American Express Leadership Academy

Global Alumni Summit 2021

April 27-29, 2021 (virtual)

Our Path Forward: Lead. Listen. Flourish.

The American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit will be held virtually on April 27-29, 2021. The theme for this year’s Summit is Our Path Forward: Lead. Listen. Flourish. The Summit will bring together hundreds of Leadership Academy Alumni and Partners for continued professional development, relationship building and collaboration. The virtual Summit will also feature keynote events that are open to the general public. This international event is an opportunity to bring together the Leadership Academy Community while also engaging with a global audience. There is no cost to attend this event. Join us! Read on for more details!

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY ALUMNI AWARD

Now accepting nominations! Apply here. (Deadline extended to March 8.)

The 2021 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award was created to recognize a Leadership Academy alumnus who has continuously demonstrated strong leadership and who has had a significant impact on their organization and the sector. The Award will be announced at Summit and will include a $25,000 grant to the honoree’s organization. We invite you to apply and/or nominate an alumnus!

Nominate Here

Summit Registration

Coming soon! We have alumni-only and general audience events

Summit Highlights

  • Schedule - The Summit will take place from 8:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST on April 27, 28, and 29. Details on workshops, speakers, and activities are coming soon!
  • Participants - The Summit is only open to members of the Leadership Academy Alumni and Partner Network, with the exception of a daily livestream speaker at 10:00 AM EST, which is open to the public. Alumni & Partners registration coming soon!
  • Daily Keynote Speaker (10:00 AM EST daily) - A social sector leader will speak each day! The Keynote is open to the general public as well as Leadership Academy Alumni, and Partners. Featured speakers include:
    • April 27
      Lead: Featuring Trabian Shorters, CEO of BMe Communities.

      This event will also include the announcement of the 2021 Leadership Academy Alumni Award Honoree. Registration coming soon!

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    • April 28
      Listen

      To be announced. Registration coming soon!

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    • April 29
      Flourish

      To be announced. Registration coming soon!

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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.

About the American Express Leadership Academy

The American Express Leadership Academy was founded in 2008 in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). To date, with CCL and nine other Academy partners, American Express has hosted more than 150 Leadership Academy programs for more than 5,400 social purpose leaders.

About the Summit

Academy Partners

Learn about the American Express Leadership Academy Partners here.