The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research. Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit organization, CCL helps clients around the world cultivate creative leadership—the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries.
The Center for Creative Leadership’s EMEA operation, headquartered in Brussels, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010 as a key provider of leadership development solutions attuned to the needs of individuals and organizations working in the international arena. CCL ranks No. 6 overall in the 2012 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education released on May 14, 2012, the second straight year it has earned that spot. CCL has earned a Top 10 ranking in the survey for 11 consecutive years — and remains the only institution among 50 in the survey that specializes in leadership education and research.
Our mission is to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.
The Center for Creative Leadership offers a dynamic portfolio of 14 different Open-enrollment Programs that ranked in the Top 10 worldwide from Financial Times. CCL also provides a wide array of Customized Organizational Solutions, Assessment Instruments and Feedback Services, Leadership Coaching, publications and online resources.
We offer leadership solutions to a worldwide audience from CCL campuses and Network Associate locations across the Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA); Russia and across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Since 2007, we have developed leaders from more than 120 countries.
International CCL Campuses:
- Brussels, Belgium
- Moscow, Russia
- Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
- Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
- San Diego, California, USA
· Johannesburg, South Africa
· Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
· Pune, India
In addition to English, the majority of our associates in EMEA are fluent in at least one other major European language, including French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, and Russian. We also have associates who speak major African languages.
CCL annually serves more than 20,000 individuals and 2,000 organizations including more than 80 of the Fortune 100 companies across the public, private, nonprofit and education sectors. Last year alone, we funded 255 scholarships at a value of more than $1 million for leaders of nonprofit organizations to attend CCL educational programs. In addition, our knowledge was disseminated to nearly two million people through CCL publications.
CCL EMEA offers one of the most culturally diverse working places with a team of more than 60 staff members with 24 different nationalities from four different continents.
Supporting the CCL EMEA staff, there are more than 170 associate feedback coaches and faculty.
Globally, CCL employs nearly 600 faculty and staff on five campuses in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and maintains relationships with approximately 500 adjunct faculty members worldwide.
CCL employs a talented team of research scientists, faculty and staff that brings a wealth of knowledge to our work on leadership education and research.
Our researchers have advanced degrees in the behavioral and social sciences, grounding their work in a vast and varied store of knowledge. What we discover in our research becomes part of our leadership programs and assessment tools - and ultimately makes a lasting impact on your leadership skills.
With projects underway across the globe, CCL is working to understand your challenges and find cutting-edge solutions. To learn more about our ongoing and most current projects, please visit our list of research topics.
Since 1970, nearly 500,000 leaders have graduated from a CCL program.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) offers what no one else can: an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere. We equip clients around the world with the skills and insight to achieve more than they thought possible through creative leadership.