About The Recovery Academy

The MBE CEO Pandemic Recovery Academy in partnership with The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is a transformative 6-week executive education academy designed to provide new insights and knowledge learning for minority-owned firms who continue to operate in a post-pandemic economy.

We incorporated cutting edge simulation technology across 6 disciplines to give business owners exposure to real life experiences and challenges which will strengthen business acumen and decision-making skills.

Participants in Our Most Recent Academy Gained

New Knowledge Ownership

Deep dive sessions with subject matter experts on technology, legal, finance, marketing and more


Select business-focused literature, technology tools and helpful resources

Certificate of Completion

Issued by UMGC and CRMSDC to recognize participation and successful completion

Take a Look At Our Sample Content

Week 1
Executive Leadership
(MLQ Survey)

Week 2
Workforce Challenges

Week 3
Economic Realities
(MARS–Bus Sim)

June 8

Week 4
Digital Marketing Strategies
(MARS–Marketing Sim)

June 15

Week 5
Supply Chain Management
(SCM Globe Simulation)

Week 6
Cybersecurity Readiness

Hear Testimonials From Our Participants

I have been able to utilize the tools and resources provided by the program to build Community connections and expand my business. I have also been able to connect with students of the University in hopes to gain an opportunity at bringing them on board as volunteers/interns. The academy really expanded my knowledge and skills within the business development and entrepreneurship arena. I was able to utilize the tools and resources to build collaborative connections. It really opened up opportunities for new connections, access to resources and overall improvement in business development.

Chantel Williams, Owner

Maxxtell Creations, LLC

It provided a lot of insight into the next steps that I need to take for my business

Ve’Lita Ahyoung, Owner

NOVENS Treats By V

As a small business owner, the program was very beneficial to me. It provided a lot of tools and insight on what my business should do to continue to grow and create more jobs.

Craig  Philip, President   

Grindstone PBC

The MBE CEO Pandemic Recovery Academy was interesting, organized and engaging. Each instructor/mentor presented information that piqued my interest and sparked dialogue amongst the cohort. In addition to the weekly presenters, the Academy incorporated homework assignments that were online simulations that included digital marketing and business and supply chain management. Admittedly, I found the simulation to be most intriguing which, not intentionally, nurtured interaction through competition (at least for me). Overall, I truly appreciate the opportunity to participate in the MBE CEO Pandemic Recovery Academy and found it to be thoughtfully planned and well worth the time I allotted to learn and refresh my leadership skills. I would highly recommend others in executive leadership to register for future Academies.

Enor Williams, Vice President

The ELOCEN Group

The Recovery Academy was an EXCELLENT way to start out our tenure as a certified MBE. Every speaker was insightful and provided a wealth of knowledge.

We are a young business and it was important to fill in a lot of our knowledge gaps. We also appreciated getting to know some of our fellow business owners and leading faculty and practitioners in the MBE space

Leah Danville, Principal &

Jenice View, Principal

3PV Consulting LLC

The caliber of instruction was excellent and the simulations were an eye-opening experience! Real-time feedback from fellow MBEs was insightful. I found the program to be thoughtful, informative, and professional. Time well spent!

Dr. Marina Amat, President