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


Why LDP at Eckerd College

Reputation of Excellence

  • Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute (LDI) has been a Network Associate of the renowned Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) since 1981 and has delivered internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national and international clients.
  • Since its inception, LDI has enjoyed a reputation for excellence and quality in education and training.
  • Our lead instructors consistently receive 4.8 or 4.9 on a 5.0 scale in value and enjoyment. Often, the ratings don’t even fully reflect the impact our programs have had on the individual lives and careers of attendees who have participated in the Leadership Development Institute programs at Eckerd College.


Top Ranked

  • The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is ranked as one of the best programs of its kind and has been the world’s most widely attended leader development program since its inception.
  • Eckerd College LDP has over 8,500 program alumni.
  • Participants consistently rate LDI programs 4.8 or higher on a 5-point scale in both value and enjoyment.
  • CCL ranked #4 in the 2014 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education.

The Right Climate for Learning

  • Eckerd College provides a world-class program in a world-class setting. The climate we’ve created for learning—one that is stimulating and challenging, yet relaxed and open-minded—is enhanced by our sunny, Florida location.
  • The retreat-style setting of our waterfront training facility allows participants to escape the everyday rigors of work and focus on their professional development in a safe and supportive learning environment.

High-Quality, Assessment-Based Program Content

  • Rich, research-based content is focused on what matters most for mid- to senior-level managers.
  • Intense, personalized feedback gives participants an assessment of important competencies and a plan for learning.
  • The interactive, hands-on format prepares participants to take action back at work. Coaching and take-home tools support newly enhanced skills of influencing, conflict resolution and communication.
  • Coaching and take-home tools support ongoing development.
  • Low instructor/participant ratio: 1:10.

“I sent three of my senior management team through the Leadership Development Program based on recommendations from companies who called the program ‘life changing.’ Because of overwhelmingly positive feedback, we already have plans to expand the training to more of our top tier executives.”
– Paul Avery, Former Chief Operating Officer Outback Steakhouse, Inc.

Story of Impact

Learn how LDP enhances

  • Communication
  • Influencing across the organization
  • Self-awareness
  • Implementing change

LDP is the most widely attended leadership program in the world. Learn why from our graduates and faculty.

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