Updated March 28, 2019
Leadership training, or leadership development, is defined as courses or training/educational programs whose purpose is to improve the performance of managers and personnel leaders within the organization.
The leadership training market has been one of the fastest-growing and evolving segments in the learning and development (L&D) industry over the past decade. There are numerous companies that sell leadership training products and services to supplement in-house L&D capabilities.
Topics and Audiences
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Diversity and inclusion
- Leading innovation
- Providing feedback
- Emotional intelligence
The Size of the Market
Global corporate training spending has been steadily increasing over the past several years, with a total spend of $366.2 billion in 2018. The leadership training market is one of the only L&D markets that has experienced growth independent of economic trends year after year. Training Industry research estimates that in 2018, organizations around the world spent about $3.4 billion with leadership development solutions and program vendors.
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