Follow the Leaders: Inside the 2017 American Express Leadership Academy with the Center for Creative Leadership

A Progressive Storytelling Project, November 2017 | #amexleads


American Express and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) will host  72 emerging nonprofit leaders from across the United States during the American Express Leadership Academy from November 6th to November 10th.

The American Express Leadership Academy is a signature program of American Express’s philanthropic priority of developing emerging nonprofit leaders.  The Leadership Academy is designed to equip high potential emerging leaders from the nonprofit sector to become successful executives and help their organizations’ achieve sustainable growth, effective program implementation and overall success.  This comprehensive, research-based program focuses on both the inter-personal and business skills required for effective leadership. Facilitated in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, the program’s curriculum includes: 360 degree evaluations and self-assessments; executive coaching; small and large group reflection and planning exercises; networking events and keynote sessions including a discussion with Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express.

During the academy, we will share an inside look at the experiences of two participants, Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer at the Apollo Theater, and Abeer Pamuk, Atlas Corps Fellow serving with SparkAction.

Meet Our Leaders

Kamilah Forbes is the Executive Producer at the Apollo Theatre and Abeer Pamuk, an Atlas Corps Fellow serving at SparkAction. Both Kamilah and Abeer agreed to let us follow them as they take part in the unique approach CCL uses to leadership development.


About the Center for Creative Leadership​:

CCL is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. CCL’s array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. CCL is ranked among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Financial Times.

SCROLL THROUGH the daily reflections as Kamilah and Abeer participate in this leadership development experience.