The fifth annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit was held in Washington, DC, on April 1 - 2, 2019. The Summit brought together 80 emerging social purpose leaders with representatives from the American Express Leadership Academy partners for continued professional development, relationship-building and collaboration.
This year's Summit featured a special livestream conversation, Engaging All: Strategies for Thriving in Complexity, featuring Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka in conversation with Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The world around us is becoming more complex. Understanding this complexity is especially relevant when trying to solve social problems. Bill shared his extensive experience in the social sector, and discussed strategies for engaging various stakeholders to thrive in our complex society.
The annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit is presented in partnership with Atlas Corps, a nonprofit organization focused on developing leaders, strengthening organizations and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship for skilled professionals. Since 2006, Atlas Corps has engaged more than 700 global leaders from 93 countries in long-term service at more than 250 Host Organizations in the United States, Colombia, Australia and Malaysia. More details at www.atlascorps.org.
About American Express’ Leadership Initiatives
One of American Express’ three philanthropic platforms is Developing New Leaders
for Tomorrow. Under this giving initiative, which recognizes the significance of
strong leadership in the nonprofit and social purpose sectors, American Express
makes grants focused on training high potential emerging leaders to tackle important
issues in the 21st century. More than 125,000 emerging nonprofit and social sector
leaders worldwide have benefitted from
American Express leadership programs, including
the American Express Leadership Academy among others.
American Express Leadership Academy Partners
The American Express Leadership Academy includes 11 partners that together run
25 programs around the globe, providing customized training to transform organizations
and diversify the current landscape of nonprofit leaders. To date, together with
its partners, American Express has hosted over 150 Leadership Academies in 11 countries
training more than 5,100 social purpose leaders. Learn more about our partners.