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




For the third year in a row, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranks No. 4 overall in the Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education, published in May 2016. Of the more than 85 institutions ranked by the Financial Times, CCL remains the only one focused exclusively on leadership development.

Additionally, the 2016 Financial Times rated CCL No. 6 globally for Open-Enrollment programs and No. 7 for Custom programs.  The survey goes further to rate the programs in 10 sub-categories.

In Open Enrollment, CCL ranked in the Top 10 in eight categories:

  • Preparation;
  • Course Design;
  • Teaching Methods & Materials;
  • Faculty;
  • New Skills & Learning;
  • Food & Accommodations;
  • Aims Achieved; and
  • Facilities.

In Custom, CCL also placed in the Top 10 in eight categories:

  • Preparation;
  • Program Design;
  • Teaching Methods and Materials;
  • New Skills & Learning;
  • Follow-Up;
  • Aims Achieved;
  • Facilities; and
  • Future Use.

The Financial Times executive education rankings are based on direct feedback from organizational and individual clients who rated leading executive education providers, such as Harvard, Wharton, IMD and Insead, for quality and impact.

CCL has earned a Top 10 ranking in the survey for 15 consecutive years.

“This survey features a highly competitive field, and CCL’s continued success reflects the results we deliver for the many individuals and organizations we are privileged to serve,” said CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan. “Clients throughout the world entrust us with their leadership journeys, and we are very grateful for the partnership.”

More Information on CCL’s leadership programs offered by the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College:

Leadership Development Program (LDP)  |  Maximizing Yor Leadership Potential (MLP) program

About LDI at Eckerd College

Founded in 1980, LDI has been a Network Associate of CCL since 1981 and has delivered high-quality, assessment-based leadership programs to thousands of individuals and organizations around the globe. Located on the scenic campus of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, LDI serves an international clientele, including many Fortune 500 companies and top government and not-for-profit organizations.


Financial Times article, “The 2016 FT Executive Education Rankings”, originally posted May 22, 2016 on FT.com.

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