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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 nine-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.
The application portal for our next class is now open! Submit your application materials by May 6, 2019, to be considered for Class 12. The nine-month program will begin in August.
Want to learn more? Join us for an informal information session on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Ocotillo Restaurant and Bar. Meet alumni, program staff and other candidates! RSVP here or on Facebook.
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When she wanted to elevate her career, Nilam Patel (Manager of Development at Midwestern University) looked to the American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center to learn new skills, grow as a leader and find her confidence. She shared the inspiring story with her classmates, family and friends at the graduation celebration for Class 10 of the academy.