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

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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

Spark: Grit to Great

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (1375 East Ninth Street, 2nd Floor) Spark 2019 is a half-day leadership symposium on innovation and disruption. Learn to: “Flip” your mindset and look at issues and our community in a whole new light. “Spark” insights and new ideas through this new…

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Recent News

Bruce Hennes honored by Lawdragon

Bruce Hennes (LC 2008) was recently named as one of Lawdragon’s top 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2019 – a world-wide compilation of the very best financiers, recruiters, marketing and communication gurus on whom the legal profession relies. According to the post on Lawdragon’s website, these individuals are, “the most brilliant crisis communicators,Read More

The Innovation Mission: Penny Smith

The Cleveland Leadership Center was proud to partner with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland on The Innovation Mission, a fellowship that supports local experts with groundbreaking ideas to break the cycle of poverty. Since Fall 2017, five fellows have developed their ideas and created programs to implement in Cleveland and potentially scale nationwide.Read More

Multiple alumni make Crain’s Women of Note

Five Cleveland Leadership Center alumni are being honored as Crain’s Cleveland Business‘ 2019 Women of Note, including the Cleveland Foundation Women of Note Legacy Award Winner, Margot James Copeland (LC 1991). In addition to Margot, the follow CLC alumni will be honored at the annual luncheon on July 17: Françoise Adan (LC2 2015, LC 2014)Read More

Our Featured Supporters

The generosity of our top supporters is instrumental in cultivating civic leaders, inspiring them to action and initiating connections and collaborations that lead to positive outcomes for Northeast Ohio. Thank you for your support!