Effective leadership is required to meet the challenges of a dynamic environment that is characterized by breathtaking sociological, economic, and technological change. The 21st century organization requires people at all levels to step into leadership roles and inspire and influence others to achieve a shared vision.
The Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) was established in the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos in August 2004. CLIMB's goal is to serve the leadership development needs of the surrounding community through innovative research and collaboration with various internal and external constituencies (e.g., students, faculty in other colleges, business and community organizations).
CLIMB focuses on path-breaking leadership research and teaching innovations. The Center also serves as a catalyst for local businesses to collaborate with the expertise of the College of Business Administration and the University.
Learn more about CLIMB Programs, Speakers, Awards, and Events.
CLIMB Presents A.J. van de Ven with the 2023 Outstanding Business Leader Award!
Each year, CLIMB selects one business leader who typifies the philosophy of the Center and is an exemplar of economic innovation, community involvement, philanthropic contributions, as well as business success.