CLP Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to the improvement of public leadership in Brazil. By preparing and empowering public leaders to promote change of behavior and to implement effective and ethical public policies, CLP Institute aims to contribute to the strengthening of democratic institutions and the demise of populism in Brazil.
We want to build the next generation of transformational leaders in Brazil by supporting the efforts of the Centro de Liderança Publica, a Brazilian social organization that has trained over 5,000 public leaders in the past eight years.
Luiz Felipe d’Avila is the Founder and President of the Center for Public Leadership (CLP). Prior to his current role, Luiz Felipe founded Editora d’Avila, publisher of two Brazilian magazines, República and BRAVO. He was also an editorialist at two Brazilian leading newspapers, Gazeta Mercantil and Estado de Sao Paulo, and director at Editora Abril, a publishing house. Luiz Felipe is the author of several books on history and politics, including "Os Virtuosos" and "Caráter e Liderança - Nove Estadistas que Construíram a Democracia Brasileira."
He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the American University in Paris.
Leticia Piccolotto is the Founder and Director of the FiBRA SOCIAL, an organization that supports social investors to plan and execute investments with high social impact. She is also a consultant at the Center for Public Leadership, where she assists in strategic planning and project implementation. Leticia has worked with third-sector organization for the past 18 years.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in social sciences from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.
Luana Tavares is the Executive-Director at the Center for Public Leadership. She has over nine years’ experience in conducting projects focused on the improvement of public administration and on organisational management.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising from the Universidade Estácio de Sá and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo. She also holds two executive certificates from Harvard Kennedy School, one in Management and Leadership in the Public Sector and other in Leadership Development (chaired by Professor Ronald Heifetz). Luana has also completed a course on Politics and Education at Harvard’s Extension School and another on Business at Boston University.
Paulo Uebel is the Vice-President of the Liberty Institute in Brazil, a post he has held since 2008. Prior to his current role, Paulo has served as Director of the Federation of Comercial Associations of Rio Grande do Sul (FEDERASUL), President of the Institute for Corporate Studies (IEE), Council to the Federation of Industries of Rio Grande do Sul (FIERGS), Director-General for the Group of Corporate Leaders of the South Region (LIDE SUL), and as Executive-Director of the Millenium Institute.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS). He is a specialist in Taxation, Financial and Economic Law from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and in Global Competitive Leadership from Georgetown University.
Bruno Drummond’s has expertise in Brazilian GAAP and US GAAP, IFRS to GAAP conversion, SEC reporting, due diligence, mergers & acquisitions, and the overall knowledge of the tax and financial regulatory environment in both jurisdictions which comes from years of experience working in both Brazil and the US. Native of Belo Horizonte, Bruno studied Business Management, Finance, and Accounting at the PUC of Minas Gerais, and subsequently pursued a career in public accounting.
Bruno Drummond also holds an undergraduate degree in finance, Masters of Accounting and pursuing a Master in Taxation from Suffolk University in Boston, MA
The CLP Institute believes that the poor diagnosis of public sector problems is the most common cause of bad public policies, and so we seek to prepare, empower and provide public leaders with the necessary tools to make better diagnoses, which, in turn, leads to better policies.
We support leaders by helping them enroll in the Master in Public Administration and Leadership (MLG), a post-graduate program offered by the Centro de Liderança Publica. The MLG is a practical course that qualifies, prepares and trains top-level civil servants in Brazil.
The MLG is the most sought-after program in the public sector. Every year, after a selective process, around 35 participants, who are already working in the public sector and are already leading important projects in governments, are accepted into the program. The Master has 15 months in length and includes a one-week module at the Harvard Kennedy School.
• Curriculum created to discuss and develop practical solutions through classes, case studies and exercises
• International module at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
• Participants develop their leadership and management skills and apply them in a government impact project
• Highly qualified staff with solid academic credentials and practical experiences in the public sector
CLP’s teaching methodology is based on participative pedagogy. The objective is to engage participants by sharing knowledge and practical experiences that can be used to develop public leadership and improve the practices and processes of public administration.
Adaptive Leadership; Strategic Management and Governance; Institutions and Brazilian Culture; Impact Project Management; Political Articulation; Leadership & High Performance Team; Leadership & Communication; Finance, Budgeting and Economics; Leadership & Ethical Dilemmas; Brazil in a Global Landscape; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Leadership & Outcome; Analysis and Institutionalization of Public Policies.
The current tuition for the program is R$48.000,00, excluding the international module at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, which costs on average R$30.000,00 (cost fluctuates according to the exchange rate).
All the students accepted into the program are eligible to receive a scholarship for the international module; the amount of scholarship aid varies from 20% to 80% of the total price.
The international immersion at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government is one of the main differentials of MLG and a crucial part of the program because it expands the horizon, knowledge and references of the students thus contributing to a change of attitude and mindset.
Show your support for public leaders who are committed to improving the quality of public policies in Brazil and tackling the problems that are impeding the progress of the country.
Last year, supporters like you helped 33 public leaders to complete the MLG. These leaders are now more prepared and empowered to implement good public policies and bring about transformational change in Brazil. But there is much more to be done. Your support will help us make an even greater impact in the coming years.
If you are interested in joining our cause, please contact us.
The Centro de Liderança Publica has been able to contribute to the betterment of public leadership in Brazil thanks to the generous support of donors. Meet some of the people who share their mission and who supported their efforts in the past years.