The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Atlas Corps are excited to announce the third Cohort of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute.

The Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute is a virtual leadership training opportunity for emerging social change leaders exclusively within the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate community.

At its heart, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute is a global network that provides valuable professional development to empower social change advocates throughout the world, while strengthening connections between Hilton Prize Laureate organizations.

The Virtual Leadership Institute is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in collaboration with Atlas Corps – a leader in professional exchange and leadership development. 


Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute is an online learning community for social impact leaders based on the established Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab.

This six-month program features keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-guided assignments, and community-building activities in collaboration with prominent U.S. organizations and leaders. Live sessions, small-group discussions, and 1-on-1 reflections provide an opportunity for integration of course materials and peer-to-peer engagement.

This year, we are thrilled to partner with BetterUp®, the largest global organization bringing world-class coaching, AI technology, and behavioral science experts to deliver change at scale — improving individual resilience, adaptability, and effectiveness for our participants.

Throughout the program, participants will have exclusive access to the BetterUp® platform, unlimited well-being and leader development coaching, and customizable programming tailored to their needs to help them lead more meaningful, vibrant lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion.

Throughout the program, participants will work on projects aimed to benefit their current organizations and communities. Successful participants will become eligible to apply for the Atlas Corps Community Impact Fund to sponsor their Leadership Project implementation with a grant of up to $2000.

In addition to engaging within the Hilton Prize Laureate community, program participants will become life-time members of the broader Atlas Corps Community of more than 1,500 professionals from 115 countries!


The Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute is organized into five online learning modules: Orientation, Developing Self, Developing Others, Leading Movements, and Reflection, which cover key topics related to leadership development.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Please note these requirements are unique to this initiative and may differ from other Atlas Corps programs:

— Full-time employee of a Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate organization (see the list here);
— English proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing;
— Technological capacity to participate in at least 2 video calls a month;
— Availability to participate in the entire Virtual Leadership Institute – 6 months of at least 3 hours a week of scheduled or self-guided virtual activities.

Who Would Benefit from this Program

— Early and Mid-Career Professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years of experience, or Professionals with a High School Degree/GED and 5-8 years of experience;

— Rising leaders who seek structured professional development, have a passion for social change, and have an interest in making international connections.  

Key Program Dates

Application Process

The application process for the 2023 Cohort is closed. Stay tuned for the application process to re-open in early 2024 for the next Cohort.

To Learn More:
— To learn more about the Hilton Humanitarian prize, visit
— To learn more about Atlas Corps Leadership Programs, visit

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered there, please email with any questions about the application process or nominations, and please email with any questions about the program itself.

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