The Leadership at the Peak program focuses on the fact that it’s different at the top.  The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) understands that leading an organization is a powerful — and humbling — experience. Top leaders play an enormous role in the success of organizations. And, they need to excel in new ways. The challenges of leadership at the top are far-reaching, complex and essential to get right.

What Do Participants Learn?

Top leaders gain a clear view of their impact on the organization and:

  • Develop clear action plans for organizational challenges & priorities.
  • Clarify organizational vision.
  • Explore their leadership effectiveness, within the organization & in comparison to other senior executives.
  • Improve external influence skills with boards, shareholders, partners & critical stakeholders.
  • Enhance executive image & communication skills.
  • Learn to balance & sustain their own energy.

Who Should Attend Leadership at the Peak?

  • C-level & senior executives in the top three tiers of the organization.
  • More than 15 years of management experience & leadership responsibility for 500+ people.
  • Admission is by application.

What Are the Challenges Addressed?

  • Business operations: the heart of all other challenges.
  • Strategic issues: setting & realizing vision, direction & goals.
  • Managing change: day-to-day & long-term.
  • Leading across levels, silos, cultures, backgrounds & interests.
  • Talent management: ensuring the current & future talent pipeline.
  • Individual impact: understanding & adjusting leadership style.

Why Choose Leadership at the Peak?

  • A rigorous application process ensures participants are appropriately challenged & in the company of their peers.
  • Individual leader development in the context of advancing the business.
  • Personalized content via assessments, dedicated coaching relationships & tailored activities.
  • Energy, fitness, health assessment & guidance.
  • Faculty & coaches with extensive experience working with senior executives.

What Will the Program Experience Include?

The program has a 3-phased approach:

Phase 1: Prepare

Comprehensive pre-program activities include:

  • Web-based assessment surveys, completed by participant, direct reports, peers & superiors.
  • Program faculty exchanges to address any questions.
  • Preparation of factual questions for an executive presence assessment activity.

Phase 2: Engage

For five days, participants are immersed in data, activities and conversation that lead to insight and new skills.

  • Highly relevant, research-based content to expand knowledge & address essential challenges.
  • Experiential activities to add depth to feedback &  key ideas.
  • An activity to assess executive image & presence.
  • Health and fitness assessment and daily activities.
  • A half-day personal session with CCL executive coach integrating the experience & plan next steps.
  • Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
  • Digital access to all materials & resources.

Phase 3: Apply

Participants apply & sustain their learning by using this ongoing support:

  • Two, one-hour phone coaching sessions with their CCL coach.
  • An assessment completed 3 months after program to measure skills & behavior progress.
  • Optional, fee-based fitness or media and executive presence coaching.
  • Optional, fee-based learning & support, such as extended coaching engagements, additional eLearning packages & custom initiatives.


5 Days

Average Class size & Faculty/Participant ratio:

12 participants
1 instructor : 6 participants


Colorado Springs, CO
Berchtesgaden, Germany


$12,200 – for programs occurring before October 6, 2019
$12,500 – for programs occurring after October 6, 2019
S$19,980 SGD*
* Singapore pricing includes 5-day accommodation at the Capella Singapore

  • "It's easy to get caught up in growing responsibilities and forget how important it is to express to people that you care about them and that you are sincerely grateful for their contribution."

    Michael Yackire Chairman, Sierra Pacific Resources
  • "When I went to the Leadership at the Peak program, there was a fair amount of uncertainty in my company, and there were some stark contrasts in the 360-degree feedback I got. It was eye-opening, and the CCL coaches did a good job of helping me put it into context."

    Mary Shapiro Chairperson, US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Every time I did research, I kept coming up with Leadership at the Peak. I liked the emphasis on feedback and coaching, and its references were all excellent. There were 15 in our class, and they were all high level and from all sorts of different businesses. Four were internationals.

    Vince Cera Sr. Vice President, Information Systems & Operations Management, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis