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Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College (LDI) & Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Margaret Cooley, M.A.

Margaret Cooley, M.A.

Senior Faculty and Director, Leadership Development Institute

Margaret Cooley is the Director of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) and has been a senior faculty member since 1986. She oversees the open-enrollment programs including the Leadership Development Program (LDP)®, Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (MLP), Mastering Conflict Dynamics (MCD) and Lasting Leadership (LLP). With extensive experience in organizational consulting and seminar design, Margaret has special interests in conflict resolution, leadership and gender, emotional intelligence and the assessment of factors associated with executive success. She has coached hundreds of mid-level to C-suite executives from prestigious organizations and has conducted countless high-impact, interactive training events aimed at improving leadership effectiveness, enhancing self-awareness and building high-performance teams. Margaret received her degrees from Rhodes College and the University of Chicago.

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.