The Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) provides a robust series of credit-based training opportunities that allow you to sharpen your skills in management, communications and fundraising while building your free market organization. Our flexible course catalog allows you to practice what you’re learning as you learn it, with opportunities ranging from online courses and in-person workshops to one-on-one mentoring relationships.
You’re in the business of changing the world, and we’re here to help. By connecting you with mentors, best practices, strategies and tools, our experienced team is ready to assist you in reaching your goals – whether they be beginning a new project, preparing for a leadership transition, or taking your think tank from idea to reality.
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The Atlas Leadership Academy is a central facet of the Atlas Network mission; partners, grantees and award winners are encouraged to take full advantage of these resources.
Individuals earning 12 credits are recognized as an Atlas Leadership Alumnus. Alumni are awarded special opportunities, such as access to a community of leaders, stakeholders and benefactors, in addition to eligibility to compete in the annual Think Tank Shark Tank competition and win a $25,000 project grant.
Fairfax, VA, USA (5 credits, $500)
October 31-November 11
Atlas Network’s flagship, 10-day strategic planning training program for think tank leaders. Participants draft a strategic plan for their organization, gain customized leadership advice, and compete in a Campaign Challenge and Elevator Pitch Competition.LEARN MORE
New York, NY, USA (3 credits, FREE)
A two-day introduction to best practices in think tank management from global think tank leaders.LEARN MORE
Los Angeles, CA (2 credits, FREE)
Hosted by Taliesin Nexus, in this two day workshop think tank communications teams join successful Hollywood film industry insiders to learn how to craft powerful messages to reach big audiences through online video.LEARN MORE
Kathmandu, Nepal (2 credits, $100)
Organized by the Asia Centre for Enterprise; a 3-day introductory course on think tank management for young organizations (below 3 years) operating in Asia. Participants will learn best practices for achieving your mission, including planning, communications and fundraising. Application Deadline October 27.LEARN MORE
Online (3 credits, FREE)
January 19-February 23
An interactive, 5-week online course that guides participants through the first stages of starting a think tank or launching a project. Use code TT1012015_Jan to register.LEARN MORE
Online (2 credits, $99)
Designed by Acton MBA this eight week interactive course helps you determine how to use your gifts and talents to advance liberty.LEARN MORE