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

Registration open

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

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

Now Enrolling

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

Applications Open

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: Natalie Leek

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 Natalie Leek (LC 2010), President and CEO, Providence House Providence House: Pivoting in a Pandemic Hear how Providence House has innovated and…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Jowan Smith

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 Jowan Smith, Accelerate 2020 Winner and 2017 Finalist Chief Executive Officer, 1,000 Ties + Post-Secondary Education Consultant and Motivational Speaker Empowering urban…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Elizabeth McIntyre

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 Elizabeth McIntyre (LC 2006), Publisher & Editor, Crain’s Cleveland Business Covering community issues Hear Elizabeth’s thoughts on the pressing community issues we…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Kevin Moore

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 Kevin Moore (LC 2009), Managing Director, Cleveland Playhouse The Pandemic and the Arts Hear how the pandemic is affecting the Cleveland Playhouse…

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Recent News

Anti-Racism Resources 6/25/2020

A short, digestible list of resources to guide you on your journey of understanding and involvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. A new list will be published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. • Article: “Black Lives Matter, Now What?” by Erica Merritt • Video (or podcast): “America’s Crisis: Are WeRead More

CLC Board elects new Chair, members

Leadership Council and Akers Award recipients recognized The Cleveland Leadership Center Board of Trustees elected Richard “Rick” Fedorovich, CPA, Managing Partner and CEO of Bober Markey Fedorovich, as Board Chair at its annual meeting on June 17, 2020. The Board also welcomed new members of the CLC Leadership Council and David J. Akers Leadership AwardRead More

Pledge For Cleveland

We at the Cleveland Leadership Center have joined forces with The City Club of Cleveland, Global Cleveland, Business Volunteers Unlimited, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and Engage! Cleveland to address racism and inequity in Greater Cleveland. In our Collective Commitment to Cleveland announcement, we called on community members to pledge to promote equity and inclusionRead 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!