Whether it’s in a family unit, a classroom, a village, an office or elsewhere — we all make an impact on our environment and we all have the ability be an agent for positive change. We believe that leaders are made, not born. This belief, based on over 40 years of CCL research, literally opens up a world of possibilities.
CCL launched the Leading Beyond Boundaries (LBB) in 2006 specifically to drive leadership development out into communities around the world. As a nonprofit organization with an educational mission, CCL has a unique flexibility in a world where profit is often the main drive for organizational direction. The Center’s LBB initiative is tasked with taking leadership development into communities where clean water is a luxury; where peace is a very real, daily goal; where education is a much sought-after gift; where hope abounds. LBB is unique in that we seek learning partners in the communities where we work. We bring expertise in leadership development to the table, while our partners bring grassroots expertise in their own culture and their own reality. As we work at co-creating leadership development opportunities together, real change occurs. On a daily basis, our hope in humankind is renewed as we stand together with committed individuals who are making a positive impact in the world.
To date, LBB has partnered with many groups including young people in India’s slums, orphans in Uganda, entrepreneurs in Brazil, public health workers in the Caribbean, teachers in Title 1 schools, and college students from rural North Carolina counties. These populations are diverse in age, culture, language, geographic location, education and more. But we all have a common goal — to transform the world for the better, one leader and one community at a time. And we are honored to use CCL’s research, tools and experienced faculty to reach this lofty goal. Indeed, it is CCL’s very mission.