About Us

Years of research show that leaders are made, not born. KLI is committed to upholding Claremont McKenna's leadership mission by offering students experiences that will challenge them to think, feel, and act as a leader and a changemaker. 

The mission of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College is to be a premier academic center for the promotion and understanding of responsible, innovative leadership and to provide unique opportunities for CMC students to develop as outstanding real world leaders in the public, private and social sectors.

 

Awards and Accolades

 
Congratulations to Douglas Peterson ‘80 P’14 P’15, Chairman of KLI’s Advisory Board, on receiving the “Inclusive and Sustainable Business Award” as President & CEO of S&P Global. This award is presented by BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic business organization.

Congratulations to Douglas Peterson ‘80 P’14 P’15, Chairman of KLI’s Advisory Board, on receiving the “Inclusive and Sustainable Business Award” as President & CEO of S&P Global. This award is presented by BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic business organization.

 
Professor David Day, KLI’s Academic Director has been announced as Distinguished Speaker for the Bass Distinguished Speaker Series at Binghamton University’s Bass Center for Leadership Studies. Professor Day will deliver the 12th Annual Address! Congratulations, Professor Day!

Professor David Day, KLI’s Academic Director has been announced as Distinguished Speaker for the Bass Distinguished Speaker Series at Binghamton University’s Bass Center for Leadership Studies. Professor Day will deliver the 12th Annual Address! Congratulations, Professor Day!

 

 

Upcoming Events & Updates

FALL 2019

09/03/19  Fall Semester Begins

09/06/19  Club & Institute Fair - North Quad

10/05/19  KLI Advisory Board & Kravis Fellows Activities

SPRING 2020

03/05/2020  KLI 25th Anniversary Celebration

03/06/2020  KLI 25th Anniversary Celebration


 

The Leadership Library

Read about what is going on in the world of leadership research. This gallery provides a continuously growing database of articles grounded in research to help guide you during your leadership development journey. 

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The KLI Leadership Competency Model

 
 
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What is it?

The KLI Leadership Competency Model is a tool to help develop and maximize leadership potential in individuals.  KLI is a leading institute for leadership reasearch, theory, and practice.  Our goal is to help students become the leaders for their times through developing and applying these three competencies.

 

 

Campus News and Student Publications

 
 

Reflections from a Visiting Researcher: Marko Liu’s Takeaways from KLI

Read about visiting researcher, Marko Liu’s two-year stint at KLI with hopes of changing the Chinese view on leadership

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How to Lead and Influence Without Formal Authority, a Leadership Workshop

In this leadership workshop, KLI Academic Director Professor David Day shares the art and science of getting people to say “yes."

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Leadership Dialogue Series: Identifying the Nature of Good Leadership

Read about KLI's first Leadership Dialogue Series with Professor David Day.

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S&P Global CEO Shares Secrets to Success

Meet Doug Peterson, CEO of S&P Global and CMC alumni. Peterson shares his journey to the top and provides some leadership tips.

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Why we need more women in politics?

Linnea Uyeno '20 delves deep into leadership research to conclude that the nation needs more women in leadership roles.

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Meet Daniel Kan who Just Sold His Startup For $1B

Daniel Kan sat down with us to share his journey and secrets to starting a company.

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