Our Programs

Find the right opportunity to help you grow personally, professionally and civically. Not sure which program is right for you? Visit the Key Programs page.

Leadership Cleveland

Leadership development and civic education that deeply immerses senior-level leaders in community issues and empowers them with knowledge, skills and relationships to advance their community impact.

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LC2 Fellows

A hands-on, outcome-driven civic project that facilitates long-term sustainable change in Cleveland by addressing an opportunity or compelling issue in the community. LC2 is open to all Leadership Cleveland alumni.

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Cleveland Bridge Builders

Leadership and civic education that prepares mid-career leaders for meaningful, fulfilling and impactful civic engagement through relationship building, collaboration and hands-on learning.

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OnBoard Cleveland

Leadership development and civic immersion for early-career professionals that enhances communication skills, creates an awareness of the civic realm and equips participants to make a difference in their workplace and the community.

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Campus Cleveland

A collection of offerings that create an awareness of Cleveland's opportunities for college students, including a summer program for interns, a one-day career and networking event, and week-long customized experiences during school breaks.

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Look Up To Cleveland

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Civic education and leadership development that teaches high school students about their community, local social and economic issues, and helps them appreciate diversity.

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Civic Leadership Institute

A six-session civic education series that gives adults of all ages an understanding of Cleveland's civic landscape and highlights ways to get involved. Participants learn about the latest developments and connect with the people driving change in NEO.

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Advanced Leadership Institute & Customized Programs

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Customized civic education programs and events, created in response to community requests, that provide civic education and immersion experiences.

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Featured Events

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Dr. John Grabowski

SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY SERIES The second session of a special three-part series recognizing the contributions and challenges of Black Americans across the years and how that has shaped our community today. The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Todd M. Michney, Ph.D.

SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY SERIES The third and final session of a special three-part series recognizing the contributions and challenges of Black Americans across the years and how that has shaped our community today. The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move…

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Leadership Cleveland Holiday in July

We’re once again hosting a collection of simultaneous, socially-distant, outdoor fundraising Holiday in July celebrations for Leadership Cleveland alumni! HOW IT WORKS… CLC will provide the food from Chef Doug Katz (LC 2019) and Ohio City Pizzeria – John Litten (LC 2020, CBB 2014). Hosts will provide the space and decide if they will provide…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Stamy Paul

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:30 p.m. Zoom Stamy Paul (LC 2020), Founder & President, Graffiti HeArt Improving lives and communities through art Graffiti HeArt elevates the work of local…

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Recent News

New CLC Board, Council members chosen

Leadership Council and Akers Award recipients recognized The Cleveland Leadership Center Board of Trustees welcomed new members at its annual meeting on June 25, 2021. Board Chair Richard “Rick” Fedorovich, CPA, Managing Partner and CEO of Bober Markey Fedorovich, also welcomed new members of the CLC Leadership Council and David J. Akers Leadership Award recipients,Read More

Dr. Boutros honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

Dr. Akram Boutros (LC 2015) was recently named as one of Modern Healthcare‘s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The award, “honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.” According to the article feature, “”BoutrosRead More

Two alumni make Crain’s 20 in their Twenties list

Two CLC alumni, Bradley Ouambo (OBC 2021) and Ryan Sowers (CLI 2020), were recently named as part of the Crain’s 20 in their Twenties – a recognition of emerging leaders who are making a difference and blazing a trail. The 2021 Class is touted by Crain’s as, “hardworking, engaged, innovative, forward-thinking, altruistic and proactive.” SeeRead More

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