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We are offering 6 online trainings in three regions

Leadership and Team Management 

Develop yourself and a high-performing team

Course Description

The most valuable assets of your organization are the people. The current challenging times of COVID-19 has shown us how quickly people can change social systems. One of the key objectives of today’s leaders and managers is the empowerment of people- to make them self-managed and self-responsible. It is therefore important to understand what drives others and communicate effectively. Through this leadership and team management training you will develop and strengthen your leadership and management skills. You will be able to lead and manage your team better, decrease conflicts, and enhance team performance - even in a remote management situation.

We are offering 6 online courses on the following dates:

a) 21-24 July 2020; b) 22-25 September 2020

d) 4-7 August 2020; e) 17-20 November 2020

f) 11 - 14 August 2020; g) 24 - 27  November 2020

Each training has a total of 8 sessions spread over 4 consecutive days.

Each session is for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

For whom:

Team Leaders, Managers and mid-level staff of civil society organizations

Everyone in leadership positions and young emerging leaders

Course fees:

EUR 200/ person (Plus VAT)


  • Receive a Certificate of Participation

  • Learn key concepts and powerful tools

  • Take part in practical assignments

  • Meet and learn from like-minded people

​What you'll learn

  • Learn fundamental concepts of leadership and team management

  • Reflect on your own vision, strategies, and values

  • Develop your self, team, and organisational leadership

  • Connect tasks and people, ignite ideas and inspire action

  • Lead and manage your team better, stimulate team spirit, decrease conflicts and enhance team performance

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Course Outline

Day 1

Session 1: Welcome, Introduction and Creative Blend between Leadership and Management

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Get to know each other
  • Differences between Leadership and Management
  • Self-Assessment

Session 2: Self-Leadership

  • Tool for Self-Leadership
  • Develop your personal values

Day 2

Session 3: Organizational Leadership

  • The Helix Model- vision, policies, strategies, people, operations

Session 4: Team Leadership

  • Key tasks of a team leader
  • How to foster trust, contribution, engagement and respect in team
  • Daily Operational Management

Day 3

Session 5: The Social Art of Managing People

  • 4 styles of management
  • Leading by Example
  • Management by Delegation/Control
  • Management by Objectives
  • Management by Exception

Session 6: Virtual Team Management

  • Reflection on best and worst experiences in meetings
  • Four colours and self-reflection
  • How decisions are taken in teams- simulation

Day 4

Session 7: Empathy

  • Emotional Intelligence

Session 8: Evaluation & closing

  • Way forward and personal development plan
  • Credo for exceptional leaders
  • Evaluation and Closing



“How to empathize and address teammate’s shortcomings and challenges was extremely useful for me. I can already observe the positive changes and outcomes in myself and my team. The last session on coaching really impressed me a lot!”

Swati Sharma

Senior Programme Manager, National Skills Foundation of India

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Leadership and Team Management
Nov 17, 2:00 PM GMT+7 – Nov 20, 5:30 PM GMT+7
Online class room
Leadership and Team Management
Nov 24, 10:00 AM GMT+1 – Nov 27, 1:30 PM GMT+1
4-day online training


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 with her interdisciplinary approach. She will facilitate the training courses in Africa.

Dirk Reber

Dirk is 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. He has the roles of facilitator and coach. With a professional background in economics, sociology, and rural development, Dirk is committed to the civil society for over 20 years. Being with Welthungerhilfe since 2003, he worked in consultancy and leadership positions throughout Asia: Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, and North Korea. He will facilitate the training courses in South East Asia.

Sohini Paul

Sohini has been working in the development sector for more than two decades, mostly on capacity building and human rights in the South Asian context. 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 rights-based approaches as well as designing effective programmes and projects. Sohini is passionate about civil society strengthening, which is reflected in her facilitation style. She will facilitate the training courses in South & South East Asia, as well as in Africa.

Subhankar Chatterjee

Subhankar has 19 years of experience working in the development sector. He is in the lead for CSA in India. Prior to joining CSA he had worked with Welthungerhilfe, Tata Trust and PRADAN. Subhankar has extensive experience working with large scale programmes on livelihoods and skills development, food and nutrition security, and social entrepreneurship, and strengthening community institutions in South Asia.

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