NAMIC Announces Call For Nominations For The 2013-2014 Class XIII Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP)

Jul 16, 2013, 12:18 ET from NAMIC

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is now accepting nominations for its Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), presented in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.  Targeting upper middle managers of color (directors with a minimum of two years at that level and above), the 2013-2014 Class XIII will be presented in four sessions, all of which will take place on the Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Spanning a six-month timeframe, the sessions will occur in October and December of 2013, and February and April of 2014.  The deadline for submitting nominations for ELDP Class XIII is August 9, 2013.   

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ELDP, by which the program is known, was created in response to some of the industry's most persistent challenges: increasing the diversity of the industry's executive suites; retention of executives of color; and maximizing the ROI of a diverse workforce in a business environment that demands strategic leadership agility and creative innovation. Emphasizing professional growth, the program addresses the unique challenges faced by executives of color, while strengthening the business competencies that all executives must have in order to be successful.  The ELDP curriculum explores a range of topics and business functions such as strategy, finance, marketing, innovation, and leadership agility, presented as integrated components of a holistic learning experience.

"While we think it's very important to consider traditional success metrics as we assess the impact of ELDP's twelve year history," remarked Jim Jones, vice president of Education and Diversity Solutions, NAMIC, "the most potent marker remains the consistent message from over 400 ELDP alumni.  In the words of Carla Moore, vice-president, Domestic Network Distribution for HBO and Class XII alumna, 'In addition to the energizing rigors one would expect from a prestigious business school, the curriculum will also take you on a path to discovery and self-awareness about who you are as a leader, as a person…From the moment we walked into the Darden classroom until the last words spoken by professors, we were encouraged to be authentic and trust the process.'"

Complete eligibility information and nomination criteria for the Executive Leadership Development Program can be accessed by visiting, by contacting the NAMIC National at 212.594.5985, or via e-mail:

NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises 2,200 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.