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.
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.
The KLI Leadership Competency Model
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.
Campus News and Student Publications
How to Lead and Influence Without Formal Authority, a Leadership Workshop
We often underestimate our ability to lead due to insufficient exposure to formal leadership roles, unmet age requirements, or even lack of experience. In this leadership workshop, KLI Academic Director Professor David Day shares the art and science of getting people to say “yes."
Reflecting on a year at KLI from the prospective of an undergraduate exchange student
Meet Florian Zacher, a student who traveled from Berlin, Germany to Claremont, California in hopes of discovering all that KLI has to offer.