Discover the Leader in You!

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is hosting a Leadership Essentials Program in Charlotte, NC, USA on December 3-4, 2015. This two day program is designed to help leaders of youth serving organizations understand and unlock their leadership potential. The Leadership Essentials Program offers key leadership models and helps individuals identify the essential elements of leader development, the key drivers of effective leadership and ways to maximize their leadership capacity using CCL’s framework for development.

Space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. To register or to learn more about this experience, please contact, Brandi Nicole Johnson at or 336.286.4413.

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Story of the Week from Addis Ababa


Rahel, Kuku, and Birikti facilitated a one and a half day assessment with UWECA, the Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Association. Our Head of Finance, Desalegn, had initiated the relationship seeing opportunity for longer term partnership.

Participants came from different civil society organizations and government ministries. The assessment focused on what women bring to leadership and barriers preventing women from accessing leadership positions. Using CCL’s tool 360 by Design, women assessed what leadership competencies they already enjoy and what leadership competencies they would like to develop.

The evaluation report will be followed by a validation workshop and further capacity building workshops focused on meeting participants’ self-identified leadership needs.

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How do leadership development practices apply to parenting?

Watch this video and learn how a personal family experience provided the catalyst to create a parent workshop.  This parent workshop helped parents assess their own values and consider how they might be more intentional in creating family values with their children.

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Story of the Week from Addis Ababa

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Meet a Change Maker: Marsha Wesley Coleman

“Anytime you spend time concentrating on and focusing on how you want to appear as a leader, I think it helps change you when you go back into your community or organization.”
– Marsha Wesley Coleman

Meet Change Maker Marsha Wesley Coleman, Director of Leadership Training & Development for Friends Services for the Aging (FSA).  FSA is an association of Quaker-affiliated organizations and programs united by their Quaker values and continuing efforts to serve older adults on the basis of Friends’ belief in the dignity of all people.

I had a chance to sit down with Marsha and ask her 3 questions.  “How do you help leaders match their values to Quaker values?”, “How does a person’s life or career change after teaching Quaker values?”, and “What advise would you give your 15-year-old self?”

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Dancing Together in Haiti

 This post submitted by Lyndon Rego.

Leadership Beyond Boundaries recently conducted a series of strategy and leadership retreats for senior teams from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Nigeria, World Vision in Washington, DC, USA and CRS in Haiti.  The above report captures Lyndon Rego’s reflections from his trip to Haiti, a country that has weathered great challenge with grace and resilience.

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YV4P_1Our Young Women’s Leadership and Debate Clubs project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was recently recognized by USAID (US agency for International Development) as one of the Top 5 youth leadership programs worldwide.

In October 2013, The Center for Creative Leadership and Leadership Beyond Boundaries launched six all female Leadership and Debate Clubs to universities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the support of British Embassy – UK in Ethiopia.  The purpose of these Leadership and Debate Clubs was to create a safe, nurturing, dynamic and self-sustaining space in which young women could develop confidence in themselves as individuals and active members of society.

Congratulations to all the mentors, members, universities and the British Embassy for all the hard work and support for RESULTS THAT MATTER!

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