May 2009 —

Greensboro, N.C. – The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL ®) ranked No. 6 overall in the 2009Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education released today. CCL has ranked in the survey’s overall Top 10 for five straight years, placing it in the company of many of the world’s elite business schools. It is the only institution in the survey focused exclusively on leadership education and research. The survey ranked 45 institutions globally.

CCL, which operates campuses in North America, Europe and Asia, also ranked No. 7 worldwide for open-enrollment programs and No. 14 for custom programs.

The Financial Times ranks open-enrollment providers in several sub-categories. CCL placed in the Top 10 in eight of them: aims achieved; course design; teaching materials; faculty; follow-up; preparation; new skills and learning; and international locations.

CCL also placed in the Top 10 in four Custom sub-categories: future use, teaching methods and materials; food & accommodation; and facilities.

The Financial Times executive education rankings were based on surveys of organizations and individuals from around the world who rated leading executive education providers, such Harvard, Duke, INSEAD and IMD, for quality and impact.

“At CCL, listening to our clients and creating impact for them is our top priority,” CCL President John Ryan said. “These new rankings show our work really does make a difference for them. We appreciate the feedback they have given us through this survey, and we’ll use it to keep getting better. I am very proud of all my CCL colleagues.”

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 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the Top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 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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