Center for Innovation and Change Leadership (CICL)

The Center for Innovation and Change Leadership at Suffolk University helps people and organizations embrace change through collaboration. We invite you to learn more about our work here.

"Innovation and change are, together, a powerful engine propelling any organization to move forward. Business Schools often play a leadership role in preparing future innovation and change agents, as well as in acting as a think tank and an action generator.


"The Sawyer Business School’s CICL concentrates on four important dimensions of change, unifying various resources and assets at the School to help participants enhance their skillsets, sharpen their ideas, and implement action plans to create lasting impacts. Our formula is given as “Innovation + Change + Collaboration = Impact."


Amy Zeng, PhD, Dean, Sawyer Business School


CICL Purpose and Mission

The Center for Innovation and Change Leadership (CICL) is a hub that supports people and organizations to embrace change across four key areas:

  1. Technological and digital change
  2. Global business change
  3. People and social change
  4. Environmental and climate change

We strive to be a “think-and-do” tank that fosters interdisciplinary research, educational initiatives, and community engagement. We view innovation, collaboration, and leadership as driving forces for positive change in the business and public world.

Explore Our Offerings

Our programs foster innovative thinking

Global Leadership in Innovation & Collaboration Award

See how this award program celebrates and encourages collaborative innovation.