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American Express Leadership Academy 2024 for non-profit professionals

Application Deadline: 19 August 2024

For over a decade the American Express Leadership Academy has aimed to strengthen the non-profit sector by building the capacity of its leaders.

The programme is transformative by design. It gives non-profit leaders from diverse specialities and organizations a unique opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences, address current and future challenges within the sector, as well as gain insight from key leaders in social, public and private sectors.


The Academy is for people in the non-profit sector who are intentionally striving to be better equipped to respond adaptively to challenges, and to keep going in the face of adversity.

As a Resilient Changemaker you are looking to:

  • Have a growth mindset and be continually learning
  • Have (or are striving for) high levels of grit and perseverance
  • See failures as minor setbacks, with the tenacity to bounce back quickly and turn challenges into opportunities
  • Maintain a positive attitude when faced with change
  • Set the pace when learning from the front 
  • Take creative action to drive innovation


  • High potential leaders, currently in or identified for executive roles in future, with at least 5-8 years experience
  • Works for a registered non-profit
  • In roles that require them to accelerate their ability to influence inside and outside their organizations
  • With a track record of innovation, embraces change, and want to transform their team, organization and community


Active transformational learning

Highly interactive, hands-on format, experiential, social learning offering an opportunity to practice new behaviours and learn by doing.

Real world

Rooted in real and live issues in a local context. Explored through the eyes of inspirational leaders who share how leadership works in their world.

Powerful networks

Access to ongoing support from a diverse peer group and where you can work together on personal leadership challenges that matter to you.

World class facilitators

Our facilitators co-design an experiential journey and psychologically safe space for learning in partnership with you, creating the conditions for rich feedback, open sharing, and experimentation

Skills, mindsets & knowledge

The academy explore the three conditions needed to thrive in an ever-changing world, from attitudes and perspectives, to taking an actionable approach

Practical tools and tactics

Real takeaways that you can continue to practice and apply in your everyday work

More Info: American Express Leadership Academy



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