Leadership Training Course Materials

The leadership training course materials packages below are perfect for you if you are a freelance trainer, corporate trainer, HR department, manager or anyone involved with providing training workshops for employees, staff or people who attend workshops you privately organize. These training packs are:

  • Available for instant download. Buy the course and we will instantly send a link for you to download the training package.
  • You can adapt and customize the training. The PPT PowerPoint slides and all documents included can easily be edited if you, for example, want to include your own logo on the slides, for your workshops.

Why Buy Leadership Training Course Materials?

By buying the pre-made training materials you will:

  1. Save a massive amount of research and development time making your own course materials.
  2. Save the hassle of trying to find appropriate activities to use in the training.
  3. Already have the trainers’ workbook, students’ workbook, handouts, and certificate all already designed for you! We have done all the hard work for you and we feel that the training materials are very reasonably priced and of great value.

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Guide to Effective Leadership Training Course Materials

In this guide, we want to walk you through the key elements involved with creating effective leadership training course materials. What topics do you need, what do you need to consider, and what will be effective for leadership training?

Understanding Leadership Training

Just to clarify first, what do we mean by Leadership training? 

This is the process of helping employees at all organisational levels to acquire the necessary skills to become effective leaders.

There are numerous soft skills that come under the banner of Leadership skills and these include skills such as:

  • Emotional intelligence training
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making training
  • Resilience skills
  • Communication skills

The focus of most of the topics under leadership is on improving performance and developing a positive work environment.

Leadership training is an investment in personal and professional growth that doesn’t just help to create new leaders, but also helps the organisation in terms of productivity and aids the individual’s career path along the way.

Objectives and Goals

Every training program should have a clear set of objectives and measurable goals. For leadership development, these goals often revolve around:

  • Helping the trainee develop self-awareness and a personal leadership style
  • Improving communication and conflict management skills
  • Fostering creativity and strategic thinking
  • Building and leading high-performing teams

Key Components of  the Leadership Training Materials

A well-developed set of leadership training course materials typically includes:

  • Materials that can be adapted to a specific audience
  • Activities and icebreakers to make the leadership training enjoyable
  • Actionable points to take away from the training
  • A leadership workbook

Designing Leadership Training Course Materials

1. Needs Assessment

I recommend first starting by conducting a needs assessment.

You need first to have a clear understanding of what your company actually needs in terms of leadership training.

The questions we are looking to answer here are:

  • What is the gap in skills that exists with your managers?
  • What training would help to fill this gap?
  • What are the long-term goals of your company and what training will your managers need to help meet these goals?

It requires understanding organizational goals, performance data, and individual competencies.

2. Learning Objectives

Once the needs are clear, the aims and objectives of the training need to be decided upon.

I normally aim for 4 or 5 main aims and objectives for a typical half or one-day leadership workshop.

Every section of the leadership training course materials should relate to these aims and objectives to create structured training.

3. Content Development

The way in which you design the Leadership training course materials will depend on which of these two methods you use:

  • Offering one leadership course (touching very briefly on many aspects of leadership)
  • Or if you are breaking it down into individual training sessions, such as one on decision-making, one on intercultural communication, etc.

I recommend doing several workshops, as covering leadership in one day, one might argue, is very difficult.

As mentioned earlier, you might want to consider who your audience is. Are you teaching senior managers with 10+ years of management experience and this is a refresher? Are you teaching first-time managers?

Adapt the leadership course materials accordingly.

In the leadership training materials design, try also to include:

  • Case Studies and Examples: Where possible, use some real-life examples in order to give context to the concepts you are teaching. Learners often absorb information more easily when they can relate to the examples.
  • Interactive Exercises: Try and include role plays and group discussions to have active participation from the learners.
  • Feedback: To improve the training, ensure you ask for feedback toward the end of the training session. So, make sure you include a feedback form as part of the leadership training materials.

Best Practices for Delivering Leadership Training

The mode of delivery plays a role in that you do not want to limit the accessibility for your training. If you have managers who work remotely, you will want to ensure they receive the same leadership training as your office-based employees. 

In-Person vs. Online Training

Traditional in-person training offers the advantage of immediate interaction, but online training can be more inclusive and cost-effective.

Hybrid models also offer a blend of both worlds for a comprehensive training experience.

Engaging Participants

Engagement is crucial for knowledge retention. Incorporating elements such as multimedia, gamification, storytelling, and active participation can make the learning process more enjoyable and memorable.

Facilitator Training

The success of a training program often hinges on the teaching ability of the trainer.

Ensure that you use a skilled corporate trainer for leadership training, i.e. a trainer skilled in managing group dynamics and able to manage various learning styles.

Future Trends in Leadership Training

What’s the future of leadership training you might wonder? While it is, of course, hard to say for certain, there are a few pointers:

1. Adaptation to Remote Work

With the increasing popularity of remote work, leadership training needs to adapt to foster effective remote leadership practices and team dynamics.

2. AI and Leadership Training

AI is set to impact leadership training. From personalized learning modules to AI-driven assessments, AI will certainly have some effect.

3. Personalized Learning Paths

Offering personalized learning paths, catering to individual learning styles and needs, is likely to become more important, ensuring that training programs are more effective and engaging.


How do you create a leadership training program?
  1.  Define leadership competencies – what skills are important to your company?
  2. Assess needs – what gaps exist in your leaders?
  3. Set learning objectives
  4. Choose the right training methods
  5. Develop the curriculum
  6. Implement the program
  7. Provide support and resources
  8. Evaluate and refine
What topics are usually covered in leadership training materials?

Important topics areas that come under leadership skills include emotional intelligence,  managing difficult people, conflict management, strategic management, communication skills and delegation skills.

What are the essential qualities of a good leader?
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Great problem-solving skills
  • The right temperament for managing stressful situations
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Good delegation skills
  • Confidence and ability to learn quickly and be adaptable