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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Advanced Leadership Institute & Customized Programs

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

Accelerate application workshop

Craft your best Accelerate application with a little free help from community leaders. Cleveland Leadership Center’s Legacy Leaders are hosting an application workshop where they’ll give you advice and feedback to make your application stronger. Anyone interested in applying to Accelerate should attend! This session is free but registration is required. November 20, 2019¬† 6:00-7:30…

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Leadership Cleveland Holiday Party 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114) $80 per person Open bar + hors d’oeuvres Open to LC alumni + guests Questions? Email Nicole Boyd or call (216) 592-2289. REGISTER >

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Accelerate: Citizens Make Change

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 Global Center for Health Innovation (1 St. Clair Avenue, NE, Cleveland, OH 44114) Accelerate is a pitch competition which gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea to make the region a better place. Applications are open now through 9:00 a.m. on December…

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Recent News

7 CLC alumni to receive Crain’s C-Suite Awards

Seven Leadership Cleveland alumni will be honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business on December 5 at their annual C-Suite Awards event.¬†They are: Champions Sari Feldman (LC ’04) Randell McShepard (LC ’03) Bernie Moreno (LC -07) CEO Eric Gordon (LC ’13) Gina Vernaci (LC ’11) CFO John Sideras (LC ’06) CIO Brenda Kirk (LC ’10) See theRead More

Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 2 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve Northeast Ohio can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) in partnership with Citizens Bank, providesRead More

Four CLC alumni honored by Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine recently announced their 2019 Community Leader of the Year and Business Hall of Fame honorees. 2019 Community Leader of the Year: Stamy Paul (LC ’20) Felton Thomas (LC ’10) 2019 Business Hall of Fame: David Gilbert (LC ’01) Bernie Moreno (LC ’07) See the full list >

Our Featured Supporters

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