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

Applications Open

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

Leader Line: Daily Inspirations

Every day, Monday through Friday, we’ll be adding a new, short video featuring local leaders sharing thoughts on leadership, tips to navigate the new normal, and nuggets of inspiration. Monday, April 6: Jim Newbrough (LC 2019) CEO, Menorah Park Friday, April 3: Eric Gordon > (LC 2013) Chief Executive Officer, CMSD Thursday, April 2: Chris Alvarado > (LC…

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The Way Forward: Virtual Leadership

A 45-minute online (via Zoom) workshop facilitated by Dr. Scott Allen, Boler College of Business, John Carroll University. Leading teams and organizations remotely is a new and evolving skill. How do we connect, inspire, and engage when our workforce is remote? There are unique and interesting challenges for a leader faced with moving the work forward…

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Connecting through Conversation

Every Thursday, we’ll share a video, article, or podcast with a valuable message on leadership, civic and social issues, and other relevant topics. The following Monday at noon, anyone interested in diving into the topic can join us for highly interactive, small-group discussions (via Zoom) moderated by CLC staff. Watch/listen/read the content and then register…

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The Way Forward: Caring for Our Own: Leading Staff in a Time of Uncertainty

A 45-minute online (via Zoom) workshop facilitated by Dr. Scott Allen, Boler College of Business, John Carroll University, and Jessica Allen, nonprofit consultant. Nonprofit leaders are used to a bit of uncertainty – but what happens when we can’t tell our staff that everything is going to be alright? How do we take care ourselves and…

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Recent News

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. State of Ohio Resource listing > Resources for Individuals AreaTemps > Cleveland Pandemic Response > Courage to Caregivers > FreshWater Cleveland > HFLA of Northeast OhioRead 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. You can find ways to give back locally by logging in to your MyCLC account and selecting the Civic Opportunities link from the menu on the left. PleaseRead More

COVID-19 Crisis: Help expand these lists

Help us grow our collection of Resources for Those in Need as well as the Ways to Give Back listing! Resources for Those in Need Please email Michelle Kane with links to resources to help those affected (individuals and organizations) by the COVID-19 crisis. Ways to Give Back Nonprofits and community organizations (and anyone elseRead 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!