The longest-running program of its kind in the world, the Leadership Development Program (LDP)® is designed for leaders of managers…managers in the middle. It is built around 6 factors vital to the success of managers: influence, communication, thinking and acting systemically, self-awareness, resiliency, and learning agility.

What Will I Learn at the Leadership Development Program?

As a result of attending this leadership development training program, participants will acquire the ability to:

  • Bridge the gap between senior management & the front line.
  • Lead  across organizational or geographical boundaries.
  • Learn the art of collaboration.
  • Solve complicated problems & take wise action in complex, rapidly changing conditions.
  • Manage stress, build resiliency & leverage multiple life roles.
  • Build a  network of supportive leaders to continue development.

Who Should Attend This Leadership Development Training?

Mid-to-senior level leaders who lead other managers; operational, group or department managers; or leaders who work up, down and across the organization should attend this leadership development training program.

Challenges Addressed in the Leadership Development Program (LDP)®”

The Center understands that challenges such as these are faced by today’s mid-to-senior level leaders:

  • Getting the top & the bottom of the hierarchy to work together.
  • Collaborating across the organization –  across the globe.
  • Maintaining resiliency while handling uncertainty, solving problems &  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.

Why Choose CCL’s Leadership Development Program?

  •  Intense, personalized feedback using a variety of validated assessment tools as well as post-program assessment & coaching to ensure continued  development.
  • Positive changes in behavior related to negotiation, influence, communication & greater self-awareness.*
  • Research-based content continually evolving to focus on the issues that matter most in today’s global frontier.
  • Offered globally over 100 times a year.
  • Chosen by 50,000+ leaders over the course of 4 decades.
  • Ongoing support through exclusive alumni community. Learn more.

*reported by 84% and 88% of leaders, respectively, in CCL analysis  of >1,000 LDP alums


5 Days

Average class size & Faculty/Participants ratio:

24 participants
1 instructor : 12 participants


Virtual Option: The Effective Leader
Greensboro, NC
Colorado Springs, CO
San Diego, CA
Washington, DC
Brussels, Belgium
Cascais, Portugal
Shanghai, China

We also offer the Leadership Development Program for federal government employees. Learn more.

**Scale-up option for companies wishing to send multiple managers or run a full LDP on-site. Additional program locations are offered through network associates.


6,900€ *

*excludes VAT- Brussels, Belgium.

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What Participants Say About Leadership Development Program (LDP)®:

would recommend this program to a colleague

say they are better prepared for future responsibilities

say this program was worth the time & effort

  • "Our small-group coach was extremely effective in striking the right balance between making us comfortable using new tools while pushing us to go outside our comfort zone. My CCL coach helped me see what tools I could apply at work and where I could be most effective. Most people in my group had never received a "real" coaching session before. You could see the impact almost immediately."

    Soren Jensen Director of Engineering and Software Product Management for American Power Conversion Corp., Denmark
  • "Knowing more about myself — compared with the way other people see me — is making me a well-rounded person and better equipped to lead."

    Hermien Uys Legal Counsel, DeBeers Group (South Africa)
  • "The entire week is set up to allow for tremendous self awareness in a non threatening environment. Framework of the program is positive, with an emphasis on improving what you do well already. There is something that will resonate with everyone while you look inside yourself."

    Zach Rutledge Associate Director, Events & Programming of Student Activity Center and Venue Management, UNC Charlotte
  • "LDP managed to take some very complex and data-intensive management practices and apply them in a relevant and hands-on way. I felt that the program highlight both areas of strength and areas to build on based on real data and insights which one may never otherwise come to the fore."

    Peter J. Fever VP of Information Technology for Wellington Management Company LLP
  • "LDP program is very help for my leadership development and it help me to build up the vision and competency about leadership. Based on model of DAC ( Direction, Alignment and Commitment) and SBI ( Situation, Behaviors, and Impact) and other practice, I find best way to communication with my staff and my boss. The LDP training also help me to have good understanding on health of organization and long-term development of employees. I share the leadership knowledge body of CCL with my colleagues and they are very excite to practice it at work and personal life. I would like thanks Mr. Rick Thompson who recommend me to attend CCL's program and my boss who approve me for this training."

    Alan Bai Chief Representative, China for Institute of Management Accountants
  • "…With an inner focus we probed business and management situations to see how each of us could keep perspective, calm and positive interaction amidst business chaos or personal conflict.  The goal seemed to be individual growth and realization which would serve us in life both at home and at work - truly a world class experience."

    P.J. Leadership Development Program, San Diego, CA, January 2019
  • "The opportunity to meet and learn with others from different sectors allowed me to see that some of the challenges facing today's leaders goes beyond any one group. The material and presentations are fast paced, interesting and detailed. The breakout sessions gave time to reflect and apply what we learned."

    J.F. Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, Greensboro, NC, May 2018

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