The Atlas Corps: Côte d’Ivoire Emerging Leaders Initiative is partially supported by the U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire and is looking to recruit emerging Ivorian social change leaders for the Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute. The goal of this initiative is to strengthen the capacity of emerging professionals to create positive social change in Côte d’Ivoire, including contributing to an inclusive, democratically-engaged, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous Côte d’Ivoire, while strengthening ties between the United States and Côte d’Ivoire to increase cooperation in these areas.
The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute is an online learning community for global social change professionals based on our established leadership development curriculum. Participants, known as Atlas Corps Scholars, enhance their professional skills, build their global networks, and prepare for leadership in their home communities
The Leadership Institute is organized into five online learning modules: Orientation, Developing Self, Developing Others, Leading Movements, Reflection. This online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. The Ivorian Scholars will participate in these activities in collaboration with each other and peers from around the world.
Scholars will design and implement Leadership Projects related to youth engagement, peace, health, economic empowerment, or inclusive democracy in Côte d’Ivoire. A Community Impact Fund will be established to support the implementation of the most promising Leadership Projects.
Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.
Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the top global change leaders. They serve at outstanding organizations in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors to address social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program (Global Leadership Lab). After 12 to 18 months, they return to their countries and regions to multiply knowledge. They share the skills, effective practices, valuable experiences, and the global network of change makers they gained during the Fellowship.