Extension Engine Partners with MLT to Provide Leadership Training to Underrepresented Students, Increase Diversity in Business Schools and Workplace

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Ninety-five percent of MLT graduates obtain fast-track careers upon graduation

“We are moving beyond static content and talking-head videos to digitally transform learning experiences and build internal capacity to enable nonprofit organizations to succeed and grow," said Furqan Nazeeri, partner, Extension Engine.

Extension Engine, a leading provider of Custom Learning Experiences, has partnered with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a nonprofit working to change racial disparity in leadership in America, to develop and scale leadership training resources, build community services, and accelerate professional development for its growing base of underrepresented students and corporate partners.

MLT has a community of over 8,000 alumni, growing by 1,000 each year. The non-profit organization partners with more than 100 leading companies, social sector organizations, and universities to strengthen their recruitment and retention of diverse talent. Its proven model provides coaching, leadership training, and community building opportunities to ensure talented underrepresented minorities are able to get on and stay on the path to senior leadership.

“African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans make up 33 percent of our population, yet only 3 percent of leadership roles,” said Damian Saccocio, vice president of Technology and Analytics, MLT. “It’s not enough to work hard and have ambition. MLT enables students and young professionals to reach their potential through exceptional coaching, skills training, and a powerful, professional network of peers, mentors, and senior leaders who share experience, trust, and a commitment to helping each other advance.”

MLT has transformed the careers and life trajectories of more than 8,000 African American, Hispanic and Native American women and men – from college students to seasoned executives. The organization is recognized as a leading source of diverse talent, with corporate partners such as American Express, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, General Electric, Facebook, and Colgate Palmolive relying on MLT for unique insights, actionable strategies and efficient access to the best pool of diverse undergraduate, MBA, and experienced talent.

“Extension Engine has allowed us to expand our community and extend beyond the student and young professional experience,” added Saccocio. “Going forward, with Extension Engine's help, the platform will enable a broad range of offerings to alumni — ranging from events to concierge career services to coaching and industry specific playbooks. Select use cases include planning for a promotion, moving to a new city, joining a new company, and pursuing a startup opportunity, among others.”

“Over the past few years, we’ve accelerated our work in the nonprofit sector, developing online learning programs and resources for organizations like MLT that are making a significant difference in the world,” said Furqan Nazeeri, partner, Extension Engine. “We are moving beyond static content and talking-head videos to digitally transform learning experiences and build internal capacity to enable nonprofit organizations to succeed and grow.”

About Extension Engine
Extension Engine helps universities, corporations, and nonprofits design and build Custom Learning Experiences, online learning solutions as unique as each organization or institution. The company focuses on building capacity and internal knowledge to ensure its clients can expand and deliver the best solutions for their learners. A privately held company based in Cambridge, MA, Extension Engine has created hundreds of online programs for a wide variety of organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.extensionengine.com.

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