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

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

Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2020 named

Program’s 20th anniversary to be celebrated in 2020 The Cleveland Leadership Center has named a diverse mix of nonprofit, for-profit and public sector leaders as the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2020. They will become the 20th class to participate in the highly selective 10-month leadership program. Cleveland Bridge Builders prepares mid-career professionals of allRead More

Never, Ever Give Up

Never, Ever Give Up Allison Meyer 2019 Finalist Authentic Cleveland Experiences category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Honoring Cleveland’s perseverance by allowing people to share and motivate others to never, ever give up with a wall of handwritten stories, answering the question: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? July 16,Read More

CLC Board elects new members, welcomes Council members

The Cleveland Leadership Center Board of Trustees elected new members at its annual meeting on June 26, 2019. The Board also welcomed new members of the CLC Leadership Council. The meeting, host by Squire Patton Boggs in Key Tower, was followed by a reception to welcome new leaders to Cleveland. The Board elected the followingRead More

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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!