Professional Associations

CENTER FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP (CCL): the mission of the Center for Creative Leadership is to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. CCL offers on on-line newsletter.

CLIFTON STRENGTHSFINDER CENTER: the Clifton StrengthsFinder Center is a resource for readers of the books Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, PhD, and Discover Your Sales Strengths, by Benson Smith and Tony Rutigliano.

INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ETHICS: the mission is to promote ethical behavior in individuals, institutions, and nations through research, public discourse, and practical action.

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION (ILA): the ILA is a global network for people who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA is a membership-based association serving all those with an interest in leadership.

INTERNATIONAL POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATION (IPPA): The mission of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) is to promote the science and practice of positive psychology and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioners around the world who are interested in positive psychology.

JAMES MACGREGOR BURNS ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP: the Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland fosters principled leadership through scholarship, education, and training, with special attention to advancing groups historically underrepresented in leadership.

NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS (NCLP): housed at the University of Maryland, the NCLP provides a central clearinghouse of leadership materials, resources, and assistance to leadership educators. Access to materials is provided through membership in NCLP.

ROBERT K. GREENLEAF CENTER FOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP: the focus of the Greenleaf Center is to support people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions.

STRENGTHSQUEST: StrengthsQuest, Gallup’s strengths development program for college-age students, gives people the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents – the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology and the Clifton StrengthsFinder, StrengthsQuest has helped more than 400,000 students, staff, and faculty members on 600 campuses achieve academic, career, and personal success. This economically tailored program is more than just an access code or assessment. Gallup provides extensive resources, events & training, and a set of Web-based activities (an online book , your personal online journal, a discussion forum, development activities and resources, and more!).

W. K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION: the Foundation sponsors publications and resources on leadership for various professions and fields.