The Effective Leader

Get the skills to lead in today’s disruptive environment with our online leadership development course.

This online effective leadership training program prepares leaders for the ever-changing needs of the new world of work by developing critical skills needed to succeed: leading virtual teams, building resiliency, collaborating with others, and solving complex challenges.

headshot of John Augustine Ong a participant of CCL's effective leader program

John Augustine Ong
Head of Learning and Development
Singapore Exchange

“The Effective Leader Program helped me to gain new insights and perspectives into my leadership style as well as new knowledge and skills to tackle the myriad leadership and organizational challenges at my workplace.”


Mid-level leaders




5 days (4 hrs/day)


Live instructor-led, with executive coach


Faculty-to-participant ratio: 1:12


About The Effective Leader Program Experience

Challenges Addressed in This Online Effective Leadership Training Program

Today’s leaders are working in environments of rapid disruption — and often leading teams that aren’t co-located. As leaders balance demanding jobs alongside roles outside of work, success requires a clear understanding of one’s own leadership style and clarity around development goals.

We understand that today’s mid- to senior-level leaders face similar challenges:

  • Leading virtual teams for high-impact results
  • Collaborating across the organization — and across the globe
  • Maintaining resiliency while handling uncertainty, solving problems, and dealing with interconnected systems
  • Tackling big priorities on all fronts

What Do Participants Learn in This Online Effective Leadership Course?

As a result of participating in this online effective leadership course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impact their personality and behaviors have on others;
  • Provide more effective feedback to colleagues and subordinates;
  • Use our Direction – Alignment – Commitment (DAC)™ framework as a tool to understand leadership in organizations;
  • Maintain resilience while handling uncertainty and solving complex problems; and
  • Lead and collaborate virtually across organizational and geographical boundaries.

Why Choose Our Online Effective Leadership Training Program?

  • Personal connection through live interactions with instructor and classmates in the full cohort, and with smaller groups in virtual breakout sessions
  • High faculty-to-participant ratio (1:12) allows faculty to build connections with each learner and help meet each participant’s individual needs
  • Personalized feedback using a variety of validated assessment tools
  • 2 powerful one-on-one coaching sessions with an experienced executive coach
  • Research-based content is continually evolving to focus on the issues that matter most today
  • Hands-on exercises, group discussions, and polls ensure engagement throughout
  • Ongoing support through our exclusive alumni community

The Effective Leader


Online – Americas

$4,500 USD

Online – APAC

$6,580 SGD

Online – EMEA

€3,990 EUR


The Center for Creative Leadership & Management Concepts logosU.S. federal government employee? Our partner offers a version of this effective leadership program especially for leading in the government context. Explore The Effective Federal Leader.

Similar course in an in-person format? Explore our flagship leadership development program.

Multiple participants? Scale-up and volume pricing options available for organizations wishing to develop multiple leaders or customize a version of this effective leadership training program for their unique context and culture. Contact us for more details!

What Our Alumni Are Saying

Alumni of this online effective leadership training program consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us made a significant impact on their leadership and professional growth, and they’re grateful for the life-changing opportunity.

But don’t just take our word for it – take theirs.

“As a leader, it’s important to take time to understand your strengths, and the opportunities you have for growth. This course gives you exactly that.”

Susan D’Astoli
News Director
Spectrum News 13

“You’re never ‘done’ learning how to be a good leader. This training helped with resiliency, narrowing in on goals to tackle difficult issues, and sharing anecdotal stories with peers on how to move through a ‘Key Leadership Challenge.’ It was such an enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend this to anyone hoping to gain more insight and confidence in their career.”

Kelsey Smith
Director, Product Design  
Charter Communications

 “This was the best virtual training I’ve ever attended. The facilitators were excellent and not a minute was wasted. Zoom was used creatively to maximize participation in a virtual setting and I learned a ton of practical leadership skills that I will now be able to apply to the benefit of my organization.”

Whitney Hughes
Deputy Regional Director

“It was a great week with so many learnings that I can take back and start to use immediately.”

Roni Nelson
Principal HR Specialist

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