About CLI


​Since 1992, 600 graduates of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod (CLI) have learned about leadership from prominent community leaders in business, healthcare, the arts, education, social services and more. CLI class members learn about the issues facing Cape Cod and the Islands, and how they can become more involved in providing the leadership needed in the community to help solve these problems. Classes begin each January.


The Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod and the Islands is associated with the National Association of Community Leadership.

The mission of CLI is to foster the growth of existing and potential community leaders on Cape Cod and the Islands. 



​CLI accomplishes its mission via:

  • The Leadership Cape Cod program

  • Promoting continuing involvement of program alumni

  • Faciltating the networking of alumni, participants and others to solve community problems



​Through its programs, CLI provides:

  • A leadership base that is diverse and reflective of the community.

  • Community trustees who make a personal commitment to work for the good of the whole community and help build community by sharing their time, expertise, and resources.

  • A rich resource of educated and trained volunteers who are motivated to help address community concerns through service on boards of directors, committees, task forces,commissions, and as elected officials.

  • Strong networks of individuals who are able to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with citizens and organizations.

  • Opportunities for continuing education, community awareness, and skill development.

  • Resources for projects that link volunteers with community organizations to help address identified community needs.

  • Community projects that meet community needs.


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