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.

Think Tank MBA is one of Atlas Network Leadership Academy's flagship programs where you will join 20+ other think tank leaders from across the globe participate in this strategic planning retreat for leaders within new and established think tanks. As part of this program participants draft a strategic plan for their organization, receive customized leadership advice, and compete in a challenge and elevator pitch competition.


 October 27 - November 5, 2018
Where: Fairfax, VA

We have filled all available spaces and are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Think Tank MBA training. 

Cost: $500 + Travel to event. This cost covers shared lodging and meals plus all training materials, registration and shared lodging in New York City for the Atlas Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner November 7-8, 2018. Atlas Network is able to offer this reduced price thanks to its generous sponsors.
Atlas Network Leadership Academy Credits: 5


  • Executive directors of institutes over 18 months old
  • New leadership at established organizations
  • Program managers & directors at established organizations
  • Strategic planning
  • Evaluation methods
  • Branding & communications
  • Leadership skills
  • Personnel management
  • Successful fundraising strategies
  • 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