Leadership Development for Nonprofit Leaders: 10 Years of Impact

American Express Leadership Academy
CLIENT:American Express Leadership Academy
LOCATION:Headquartered in New York, NY
SIZE:To date, the AELA has programs across 12 countries, training more than 4,300 nonprofit and social sector leaders.

Client Profile & Challenge

Our partnership with American Express on the American Express Leadership Academy began in 2008. The leadership academy provides an immersive week-long training in personal and professional development to the next generation of nonprofit leaders. The cohort-based experience is designed to address the growing leadership gap within the nonprofit sector. To date, we have collaborated to provide this program to nearly 1,000 leaders.

American Express Leadership Academy program participants with the Center for Creative Leadership

Solution & Results

We conducted this alumni survey to commemorate 10 years of working together to provide nonprofit leadership development experience and to understand the experiences of participants after they complete the program. This document serves as a summary of our survey findings from 10 years of Academy participants.

On a scale of 1-5, participants felt that participation in AELA helped them be most prepared to face the following challenges in nonprofit leadership:
Managing through relationships and feedback
Managing and leading change
Relationship building
Thinking beyond function
Engagement and productivity for people you manage

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We understand how community-led and community-based initiatives can help build a foundation for real change and greater transformation. We can partner with your organization to create customized leadership solutions that allow you to expand your impact and the meaningful work you bring to the world.

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