Greensboro, N.C. – The Organization Development (OD) Network, an influential, international professional association, has named the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) the winner of its 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Global Work Award for thought leadership on an international scale. CCL will accept the award at the OD Network’s 2013 Annual Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Oct. 7.
The award recognizes CCL’s Leadership Beyond Boundaries initiative, which each year delivers low-cost, high-impact leadership development training to more than 10,000 men, women and young people around the world who would not otherwise have access.
“From community health leaders in the Caribbean to women’s self-help groups in Africa and Asia, and high school principals and police in India, the LBB program has trained and supported individuals who can have more impact as leaders among their local communities,” the OD Network said in announcing the award.
The LBB team partners with client organizations and leading funders to co-create and deliver leadership solutions on five continents. Using innovative learning tools and program designs, LBB provides leadership programs for individuals and train-the-trainer sessions that extend leadership development into a wide array of domains, including education, empowerment, entrepreneurship, public health, economic development, organizational effectiveness and conflict mitigation.
Among the many organizations CCL has served through its LBB effort: Grameen Foundation, ChildFund International, Caribbean Public Health Leadership Institute, Acumen Fund, Ashoka, 10,000 Women, African Leadership Academy, US Institute of Peace, UNDP, IFAD, GIZ, CARE, and Peace Corps. LBB is also working deeply with grassroots organizations, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities to develop leadership capacity for all youth at an early age and transform traditional education. LBB has launched a number of new interventions for the social sector such as Creative Leadership Conversations, Women’s Audio Toolkit, Girls Club Toolkit, Economic Growth Leadership, Social Innovation Leadership, the Early Leadership Toolkit, and Leadership Essentials.
“Many of the great challenges today hinge on people being empowered to lead positive change in their communities by working courageously, creatively, and collaboratively with others,” says Lyndon Rego, Global Director of LBB. “Key to the LBB effort is working with local institutions and people to co-create ways to build human capacity from the bottom up.”
For more information about Leadership Beyond Boundaries, visit www.leadbeyond.org.