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 students to develop as outstanding real world leaders in the public, private, and social sectors.
The Henry Kravis Leadership Institute sponsors a sound education program of leadership studies at Claremont McKenna College. Students are encouraged to develop their full potential through curricular and experiential learning. Programs include the Leadership Studies Sequence (equivalent to a minor in leadership studies), leadership workshops, and summer internships. The Institute publishes a quarterly newsletter, Illumine; and Leadership Review, a professional quarterly internet journal with a leadership focus, both of which offer students the opportunity for editorial experiences. Research programs focus on expanding our knowledge and understanding of leadership and organizational effectiveness as the Institute contributes to the growing body of knowledge in the field. Students from all disciplines work in the Institute, conducting research with Institute faculty, participating in community outreach projects, and engaging in independent study. Step Up to Leadership draws high school students nationwide to an intensive week-long summer leadership camp.
The Institute hosts national conferences, local workshops, and speaker series with a focus on outreach programs that enhance the development of young leaders and the leadership capabilities of the larger community. The annual Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference brings together practitioners and academicians to explore current research and exchange ideas about leadership. Mentoring, Civic Leadership, and Organizational Consulting classes contribute to the community through practical student application of classroom learning.