CMBA Leadership Academy

Bring Your Leadership Skills Full Circle 

Academy Calendar

Kickoff: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Monthly Sessions are typically held on Thursdays, with the exception of the Annual Meeting
Graduation: 14th Annual Meeting, TBD, 2021

For questions, contact Academy Coordinator, Director of Board and Leadership Development, Melanie Farrell by email or by phone at (216) 539-3711.

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We know lawyers.  We know leaders.

The CMBA's 10-month, selective and highly-regarded program provides leadership and professional development for anyone with a minimum of 5 years legal experience.

Candidates must have a demonstrated passion for the profession and civic engagement, a genuine commitment to expanding leadership development, and an excitement for building relationships with a broad cross-section of lawyers and leaders in greater Cleveland.

In addition to meeting with and learning from some of the most accomplished lawyer leaders in greater Cleveland, our Leadership Academy includes an exclusive partnership with one of Cleveland’s leading professional development firms which will provide Academy participants with customized individual consultations and group sessions.

What’s included with the Leadership Academy experience?

Aside from the priceless value of honing your leadership skills and expanding your professional network, the Leadership Academy delivers:

  • Individual leadership and emotional intelligence assessments, with one-on-one follow-up
  • Goal-setting exercises, with individual coaching opportunities
  • Hands-on instruction from local industry experts in leadership and professional development
  • Exposure to legal and community leaders
  • Opportunities to serve the community through special pro bono projects
  • A minimum of 10 hours of CLE

 Please contact Melanie Farrell for more details.

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                                                   "Purpose-driven improvement!"

- Matthew C. Miller, Weston Hurd LLP on why he would encourage a colleague to join

   "The CMBA Leadership Academy broadens and strengthens your professional network. A fellow cohort member thought of me when there was a job posting I was unaware of, and as a result, I was able to apply for the position right on time. That heads up, coupled with the assessments and goal setting exercises, helped me put my best foot forward during the interviews, ultimately landing a position I have been interested in since I was in law school."

                                         - Magistrate Joanna Lopez-Inman, Cleveland Municipal Court