About the American Express Leadership Academy

Founded in 2008, the American Express Leadership Academy builds the personal, business and leadership skills of emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders through multi-day, in-person trainings. The initiative has grown to a global program, training world-class leaders who work in the areas of social justice, education, the arts, health, the environment, and more. From 2008 to 2020, we hosted more than 160 Leadership Academy programs around the world, training more than 5,400 nonprofit and social purpose leaders. Learn more.