What is the “Redefine the Game” Institute?
The Redefine the Game Institute is a management level education and career advancement program designed for business professionals and community leaders. The culturally-specific course curriculum consists of an 11-month interactive business and organizational learning regiment based on the book, Black Faces in White Places, by Dr. Randal Pinkett and Dr. Jeffrey Robinson. The fourth cohort launched on November 18, 2021.
Each session focuses on common on-the-job issues faced by business professionals and community leaders. Today’s professionals need effective leadership and management skills to deal with challenges of global competition and a changing workforce. To address this growing need, the Empowerment Network and its business partners have collaborated to create this annual African-American career advancement and leadership development program.
The Redefine the Game Institute was created by Dr. Randal Pinkett, Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, Damita Byrd of BCT Partners and Willie Barney of the Empowerment Network and WDB Resultants, LLC. The goal is to enhance key skills that are essential for the growth and success of upcoming managers, leaders and executives in a culturally-relevant way.
The Ten Game-Changing Strategies:
The overarching program is based on the Ten Game-Changing Strategies outlined in the book, Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness. A diagram and high-level summary of the game-changing strategies can be found below. Participants learn how to thrive in their current environment while preparing for future career and leadership opportunities.
The virtual and in-person schedule is tentative as we manage through COVID-19. All sessions will be virtual until health guidance allows for in-person classes.