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An alliance to forge new types of leadership for peace and security

From today, the GCSP and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) will partner together in an alliance to give international professionals the leadership skills to meet 21st century security challenges. 

As the first-of-its-kind, The Alliance for Advancing Leadership in Peace & Security will combine expertise in executive education for large, multi-level organisations with in-depth knowledge of peace and security issues and policy in an innovative formula for geopolitical leadership development.

“Maintaining security and stability and constantly building peace (...) requires co-operation at every level of society, from individuals on the ground, their communities and political and power holding elites. The Alliance will enable organisations to develop leadership skills to do that more successfully.”

Amb. Christian Dussey, GCSP Director

“Maintaining security and stability and constantly building peace is complex and demanding,” said GSCP’s Director, Ambassador Christian Dussey. “It requires co-operation at every level of society, from individuals on the ground, their communities and political and power holding elites. The Alliance will enable organisations to develop leadership skills to do that more successfully.”

“In the private sector, significant resources are committed annually to leadership development,” added John Ryan, CEO and President of CCL. “Organisations active in diplomacy and peacebuilding often focus most of their resources on policy analysis and research with less emphasis on developing effective ways of leading at pace in the face of disruptive forces. The Alliance will identify already successful leadership practices whether they are in public or private sectors and scale those cost-effectively for broader impact and successful outcomes.”

“The Alliance will identify already successful leadership practices whether they are in public or private sectors and scale those cost-effectively for broader impact and successful outcomes.”

John Ryan, CCL CEO and President

Key components of the Alliance’s offering are innovative new courses and building a community of leaders that connects professional and geographical silos, informed by qualitative and quantitative research and thought leadership.

Leaders at all levels involved in peacebuilding and statecraft can learn how to cultivate these capabilities and implement boundary-spanning leadership through three Alliance Open-Enrollment courses in 2016. Public, private and non-profit organisations worldwide can also access this same learning through Alliance Customised Programmes crafted to fit their vision and strategy.

 

A top-ranked, global provider of leadership development, CCL’s mission is to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.