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

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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

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

2020 Election

A DUTY & A PRIVILEGE Have a say in the future of our city, our region, and our nation – vote in the November 3, 2020 election. Also, the need for poll workers is great this year and according to the Ohio Secretary of State, “one of the biggest challenges,” for the fall election this…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: George Rodrigue

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 George Rodrigue (LC2 2017, LC 2016), Editor at Large, Advance Local Politics, elections, and the media The media plays a critical role…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Dr. David Cohen

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 Dr. David Cohen, Interim Director of the Bliss Institute at University of Akron, Professor of Political Science The 2020 Election: What now?…

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*SPECIAL EDITION* The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Mauro F. Guillén

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 12:30-1:30 p.m. Zoom Mauro F. Guillén, Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School 2030 – The coming changes and how to prepare In his…

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Recent News

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

Phyllis “Seven” Harris appointed to the Cuyahoga County Citizens Advisory Council on Equity

Phyllis “Seven” Harris (LC2 2020, LC 2019) was recently appointed to serve on the Citizens Advisory Council on Equity, and advisory group born out of Cuyahoga County’s resolution that declared racism a public health issue. The group is tasked with reviewing and providing recommendations to reduce the disparity between Black and White people when itRead More

Anti-Racism Resources 10/22/2020

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. Video: “Race the Power of an Illusion” California Newsreel Article: “Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer Won’t Fix YourRead More

Our Featured Supporters

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!