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.



 Upcoming Events

8/31      Back-To-School Open House →

9/8 -9/10    SLE Retreat → 

9/10   KLI Application Deadline. Apply                 here through Handshake → 

9/12  Social Innovation Office Launch →

9/22  Kravis Initiative Conference →

9/23  Board & Fellow Meeting →  



The KLI Leadership Competency Model

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What is it?

Our Competency model has been proven to develop and maximize leadership potential in individuals. We are the leading institute for leadership research, theory, and practice. Our goal is to help students become the leaders that this world needs through these three competencies. 



News & Events


Daniel Kan Just Sold His Startup For $1B

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

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Google Exec. Shares Career Tips

Kravis Leadership Board Member Tina Daniels shares career tips at KLI Learn Today, Lead Tommorow Event

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KLI Sponsored Internship Experience

Tierra Patmavanu '19 shares her summer intern experience as a part of the Kravis Leadership Sponsored Internship program. 

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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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Summer Social Innovation Retreat

Check out what CMC students accomplished at the new 2017 summer social innovation Moonshine Retreat. 

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An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Start-up World

KLI Fellow Arjun Dutt shares his journey through the start-up world and offers advice to help you become a leader in the start-up world. 

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