Face-to-Face Training

Leadership and team management

Grow to be an emphatic leader and empower your team

In a time of uncertainty and increasing complexity,
leadership is no longer tied to a few charismatic
individuals at the top. it is rather a shared responsibility in our communities and societies. 

In today’s world, leadership has moved beyond just focusing on the professional running of organizations and teams. Leaders in Civil Society need to engage effectively in a complex, chaotic, and changing world, and at the same time have the competence to facilitate teams or partnerships to achieve a common goal.

In this training, you will learn fundamental concepts of leadership and team management. You have the opportunity to reflect about yourself and others. It will enable you to lead and manage your team better, stimulate team spirit, decrease conflicts, and enhance team performance. You will learn key concepts of communication, and adapt habits of selfmanagement that will make you a more empathetic and effective person. In essence, this training will help you to perform better as a leader and to move forward in your career.

training on

four days

16 Sessions of 1.5 hours

time for self-reflection



24 hours of


ends with


expert facilitator

How do we transfer knowledge?

We use a diversity of engaging facilitation methods:

  • Role-plays and games

  • Group discussions and debates

  • Inspirational videos and quotes

  • Case studies

  • Self-reflection exercises

  • Performance management assessment tools

  • Games

  • Day-to-day management assessment tool

  • Analysis of your team members and their culture

  • Motivational exercises

Key fields of the training

  • Own vision, strategies, and values

  • Self-, team, and organizational leadership

  • Leadership styles

  • Connect tasks and people, ignite ideas, and inspire and motivate action

  • Effective communication

  • Active listening, powerful questioning

  • Empathy, Synergy, and Win-Win

  • Coaching as a leader

After the training you will be able to

  • Refine your personal leadership purpose

  • Differentiate your strengths and weaknesses as a leader

  • Work on improving your leadership style with a picture for yourself in your mind

  • Establish trust and accountability through effective communication

  • Face workplace challenges in a more strategic way

  • Inspire and motivate your team in the long-term

  • Enhance team performance through new coaching skills


This Impact Training Leadership and Team Management is designed for everyone working in Civil Society organizations in leadership positions as well as prospective leader and managernewcomer who aspires to become a team leader in the future, social start-up leader and social entrepreneurs.

Training Schedule 2022

Your Facilitators

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Retta Menberu

Retta Menberu Woldetsadik (M.D., MSc) stands up for civil society-state dynamics, good governance, advocacy, and a rights-based approach to development. Since 2018 he has been part of CSA, built up, and leads the Africa office to advocate for change and empower the youth. After working more than two decades in development and health leadership, as a trainer, researcher, and consultant in clinical medicine and public health, Retta developed himself to a broader development leadership and facilitation role by operating as Country Director for ActionAid International, and as regional Strategy Adviser for Rush Foundation. Additionally to his work with CSA, he works as a coordinator, researcher, adviser, and facilitator of international development and humanitarian organizations, alliances, and multi-actor partnerships in diverse contexts across Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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Dr. Petra speier-werner

Petra’s mission is to be a source of inspiration and love that holds a space for everyone to grow and flow. She has been working in different sectors in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Being an organizational psychologist, economist and political scientist with a doctorate in change management, her trainings, lectures, and coaching are nurtured by her interdisciplinary approach.  

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Dirk Reber

Dirk has been committed to the civil society sector for more than 25 years. With his passion, positive energy, optimism, and autonomy, he likes to see people grow and find their true meaning of values. His international experience in different leadership positions throughout Asia and Africa qualifies him as a facilitator, trainer, and coach: preferably with you in one of the CSA courses, otherwise as an outdoor trainer. Dirk's center is his family and nature.


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What fellow pioneers share about the training

Sofia Olsson, Country Director, Finn ChurchAid, Nepal

“The training provided a variety of good tools, and it has given me new insights and instruments to apply to my everyday work as a leader. I particularly enjoyed the exercise on deriving our own core values.”

Fareed Bajai, Finance Manager, Welthungerhilfe, Afghanistan

“The most interesting part is that the knowledge of each day reflects on some parts of your daily work. After attending the training, I feel much better equipped and confident at work.”

This Training includes

24 hours of training, split into four days into sixteen sessions | A package with all the training material | Impact Training Certificate Leadership and Team Management | Lunch, drinks and snacks.

Training Fee

Location: Germany

EUR 650 p.P*

All other locations

EUR 350 p.P*

EUR 175 p.p for national organizations

*For groups of four or more: 10% discount