivek Rao is a lecturer at Berkeley Haas, where he teaches human-centered design, foresight, and innovation methods to MBA and EWMBA students. In addition to his work at Haas, he also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering in the Jacobs Institute for De...

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