Our Programs

Find the right opportunity to help you grow personally, professionally and civically.

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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(i)Cleveland

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

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Look Up To Cleveland

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 and 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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Additional Offerings

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

LC Holiday Party 2017

Full open bar … hors d’oeuvres … dinosaurs … great friends! Help kick off of LC’s 40th-anniversary year with your colleagues from the best class ever. Open to Leadership Cleveland alumni and their guests. $65 through October 31 $80 beginning November 1 REGISTER NOW >

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(i)Cleveland Winter Edition

Spend a day preparing to launch your career in Cleveland through: Job search enhancement Learn how to polish your personal brand and jump-start your career. Round table lunch Top Cleveland leaders join you for lunch (at your table!) to help you chart your path in CLE. Career showcase Visit with dozens of local organizations (for-profit…

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CLC Open House & Happy Hour

Come learn about opportunities to become a more passionate and connected community leader. Cleveland Leadership Center program alumni and staff will be on hand to help you learn about our suite of programs and events designed to be a stepping stone to fulfilling, meaningful community impact. Join us at Market Garden Brewery any time after…

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Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change

Submit your idea and save the date! Join hundreds of top leaders from across the region to hear innovative, new ideas to make Cleveland a better place and vote for your favorite at the fourth annual Accelerate civic pitch event! Have an idea to improve our community? Submit it before November 30, 2017 for a…

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Recent News

Four LC alumni in Crain’s Class of 2017 C-Suite Honorees

The following LC alumni receive awards at the annual C-Suite Gala on December 7, 2017 “for their contributions, community commitments and outstanding professional performances.” David Gilbert (LC 2001) will receive The Champion Award. Brian Zimmerman (LC 2011, LC2 2012, LC2 2014) will be honored in the Chief Executive Officer category. Amy Brady (LC 2014, CLC BoardRead More

Samantha Peddicord’s vision now a reality

Every year, each participant in Cleveland Bridge Builders makes a vision stand. The Vision Stand calls each class member to present in front of his/her fellow class members and, in ninety seconds or less, speak the vision he/she has for the work he/she wants to do in Greater Cleveland/Northeast Ohio. Last year, Samantha Peddicord (CBB 2017)Read More

Accelerate applications now live

Applications for Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change, presented in partnership with Citizens’ Bank, are open through November 30, 2017. Any individual in Northeast Ohio who has an idea to improve the community can submit an application. Twenty-five, five presenters in five categories, will be selected to pitch their idea at the event. The winner of each category winsRead 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!