Think Tank MBA is the Atlas Leadership Academy’s flagship, 10-day strategic planning program for leaders within new and established think tanks. Participants draft a strategic plan for their organization, gain customized leadership advice, and compete in a Campaign Challenge, and Elevator Pitch Competition.


When: October 30 - November 10, 2015
Where: Hyatt Fair Lakes, Fairfax, VA
Application Deadline: June 30
Cost: $500 + Travel to event. This cost covers shared lodging and meals plus all training materials well as transportation, registration and shared lodging in New York City for the Atlas Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner November 11-12, 2015. Atlas Network is able to offer this reduced price thanks to its generous sponsors.
Credits: 5 credits

Who will benefit:

  • Executive directors of institutes over 18 months old
  • New leadership at established organizations
  • Program managers & directors at established organizations

What you’ll learn:

  • Strategic planning
  • Evaluation methods
  • Branding & communications
  • Leadership skills
  • Personnel management
  • Successful fundraising strategies

You’ll leave this training with:

  • A strategic plan ready to be presented to your staff and board
  • A renewed vision for the work of your organization
  • A strong understanding of what it takes to fundraise successfully, in any political climate
  • Strategies for managing staff and leading with integrity
  • A tight knit group of fellow participants, from all parts of the world, who are eager to work with you and cheer you on to success
  • A one minute elevator pitch ready to deliver to potential collaborators

Whether you’ve founded an organization, just taken on a greater leadership role, or you are charged with advancing a particular program, this 10-day training course will provide the tools you need to get moving in the right direction. 25 think tank leaders from across the globe participate in this 10 day program, which will be held in Fairfax, Virginia October 30-November 10, 2015.