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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

  • AmEx Class 11

    Supporting new leaders for tomorrow

9

months

30+

participants per cohort

10

program days

AmEx infographic 2019 thumbnailClick the image to the right to view an infographic about the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy and its role at ASU.

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:

  • Practical knowledge and tools and the confidence to advance in your career;
  • An increased awareness and understanding of the nonprofit sector and issues affecting its prosperity, from fundraising to diversity;
  • Leadership skills and personal development;
  • A broad network of personal and professional relationships; and much more!

The program also includes:

  • 360° Feedback Assessments
  • 1-on-1 Executive Coaching
  • Emergenetics Profile and Assessment
  • Complimentary registration for the ASU Lodestar Center's Annual Fall Conference
  • Access to exclusive alumni networks

Apply now for Class 13

Applications for Class 13 are now being accepted. Be the future of the nonprofit sector and apply by May 4, 2020.

Scholarship applications must also be completed by May 4.

Virtual Happy Hour and Info Session: Pour a glass of your favorite beverage and join us by Zoom on March 30 to learn more about the program. Get to know program staff, alumni and fellow candidates. RSVP now.

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American Express Leadership Academy

 

Do you have questions about the Academy?

Browse the FAQ section, call the ASU Lodestar Center at 602.496.0500, or email nonprofit@asu.edu.

The Academy Experience

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.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Academy cost? What is the time commitment? What is the curriculum? Is the Academy right for me? Find answers to those and many other questions.

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Testimonials

American Express Leadership Academy testimonial from Christopher Hamby

Academy alumni reflect, in the words of one graduate, on "a transformational experience" and how the program helped them grow both professionally and personally.

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Use a Segal Award

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps participants can use their Segal Education Award toward program fees for the American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center.

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Jaclyn Boyes, Graduation Speaker | American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center

More stories from the Academy

Hear from alumni like Jaclyn Boyes, who shared a moving personal story about her experience. 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.

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