Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®)
Business School

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®)

A top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society.

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®)

Established 1970

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The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels.

Ranked among the world's Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the Top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; Gurgaon, India; and Shanghai, China.


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

Global Capabilities

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 
 - Singapore

Other locations: 

 · 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.




Tel : +32 2 679 09 10


The CCL Advantage

Innovation. Integration. Impact.

CCL's customized services allow organizations to develop the leadership competencies and culture needed to meet specific challenges and business realities. For each client, our approach is consistent but the outcome is one of a kind. Whether developing talent, culture or the leadership strategy that delivers on your business strategy, CCL can meet you where you are and help take you where you want to go. Our custom initiatives enable your organization to:

  • Engage in a dynamic process of building and extending leadership capacity throughout your organization.
  • Tailor a solution specific to your unique strategies, cultures, people and business challenges.
  • Address individual and organizational leadership development needs simultaneously while establishing systematic, integrated leadership development practices within the organization.
  • Build a collaborative relationship. Clients often build on the experience and results of initial programs by engaging CCL in multi-phase, multi-year, intensive solutions.
  • Leverage CCL's unique approach to developing leadership at all levels of your organization.


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