The African American Board Leadership Institute strengthens nonprofit, public and private organizations through recruiting, preparing, and assisting with the placement of African Americans on a broad range of governing boards.


Professionals contribute their unique perspectives, experience and insight to the successful governance of organizations.


AABLI recruits and prepares African Americans for leadership roles on a broad range of governing boards.


We aim to increase active participation of African Americans on governing boards.


Diversity gives institutions the opportunity to be better aligned with the communities they serve, improve decision-making and expand networks of dedicated talent.

AABLI Presents Its Corporate Directors Initiative:
Foundations of Corporate Governance

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Monday, October 8, 2018

This educational program is designed to assist early to mid-career professionals of color in learning the intricacies of corporate governance, enhance readiness for corporate board positions and develop strategies for board consideration.

AABLI Board Leadership Program

This comprehensive three-day program will provide the foundation and expertise for effective organizational governance.


Public Boards and Commissions are important bodies for impacting communities at the state, regional and local levels.


AABLI-CDI is a leadership development and networking program focused on the preparation of professionals of color for the corporate boardroom.


The African American Board Leadership Institute partners with organizations across the state to provide outstanding professional development opportunities to individuals and nonprofit organizations in the community.

The Value of AABLI

For Individuals

AABLI offers business professionals training, guidance, and opportunities in their pursuit of board leadership.  Alumni and experienced board members can benefit from our continuing education courses, webinars, invitations to guest speakers series, and valuable networking events.

For Organizations

Many boards lack diversity and tend to elect individuals who share the same personal networks. This potentially limits opportunities to reach beyond their boundaries. AABLI helps organizations diversify and find qualified African American candidates to serve on their boards.