The Center for Creative Leadership and Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ: APOL) launched in late May 2016 an online training program, Frontline Leader Impact, designed to meet the leadership development needs of first-level managers.

Fifty-nine percent of first-time managers say adjusting to managing people and displaying authority were among their top challenges, according to CCL data.

"We know a large portion of all leaders across most organizations are frontline managers, which makes developing that group mission critical for many companies," said Mary Abraham, Director of Digital Learning Products at CCL. "In traditional training models, providing leadership training to those managers was cost prohibitive. Now we can offer companies a high-quality, flexible and affordable option."

The course pairs the Center for Creative Leadership's world-class, research-driven content and experienced faculty with Apollo Education Group's award-winning online learning platform.

"To engage today's modern worker and drive real behavior change, learning needs a new set of tools built for the changing way we work, tools that are available on demand, more social and connected to our jobs," said Josh Painter, Vice President of Product at Apollo Education Group. "Our Accelerator Course Experience delivers a leadership development experience that has been completely reimagined for the digital age. We are excited to partner with CCL to better serve organizations developing their frontline managers ."

The six-week online leadership class teaches frontline leaders the six key competencies of effective leadership: self-awareness, political savvy, learning agility, influencing outcomes, communication and motivating others.

To learn more about Frontline Leader Impact, please visit

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the Top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; Gurgaon, India; and Shanghai, China.

About Apollo Professional Development

Apollo Professional Development offers a full range of employee education and talent management services to help companies build and sustain a future-ready workforce. With deep industry expertise and a focus on educational innovation, we use our global education network and advanced learning technologies to design and deliver cost-effective, scalable, and customizable learning solutions for corporations worldwide. Learn more at

About Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers, serving students since 1973. Through its subsidiaries, Apollo Education Group offers undergraduate, graduate, professional development and other nondegree educational programs and services, online and on-campus principally to working learners. Its educational programs and services are offered throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Education Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company's website at .

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