Virtual Leadership Institute for Russian Professionals

Apply here by December 21 to be considered for our March 2021 cohort!

The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute is an online learning community for global social change leaders based on the established Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. Participants, known as Atlas Corps Scholars, enhance their professional skills, build their global networks, and prepare for leadership in their home communities

The Virtual Leadership Institute is implemented with partial support from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, as part of a special initiative to build stronger ties between Russian and American women. 

Themes 

The Leadership Institute focuses on three themes: Developing Self, Developing Others, and Leading Movements. 

Format 

The Leadership Institute is organized into five online learning modules: Orientation, Developing Self, Developing Others, Leading Movements, Reflection Retreat. This seven-month online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. Scholars will also work on an individual project focused on their own professional development and/or on positive social impact for the community; projects can be new or existing activities.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

— Be a Russian citizen;
— Two or more years of full-time professional experience working to address critical social issues;
— Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
— English proficiency (oral, writing, reading);
— Age 35 or younger;
— Technological capacity to participate in video calls (1-2 per month);
— Availability to commit to 2-3 hours of online activity and assignments per week for 7 months.

NOTE: If you are a U.S. citizen you can apply for this opportunity at usa.atlascorps.org. If you are NOT a Russian or a U.S. citizen, you may apply for the Fellowship or the Virtual Leadership Institute at apply.atlascorps.org.

Atlas Corps Fellows and Alumni are not eligible to participate in the Virtual Leadership Institute. However, Virtual Leadership Scholars are eligible to be considered for the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Key Program Dates

Application Process

Applicants must fill out this shortened application form to be considered for this opportunity. Please note that applying for the Atlas Corps: Virtual Leadership Institute for Russian Professionals does not also allow you to apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. 

If you’re interested in applying for the Atlas Corps Fellowship, please visit apply.atlascorps.org to learn more and start your application.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered there, please email apply@atlascorps.org.