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The American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center is an unparalleled leadership-development experience, designed just for Arizona's nonprofit professionals. Our program empowers you to grow as a leader, build new networks and advance your career.
Each year, the Academy accepts a cohort of Arizona's top emerging nonprofit leaders for this nine-month program that provides the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within the nonprofit sector. Candidates are selected through a competitive process, held in the spring.
The Academy 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.
Participants will gain:
The program also includes:
Class 13 of the Academy started the program in the fall. Meet our new class.
Brought to you in part by
Sadhna Bokhiria, the chief operating officer for Kapoor Foundations, was chosen by her classmates to deliver the graduation speech for Class 11 on May 10, 2019. In her address, Sadhna spoke about what leadership means to her, the most magical aspect of the Academy, and why the program will forever take up a special place in her heart.