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Executive Coaches


Mentors

Mentees


Program Description

Sponsored by NMSDC and facilitated through three regional councils: SCMSDC, EMSDC and NYNJ MSDC, the Centers of Excellence program facilitates the development and growth of certified diverse businesses to compete and become more prepared to meet the more rigorous vendor requirements currently in use by council member corporations.

The benefits of the program include:

Helping minority businesses better compete in a global environment

Aligning more closely the sales methods of MBEs with the procurement processes of corporate members

Developing a portfolio of capacity building models/templates for use

Strengthening corporate supplier diversity processes

Enhancing corporation minority supplier development process by using NMSDC Best Practices

Providing opportunities for corporations to benchmark successful minority supplier development strategies among corporate peers

Providing increased business opportunities for both corporate members and MBEs through learning from each other’s competitive strengths

Having a greater impact on improving the economic environment of the community by reinforcing the concept of buying among and between corporations and MBE companies, improving competitive market position by helping corporations satisfy the expectation of an increasingly diverse customer base

Structure

Meetings for this program take place at Corporate Hosted Sites and the SCMSDC Headquarters, in downtown Los Angeles, using video conferencing to connect with other affiliate Councils, Subject Matter Experts and Rutgers University. At the end of the program, upon Cohort completion, the Cohort will participate in a graduation ceremony and receive a certificate award.

The cohort consists of Corporate Members who serve as Executive Coaches, Class IV participants who serve as Mentors and MBEs who serve as Mentees.

Executive Coaches

o   Identify business opportunities that accelerate minority business development

o   Meet with assigned mentee(s) to check on progress

o   Review mentee’s Strategic Growth Plan

o   Discuss relevance business concepts with mentee

o   Discuss direct feedback and goals that maximize performance

o   Attend graduation ceremony for Mentees

o   Provide subject matter experts for Corporate Hosted sessions

 Mentors

o   Collaborate with Executive Coaches to get and keep their mentee on track with their Strategic Growth Plans

o   Works with the mentee to review workbook assignments

o   Create a long-term relationship with mentee so that mentee may emulate their success with their own companies

o   Discuss succession planning

o   Attend graduation ceremony for Mentees

 Mentees

o   Certified by NMSDC Regional Council

o   Come with the mindset to learn how to meet or exceed the client’s needs in the areas of quality, delivery and pricing

o   Commitment to attend and participate in all scheduled meetings, mentoring sessions and capacity building activities

o   Be receptive to learning and constructive feedback

o   Meet with their executive coach and mentor

o   Complete workbook and case study assignments provided by Rutgers University

o   Complete benchmark videos to follow their progress throughout program

o   Attend graduation and receive a Centers of Excellence Certificate