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

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

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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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Additional Offerings

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

We Are Cleveland: Leading for Change, second biennial leadership conference

Presented in partnership with: Meet those who are leading change, roll up your sleeves and dive into the issues alongside them. A full day of workshops to: Give you insight into Cleveland’s civic landscape. Enhance your collaborative leadership skills to maximize your impact. Make connections with other leaders who are passionate about advancing our beloved…

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Leadership Cleveland 40th-anniversary celebration

Leadership Cleveland 40th-anniversary celebration Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrate 40 years of impact, and of course, the best class ever! REGISTER TODAY! > Immersion tours 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Relive your LC experience on a bus tour for behind-the-scenes experiences at unique Cleveland locations. These tours will focus on specific neighborhoods,…

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Recent News

Dr. Alex Johnson recognized

Cuyahoga Community College’s Dr. Alex Johnson (LC 2002) will receive the 2018 Central Regional Chief Executive Award at The Association of Community College Trustees’ 48th Leadership Congress. The event will take place in New York this fall. According to an article in Crain’s Cleveland Business, “Johnson is one of five regional award recipients across theRead More

Dionne Broadus becomes Associate Dean

Dionne Broadus (Stokes CLI 2018, CLI 2017) was named Associate Dean of Development and External Relations at Case Western Reserve University, where she was previously serving as Executive Director of Community and Local Government Relations.

Peter Kageyama to keynote August 16 leadership conference

Expert on cities among presenters on pressing community issues Peter Kageyama, an internationally recognized community development expert and author of “For the Love of Cities” and “Love Where You Live,” will deliver keynote remarks in Cleveland on August 16, 2018, at the Cleveland Leadership Center’s second biennial leadership conference. The “We are Cleveland: Leading forRead 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!