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

Program Logistics


The Leadership Development Institute is housed on the scenic campus of Eckerd College on Boca Ciega Bay. Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Avenue South (Pinellas Bayway, Exit 17 off of I-275). The campus is approximately five miles from St. Pete Beach and seven miles from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, our preferred property.


Most participants prefer to stay at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club. We have arranged special conference rates for program participants, and the resort provides complimentary transportation to and from campus. To make your reservations, please contact our Client Relations Department at 800-753-0444. Due to the heavy tourist trade (January– May), you are urged to make your hotel reservations at the time of registration for the program–at least four weeks prior to your arrival date. Check-in is 4:00 p.m.


The Tampa International Airport is the most convenient airport. You will want to schedule your arriving flight the day before the program starts. Please verify the ending time of your selected program with our staff so you can make your departure plans accordingly.


Transportation from the airport to St. Petersburg is (approx. 25 miles) available through SuperShuttle (approx. $50 per person round trip), taxi (approx. $43-$50) and rental car. Most major rental car companies are available at the airport.

If you are staying at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club (our preferred property), renting a car will not be necessary as transportation is provided to and from the campus daily.


Central to any LDI program is the battery of assessment materials which participants receive prior to the program. Participants must complete and return the assessment materials at least two weeks before the start of the program. For any questions about your assessment packet, please contact Bev Smith at 727-864-8971 or smithbl@eckerd.edu.


Dress for the entire week is casual and comfortable. During the winter months, a sweater or jacket is suggested. You may also want to bring sunglasses and a hat, as we may conduct a portion of the program outside.


Participants are encouraged to leave their office work behind them during the program; however, in case of an emergency or extenuating circumstances, messages may be left at (800) 753-0444. Please send faxes to the attention of Arlene Miller at (727) 864-7575.


Before a program begins, the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College incurs substantial administrative costs related to your registration. Please review our  Refund Policy and Transfer & Substitution Policy.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at (800) 753-0444 or (727) 864-8213 or email us at ldi@eckerd.edu.

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