Essay must be submitted to Scholarship@atlbmba.org, or Choose Files (at the end of the application) to include Application Material Attachments.
Complete a 500-word essay on the following:
Essay Theme: The theme for the Atlanta Chapter 2018 National Black MBA Association Scholarship Program is “One Voice – One Mission:Determined…Empowered…Tenacious…Respected…Objective...Inspirational…Trusted”. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) conference which started in the “Motor City”. Since inception of the NBMBAA®, our “one mission” rings true, to promote educational and economic empowerment for Black Americans. Our commitment to exploring best practices in leadership and career focused programming has been the inspirational catalyst that has guided members and conference attendees to reach their full potential. Bringing our conference back to Detroit is symbolic of our shared resilience and determination. Our conference agenda resonates the input from the “one voice” of our members where we leverage the resources and talents of our trusted business partners to achieve our main objective of educating and developing determined, empowered, tenacious, respected, objective, trusted and inspirational leaders! You can trust that the NBMBAA® 40th Annual Conference & Exposition in the “Come Back City” will be the most memorable one yet.
Essay Question: “One Voice – One Mission: Determined…Empowered…Tenacious…Respected…Objective...Inspirational…Trusted” could mean: o Being determined and/or tenacious to improve your know-how and demonstrating your value to keep pace with accelerating expectationso Being empowered to collaborate with those outside of your organization (research) while maintaining objectivity to keep your organization (research) on the cutting edgeo Creating an inspirational or trusted work environment that adapts to ever-changing business conditions with speed and agility to enhance your organization's success.
With this in mind, what is your plan for taking your leadership to the next level? How will you adapt your leadership practices to a fast-paced, connected era? Include personal stories, candid advice, and instructive examples that have influenced your performance and leadership strategy. You may also include research and evidence to support your theories or conclusions and to complement your work experience.