Black Leadership Institute
Leadership is in our DNA.
Advancing black lives through leadership.
The Black Leadership Institute (BLI) is built to create boardroom equity, black business leadership at all levels, and capable Black CEO representation through continued education and the promotion of independent entrepreneurship across all generations in the Black community.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3), focused on improving lives. With the growing call for Black leadership in executive and directorship roles, we offer more than a fast-track certificate program for entrepreneurial training and career advancement -- we bring together a rich community network of Thought Leaders, C-suite mentors, and lifelong learners to achieve meaningful change at the highest levels of senior business leadership.
From secondary school to post-retirement startups, we offer CEO and Entrepreneurship programs through flexible, 8-week remote learning programs.
Our students gain invaluable insight and guidance through ongoing 1-on-1 mentorship with established business leaders from the Black community. Graduates from BLI gain critical, continued access to our growing network of change-makers, recruiters, and community organizers.
Working together to empower this and future generations of Black leaders, we will achieve our vision of higher representation in the boardroom, and secure an equitable future for our entire community.
Advancing Black lives through leadership development.
The BLI Difference.
A complete accredited leadership development solution.
Our credential is recognized by Corporations and Organizations throughout the world.
Live class sessions with a live teacher.
Our coursework includes video-taped sessions from experienced and highly credentialed teachers.
5-7 hours per week class-time & study required.
Our students typically require 5-7 hours per week to study and graduate our 8 week programs .
Short 8 week programs
allow rapid completion.
Shorter courses allow you to complete your coursework without a major disruption to your life.
Provides full recognized certification upon completion.
You will receive a printed leadership certificate suitable for wall framing, after successful completion of each course.
Community, mentoring & networking opportunities.
Awe are able to match industry experienced mentors to many of our students.
Remote learning option allows you to work from home.
Our online courses allow you to work from home, from school, or from anywhere, at any time, on your own schedule.
Career placement opportunities for graduates.
We have established career placement services available for all graduates.
Year round class intake options.
Our programs run year-round to ensure they are available for you when you are available for them.
Our Corporate partner program
Join our program to help advance Black leaders.
There are many advantages as a Corporation to working with Black Leadership Institute.
We have built several program options to help organizations advance their leadership capabilities, enabling diversity in core management and leadership capabilities in mid-management and senior leadership roles, along with delivering the cross-functional knowledge needed to lead successful businesses and teams.
We are are a certified 501.c.3 non-profit organizatiuon, making some of your costs tax-free or tax-advantaged.
Consider adding talented and well-prepared leaders, or in developing leadership capabilities in high-performing, early- to mid-career managers who aspire to gain the skills to move into more senior leader positions.
Additionally advantages include;
◇ The Black Leadership Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
◇ Costs associated are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law
◇ You can use support of BLI as a CSR program and related media
◇ Any donations go towards developing Black leaders globally
◇ As a donor organization, you will receive updates on how your gifts impact lives
◇ Any amount you give can help improve the life of another
◇ You will get early access to our talent pool as new graduates become available.
There is a considerable need and demand today, for qualified Black leaders across every sector of society and business.
Our goal is to develop and equip Black leaders with the capabilities, mindsets, behaviors, and network needed to achieve their professional aspirations, and to help accelerate the progression of Black leaders into and across all organizations.
BLI will help create a better future, newfound confidence, greater generational wealth, new opportunities, a changed world, and better lives for millions of black people and families globally.
While this commitment is not new, recent societal actions and events strongly demonstrated the need for Black leadership, creating strong evidence of strategy and course structure to capability-building programs.
You are invited to join our vision.
RUTH DORSAINVILLE, FOUNDER & CEO
BLACK LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Developing black leaders.
Black leaders with real-world capabilities.
Our goal is to develop and equip Black leaders with the capabilities, mindsets, behaviors, networks and opportunities needed to achieve their personal and professional aspirations.
Many individuals do not believe they have the skills necessary to participate in leadership roles in their organizations. BLI provides comprehensive real-world theory and coursework, providing our members relevant understanding and decision-making capabilities, difficult to get in any other non-corporate setting.
You will gain a new confidence, and the skills needed to lead others in achieving the goals of your organization.
Many of our classes will push you into real–world scenarios where you will work as a leader to develop capabilities, mindsets, behaviors and skillsets resulting in best practices and competencies that organizations are looking for…and expect.
Courses and certification.
We are in the final stages of course certification.
BLI is in the process of finalizing our coursework and waiting for certification and credentialling of our courses in Canada and the United States. We expect this shortly.
We will be launching soon, with some exceptional opportunities already a part of our program.
Signup now to receive updates, information and special deals to ensure you are in the know about special opportunities and options.
Advanced career + job placement.
We will help you apply your knowledge to help job placing you in a reputable company.
BLI is directly linked to our sister organization, DNA Black Executive Search, focused on building career and job opportunities for Black managers and executives across North America.
After completing our courses, we will help you enter the workforce as a skilled leader.
BLI will be offering some scholarships to individuals based on multiple criteria.
To find out if you qualify for a full or partial scholarship, please contact us to explain your need.
Click on the link below.
Join the BLI leadership community.
Mentorship. Networking. Ongoing support. Opportunities.
As we ramp up, we are offering the opportunity to become a member of our social community.
Click on the links below to join our communities, meet with other like-minded people, learn about job and career opportunities, and provide support for others.