Why CLI?

Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) shows you a Cleveland you have never seen before and expands your network by connecting you to the people, places and projects moving Cleveland forward. It provides a strong foundation for your professional and civic advancements.

Through six, early-morning, two-hour sessions (held at various location throughout downtown Cleveland), you’ll get exclusive insight into what’s going on in the civic community straight from the people directly involved in the civic and corporate infrastructures at the highest level.

What you’ll gain:

  • New, timely insights and knowledge about current topics.
  • A greater understanding of how national/regional circumstances impacting business.
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with top civic and business leaders in small group settings.
  • Personal fulfillment from being more engaged in your community.

$600 For-profit tuition
$350 Nonprofit tuition

  • Spring 2024 Schedule

    Opening Reception
    Thursday, April 18, 2024
    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Session 1
    Friday, April 19, 2024
    8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Session 2
    Friday, April 26, 2024
    8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Session 3
    Friday, May 3, 2024
    8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Session 4
    Friday, May 10, 2024
    8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Session 5
    Friday, May 17, 2024
    8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Session 6 & Closing Reception
    Thursday, May 23, 2024
    4:30-6:30 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The CLI difference

At the end of each cohort, participants indicate their level of agreement with a series of statements before and after the program. The charts below indicate the percentage of participants who agreed or strongly agreed with these specific statements.

I know about Cleveland’s civic assets, issues, and stakeholders.

I have access to opportunities to form relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.

To learn more about CLC’s evaluation process, visit our Impact page.

To learn more about CLI, email Andrew Singer or call (216) 592-2281.