Welcome to Blanchard Institute!

Empowering young leaders for 20+ years

Who we Serve

Who we are and who we serve

In a time when good leadership matters more than ever, Blanchard Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is bringing time-tested leadership models to people across the globe. Our FREE Student Self Leadership programs teach participants to become proactive self-starters who define their own paths to success.

We have courses for students 14 to 18 and the adults who lead them. We also proudly support organizations and schools who want to teach our student courses to their teenagers. Discover which of our programs is right for you today!

Empowering people from all walks of life

Blanchard Institute levels the playing field for every student, teacher, facilitator, and organization by knocking down the barrier of cost for all our student leadership programs. We ​proudly ​provide the high standard of Blanchard training programs to students and champions from all corners of the world, of all races and ethnicities, and from all socioeconomic levels and opportunities for education.

Latest news

$2,500 scholarships were awarded to ten graduating high school seniors

San Diego, July 2, 2024—Blanchard®, a global pioneer in leadership development, consulting, and coaching for more than 40 years, proudly announces that Blanchard Institute has awarded the Ken and Margie Blanchard Family Scholarships to ten graduating high school...

Blanchard Wins Two 2024 Intrepid Momentum Awards

Celebrating Innovative Digital Learning Experiences  SAN DIEGO, CA—April 19, 2024—Blanchard®, a global pioneer in leadership development, consulting, and coaching for more than 40 years, has been recognized with two Intrepid Momentum Awards for its Student Self...

Blanchard Wins Three 2023 Intrepid Momentum Awards

Celebrating Innovative Collaborative Learning Designs  SAN DIEGO, CA—April 5, 2023—The Ken Blanchard Companies (now called Blanchard), a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching, has been recognized with three Intrepid Momentum Awards. The...

Blanchard Institute Awards Seven $2500 Scholarships to Exceptional Graduating Seniors

ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA (May, 2023) Blanchard Institute is proud to announce the recipients of its scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. We have selected seven graduating high school seniors to receive $2,500 scholarships based on their achievements and...

Blanchard Announces Terrell Fletcher as New Executive Director of Blanchard Institute

SAN DIEGO, CA—February 3, 2023—Blanchard (formerly The Ken Blanchard Companies®), a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching, has appointed Terrell Fletcher as the executive director of Blanchard Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ...

Student Self Leadership at the Special Olympics World Games

BERLIN, GERMANY (June 2023) Blanchard Institute was honored to deliver our Student Self Leadership program at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany, for their Global Athlete Congress.   With the help of interpreters, Peter Brent and Pam Kemp provided...

Our work in action

Our work matters—but don’t just take it from us. See how we’ve made an impact with our programs.

Maria — Student Age 15

“A lot of times, even if you think you’re never going to be able to get better or develop more on a certain skill, most of the time you do have the potential. You just need to set a goal to build up that skill, learn your constraints and understand them, and you need to keep up that motivation.”

Patrick — Student Age 14

“Don’t look at what others think of you, just pay attention to yourself and look and see what you can do. There’s gonna be people out there who just spit negative stuff at you, and they’re trying to bring you down, so they can make themselves feel better. Don’t pay attention to those people.”

Dallal — Student Age 17

“It’s all in your mind. So, a positive growth mindset is the key that can take you to achieve your potential to be your best self.”

Investing in the next generation of leaders

At Blanchard Institute, we are dedicated to supporting graduates of Student Self Leadership beyond our four-week programs thanks to our generous donors. We invite students to apply for a scholarship after completing the course.

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