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This annual program, launched in 2009 through a partnership with American Express, has served more than 205 managers from nearly 70 organizations in the past seven years.
“One of the philanthropic goals of American Express is to focus on the development of social sector leaders,” said Thunderbird Professor Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., the Academy’s Academic Director. “These participants are on their way to positions of senior leadership.”
The Academy at Thunderbird's curriculum focuses on preparing high-potential emerging leaders by
The program delivery is practical, highly interactive and immediately applicable to the workplace. Participants will
Post-program evaluations show the American Express Leadership Academy gets top scores from the emerging leaders who attend. Participants report that the impact of this experience increases their leadership skills and global mindset. Participants also state they have significantly enhanced their strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
The 2016 Academy included the following organizations:
This program is by invitation only. For your international non-profit organization or NGO to be considered for nomination please contact:
American Express Leadership Academy at Thunderbird
+1 602 978-7822
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