About Us

Propelling Leadership Forward

We believe in the power of people, and people believe in us. The world is constantly changing, and there will always be unpredictable challenges — but when leaders can tap into their potential, they have the power to pave a positive path forward for everyone.

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. We know from experience how transformative remarkable leaders really can be.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

Our hands-on development solutions expand global leadership potential.

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We Care to the Core

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.

Driven to serve with purpose for nearly 6 decades, we’ve shaped the industry and partnered with leaders globally to take on their most pressing challenges. By expanding human potential, we invest in a better future for the world. Just as leadership is ever-evolving, so are we. 

We deliver transformational experiences that propel global leadership forward and cultivate a ripple effect of positive change:

Your people are your future. Partner with us and go beyond skill development to grow self-awareness and instill new mindsets.
Strong teams grow and adapt together. We’ll help you establish a people-centered foundation for effective collaboration.
Culture is what ignites effective business strategy. We know how to propel transformation by proactively shaping yours with intention.
We work with social sector leaders and public health organizations, educational institutions, foundations, and nonprofits to strengthen communities.

Leading From All Corners of the Globe

CCL World Map Locations

San Diego Campus
La Jolla, CA

Colorado Springs Campus
Colorado Springs, CO

Global Headquarters
Greensboro, NC

EMEA Headquarters
Brussels, Belgium

Dubai Campus
Dubai, UAE

Ethiopia Campus
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

MEA Regional Head Office
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

India Campus
Gurgaon, India

Greater China Campus
Shanghai, China

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Who We Are

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made.
As a mission-driven organization, we’re committed to making the world a better place through more effective leadership. 

For more than 50 years, we have shaped the leadership development industry and pioneered new directions, methods, and programs. As trusted architects of transformation, we partner globally with leaders across sectors, from frontline aid workers to Fortune 500 CEOs, to ensure our solutions rise to the challenge of creating positive change amidst the world’s ever-changing challenges.

Since 1970, we’ve championed leadership. But our origins go back as far as 1894 with a common household product still in use today. Explore the CCL story and our organization’s unique founding.

We’re committed to creating positive impact and lasting change. Our organizational mission and values serve as our compass, defining who we are and what we stand for. Discover our mission and values.

We pioneered the use of 360 feedback, the 70-20-10 model, and were among the first to research concepts like derailment and the glass ceiling that women leaders face. See how our research continues to advance the field.

For decades, we’ve been consistently named a top provider of executive education and leadership training by EMFD, the Financial Times, and more. View our honors, awards, and accolades.

We partner with client organizations to understand their unique context, challenges, and culture — then develop and deliver transformational solutions. Read their powerful success stories.

We offer a scholarship program because we believe leadership should lift up communities and encourage meaningful, systemic, and sustainable change. If you believe that too, support our work.

The People Who Make It All Possible

An integral driving force behind our mission, these are the people who turn our vision into a reality and make our work not just possible, but impactful.

This talented group lights our way, overseeing operations of our leadership programs and solutions, industry-leading research, and projects. Meet the team making a global difference.

Our team members around the globe are passionate about making the world a better place through more effective leadership. Browse our array of global leadership experts.

As a nonprofit, our Board of Trustees and Board of Governors ensure we stay accountable, transparent, effective, and true to our mission and values. View our governing leaders and governance structure.

We partner with other organizations to extend the reach of our leadership development research and solutions around the world. Learn more about our leadership partnerships.

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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 partnering with you.