Our dedicated team in the Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) office works to make high-quality leadership development affordable, accessible and scalable to underserved populations worldwide. We started the Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB)™ initiative in 2006 and have already delivered tailored leadership development programs to more than 100 social sector organizations and to over 50,000 individuals from 20 developing countries.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) launched Leadership Beyond Boundaries
(LBB)™, a global initiative to democratize leadership development and unlock human potential in 2006. We have delivered LBB programs to more than 20 developing countries to over 50,000 individuals and more than 100 social sector organizations over the past years.
Through this effort, we are working to make high-quality leadership development affordable, accessible and scalable to all people around the globe. CCL has begun creating low cost leadership development programs, tools, and models that can be offered at the grassroots via NGOs, educational institutions, government agencies, and community organizations.
These methods apply more than four 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.
Meet Our Team
Center for Creative LeadershipAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Programs & Activities
- Customized Solutions for Social Sector
- Youth and Women Leadership
- Leadership Essentials for Grassroots
- Train the Trainer Program
Leadership development is as important to organizations working in the social sector as those in the for-profit sector. Nonprofits tackle critical and complex social issues with limited resources. These external challenges, furthermore, are compounded by challenges that lie within NGOs themselves – promoting empowerment, collaboration, and retention.
Many NGOs have not worked to embed and share leadership within the organization. In many cases, founders or senior leaders hold a tight grip over the day-to-day operations. This is a source of frustration for employees and a key reason for turnover. The lack of training and development is also a factor in the high burnout rates and stagnation present among employees in this sector.
In contrast, we observe that social sector organizations that achieve scale have typically developed leaders at all levels, enabling frontline staff to respond creatively to opportunities and challenges. Through Leadership Beyond Boundaries, CCL is working to enhance leadership capacity in the social sector, working in environments where the need is greatest.
Read more at LeadBeyond.org.
A refrain often heard in our programs for senior executives is the regret that they hadn’t had the experience earlier in life. CCL is working to unlock the potential of young people around the world by collaborating with education and community organizations serving youth to develop leadership tools, toolkits, curriculum, and train-the-trainer programs. We’ve seen first-hand the impact this work can have, from enabling young people to rise to challenges such as the tsunami in Sri Lanka, to helping orphans in Uganda gain confidence, to accelerating the ability of young managers in India to learn from experience, to deepening empathy and purpose for high-potential youth in the US.
Read more at LeadBeyond.org.
Young Women’s Leadership Program
Young Women’s Leadership Program is offered for high school juniors or seniors who are seeking an opportunity for personal development and are willing to commit to an intensive leadership development experience. The curriculum of CCL multi-phase leadership program helps young women address some of the challenges they expect to face as a high school students. more…
The vast majority of the people in the world live in developing countries. Leadership is a lever that can propel organizational effectiveness in emerging markets, as well as unlock the greater potential of those living in poverty. The Center’s efforts in Africa and India are creating local capacity to respond to leadership needs with NGOs, community organizations, educational institutions, and corporations.
Leadership Essentials Program
The Center has created a simplified curriculum titled Leadership Essentials that can be delivered at the grassroots. The program has been delivered to thousands of individuals across the developing world since it was launched in 2008. Leadership Essentials is coupled with a train-the-trainer offering to enable grassroots trainers to learn and practice facilitation skills along with gaining mastery over content. The train-the-trainer program has enabled universities, NGOs, and community organizations in Asia, Africa, and North America to provide high quality leadership development to local populations at low cost.
Read more at LeadBeyond.org.
Through the Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB) initiative CCL is working to make high-quality leadership development affordable and accessible to the people around the globe. CCL has begun creating low cost leadership development programs, tools, and models that can be offered at the grassroots via NGOs, educational institutions, government agencies, and community organizations. 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.
Main LBB initiatives include:
Using insights from these immersions we are now working to prototype and test new, innovative, and sustainable models for leadership development that are inclusive, accessible, and affordable. This work fuses knowledge from the Center with the capabilities of other educational and training entities around the world. The effort thus far spans developing women who work in government in emerging democracies; young leaders in Africa and US inner cities; NGO professionals working on public health issues in Africa and human development in India and Laos; virtual training, coaching and mentoring programs for young professionals; and cross-sectoral dialogue about the importance of grassroots leadership in fragile states and in times of crisis. As we embark on this bold effort, we recognize that we can’t achieve our ambitious goals alone.
Read about all LBB initiatives at LeadBeyond.org.