Lead. Innovate. Translate.

The Center for Leadership Education’s core mission is to develop influential and imaginative leaders by preparing students across the university to translate their innovations from the classroom and lab to the real world and to effectively transition from academic to professional life.

In CLE, we foster a culture of innovation and intentional collaboration that serves students at all levels in the Whiting School of Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the Peabody Institute. We provide Hopkins students with opportunities to develop skills in problem discovery, problem solving, quantitative reasoning, effective written and verbal communication, systems thinking, and teamwork, as well as the diversity of thought and experience that comes from bringing students from all disciplines and varying levels of education together in the classroom.

Industry Partnerships

CLE curriculum centers on interdisciplinary, problem-based learning in collaboration with corporate and nonprofit partners who provide real-world projects and hands-on experience to our students.

The Hopkins Method

CLE teaches students to innovate by searching the boundaries of uncertainty to discover previously un-articulated problems worth solving. By imagining the challenges, opportunities, and needs that people will face, they help create a better future.

Leadership at CLE

CLE delivers coursework and experiential learning opportunities designed to help students succeed in and lead in entrepreneurial ventures and professional settings using key innovation and sustainability principles.