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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

**Special Edition** Captovation: Online Presentations by Design

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 12:00-1:00 p.m. Zoom Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Boler College of Business, John Carroll University Maria Soriano Young, Writing Center Director and…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Kevin Clayton

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 Clayton, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Cleveland Cavaliers Organizational Diversity and Inclusion How can you advance diversity and inclusion…

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CLC Open House

Invest in your development! Come learn about opportunities to become a more passionate and connected community leader. Cleveland Leadership Center offers a suite of programs and events, each designed to be a stepping stone to fulfilling, meaningful community impact. Chat with program alumni and staff to help you discover which program is right for you….

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Kristi Horner and Jenny Woodworth

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-12:45 p.m. Zoom This is the rescheduled date for the January 19 session which was disrupted during the Zoom outage.  Kristi Horner, Founder and Executive…

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Recent News

Remembering former LC Director and LookUp founder Judy Ruggie

Former Leadership Cleveland Director (1983-1992) and Look Up To Cleveland Founder, Judy Ruggie, 83, passed away at her home in Montana on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The full obituary as published in The Plain Dealer from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2021: “Mover and Shaker Judith Marie Ruggie, 83, died peacefully at her home inRead More

Anti-Racism Resources 1/14/2021

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 is typically published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Article: “Not a Racist? Then Let’s Be Better Antiracist” by Deborah Plummer (LC 2007) Article: “If You’re ChoosingRead More

Accelerate 2021 presenters announced!

Weeklong virtual event culminates February 25, 2021 Individuals with creative visions to improve lives in Greater Cleveland will pitch their ideas virtually at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change the week of February 21, 2021. The seventh annual civic pitch competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens, begins Monday, February 22, 2021, andRead More

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