About Us

Sustained impact for you, your business, and the world.

No matter how much or how quickly the world changes — how automated or disrupted work and life become — one fact remains: outstanding leaders create a positive path forward for us all.

At the Center for Creative Leadership, we’re proud to be recognized as a top-ranked, global, nonprofit provider of leadership development and a pioneer in the field of global leadership research.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

Leadership never stops. Neither does our commitment to you.

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Our Mission

We lift leaders who lift the world.

About the Center for Creative Leadership Mission

As a nonprofit, we believe that leadership is the critical lever for igniting positive, transformative, and sustainable change, at a time when the world requires new thinking and vision to solve both local and global challenges.

Ever since our founding in 1970, our mission has been to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. We strive to make the world a better place through more effective leadership.

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we transform consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us is a game-changer.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Our Leadership Development Programs, Solutions & Tools

Develop a pipeline of leaders at every level of your organization with our highly personalized, research-based leadership programs.

Drive business results and organizational culture change through proven, world-class leadership development services and solutions.

From 360 assessments to licensable content and turnkey leadership training materials, we can support your development initiatives.

Who We Are

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® is a top-ranked, global, nonprofit provider of leadership development. Over the past 50 years, we’ve worked with organizations of all sizes from around the world, including more than 2/3 of the Fortune 1000. Our cutting-edge solutions are steeped in extensive research and our work with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels.

We’re committed to making the world a better place through more effective leadership. Learn more about CCL:

Our executive team oversees the day-to-day operations of our delivery of leadership programs and solutions, our industry-leading research, and our many projects impacting clients and communities around the world.

Our mission: to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. Simply put, we strive to make the world a better place through more effective leadership.

Since 1970, we’ve pioneered best practices in leadership development. But our origins go back as far as 1894, with the invention of a product still used in households around the world. Learn more about CCL’s founding and story.

For decades, we’ve been consistently named among the top global providers of executive education and leadership training by publications such as Training Industry, the Brandon Hall Group, EMFD, and the Financial Times.

We’re proud to offer transformative leadership development to individuals and organizations around the world from our locations in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; Greater China; and Asia-Pacific.

As a nonprofit, we’re governed by a Board of Trustees, who have fiduciary responsibility, and a Board of Governors, which manages our affairs with respect to program, policy, and implementation of our educational purposes.

Find out what’s new and newsworthy at CCL. Explore our recent news updates, including press coverage, awards we’ve received, announcements of new partnerships, new offerings and research, and more.

Explore upcoming events and complimentary webinars with our leadership experts, or browse our archive of on-demand webinar recordings in a wide array of leadership-related topics.

We take great pride in our clients’ successes. Learn how we partnered with clients to understand their unique challenges, context, and culture, and then developed and delivered solutions that led to lasting, transformational change.

A leadership doesn’t stop when the program ends. That’s why we provide continuing support, development, and shared learning opportunities to our thousands of global program graduates through our alumni community.

To serve a diverse group of leaders, we provide scholarships for those who are making a difference in their communities. Supported by donations, our scholarships enable more leaders to access our life-changing programs.

As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization, we believe leadership should support global and local communities. Help advance our mission and support meaningful, systemic, and sustainable change through leadership.

Want to help build better leaders and a better world? Our employees share a passion for helping teammates grow, making a real difference in the lives of people around the globe, and seeing our clients and communities thrive.

We partner with others to make our leadership development research and solutions more widely available around the world. Learn about our Channel Partner Network, Network Associates, and our learning and research partners.

We pioneered use of 360-degree feedback for development, and were among the first to conduct research on leader derailment and the glass ceiling facing women leaders. Our team of researchers are still advancing the field in new ways.

Contact Us

Our experts are here to help. Get in touch with us about your needs and to learn more about the Center for Creative Leadership. We’d love to discuss how we can help to transform you and your organization’s leaders.

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