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Cleveland LEADS: Leadership, Exchange, and Diplomacy Scholars Program

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 22, 2022

Show the World How… Cleveland LEADS

Do you have what it takes to be a leader in an increasingly globalized world?

How do topics such as global awareness, international complexity and diversity, intercultural understanding, and global competency impact what we do everyday in Greater Cleveland?

How can young professionals shape the region of Northeast Ohio through a more global lens?

The Cleveland LEADS program seeks to answer these questions through a 8-week course that draws on subject matter experts and invites young professionals aged 20-35 to explore their own leadership style and how they can become more globally-minded leaders. This interactive and introspective course is built around three key program pillars: leadership development, global competency, and international exchange.

We know that Cleveland LEADS, and we want YOU to join us in developing the leaders of the future!

Who Should Apply

Cleveland LEADS is for early to mid-career professionals who are interested in developing their global competencies and becoming more internationally-minded leaders. Applicants should be between the ages of 20-35 at the time of the application deadline. The program is a hybrid model; some sessions will be virtual, others will be held in-person. Sessions will take place on Monday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., once a week from October 3rd through November 21st.

Program Modules

    • *Introduction & Who Am I As a Leader? – Week of October 3, 2022
    • Cleveland and the Global Economy – Week of October 10, 2022
    • Taking Action: Mobilization Around the Globe  – Week of October 17, 2022
    • Diplomatic Toolkit in Action – Week of October 24, 2022
    • *Global Crisis Management – Week of October 31, 2022
    • *How Culture Affects Worldview – Week of November 7, 2022
    • *Strategies for a Culturally Diverse World – Week of November 14, 2022
    • *Conclusion – Week of November 21, 2022

In-person sessions

How to Apply

To apply, complete the application form here. Registration for Fall 2022 is $1,000. Partial scholarships of $900 to cover the registration fee are available for all interested participants. To be eligible for the partial scholarship, please compete the optional scholarship application within the registration link. Should the remaining $100 fee not covered by the scholarship present an undue financial hardship, please reach out to Elizabeth Colvin at

Registrations are due by Monday, September 5th.

Interested in learning more?

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00pm. CCWA staff will be available to answer your questions about the Cleveland LEADS program. Please register for the information session here.

Program Contact

For more information, please contact CCWA’s Manager of Global Education Elizabeth Colvin at


October 17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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