A lifetime of learning

Executive Education

“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”

− Peter F. Drucker

Peter Drucker established the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University in 1999 to collect and preserve his work, make it available to scholars, students, and writers, and make his work and philosophy effective in the practice of management.

Hailed by BusinessWeek as “the man who invented management,” Drucker directly influenced a huge number of leaders from a wide range of organizations across all sectors of society. Among the many: General Electric, IBM, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Girl Scouts of the USA, The Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Farm Workers and several presidential administrations.

The Drucker Institute’s Executive Education programs were developed to bring a blend of classic and new learning approaches informed by Peter’s 39 books, thousands of articles and classroom teachings to engage and encourage students, scholars, rising leaders, executives, organizations (public, social and private) and those who embrace the concept of “A Lifetime of Learning.”

Drucker viewed management to be transdisciplinary and the Institute matches CGU faculty with our client’s goals to customize progressive teaching techniques that move beyond traditional lecture and case methods.  Several companies we have partnered with on executive education programs are – Microsoft, Amazon, Edward Jones, Verizon, and Kaiser Permanente, to name a few. Within these organizations, our touch points are senior executives who have decision-making authority, to support what Drucker believed is the best way to have an impact – to build on “islands of health and strength”—that is, to work on things that are already trying to happen. We believe that, too.



Future Leader

The Drucker Leadership program for high school youth shares Drucker’s philosophy on building a more functioning society and finding one’s role in their community and in society to build it, with tomorrow’s leaders preparing for the 21st century.


The Drucker Playbook for Rising Leaders

The Drucker Playbook for the Public, Social and Private sectors offers an individual, or organization, an opportunity to engage with learning methods that will improve their leadership, management, and analytical skills, while providing the tools to put them into practice. The Playbook seeks to produce positive, measurable results in participants’ professional development—and, most importantly, across the communities they serve.


Custom Executive Education

The Institute works closely with the Drucker School of Management and other departments at CGU to customize a program to fit an organization’s (private, public and social) specific training needs and company challenges. What differentiates the Institute from others, is CGU’s transdisciplinary approach to support the development of both leadership skills and self-insight with a focus on positive psychology, leadership, human resources, and evaluation, to name a few. The training includes dynamic classroom sessions where we have delivered programs to leaders on CGU campus, at corporate offices, and online via Zoom and Teams or a combination thereof.


Higher Education Partnerships

The Institute partners with institutions of higher education to develop programs that offer learning materials and instruction that help students learn of Peter’s philosophy on leadership, management, while providing students the tools to put them into practice.


SOAR program

A 3-day onsite program at The Drucker Institute and School of Management at Claremont Graduate University for people living longer and healthier, who want to discover meaning, community, purpose, and what’s next. They are provided and opportunity to learn from prominent CGU faculty and peers, while drawing inspiration from Peter Drucker’s lifelong reinventions.