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JWL Leadership Program

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Program Overview 

The JWL Leadership Program incorporates a variety of learning methods and experiences to provide a well-rounded education in leadership aimed to equip participants with the skills and self-knowledge necessary for leadership roles within The CCIM Institute, their communities, and their professional careers. The small class setting of the JWL Leadership Program contributes to fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among its participants. 

Program Format

The 2025 JWL Class will include 20-25 participants. The participants will meet in-person four times throughout 2025: 

  • January/February 
  • Midyear Governance Meetings 
  • June  
  • Annual Governance Meetings 

Class Project 

A notable feature is the inclusion of a class project. This hands-on element allows participants to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the program. The emphasis on tangible contributions to the Institute suggests a practical and real-world application of leadership principles. 


Applications are open!

Preliminary Program Schedule

Questions? Contact Becca Daly, Director of Governance and Leadership


The Lenn and Groeneveld Fund for Leadership Development was created in honor of Dr. Jeffrey Lenn, CCIM and Susan J. Groeneveld, CCIM for their hard work and dedication to the CCIM Institute and the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy. This scholarship includes: 

  • $2,500 for the JWL Academy tuition fee 
  • $2,500 travel stipend. 

The selection shall primarily be based on merit, with consideration of financial need. The scholarship application will open in Spring 2024. 

Past Participants 

View a list of past participants and award winners.


The JWL Leadership Development Academy is named in honor of Jay W. Levine, CCIM, the Institute's first president and its second Designee. Levine was instrumental in the creation and growth of The CCIM Institute and the The CCIM Institute Foundation.