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

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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

Leader Line Inspirations

Leader Lines is a series of short videos featuring local leaders sharing thoughts on leadership, tips to navigate the new normal, and nuggets of inspiration. Jeff Patterson > (LC 2010), CEO & Safety Director, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority June Ryan > (LC2 2018, LC 2017), Rear Admiral (retired), U.S. Coast Guard Mike Benz > (ALI…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Susan Fuehrer and James Misak, MD

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 Susan Fuehrer (ALI 2020, LC 2008), President, Institute for H.O.P.E.TM James Misak MD (LC 2020), Medical Director, Institute for H.O.P.E.TM Health Happens…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Bernadette Kerrigan

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 Bernadette Kerrigan (LC 2008), Executive Director, First Year Cleveland Understanding infant mortality in Cleveland and the work of First Year Cleveland REGISTER…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Andrés González

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 Andrés González (LC 2013), Chief of Police, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CMHA police department and the community Chief González will discuss…

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Recent News

Three alumni make Crain’s 2020 Women of Note

Three Cleveland Leadership Center alumni will be honored by Crain’s Cleveland at their 2020 Women of Note Awards ceremony which will take place virtually on July 22. They will be honored for their dedication and achievements that enrich Northeast Ohio, its institutions and its people. Nancy Mendez (LC 2020, CLI 2017) Susanna Krey (LC2 2013,Read More

COVID-19 Crisis: Resources for those in need

The COVID-19 crisis has had far reaching impact already. Below is a list of places for individuals and organizations to find resources to help them through these difficult times. If you have resources to add to the list, please email Michelle Kane. State of Ohio Resource listing > Resources for Individuals AreaTemps > City ClubRead More

COVID-19 Crisis: Ways to Give Back

Cleveland Leadership Center alumni: You have been equipped with the knowledge and skills that our community needs right now and your leadership is more important than ever. If you have opportunities to give back, you can directly post them >. You can find ways to give back locally by logging in to your MyCLC accountRead More

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