Please note: American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit has been canceled. Please stay tuned for an update. Atlas Corps, the American Express Leadership Academy and LeaderStories hope you and loved ones are safe during this time.
The sixth annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit will be held in Washington, DC, on March 15-17, 2020. The Summit will bring together 100 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 will feature a special livestream conversation, Engaging All: Strategies for Courageous Transformation, featuring Trabian Shorters, CEO at BMe Community, in conversation with Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The world around us is becoming more interconnected every day. Understanding these connections and having the courage to promote positive transformation is especially relevant when trying to solve social problems. Trabian will share thoughts on his pioneering work in Asset-Framing and his extensive experience in the social sector.
At the end of the discussion, be sure to stay tuned as we announce the winner of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award. This award honors an accomplished social purpose leader who continuously demonstrates strong leadership and who has had a significant impact on their organization, the sector and community. The recipient receives a $25,000 grant to their organization. (Learn more.)
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 775 global leaders from 96 countries in long-term service at more than 300 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
From 2008 to 2020, we hosted more than 160 Leadership Academy programs around the world,
training more than 5,400 nonprofit and social purpose leadersClick on a partner below or
visit our Partners page to learn more.