EDI’s culturally-inspired leadership programs position Asian and Hispanic professionals to advance in leadership positions. Visionary trainers, coaches and mentors share insights drawn from extensive leadership experience. Companies recognize that cultural competence, particularly targeting lucrative markets, is a critical management skill.  Companies are integrating ethno-cultural diversity into their marketing, sales and customer service as they compete in a global arena. Top companies seek multi-cultural, multi-lingual world-class leaders who are attuned to international markets and the shifting U.S. demographic landscape. EDI’s programs reinforce the value of multi-cultural insights and global perspectives in participants.

Through our programs, participants develop a deep self-awareness of how their cultural background can be an asset to their effectiveness as leaders, as well as how to reconcile cultural differences in a way that works best for them and their organizations.  Participants are coached on how to effectively demonstrate the benefits and strengths of cultural diverse leadership to their organizations.  Through the leadership tools and skills learned and networking experiences, participants gain impetus to energize their careers and advance to leadership positions.

Highlighted in each program are team community projects where participants work with highly regarded non-profit agencies to achieve tangible results. With the important mindset of giving back, participants experience rewards of making a real-time impact to worthy causes through teamwork and innovative leadership.

We offer the following Programs:

Leadership Discovery for emerging leaders:

  • Asian Pacific Islander Program - Puget Sound

  • Hispanic Program - Puget Sound

  • Asian Pacific Islander Program - Portland

Programs run annually from March - September.  

Leadership Navigation for mid-senior level managers

This program is offered in Puget Sound only and runs every other year.  Next program is in 2020.

Tuition Rates:

  • Leadership Discovery—$4,500

  • Leadership Navigation—$6,500

Need help paying for EDI's leadership programs? Check out our available scholarships!

Application Deadlines:


Application Forms:

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Application Submission:

Complete and submit application by deadline noted above.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the EDI office at (206) 900-1174 or


Want to learn more about what the EDI programs are all about? Join us at an information session. We will provide details on the Leadership Discovery & Leadership Navigation programs and EDI alums will be in attendance so you can hear about their experiences.

If you would like us to do a presentation at your company, please contact us at or (206) 900-1174. We’d be happy to schedule a time with you.