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2023 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, October 12, 2023

    • Myths of Asian Leadership

    • Taking Risks

    • Hybrid Working Environment

  • Friday, October 13, 2023

    • Power of Networking

    • Inclusive Leadership

    • Power and Influence

  • Friday, December 8, 2023

    • Personal Brand

    • Communicating Your Story

  • Friday, January 19, 2024

    • 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 August 31, 2023.

Key dates:

  • August 31, 2023: Applications due

  • September 15 - 22, 2023: Applicant decisions communicated

  • September 29, 2023: Applicant Payments/Acceptances due

Program Dates:

  • October 12-13, 2023: Module 1

  • December 8, 2023: Module 2

  • January 19, 2024: Module 3

View Program Brochure

View Formal Application Announcement

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