November 2015 —

Geneva — From today, CCL and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) will partner together in an alliance to give international professionals the leadership skills to meet 21st century security challenges.

As the first-of-its-kind, the Alliance for Advancing Leadership in Peace & Security will combine expertise in executive education for large, multi-level organizations with in-depth knowledge of peace and security issues and policy in an innovative formula for geopolitical leadership development.

“Maintaining security and stability and constantly building peace is complex and demanding,” said GSCP’s Director, Ambassador Christian Dussey. “It requires co-operation at every level of society, from individuals on the ground, their communities and political and power holding elites. The Alliance will enable organisations to develop leadership skills to do that more successfully. ”

“In the private sector, significant resources are committed annually to leadership development,” added John R. Ryan, CEO and President of CCL. “Organizations active in diplomacy and peacebuilding often focus most of their resources on policy analysis and research with less emphasis on developing effective ways to lead in challenging situations. The Alliance will identify already successful leadership practices in the public and private sectors and scale them for broader impact and cost-effective, successful outcomes.”

Key components of the Alliance for Advancing Leadership in Peace & Security’s offering are innovative new courses and building a community of leaders that connect professional and geographical silos, informed by qualitative and quantitative research and thought leadership.

Leaders at all levels involved in peacebuilding and statecraft can learn how to cultivate these capabilities and implement boundary-spanning leadership through three Alliance Open Enrolment courses in 2016.

Public, private and non-profit organisations worldwide can also access this same learning through Alliance Customised Programmes crafted to fit their vision and strategy.

 Alliance for Advancing Leadership in Peace & Security Open Enrollment Programmes 2016

Leading & Influencing with Impact – 18-20 April 2016 (Geneva)

Agencies and organizations across the globe increasingly value individuals who take initiative, communicate with clarity and who engage and inspire others towards achieving common goals. This course will introduce existing and aspiring leaders, diplomats, and (senior) advisors to key knowledge and skills to develop the ability to lead, influence and communicate with impact.

Leading Effectively in Turbulent Times – 23-26 May 2016 (Geneva)

The peace and security environment is dynamic and complex, as well as turbulent and leadership requires versatility, decisiveness, influence resilience and courage. This course will help senior and experienced leaders from public, private and non-profit organizations worldwide gain new perspectives and ideas, share experience and discuss innovative solutions to increasingly common and pressing leadership challenges.

Enhancing Leadership for Women: Innovative Policy Skills for Men and Women – 21-23 September 2016 (Geneva)

Policymakers (male and female) from domestic and international organizations and governments seeking to enhance opportunities for women should take a look at this new course designed to deliver sustainable leadership successes for women within their organizations.

Applicants for all courses will be selected to ensure a stimulating and diverse international audience.

About the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995, with 48 member states, for the primary purpose of promoting peace, security and international cooperation through executive education and training, applied policy research and dialogue.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education by Financial Times, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

Stephen Martin
Center for Creative Leadership
+1 336 286 4038
martins@ccl.org

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