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Financial Times Survey Ranks Center for Creative Leadership Among Top 10 Worldwide in Executive Education

May 2008 - Greensboro, N.C. - The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No. 8 overall in the 2008 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education released today. CCL is the only institution in the survey focused exclusively on leadership education and research, placing it in the company of many of the world's elite business schools.

CCL, which operates campuses in North America, Europe and Asia, is also ranked No. 6 worldwide for open-enrollment programs - the seventh straight year in the Top 10 in this category. The Center's open-enrollment programs also placed among the Top 5 in five categories: aims achieved, course design, teaching materials, faculty and follow-up.

"We're proud to be ranked so highly among such prestigious institutions once again," said CCL President John Ryan. "At CCL, creating impact for clients is our top priority. These new rankings show our work consistently makes a difference for leaders and organizations."

The Financial Times executive education rankings were based on surveys of organizations and individuals from around the world who rated leading executive education providers for quality and impact.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research. Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, educational institution, CCL helps clients worldwide cultivate creative leadership - the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries - through an array of programs, products and other services. Ranked No. 8 worldwide in the 2008 Financial Times executive education survey, CCL is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., with campuses in Colorado Springs, Colo.; San Diego, Calif.; Brussels, Belgium; and Singapore. Its work is supported by more than 500 faculty members and staff.

About the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College
As a Network Affiliate of the Center for Creative Leadership since 1981, the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College has been delivering internationally-acclaimed, high-quality leadership training programs to organizations throughout the country and the world. Leaders at all levels of participating organizations have benefited from the uncommon blend of leadership research and real-world expertise delivered by the Institute.

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.

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