2017 Executive Leadership Institute
The Alliance Executive Leadership Institute is a certificate program for emerging leaders. For this program, 64 hours of content is delivered over two years during two sessions. Students complete projects between the first and second years. ELI is offered through a partnership with the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Ross School of Business.
The University of Michigan’s School of Social work and Ross School of Business are the perennial partners for ELI; therefore students have access to both schools' renowned faculty and facilities. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Social Work and Ross School of Business no. 1 and no. 11 respectively among other programs in their fields.
Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofits
ELI is the only executive leadership certificate program that educates and engages students on the Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofit Organizations, the Alliance’s framework for achieving true change in today’s challenging operating environment.
The Commitments combine exceptional leadership and business practices with the values that distinguish the best of the nonprofit human-serving sector.
Students break out of the classroom for hands-on experiential learning opportunities that engage the local community as a learning lab. Through a bus tour of Detroit, students meet local leaders to learn about the intersection of poverty, health, and education.
In addition, employee engagement and innovation strategies come to life at socially-conscious businesses such as Zingerman’s Roadhouse and Google.
Return on Investment
ELI provides a strong return on investment for students’ organizations. Participation in the intensive leadership development course makes succession planning easier and further solidifies key employees’ relationships with their organizations. Students build attachment to the human-serving sector by cultivating invaluable relationships with colleagues. The projects completed between the first and second years of the program provide tangible benefits to organizations.
ELI provides an intimate cohort learning experience that allows students to foster lasting professional relationships with their colleagues and hone their interpersonal communication and collaboration skills. Students build their connections within the Alliance network through structured group projects, facilitated networking dinners, and the comradery of the shared intensive learning experience.
Many ELI alumni have received promotions and made new career moves after completing the institute. Its future- and trend-focused curriculum helps students develop the ability to lead with vision by identifying opportunities, breaking down barriers, and navigating change. In addition, the projects completed by students between their first and second years of ELI provide tangible benefits back to their organizations, demonstrating their new knowledge and skills.
Direct questions to Ann Koerner, kowledge, leadership, and innovation operations associate at 414-359-6562.