Don’t leave leadership development to chance.

The Aspen Institute Leadership Development Index is a digital assessment tool that measures leadership capacities to accelerate personal and professional growth.

Grounded in 20 years of cutting-edge research, benchmarked with 600,000 participants across career fields, and enhanced by Aspen Institute’s 70-year legacy of values-based leadership development, the Aspen Index is designed for impact.

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What is the Aspen Index?

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Who is it for?

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What are the benefits?

Which product is right for you?


Assess your own leadership capacities and benchmark against peers to drive your personal learning journey


Map the assets of your team or organization to identify individual and collective areas of strength as well as opportunities for growth

program impact

Assess the impact of your program to strategically identify benefits and opportunities for improvement

Explore the Aspen Index Impact

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“We’re excited to adopt The Aspen Index to support career readiness grounded in science. Our stakeholders rely on data-driven decision making, and so should our staff and students.”

— Dr. Jana Lithgow
Executive Director, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
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“I’ve witnessed the dynamic and compelling impact of the Aspen Index on students, educators, and community leaders alike. It provides a sense of self-worth and agency to chart their own career, leadership, and community impact trajectories.”

— Leonette Henderson
Associate Director for Community Strategy, Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Program, Aspen Institute
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“Engineering educators spend significant energy in developing students’ capacities to engage more effectively in team-based environments. The Aspen Index is an excellent tool and framework for us to utilize as we develop team-based leadership skills in our introductory engineering courses and leadership programs.”

—Ramsey G. Jabaji
Director & Lecturer of Global Engineering Leadership, University of Maryland
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“The research Aspen Index is based on provides an enduring legacy of helping hundreds of thousands of students come to see themselves as capable leaders while also providing educators and organizations with the data and evidence to drive learning and development.”

— Dr. Julie Owen
Associate Professor, Leadership Studies, George Mason University

Illuminating your potential so you can deepen your impact

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