The Leading Leadership Development certificate program spans eight hours and is completed online, over the course of two days. When you complete this program, you’ll take part in a live virtual instructor-led (VILT) class, that includes ample time for discussion, analysis and an applied case study review.

PREWORK: Leadership Models and Concepts

Leadership Development Market Overview

  • Defining Leading Development
  • Training Budget Allocation
  • Common Challenges

Leadership Models and Concepts Review

  • Leadership Styles
  • Situational Leadership
  • Characteristics of Effective Leaders
  • Implicit Theories of Leadership

Program Types

  • Know your Audience
    • Leadership at all Levels (e.g., HiPos, First-time Managers, Executives)
    • Special Considerations (e.g., Diversity, Culture, Function, Industry, etc.)
  • Leadership Training Topic Areas
    • Soft Skills
    • Hard Skills
  • Leadership Development Delivery
    • Most Commonly Used Methods (e.g., coaching)
    • Considerations When Selecting Methods


  • 360-degree Assessments
  • Values, Motivation and Personality Assessments
  • Skills, Competency and Leadership Potential/Readiness Assessments



Planning for Evaluation

  • Common Challenges for Evaluating Leadership Development Effectiveness
  • Metrics for Evaluating Leadership Training

Training Industry’s Research Based Leadership Development Model

  • Pre-Training Conditions that Impact Effectiveness
  • Training Conditions that Impact Effectiveness
  • Post-Training Conditions that Impact Effectiveness
  • Leadership Training and Development Outcomes

Your Role as a Consultant in Leadership Development Initiatives

  • Consultation Cycle
  • Key Conversations through the Cycle

Making Informed Decisions about Leadership Development Investments

  • Program Type
  • Resource Determination
  • Custom Programs vs. Off-the-Shelf
  • Resource allocation
  • Rollout and Maintenance
  • Alignment: Creating a Comprehensive Portfolio

Vendor Selection

  • When to Use a Vendor
  • Identifying and Evaluating Potential Vendors

Providers: Review of Training Industry’s Top 20 Leadership Training Companies

Case Study

  • Applying the Concepts in Teams
  • Review of Case Study Problems and Solution

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