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Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College (LDI) & Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)


Collaborating for Your Individual, Team and Organizational Success

Organizations require innovative and meaningful ways of meeting the leadership challenges of today’s fast-paced, high-pressure business environment. Individuals and teams must be prepared to meet these challenges in order to succeed and position themselves and their organizations for continuing success.

LDI offers custom approaches and techniques for building leadership capability, fostering team development and supporting positive change.  We focus on issues of particular importance to our clients and work in concert with them to provide tools, processes and programs that enable participants to leverage their strengths and develop opportunities for improvement.

Drawing on Strengths

Our custom programs are designed in collaboration with our clients and reflect the organization’s unique needs and circumstances. They also share a number of key characteristics we have found to be valuable in addressing leadership and team development needs. These include

  • Personalized attention Our faculty and staff provide the individual attention and care that fosters learning and development.
  • Safe environment A safe, confidential environment is created for candid sharing among participants and for trying out new behaviors and approaches that are critical to improvement.
  • Assessment and feedback Individual and 360-degree feedback provide the opportunity for a deeper understanding of strengths, preferences and developmental opportunities.
  • Experiential learning Team and group activities offer participants a venue for applying new techniques and learning from one another.
  • Application and transfer Participants integrate lessons through facilitated debriefs of experiential learning activities, personal reflection, group discussions and the creation of team and individual goals and action plans.

“I started working with my coach in a small group as part of an LDI custom program sponsored by my employer and continued a one-on-one relationship through the Leadership Development Program (LDP). The sessions with my coach are invaluable, and I look forward to each one. She truly understands me and my work environment better than I do myself. Plus, she challenges me to improve in all areas of my life, including mental resilience, health & wellness, and professional development.”

Steven Granese
Managing Director, Transform Practice

Flexibility and Innovation

LDI custom programs range from focused day-long interventions to multi-tiered, multi-session initiatives that may last months or years. Regardless of the length or complexity of the program, the key to our success is partnering with clients in creating and delivering innovative ways to address leadership and team challenges.

“I have worked with LDI at Eckerd College for over 20 years. They have provided a variety of team building programs for my nuclear power plant project teams in the Southeastern U.S., as well as other project teams domestically and internationally. The sessions are relevant, fresh and capture participants’ attention through experiential activities combined with learning about team dynamics. My teams have worked seamlessly afterwards with amazing results. The participants say it was the best training they’ve ever experienced.”

Fred Hughes
Deputy Site Project Director, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC
Former Vice President, Westinghouse Electric Company

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2018 Financial Times Executive Education Survey Top 10

For the 17th year in a row, the Financial Times ranks CCL as one of the world’s Top 10 executive education providers in the 2018 survey of executive education! CCL remains the only institution among 85 in the survey focused exclusively on leadership development.

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