Our Programs

Find the right opportunity to help you grow personally, professionally and civically.

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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A collection of offerings that create an awareness of Cleveland's opportunities, including a summer program for interns, a one-day career and networking event, and a 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

A six-session civic education series that gives adults of all ages and 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

Brown bag lunch with the Cleveland Metroparks

Brian Zimmerman and Debbie Berry will chat with attendees about 100 years of the Cleveland Metroparks and what’s next. Open to CLC Members. Are you a graduate of a CLC program but not a Member? Join today to get access to the Brown Bag series, as well as other Member perks. The event is free, but registration is…

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CLC Programming Breakfast

Learn how you and your colleagues can take part in transformative experiences that lead to community impact through leadership programs such as Civic Leadership Institute, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Leadership Cleveland and more. CLC program alumni will share their experiences and enthusiasm for CLE and CLC in a casual conversation over a light breakfast, with time…

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LC Holiday Party 2017

Full open bar … hors d’oeuvres … dinosaurs … great friends! Help kick off of LC’s 40th-anniversary year with your colleagues from the best class ever. Open to Leadership Cleveland alumni and their guests. $65 through October 31 $80 beginning November 1 REGISTER NOW >

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(i)Cleveland Winter Edition

Spend a day preparing to launch your career in Cleveland through: Job search enhancement Learn how to polish your personal brand and jump-start your career. Round table lunch Top Cleveland leaders join you for lunch (at your table!) to help you chart your path in CLE. Career showcase Visit with dozens of local organizations (for-profit…

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Recent News

We’re hiring!

Cleveland Leadership Center is looking for its next Director of (i)Cleveland and College Programs. This position is responsible for the successful execution of the (i)Cleveland program, as well as developing and piloting programs and services for college students that will deliver civic education, develop civic leadership capacity, and expand civic participation in Greater Cleveland. The DirectorRead More

Thom Fladung named Communicator of The Year

Thom Fladung (LC 2013, LC2 2014) was recently named 2017 Communicator of The Year by the International Association of Business Communicators Northeast Ohio. Thom is a vice-president for Hennes Communications, one of the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis management and crisis communications. He advises some of Greater Cleveland’s largest companies, agenciesRead More

Accelerate 2017’s Shayla Ivezzy a part of Thea Bowman Center program

Shayla Ivezzy (LookUp 2009) pitched her idea to help students in under-served areas with professional attire and services to prepare them for successful futures. To that end, she has partnered with the Thea Bowman Center and is creating workshops for their six-week college and career readiness series.

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!