Think Tank Fundamentals (Formerly Think Tank Basics) is a fully-automated, two hour course that covers the principles and concepts that you need to understand before diving into the day-to-day work of a think tank. Each lesson consists of readings, presentations, and videos.

The course will help you better understand what the role of think tanks is in society, what the role of your organization can play, and how your organization can best work with Atlas Network.

This course is also offered in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. 

After you complete this course you will understand:

  • The important role of think tanks in society
  • The concept of the Overton Window and the important role think tanks play in moving that window
  • The difference between mission and vision statements, and why that is vital in building and running a think tank successfully
  • The principles that guide the work we do at Atlas Network