Center For Creative Leadership

Center For Creative Leadership

I took part with eleven teachers, trainers, and coaches from the US, India, and Caribbean who attended the training to learn a new two-day program titled Leadership Essentials and absorb the CCL way of facilitating leadership development.

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) provides curriculum, tools, and facilitator training for individuals and organizations offering leadership development for underserved populations around the globe. Their work is supported by more than 500 faculty members and staff.  More details at www.ccl.org.  The Center for Creative Leadership 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, educational institution, CCL helps clients worldwide cultivate creative leadership - the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries - through an array of programs, products and other services. Ranked among the world’s top providers of executive education by Business Week and the Financial Times, CCL is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., with campuses in Colorado Springs, Colo.; San Diego, Calif.; Brussels, Belgium; and Singapore.

CCL initiated this train-the-trainer offering to build leadership development capacity at grassroots. The program was informed by extensive engagement with local and international institutions in Africa, Asia, and North America.  CCL recently launched an initiative to make leadership development more accessible and affordable worldwide. As part of this effort, CCL is working More details at www.leadbeyond.org. Self awareness and working with others to make a difference in this world.

 

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Leadership Beyond Boundaries Maps New Terrain

CCL conducted a second GVOL Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB) train-the-trainer (ToT) program at its Greensboro campus in late June/early July 2008.

I took part with eleven teachers, trainers, and coaches from the US, India, and Caribbean who attended the training to learn a new two-day program titled Leadership Essentials and absorb the CCL way of facilitating leadership development. The new trainers then delivered the two-day Essentials program to nearly 60 participants from the local community via 5 concurrent programs the following week. The participants in the ToT program plan to use the Essentials model to provide leadership development to people in nonprofits, government, schools, churches, and prisons. The LBB program is one of a number of CCL initiatives that are designed to make leadership development more affordable and accessible.

·  The Essential Elements of Leadership: Direction, Alignment, Commitment

·  Key drivers of leadership development: Assessment, Challenge, Support

·  The essential role of learning to learn: Going against the grain

·  The importance of Emotional Intelligence

·  Assessing own strengths and developmental needs

The objectives were that by the end of this program we were able to explain and train others the essential concepts of CCL training models. Leadership Through the Arts is the outcome of this training.  With art as a vehicle, we plan to take the leadership training skills I have acquired through CCL to further develop my work with women and children.

“I want to incorporate art with the CCL training as a way of developing and empowering others, especially women and young people,” said Radha.

Throughout my life art has been the avenue for my own personal development and empowerment. As a very young child I remember being awakened each morning by her grandmother long before dawn to take part in the ancient ritual art form called “Kolam”.

The Leadership Through the Arts program intends to enhance the participant’s capacity to be effective and creative leaders in their community. How do individuals creatively work together for one goal? It’s an important question that LTA workshops answers through practice. Artistic collaboration is key to getting a message out to the larger community! Further, the participants will be able to explain and model their learning to others in their community, friends and organizations. This in turn, contributes to their own communities’ capacity to enact the necessary leadership tasks. The participants will learn about:

•           The Essential Elements of Leadership: Direction, Alignment, Commitment

•           Key drivers of leadership development: Assessment, Challenge and Support

•           The essential role of learning to learn: Going Against the Grain

•           The importance of Emotional Intelligence

•           Assessing own strengths and developmental needs