Today the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Atlas Corps announced the inaugural cohort of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute. The cohort comprises 53 Hilton Prize Scholars who will participate in a seven-month virtual leadership training opportunity that will provide professional development to emerging social change leaders exclusively within the Prize Laureate community. The cohort represents 22 of the 25 Prize Laureate organizations, and a diverse group of professionals based out of 24 countries, with expertise ranging from communications, to community health, to monitoring and evaluation, among others. Hilton Prize Scholars are passionate about a variety of humanitarian issues spanning the needs of refugees and internally displaced people, women’s empowerment, quality and accessible health services, and beyond.
“We are thrilled to welcome this impressive group of professionals from our Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate community as the inaugural cohort of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute. We look forward to supporting these Hilton Prize Scholars’ professional and personal development and are excited to provide a space for them to engage with and learn from one another,” shared Maggie Miller, senior director of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
The Institute will focus on the three themes of developing self, developing others, and leading movements, while also strengthening connections within the Prize Laureate community. This program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities. Scholars will also work on an individual leadership project that benefits the Prize Laureate organization where the Scholar works. In addition to engaging within the Prize Laureate community, Scholars will become members of the broader Atlas Corps community of more than 1,000 professionals from 105 countries.
“Today marks a milestone for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize and Atlas Corps—the announcement of the 53 Hilton Prize Scholars who will be part of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute. Atlas Corps is honored to collaborate with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to engage these inspired individuals. Today, our world needs professionals equipped with knowledge and connected to one another,” said Abby Robinson, Acting CEO of Atlas Corps.