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 systematically, self-awareness, resiliency, and learning agility.

What Do Participants Learn?

As a result of attending this 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?

Mid-to-senior level leaders who lead other managers; operational, group or department managers; or leaders who work up, down and across the organization.


5 Days

Average class size & Faculty/Participants ratio:

24 participants
1 instructor : 12 participants


Greensboro, NC
Colorado Springs, CO
San Diego, CA
Brussels, Belgium

**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.

What Are the Challenges Addressed?

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.

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

What Will the Program Include?

The program has a 3-phased approach:

  • "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)
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