Title

American Express Leadership Academy

  • American Express Leadership Academy

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

  • American Express Leadership Academy

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

  • American Express Leadership Academy

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

  • American Express Leadership Academy

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

  • American Express Leadership Academy

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

  • American Express Leadership Academy info session

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

  • American Express Leadership Academy info session

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

10

months

30+

participants per cohort

9

program days

American Express Leadership Academy

Click the image to the right to view an infographic about the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy and its role at ASU.

Each year, the American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center accepts a cohort of Arizona's top emerging nonprofit leaders for a year-long professional and personal leadership development program.

Candidates are selected through a competitive process held in the late spring to participate in this program that provides them the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within the nonprofit sector.

This 10-month program is comprised of best practice approaches to leading and managing nonprofits, from renowned professors and practitioner instructors at ASU as well as established nonprofit leaders from organizations that engage with the ASU Lodestar Center. Program days focus on enhancing relationships with corporate, foundation and nonprofit leaders and educating class members on emerging issues in the sector. This program also focuses on personal leadership development of the individual. Ideal candidates should be seasoned nonprofit executives or those serving nonprofits.

Class 11 (2018 - 2019) Application Process Open Now

  • May 21, 2018 — Applications Due
  • Early June 2018 — Interviews for selected applicants
  • Late June 2018 — Applicants notified of program acceptance
  • Early July 2018 — Acceptance letters due/Tuition payments begin

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Want to know more? Browse the FAQs, call the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500, or email nonprofit@asu.edu.

The Academy Experience

At her Academy graduation, Jaclyn Boyes gave the keynote speech, sharing a moving personal story about her experience with the Academy. She recalled the staggering fear she felt in the face of video-based media training – a training that she felt showcased her stutter more than anything else. “I was completely broken. But then something magical happened.” It was this moment that has helped shape her leadership journey in the months since.

Use Your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

AmeriCorps participants can now use their Segal Education Award towards American Express Leadership Academy program fees.

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