Why CLI?

Civic Leadership Institute 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, 90-minutes 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.

Tuition is $500, or $350 for nonprofit or government employees.

  • Winter 2019 Schedule

    Opening Reception
    January 31, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:15 P.M.

    Immigration & Migration
    February 1, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Regional Economy
    February 8, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Education
    February 14, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Health & Human Services
    February 22, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Arts & Culture Contributions
    March 1, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Connecting the Dots: Civic Infrastructure & Closing Reception
    March 8, 2019
    4:30 – 6:15 P.M. Session
    6:15 – 7:15 P.M. Reception

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  • Spring 2019 Schedule

    Opening Reception
    April 11, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:15 P.M.

    Immigration & Migration
    April 12, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Regional Economy
    April 18, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Education
    April 26, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Health & Human Services
    May 3, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Arts & Culture Contributions
    May 10, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:15 A.M.

    Connecting the Dots: Civic Infrastructure & Closing Reception
    May 17, 2019
    4:30 – 6:15 P.M. Session
    6:15 – 7:15 P.M. Reception

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In recognition of the legacy of Carl and Louis Stokes, Cleveland Leadership Center and Cuyahoga Community College have created the Stokes Civic Leadership Institute – a 10-month fellowship program that takes participants on a deeper dive into community issue and challenges them to find innovative ways to address them. Learn more >

Have questions, or want more information on Civic Leadership Institute? Email Andrew Singer or call (216) 456-8005.