American Express Leadership Academy

American Express Leadership Academy

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Each year, the American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center accepts a cohort of Arizona's top emerging nonprofit leaders for a yearlong 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 9-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.

Click here for more information about all of our amazing American Express academy leaders!

“The American Express Leadership Academy program opened so many doors for me and my organization. During this past year of being in the program, I gained a new pool of colleagues through networking, I learned of new funding sources and received new funding, I was introduced to the media and received media coverage, and I learned best practices in nonprofit leadership – not to mention the skills and education I gained for my future growth in this amazing field. Thank you ASU Lodestar Center for providing such a valuable resource for the nonprofit leaders of today and tomorrow!”  Barbara Blalock, Executive Director, Treasures 4 Teachers
How to Apply

Ready to join us? Click here for application instructions and resources!


Want to know more? Call the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500, or e-mail nonprofit@asu.edu.

Highlight Reel

View highlights from the 2014-2015 Leadership Academy