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We’re in our fifth decade of providing transformational leadership development. It is our passion and sole focus.

Each year, we help more than 30,000 people worldwide become more effective leaders. Our programs, products, and services bring about tremendous impact in thousands of organizations and communities, and the Financial Times consistently honors us as a Top 10 provider of worldwide executive education.

As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization, we believe our work should:

  • Be affordable and accessible to social sector leaders, from adults to young people
  • Support local and global communities
  • Incorporate solutions that are both proven and cutting-edge
  • Be delivered in a supportive environment that promotes equity, diversity, inclusion, and continuous learning
  • Involve partners that can help expand our reach and further our mission of improving the lives of as many people as possible
As a top provider of leadership education,

we believe leadership is a critical lever in creating meaningful, systemic, and sustainable social change. Let’s work collaboratively and purposefully to bring this change to where it is needed most.

Bonnie Johnson-Aten
I am at a point in my career where my role has shifted and I need to think about supporting principals in a new way. My experience at CCL with the Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative was very timely and helped me think about a reset as an educator. I’m excited about this opportunity for continued growth!

Susan Apold
As a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, I had the honor of working with the Center for Creative Leadership. I am doctorally prepared clinician, writer, and academician for 30 years and the Center for Creative Leadership transformed my life. The program has identified the core of exceptional leadership practices. Because of their inspirational approach to leadership education, I am a more open human being: open to possibility, open to the potential of all people, open to the reality that I am always moving forward, evolving, contributing, and making my profession and my world a better place.

Susan Apold, PhD, ANP-BC,GNP, FAAN, FAANP, Clinical Professor of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow Alumna
Yoo-Jin Hong
My experience with the CCL American Express Leadership Academy was truly transformational. I came back to my work rejuvenated and re-inspired to make a difference. The new insight and knowledge, as well as the amazing support network I gained, will be invaluable in my continued growth as a leader.

Yoo-Jin Hong, Director of Learning and Leadership Programs, American Express Leadership Academy Alumna
Paul LeBlanc
In just over a year of work together, CCL has given us a theoretical framework for dramatically rethinking our organization and how we get the work done, as well as the tools and strategies for translating that framework into action. They do not have a ‘canned’ approach. They know us and our challenges, tailor their programming, and shift as we need them to with speed and consistently high quality of delivery. The gold standard for executive education and professional development.

Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University

Transforming the World, One Leader at a Time

This #GivingTuesday Give the Gift of Leadership Development

This #GivingTuesday Give the Gift of Leadership Development

CCL was founded on the belief that leadership can change the world. We care deeply about advancing social interests and improving the human condition.

Celebrating 10 Years of Societal Advancement Initiatives

Celebrating 10 Years of Societal Advancement Initiatives

We’ve developed toolkits, focused on children, partnered with universities, worked with government agencies and nonprofits, and touched lives.

10 Ways that the CCL Community is Working to Give Back

10 Ways the CCL Community is Working to Give Back

At the Center for Creative Leadership, increasing our impact in the social sector and improving wider societal conditions are central to our mission.

A look at some of the many CCL partners helping change the face of leadership:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Golden LEAF Foundation
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

CCL’s mission is to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. The Center for Creative Leadership is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization directed by a distinguished Board of Governors.