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

9/29  KLI Team Retreat  →

10/2 Dinner with Nanxi Liu CEO Enplug Inc →

10/5  Installation of David Day  →

10/7 Career Panel with Fellows  →

10/9 Dinner with Latonya Slack  →  



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. 



Dinners with World Changers


Dinner with Latonya Slack

Latonya Slack is principal and founder of Slack Global Consulting, which specializes in facilitating, visioning and assisting individuals and organizations with planning and navigating critical decisions.  Read More/Register →

Dinner with Laura D'asaro & Rose Wang

Laura D’Asaro and Rose Wang talk about starting Six Foods, a company that works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein.  Read More/Register→


Dinner with Rey Faustino

Rey Faustino, founder and CEO of One Degree, is an entrepreneur, innovator and fervent advocate for educational equity. Rey launched One Degree to ensure that all families have access to services they need to overcome poverty.     

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2017 Sophomore Leadership Experience 

Linnea Uyeno '20 shares her SLE journey and the impact it had on the sophomore class. 

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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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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 Moonshot 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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