Imagine a situation which demands leadership to resolve a challenge. Leadership Essentials for Change™ can help immediately. Essentials are based in research and practice at the Center for Creative Leadership as well as in the best ideas and tools in the field of human development. Each essential is a simple, practical, teachable idea or tool that supports learning, development, change and transformation. The essentials build on and reinforce one another to produce results that matter. Leadership Essentials for Change is a compact starting place for developing leadership.

All participants will receive a leadership essentials deck.

Who Should Attend?

This Leadership Essentials is a two-day program from the Center for Creative Leadership designed to help participants who work with youth and young adults unlock their potential. It offers key leadership models and helps leaders take stock of where they are and map a path to greater effectiveness.

 The program includes three main components:

Assessment: Assessment tools to help participants look within and examine their identity, leadership skills and challenges, and set developmental goals.

Challenge: Experiential team-based activities provide a safe place for participants to enact and enhance leadership skills.

Support: The resource materials and peer input helps participants uncover practical steps they can take to reach personal development goals.

By applying the lessons from Leadership Essentials, participants will have the ability to:

  • Identify the essential elements of leader development and key drivers of effective leadership.
  • Maximize their leadership capacity using CCL’s framework for development.
  • Address personal leadership challenges.
  • Give and receive feedback using CCL’s SBI model.

Program Dates and Location

November 7-8, 2016

Silver Bay YMCA


Through a unique funding opportunity this program is being offered on a donation-only basis. Pay what you are able to for this two day $1,500 program from a top global leadership development organization.

Participant donations cover registration, cost of all materials and support for CCL’s efforts to democratize leadership development. Overnight participants will need to pay for their accommodations and meals.

To learn more about this experience, please contact Benadette Mutisya, Operations Manager at or 336.286.4537 


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  • For additional questions, please contact Benadette Mutisya at (336) 286-4537.

    We look forward to your participation.

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Leadership Beyond Boundaries

The Center for Creative Leadership launched Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB), a global initiative to democratize leadership development and unlock human potential. Through this effort, we are working to make high-quality leadership development affordable and accessible to all people around the globe.

These methods apply decades of knowledge from CCL’s research and training practice to create: a greater understanding of leadership and development; provide enhanced self-awareness, clarity of challenges and goals, and interpersonal and coaching skills; and build self-confidence and a learning orientation. The LBB effort spans some 20 countries and includes a range of leadership development offerings for nonprofits, government, social enterprises, and youth.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through an exclusive focus on leadership education and research. Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, educational institution, CCL helps cultivate creative leadership through an array of programs, products and other services. Ranked among the world’s top providers of executive education by Business Week and the Financial Times, the Center for Creative Leadership develops some 23,000 leaders in more than 120 countries on six continents each year.