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Leadership Development Program (LDP)®

Turn management challenges into leadership opportunities with our world-renowned, flagship leadership development program.

This isn’t another leadership lecture in a hotel hall. It’s a 5 day, immersive experience where participants draw on their own professional challenges to actively connect program experiences and business simulations to who they are, what they do, and how they function on the job.

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Vincent Murphy 
VP of Finance 
National Organization for Rare Disorders

“The Leadership Development Program provided me insights about myself and gave me tools and skills to become a better leader for both my organization and for the members on my team.”


Mid- to senior-level leaders


Online or in person


5 days


Live instructor-led, with executive coach


Faculty-to-participant ratio: 1:12


Program Experience

Mid- to Senior-Level Leaders Face Demanding Challenges

The longest-running program of its kind in the world, our Leadership Development Program (LDP)® is designed for managers in the middle. LDP builds the skills and confidence leaders of managers need to build commitment and translate strategy into effective action. We understand the unique challenges of leading from the middle:

  • Getting the top and the bottom of the hierarchy to work together
  • 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

As leaders balance demanding jobs and roles outside of work, a clear understanding of one’s own leadership style and clarity around development goals is imperative for success.

What Participants Learn in Our Leadership Development Training Program

Our flagship 5-day, research-based program for mid-level and senior managers includes intensive assessments, innovative exercises, peer feedback, and one-on-one coaching. We’ll also follow up to ensure application in the workplace.

As a result of taking our world-class Leadership Development Program, participants acquire the ability to:

  • Bridge the gap between senior management and the front lines
  • Lead across boundaries and recognize the impact power and authority have on shared direction, alignment, and commitment in systems
  • Learn the art of collaboration to accelerate team performance
  • Solve complicated problems and take wise action to lead in a complex and disruptive environment
  • Manage stress, build resiliency, and leverage multiple life roles
  • Build a network of supportive leaders to continue development

Why Choose Our Flagship Leadership Development Program (LDP)®

Our Leadership Development Program pioneered the very concept of a leadership development program over 5 decades ago, and the program’s content has been evolving and adapting to address the challenges facing today’s leaders ever since. With well over 50,000 alumni, LDP is:

  • Built around developing the 6 key skills research has found are needed for mid-level leaders: influence, communication, thinking and acting systemically, self-awareness, learning agility, and resilience

  • Intense development with highly personalized feedback, using a variety of validated assessment tools, as well as post-program assessment and individualized coaching to ensure continued support

  • Research-backed, based on rigorous, ongoing research with content that’s continually evolving to focus on emerging best practices and the issues that matter most in today’s world

Post-program, participants of our Leadership Development Program consistently report greater self-awareness and positive changes in behavior related to negotiation, influence, and communication. And ongoing post-program support is provided to extend the learning even further through our exclusive alumni community.

Leadership Development Program (LDP)®









6,900€ *

*excludes VAT- Brussels, Belgium.

Scale-up and volume pricing options are available for organizations wishing to develop multiple middle managers, customize a version of this middle manager training program for their unique context and culture, or run the full program on-site. Contact us for more details.

What Our Alumni Are Saying

Alumni of our flagship Leadership Development Program (LDP)® 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.

“This course provides participants with the tools and skills they need to succeed as a leader at work, at home, and in their community. Every aspect of the program, from the facilitators to the course material to the activities, has been thoughtfully crafted to be geared toward providing you with a holistic approach to leadership development. While this course can be challenging both mentally and emotionally, it will help you develop the skills you need to be resilient and find a sense of balance in your life that you will need to become a better leader.”

Victoria O’Neill
Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Coordinator
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

“LDP will change your life if you let it. I had an amazing experience gleaning knowledge and building relationships with others through the week. LDP removes you from the day-to-day work environment and creates a unique learning culture I’ve never experienced before. Each step of the program is well-designed and strategic – you leave with tools and a personal coach to keep you accountable on your new goals. I highly recommend this investment in yourself!”

Sunshine Weihert
VP of Support Services
FAST Credit Union

“LDP helped develop my thinking as a leader, as well as the most important aspect I learned during the week: actually receiving feedback. This course was fantastic and I enjoyed every day, especially given the diverse group of people that I experienced it with. I would gladly do another course with CCL after taking this course; it was well worth the time/money!”

Jon Maas
Director of Finance and Administration
Dancing Goat Distillery

“This was an incredibly transformational course for me. It was like being a fish just realizing that there is an entire ocean of leaders who not only have the same struggles, but also are committed to their own growth and development, which was inspirational. If you are willing to dive deep, commit to being open, and wanting to elevate your leadership capabilities, this program is worth every second.”

Ashlee Dutton
Manager of Development & Leadership Advancement
Pikes Peak Community College

Impact of This Leadership Development Program

What participants said about our world-renowned Leadership Development Program (LDP)®, the longest-running program of its kind in the world:

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