Leadership Programs

Our world-class leadership training programs prepare leaders to tackle real-world challenges.

Great leaders are a magnet for top talent and create the culture of performance your organization needs to accelerate results.

Grounded in ongoing research and 50 years of experience developing successful leaders, our leadership training courses target the specific challenges faced at each level of leadership — whether you’re just starting out, leading from the middle, or running a global organization.

Explore our core leadership programs by leader level, our specialized leadership courses, or if you’re unsure, contact us for assistance in finding the right choice for you and your organization.

Core Leadership Training Programs

We offer transformational, human-centered leadership programs, in both face-to-face and virtual program formats, tailored to the challenges faced and skills needed at each leader level: 

Take on C-suite challenges, excel in new ways, and drive organizational success while leading from the top with our exclusive, intensive leadership training program for senior executives.

Give senior leaders of divisions or functions the Looking Glass® experience, a world-renowned business simulation only offered in this executive leadership program.

Grow the skills needed for leading from the middle with LDP. With over 100,000 alumni, it’s the longest-running leadership program in the world.

Support your high-potential managers of people and projects so they’re ready to succeed as they shift from leading themselves to leading others.

Scale development for your frontline and first-level managers with this leadership training program, offered as a moderated online course.

Develop the fundamental 4 leadership skills essential for success in every role and career with this leadership training program focused on core skills.

Specialized Leadership Courses

Scale coaching skills across your entire organization and build a culture of feedback with our coaching conversations leadership training program.

Build skill at effective communication, giving feedback, and holding coaching conversations with this coach training program for leaders.

Harness the power of 360° feedback with this certification course, a prerequisite to administer, interpret, and facilitate our portfolio of industry-leading assessments.

Scale development for your frontline and first-level managers with this leadership training program, offered as a moderated online course.

Scale development for your frontline and first-level managers with this online leadership training program delivered en Español.

Custom Leadership Training Programs: By Request Only

Partner with us to craft leadership training programs that hone the competencies needed to succeed given your organization’s unique challenges, context, and culture.

Support your team with our online resilience-building course. This engaging leadership program, offered by request only, will help your leaders burn bright, instead of burning out.

This moderated leadership course, offered by request only, offers a scientific and application-based approach to help provide a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture at your organization.

The Women’s Leadership Experience is a women-only leadership development program that can be customized for your unique context and culture. Equip your women in leadership roles with the skills needed to advance even further in your organization.

Advancing Technical Women is especially focused on retention and promotion of women with STEM expertise or at organizations in the tech industry. Designed by former women engineers, this leadership program supports women in rising to more senior roles.

Offer the Looking Glass® experience, a leadership program with a world-class business simulation, to your leaders in Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Central Asia.

Develop the capabilities needed for aspiring global Asian leaders. Learn more about our APAC leadership development program for mid-to-senior level leaders in Asia.

Scale development for your frontline and first-level managers with this online leadership training program delivered en Español.

Our Leadership Programs & Courses Were Created With You in Mind

What makes our leadership training programs unique? All feature:

We leverage our proven content, innovative instructional design, and world-class faculty to create high-impact, engaging virtual leadership programs, offered live online.

Design your own unique training by using timely topics for leadership development and combining them into a customized learning journey to engage your entire organization and enact real change.

Let’s Discuss Leadership Programs

Our experts are here to help. Let’s talk about how our leadership training programs can drive business results for your organization. We’d love to hear from you!

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Leadership Training Programs: Research & Resources

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Watch this webinar to learn how to improve your organization’s employee engagement and retention by leveraging our portfolio of leadership training programs. Our research-based solutions are specifically designed to target the challenges faced by leaders at every level.

Frequently Asked Questions About Leadership Programs

There are many different types of leadership training courses available, and the ones your organization chooses for its leaders depend on the challenges and needs of your organization, as well as the level of the individual leader. Some training programs focus on immersive, hands-on simulations and developmental experiences, while others are online-only courses that enable leaders to develop their skills from anywhere.

Since the challenges faced and skills needed to succeed are different at every level of the organization, leadership courses and programs should be tailored to what a leader is facing currently — while also preparing them for what’s next:

Effective leadership training is based on rigorous research, and is highly individualized, targeting a leader’s unique challenges and strengths in order to drive real impact and help the leader bring out their best. To be truly transformational, an effective leadership course must offer personalized attention and feedback, tangible and engaging learning experiences, and ongoing support to its participants. 

The benefits of leadership training include gaining increased self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses through individualized feedback based on assessment data, setting clear personal and professional development goals with the help of a trained executive coach, learning from peers facing similar challenges, and joining a community of alumni who can offer ongoing support.

The best leadership training providers are those who have decades of extensive research and experience in the field, and have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. At CCL, we’re proud to have over a million leadership program alumni around the globe, and have won many awards and accolades, proving that we’re among the world’s top providers of leadership courses and programs.

More questions? Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation!

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