Leadership Skills Training Course Material


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  • 80 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 50-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
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How to present your own training courses on leadership skills

Ever have one of those moments when you want to present a training course, but creating the content feels like an effort?

After all, designing Powerpoint presentation slides, participant manuals, or exercises can take a whole lot of time and energy.

Well, that’s why we’ve done some of that heavy lifting for you.

You can use this training course material to present your own training courses on leadership skills.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training course your participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main obstacles to effective leadership.
  • Understand formal and lateral leadership.
  • Understand leadership skills.
  • Improve the quality of their leadership skills.
  • Explain the benefits of effective leadership.

Course overview

The best leadership skills are key to being successful.

Course participants will learn about leadership basics and the differences between leadership and management.

This course also covers leadership styles, as well as lateral leadership.

The course is for people serious about developing their leadership skills, and who are ready to bring their learning to the next level.

Course outline

Below, we break down how you can present the 7 key sections of this training course.

1. Making a connection by teaching your audience about leadership basics

Your content sets you apart from other leadership skills courses and pulls your audience closer to you.

When presenting this training course on leadership skills, it’s tempting to assume that your audience will already possess certain types of knowledge or skills.

This assumption is often incorrect.

So, it’s best to start with the basics.

First, use the material provided to discuss the characteristics and behaviors of effective leaders.

Then, invite your audience to share their experiences, the challenges they have, and their opportunities for learning.

2. Understand leadership and management

Remember, when you add value to your audience, you engage them.

For best results, use the content to redefine the differences between leadership and management.

Not only does this content connect your audience to management best practices, but it increases their awareness of key leadership skills.

Plus, they’ll develop a better understanding of leadership theories. And, they will build more practical skills.

3. Focus on leadership styles

Discussions around leadership styles are not new.

But, they are so important.

Here are five leadership styles to explore:

  1. Transactional.
  2. Transformational.
  3. Traditional.
  4. Negotiating.
  5. Charismatic.

The use of questions during this section will encourage your audience to think differently about leadership styles. For example: “What’s leadership style should be applied to your work challenges right now?” Or, “Do leaders generally use just one leadership style?”

Eliminate uncertainty by sharing insights on the leadership style continuum as presented in the course material.

4. Don’t forget additional leadership styles

A distinct leadership style can boost the reputation of a leader. It can help them achieve results, build solid relationships, and grow their business.

In fact, most leaders define themselves based on “what they do” and not “who they are.”

One of the best ways to improve the skills of your audience is to outline a range of additional leadership styles. In particular, use the course material to explore McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y.

During this section, we suggest that you share your personal perspectives on leadership styles.


Well, it’s easy for leaders to fall into the trap of just staying within their comfort zone, and not challenging their knowledge base.

Sharing your perspectives will broaden how your audience adopts various leadership styles.

5. Lessons from forces and leadership style

Introducing lessons starts with great content. It’s important to focus on what is also important to your audience. Follow the content to highlight forces and leadership styles. Introduce your own stories of leadership situations and explore lessons that can be extracted.

Here’s are key areas to discuss.

  • Start with competency skills and commitment. To illustrate, in any team both competence and commitment and commitment will exist. Help your audience to understand that in team situations, the leader will need to adopt a leadership style that takes these levels into account.
  • In cases where there is Low Competence/High Commitment – the leadership style must be directing and provide structure, control, and supervision. In contrast, in High Competence/High Commitment situations – the leader can delegate and pass the responsibility on to the team members. As a result, leaders will be seen as competent if they can match their leadership style to the competence and commitment level present within a team.
  • Today’s business world can lead to many conflict situations. All leaders will need to be able to unpick these situations.
  • Discuss the importance of conflict management skills, how to influence others, and the need to manage expectations.

6. Teach your audience about lateral leadership

Remember, the simplest way to build a connection with your audience is to consider how they operate within their workplace – so it’s important at all stages that you try to put yourself in their shoes.

Think about what leadership styles they currently use. And, also what leadership styles they will need to develop

Then, use the content to:

  • Discuss lateral leadership. To illustrate, asking team members to contribute their views, perspectives, and thoughts, offering their opinions, beliefs, and insights, and doing something constructive with your team are all parts of lateral leadership.
  • Introduce a five-step model of lateral leadership.

7. Learning from when leadership goes wrong

Developing leadership skills seems quite straightforward, doesn’t it?

Your audience develops skills. They pick up some experience. A little tweaking and they’re ready to go.

What can go wrong?

Well, the reality is lots of things can go wrong. And, these experiences are normal.

Exploring how leadership can go wrong will further prepare your audience for various leadership situations that they will encounter in the real world.

What you’ll get

  • 80 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 50-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
  • Practical exercises, to enhance all learning.
  • Further reading list, for your course participants.
  • Course evaluation form, tests, and action plan.
  • Easy to present, no experience required.

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Free train-the-trainer guides

With all Oak Innovation training course products, you’ll receive 8 free train-the-trainer guides that will add extra value to your training courses.

  • Training icebreakers.
  • How to select training materials.
  • Training games.
  • How to increase participation.
  • Learning how to improve your questioning skills.
  • How to improve your listening skills.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people.
  • How to evaluate training courses.

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Frequently asked questions

What makes an effective leader?

So how do you become an effective leader? Building leadership mastery can be a long journey. But, here are three factors that shape the development of effective leaders:

  • Traits or characteristics they exhibit.
  • Behaviors that they show.
  • Situations they are in.

What are the three main types of leadership styles?

Many new leaders struggle to find the leadership style that will best serve them as leaders. Here are the three primary forms of leadership that they can adopt:

  1. Traditional Leader.
  2. Negotiating Leader.
  3. Charismatic Leader.

How can a leader influence others?

The leader’s job often includes having to change the attitudes and behaviors of those that they need to follow them. In general, this can be achieved by:

  • Giving praise and honest appreciation when it is due.
  • Calling people’s attention to mistakes - but indirectly.
  • Talking about your own mistakes before criticizing another person.
  • Asking questions instead of direct orders.
  • Letting the other person save face.
  • Praise improvement.
  • Give the person a reputation to live up to.
  • Using encouragement to make any fault seem easy to fix.
  • Make the other person happy about doing as you suggest.

Can I edit the content and add my company logo?

Yes. You can now add your logo and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when, and as often as needed.

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