LEAD360 exists out of the perpetual need to attract, develop, and illuminate a pipeline of value-adding senior business leaders of color.
FOR OUR COMMUNITY OF LEADERS
Our touchpoints include the LEAD360 Summit, the Thought Leader Think Tank, LEAD360 Magazine, executive mentoring, and a host of customized programming.
OUR MISSION | In a business environment growing ever more competitive, complex, and polarized, we create programming that devises realistic blueprints of success for leaders of color.
OUR STORY | It started with three individual contributors who quickly realized that the road to senior management was neither linear nor level. As each of us attained increasing responsibilities, success became more complicated and challenging. We soon recognized that we must be able to master both the cultural politics and the profits in a way that is unique to Black senior leaders. Leaders of color require executive development that courageously addresses the cultural component of advancement while exposing us to the highest level of competency enhancement. By building on competence, connectivity, and a vibrant community of leaders, we all reached the rank of vice president. Further, we have been able to help others to elevate their roles and effectiveness.
OUR DIFFERENCE | Many highly regarded academies and organizations do a superb job offering conferences and career fairs. However, we at LEAD360 know this general approach results in only partial solutions for the very real challenges experienced by leaders of color. We offer a year-round cache of engagements (LEAD360 CONNECTIONS) that provide customized and actionable business strategies. Further, we provide peer mentors and coaches to help developing leaders walk through the many difficult, sometimes obscure, pathways of career advancement. This holistic process offers our leaders fresh perspective, increased confidence, and greater strides. Consequently, these leaders strengthen their organizations’ greatest resource: their people. In addition, we add value to corporations through continuously cultivating a leadership bench that fuels a pipeline of senior leaders across industries. This bench can be called upon—and relied upon—to advise an organization’s executives and business leaders. We encourage and invite corporations to partner with us and enroll their leaders as members of LEAD360.
CONNECTION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Our summits, academies, magazine, and other programs provide both tangible and intangible value.
Our members not only attend leadership summits where they learn valuable skills that can be implemented immediately in their work environments but also work with certified executive mentors to build personal development plans designed to maximize their relevance within their organizations. In addition, our leadership academies, hosted on the campuses of our Ivy League and top-tier university partners, allow members a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight from nationally and internationally renowned business thought leaders. Our goal is to engage your leaders throughout the year to maintain their momentum, growth, and connectivity.
LEAD360 members and participants are middle managers selected by their companies for career acceleration through our annual leadership summits, executive mentoring, and academic programs.
The criteria for participation are as
• Leads from the middle-manager
to senior-leader level
• Manages or has managed
managers (directly or matrixed)
• Has been recommended by a
current organization or a current
Program participants are those who are middle and senior leaders as well as those leaders who are preparing to take on a greater role.
OUR ATTENDEES ARE:
LEAD360 brings together the best of the best to learn from one another and from our nationally renowned presenters and faculty members. Our strategy is to offer an intense and personal experience to a highly selective group of Black middle managers and senior leaders. This approach ensures that each participant has a one-on-one experience with our accomplished mentors and instructors while building a network of meaningful long-term relationships. Additionally, membership dollars help support our youth program initiatives.