Why CLC events?

Cleveland Leadership Center events are a high-value, low-cost (sometimes, free!) way to take your leadership to the next level no matter your starting point.

Accelerate: Citizens Make Change

Accelerate is a high-energy civic pitch competition held each year in February. This Shark Tank-style event gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea to make Cleveland a better place to live, work, play, and visit. The event provides these individuals with a platform to share their vision with hundreds of community leaders who have connections and resources that could help make them a reality.
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Spark: Grit to Great

Spark is a half-day virtual leadership and innovation experience to cultivate innovative thinking in your civic and professional endeavors. The keynotes and breakout sessions are designed to broaden perspectives, unleash creativity, and teach adaptability to maximize impact. Participants learn new ways of thinking and discover a mindset that unleashes creative ideas and innovative solutions. Spark takes place annually in late summer.
Learn more about Spark >

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks

The Leader Lunch Breaks are free, weekly, noontime, virtual sessions featuring conversations with experts and leaders on relevant and timely topics. Started as a way to connect and inform CLC alumni at the outset of the pandemic, the sessions continue to provide an easy way for participants to stay on top of what’s happening across our region.
See upcoming sessions >   |   View recordings of past sessions >

Check out the CLC calendar for additional events throughout the year.