Together, We Lift the Leaders Who Lift the World

Since 1970, CCL’s mission is to improve the understanding, practice, and development of leadership at all levels for the benefit of society worldwide. Our passion and our mission is to make the world a better place through more effective leaders and leadership.

CCL’s Societal Advancement group works with individuals, organizations, philanthropists, and communities around the world that share our sense of purpose and unwavering passion to improve the human condition. As a nonprofit organization, we are driven to help you achieve your goals.

Guided by Purpose. Fueled by Passion.

We work with individuals and organizations worldwide who believe leadership development is an investment that helps create sustainable change.

By enhancing the leadership capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities, you have the opportunity to create systemic and sustainable social change.

The benefits of effective leadership do not end when the program is over. Growth and development continue to resonate and expand outward, affecting not only the individuals in the program, but also each of the lives they touch and change as a result.


Invest in Leadership Development — Invest in Sustainable Change

We’re in our fifth decade of providing transformative leadership development. It is our passion and sole focus. Each year, we help more than 30,000 people worldwide become more effective leaders. Learn more about how you can make a difference by investing in leadership.

In partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Center for Creative Leadership is proud to launch the WKKF Community Leadership Network

WKKF Community Leadership Network is an innovative fellowship program for local leaders to connect, grow and lead transformational change on behalf of children, families and communities. The program is critical to nurturing local leaders and building strong, connected networks that can address today’s challenges and create equity at the local, state, tribal, regional and national levels.

We’re excited to announce Class Two of the WKKF Community Leadership Network: a dynamic and diverse group of 80 fellows who are dedicated to working within their communities to build better futures for children and families. To learn more and meet the fellows, please visit

Make a World of Difference

5 Focus Areas to Make a World of Difference

At CCL, we focus our societal advancement efforts on five areas in the Americas where leadership has the most potential to improve lives and create lasting change.

K–12 Education: Equipping and enabling leaders at every level of K–12 schools and systems

Population Health: Creating a healthier society

Nonprofit: Amplifying nonprofit impact through strong leadership

Higher Education: Improving the workforce by enhancing the performance of colleges and universities

Foundations: We’re partnering with foundations to increase access to top-notch professional development to build leadership capacity.

CCL is here to help your organization grow your leadership pipeline!

This training opened me up to a whole new world, stretched my vision and mind … and ignited my passion for leadership development.

– Bancy Kubutha

Program Administrator,
ERMIS Africa

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