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Leadership Essentials

Develop yourself and strengthen vibrant teams

The most valuable assets of every civil society organization are the people. One of the key objectives of today’s leaders and managers should be the empowerment of people to make them grow and self-responsible.  

Civil Society has become a major force globally, and increasingly in developing countries. However, the pace of change and influence of civil society depends a lot on the capacity of civil society organizations and specifically their leaders. In this context, leadership plays a crucial role in organizational development, influence and ultimately the success of civil society actors in achieving social change and social justice.

This course will help you to reflect on your leadership and management style. It will help you to increase your awareness on how you perceive yourself vis-à-vis your own role in your organization and how you interact with your colleagues and partners. This is important in order to fulfill the most noble objective t of leadership, which is empowering others.

In this training course, is about the “head and heart” of everyday leadership, the decision-making process, and new ways of managing motivation to enhance self-responsibility. This course will deepen your understanding of why and how leadership and management skills are so critical to organizational success. The practical tools and concepts will help to develop yourself and strengthen vibrant teams.  ​​

time for self-reflection





training on

four days

1.5 Hours

each Session

ends with


expert facilitator

How do we transfer knowledge?

We use a variety of methods and tools including,

  • discussions in break-out rooms,

  • games,

  • exercises,

  • role-plays,

  • self and group reflections,

  • interactive online tools and more.


In our training you will have the opportunity to connect with both your peers and our facilitator for an immersive experience that will allow you to focus on building the essential skills you need to thrive as leaders and managers

Key fields of the training

In training you are going to discuss issues about

  • Team leadership and management

  • Self Leadership

  • Effective Communication

  • Management Styles

  • Decision-making processes in teams

After the training you will be able to

  • ​Practice the tool of Feed Forward to enhance staff performance
  • Better manage your time 

  • Understand different perspectives better by listening actively and make decisions on a well-informed basis

  • Cluster between Leadership and Management. You will understand their decision-making process better and you will also know, when to be a manager and a leader.

  • Deal with staff with emotional issues in a better way

  • Drive your day with a “to do list”

  • Prioritize activities alongside support to staff

This course is designed for everyone working in civil society organizations who wants to learn the foundations of leadership and team management and build essential and crucial skills. We welcome participants from different positions, especially from middle management and from diverse departments, which create a rich mix of experience and perspectives.

Training Fee

Groups of four or more people

EUR 240 p.P

EUR 216 p.P

This Impact Training includes

12 hours of training, split into four days in eight sessions | All training material and reader | Impact Training Certificate Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials
Training Schedule 2022 

  • Leadership Essentials
    08 Mar, 2:00 pm IST – 11 Mar, 5:00 pm IST
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  • Leadership Essentials
    19 Apr, 10:00 am IST – 22 Apr, 10:00 am IST
    Impact Training | Live Online
  • Leadership Essentials
    17 May, 10:00 am – 20 May, 10:00 am
    Impact Training | Live Online
  • Leadership Essentials
    05 Jul, 10:00 am IST – 08 Jul, 10:00 am IST
    Impact Training | Live Online
  • Leadership Essentials
    06 Sep, 10:00 am IST – 09 Sep, 10:00 am IST
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Your Facilitator

Sohini Paul

facilitator, trainer and coach

As a facilitator and coach of Civil Society Academy, she has focused on providing trainings and workshops on leadership and team management in several countries across Asia and Africa. She also facilitates trainings on advocacy and human rights-based approach.  

Sohini has a Social Science background with master’s degrees in Geography and Regional Planning. She is a certified Life and Leadership Coach. She has more than two decades of experience in the development sector, during which time she supported the work of numerous social change organizations, working on issues of local self-governance, right to information and land rights. She has worked on capacity building of civil society organizations, from grassroots community groups to large networks.  

Sohini is passionate about civil society strengthening and holds space for those who are ready to learn and be happy - this is reflected in her facilitation style.

Experience board
What fellow pioneers share about the training

Thomas Hoerz, Area Manager, Somaliland, Welthungerhilfe

"It was very useful for myself-reflections about my own leadership style and my own values. More then for myself, I could reflect on the leadership and management strengths and weaknesses of the managers and leaders working in my programme. What impressed me clearly most was the competent, but always patient, and respectful moderation by Sohini."

Rakhi Sharma, Assistant to National Coordinator SHA, Kindernothilfe, India

"Well developed course with excellent trainer. Simply explaining the complex concepts, space for discussions in break-out rooms was most interesting. The course was extremely relevant in exploring self-leadership and improving my skills."

Gisela Pereira, Roving Head ofProject, Welthungerhilfe

“Inspiring course! It has planted the seeds of change towards a more focused personal growth and a fruitful team leadership."