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2022 Corporate Executive Leadership Program (CELP)

The Corporate Executive Leadership Program (CELP) is an industry-agnostic professional development / mentoring / coaching program conceived by the Ascend Greater Washington Chapter Corporate Executive Initiative (CEI). CEI is a coalition of prominent Pan-Asian leaders and senior executives in the Greater Washington Area. This program is a unique, immersive learning experience that will combine approximately 32 hours of classroom instruction with informal mentoring over a three-month period..

CELP Mission

  • To increase representation of Pan-Asian Executives in the Greater Washington Area

  • Equip rising aspiring executives with skills required to succeed at the Senior Executive level

  • Promote thought leadership

  • Build power network

CELP Concept

  • High touch, 3-month program

  • Mentoring from Greater Washington Area Pan-Asian executives

  • Practical “how tos", hands-on training, and exercises

  • “Safe” environment to speak freely, exchange ideas, practice, and solicit feedback

Program Overview

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022

    • Myths of Asian Leadership

    • Taking Risks

    • Hybrid Working Environment

  • Friday, December 9, 2022

    • Power of Networking

    • Inclusive Leadership

    • Power and Influence

  • Friday, January 27, 2023

    • Personal Brand

    • Communicating Your Story

  • Friday, February 14, 2023

    • Business Case Development and Presentations


  • Candidates must be in senior leadership roles where the next step in their career is Partner, Principal, Managing Director, or equivalent senior-level executive in their organization.


Must have:

  • 10+ years experience

  • Senior Executive potential

  • Strong motivation and need for leadership coaching and development

  • Commitment to complete program

  • Sponsorship from Senior Executive

Space is limited, so act now! Complete the CELP application below and email to by October 11, 2022.

Key dates:

  • October 11: Applications due

  • October 11 - October 28: Applicant review and applicant interview with CELP Team, if required

  • November 1-2: Applicant decisions communicated

  • November 4: Applicant Payments/Acceptances due

Program Dates:

  • December 8-9: Module 1

  • January 27, 2023: Module 2

  • February 24, 2023: Module 3

View Program Brochure

View Formal Application Announcement

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