About the Program

Our five-day Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy is designed for executive, academic and corporate leaders who understand the importance of incorporating inclusive practices as a core tenet and value system in their organization.

Lead Transformative Change

Unlock innovative transformation around diversity & inclusion, and develop skills to adequately respond to demands utilizing equity-minded frameworks through a data-driven lens.

Expand your Influence

Capture your vision, communicate it clearly throughout your organization, and identify key stakeholders to support your diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Manage Intercultural Conflict

Increase your personal intercultural competence to better manage and reduce intercultural and advocate for peaceful conflict resolution.

Foster Inclusive Communities

Learn how to attract and retain the right talent by creating a supportive workplace environment that will allow highly-productive teams to thrive.

Jun 22

Program Dates

June 22 - 26, 2020

Friends Center – The Quaker Hub for Peace and Justice in Philadelphia

Program Sessions


Inclusive Leadership: Your roles as an Effective Change Agent


Sorting the Puzzle Pieces: Centering the work of Inclusive Excellence


Welcome Aboard! Captaining a New Ship and Navigating New Waters as an Inclusive Leader


Essential Pieces for 21st Century Inclusive Leaders: Strategic Plan vs Strategic Framework


Matrix of Intersectionality and Implications in the Workplace


Leading with our Whole Selves: Doing the Work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Cause & Effect: Coded Language to Microaggressions


Creating a Foundation for Establishing an Inclusive and Diverse Culture


Removing Visible and Invisible Barriers


Communicating your Mission, Vision, and Strategic Commitments


It Takes a Village: Breaking Organizational Silos by Working with Diversity Organizations


Empowering Organizations to be Data-Driven


Managing Intercultural Conflict


Spreading Your Passion to Everyone: How to Advocate to Diverse Audience


Understand, Identify, and Disrupt Cultural Appropriations in the Workplace

Toolkit Resources

Inclusive Strategic Leadership Plan

90-Day Diversity Launch Program

Diversity and Inclusion Progress Indicators

Organizational Stakeholders Mapping

Communication and Messaging Strategies

Equity-Minded Audit Templates

50 Diversity and Inclusion Kickoff Practices and Events

Individual and Group Coaching Sessions

Who's It For?

The Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy is for anyone serving in a leadership role capacity seeking to create cultures of belonging within their organizations, including but not limited to:

C-Level Executives, Presidents (Academic and Corporate), Vice Presidents, Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads, Faculty Members, School Principals and District Leaders, etc.

Great for leadership teams (five or more). Contact us at info@ccbydesign.org for team discount rates.

Cost & Features

Deadline: June 10


Five-day leadership intensive

Nationally acclaimed keynote speaker and faculty-led program

Fully customizable educational experiences

A “toolkit” of resources ready for immediate implementation into your organization

Innovative exercises, assessments, and resource toolkit ready for immediate implementation

Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy Certificate of Completion

What Our Clients Are Saying

Results are immediate, long-lasting and simply outstanding.

Associate Chair, School of Music, University of Utah

CCBD helps universities, corporations and non-profits understand the tangible steps they can take to advance the work of equity and inclusion. Participants leave feeling committed and inspired.

President & CEO, National Non-Profit Organization

This eye-opening presentation will be the catalyst to keeping inclusiveness in the forefront of my mind in every interaction with my students.

Faculty Member, Dixie State University

Everything we discussed during your two days here has already had a huge impact on how I see the society which I am a member.

Zachary, Florida State University

William Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”…therefore, I want to thank you for inspiring me.

Elizabeth, University of Utah

Taking part of this was extremely eye-opening. I now recognize areas that I am responsible for speaking up and helping those who may not be as privileged as me.

Melissa, UMass Boston

In the past, I associated privilege with a negative connotation but now I see it as a way to understand change for the better.

Robert, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

I anticipated that ‘impact’ would resonate with our students and faculty at the moment; however, I never imagined that it would be a centering experience for our community.

Dr. Forrester, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Boston

This experience taught me that everyone has their own personal story. You just can’t “judge a book by its cover”!

Adminstrator, Indiana State University

I’ve never participated in such an interactive and informative session before!

Elisabeth, Ogden Schools


Camille Wallace

Camille Wallace holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies. With over 10 years’ experience, Camille combines training, experience, and extensive people development skills to transform professionals into the best versions of themselves.


Zenitta Anderson

CCBD Board Chair

Nicole R. Robinson

Founder & CEO

Francy Magee


Saran Donahoo


Chiho Okuizumi Feindler


Micheal McElveen



General Questions

Who is sponsoring the Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy?

The Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy is sponsored by Cultural Connections by Design (CCBD). CCBD provides high-quality diversity education to corporations, healthcare organizations, and academic institutions.

Where will the Intensive Leaders Intensive be held?

The Intensive Leaders Intensive will be held at the Friends Center: The Quaker Hub for Peace and Justice in Philadelphia.

Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 241-7100

I need help in asking for support from my organization/institution to attend the Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy.

We have created a support letter template that can be edited for your specific funding request. If you would like additional ideas in framing this support letter for your administrator, email info@ccbydesign.org and we will contact you to schedule a meeting with a CCBD Institute team member.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

There are several people ready to ensure you have the best experience during the Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy.

Billing Questions: Allison Thombre, billing@ccbydesign.org
General Questions: Marina Tijerino, marina@ccbydesign.org

Meals & Accomodations

Does the program fee include hotel accommodations? Any Special Rates?

The program fee does not include hotel accommodations. There are several hotels within a short walking distance from the conference site. However, we have negotiated special rates for our Inclusive Executive Leadership Academy at Philadelphia 201 in Center City District (downtown) of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia 201
201 N. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 448-2000

Are meals provided?

During the program, breakfast and light snacks will provided.

Are special meals available?

We will do our best to accommodate special meal requests (vegetarian, food allergies, etc.) when notified in advance. Participants with special dietary requirements are asked to indicate all special dietary needs on the registration form.

What services are available to participants with disabilities?

The Friends Center is ADA accessible. We will do our best to accommodate the special needs of our participants including mobility, vision, hearing, other physical impairments, health conditions, or learning disabilities. Please indicate your accommodation needs on the registration form or email info@ccbydesign.org for assistance with any special needs at least three weeks prior to arrival.

What is the typical attire during a program?

Business casual clothing is recommended.

Participation Requirements

What are the participation requirements for a program?

At the end of each the Inclusion Leaders Intensive program, we award Certificates of Completion that signify you have fully participated and engaged in the program. We understand that there are, from time to time, unforeseen medical and family emergencies that might prohibit you from full participation. For these situations, if you miss 20% or less of a program, you will still receive your Certificate of Completion. If you do not fully participate in at least 80% of a program, you will not receive a Certificate of Completion.


When is payment due?

Payment is due upon registration. Your enrollment within a program is not guaranteed until payment in full is received. If you need to make other payment arrangements, such as payment by check, purchase order or via electronic funds transfer (ACH), please email info@ccbydesign.org . Payment will be due upon receipt of that invoice.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Payments can be made via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), check, purchase order or electronic wire transfer. If you elect to be billed for the program, payment details will be provided on your invoice. Please email info@ccbydesign.org if you prefer to be billed for the program.

Who can I contact with questions regarding payment?

To check on payment status and/or other questions regarding billing, please contact Allison Thombre at billing@ccbydesign.org.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that busy executives often have schedule changes and we will do our best to make it easy for you.

To cancel and receive a full refund, the registrant must submit a written request to billing@ccbydesign.org within 5 business days of initial registration. After the 5 business days of initial registration, the registration fee can be transferred to be used for any services provided by CCBD (professional development sessions, IDI assessment, virtual lounges, conferences, etc.).

What is included in the program fee?

The program fee includes tuition, all program materials, assessments, group events, and meals (breakfast and snacks). Please note: the program fee does not include hotel accommodations, meals outside of the program (lunch and dinner) or parking.