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Live-Online Training

Leadership Essentials

Develop Yourself and Strengthen Vibrant Teams
The most valuable assets of every organization are the people. One of the key objectives of today’s leaders and managers is the empowerment of people, i.e. to make them more self-managed.

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.

In this training course you will learn about the ‘head, heart and hand’ of everyday leadership. It 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 as well as high-performing teams. 

time for self-reflection





training for

four days

1.5 Hours

each Session

ends with


expert facilitator


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.


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 a leader and manager.

Key TOPICs of the training

In training you are going to discuss issues about

  • Team leadership and management

  • Self Leadership

  • Daily management of motivating, supporting, inspiring and steering your team

  • Effective Communication

  • Management Styles

  • Phases of Group development

  • 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.

  • Understand the decision-making process better

  • Deal with staff with emotional issues in a better way

  • Daily operational management

  • 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 280 p.P*

EUR 252 p.P*


Training Outline



Session 1

Welcome and Introduction

Getting to know each other | Expectations | Program and Ground Rules | Learning Zones | Magic Triangle: Navigation Tool for the Workshop

Session 2

Leadership and Team Management

Creative Blend between Leadership and Management | Self-Assessment


Session 1

Self Leadership

Discovery Exercise | Values | People vs. Task Oriented | Self Management | Questions on Self Leadership  

Session 2

Team Leadership I

Daily Operational Management | 7 Key Tasks of Team Leaders/Managers | Phases
of Group Development


Session 1

Conflict Management

What is conflict | Roles in Conflict | Conflict Management Competence

Session 2

The Social Art of Leading People
The architecture of an Excellent Leader | Management by Example | Management by Delegation and Control | Management by Objectives | Management by Exception Reflection: My Team


Session 1

Effective Communication

The Process of Communication | Effective Speaking | Active Listening

Session 2

Conclusion and Way Forward
Credo for Exceptional Leadership | Feed Forward  | Personal Action Plan

Schedule & Pricing

This Impact Training includes

12 hours of training, split into four days into eight sessions | All training material | Impact Training Certificate. Daily from 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

Training Schedule 2023

  • Training fee: EUR 280 per person | EUR 252 per person for groups of four or more (Enter coupon code: groupdiscount)
  • Prix : EUR 280 par personne | EUR 252 par personne pour les groupes de quatre personnes ou plus (Enter coupon code: groupdiscount)

Training Schedule 2024

Your Facilitators


SOhini Paul

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.​​

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Dr. Petra speier-werner

La mission de Petra est d‘être une source d‘inspiration et d‘amour qui tient un espace où chacune / chacun peut grandir et s‘épa- nouir pour devenir une créatrice / un créateur de sa vie avec ses propres règles. Petra a travaillé dans différents secteurs en Euro- pe, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine. En tant que psycho- logue organisationnelle, économiste, politologue et détentrice d’un doctorat en gestion du changement, ses formations, leçons et coaching sont nourris par son approche interdisciplinaire, in- terculturelle et surtout par l’amour. Sa conviction est que chaque personne est parfaite, complète, unique et bonne. Notre ego se met souvent en travers de la route!

Experience board
What fellow pioneers share about the training

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Thomas Hoerz, Area Manager, Somaliland, Welthungerhilfe

"It was very useful for myself-reflections on my own leadership style and my own values. More than 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."

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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."

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