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  • Leadership and Team Management: Develop yourself and a high performing team
    23 Nov, 2:00 pm – 26 Nov, 5:30 pm
    Foundation Level
The course​

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, that is, to make them more self-managed and self-responsible.  

In this training course, you will learn about the “head and heart” of everyday leadership and management, 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 as well as high-performing teams.  

This course includes 8 sessions spreading over 4 consecutive days. Each session is for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

For whom:

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

Course fees*:

EUR 350/ person (plus VAT for EU residence)

*Special Discounts for groups and CSA alumni

15% group discount: 4 or more registrations from one organization

10% individual discount: For CSA alumni


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Leadership and Team Management

Develop yourself and a high-performing team

​What you'll learn

  • The fundamentals of leadership and team management 

  • The different concepts of team and self-leadership 

  • The various stages of Group Development and the role of the leader in each stage 

  • The different management styles 

  • About the importance of understanding  the strengths and areas of development of team members 

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Session Plan

Day 1

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome and Introduction of the Participants
  • Introduction to the course
  • Learning Zones
  • The navigation tool for the workshop

Session 2: Creative Blend between Leadership and Management

  • Differences between Leadership and Management
  • Self-assessment

Day 2

Session 3: Self-Leadership

  • As a leader you only have one tool-Yourself!
  • Self-Discovery Exercise
  • Tasks vs People
  • Self-Management

Session 4: Team Leadership I

  • Phases of Group Development
  • Day-to-day tasks of a Team Leader
  • How to foster Contribution-Engagement-Trust-Respect in teams

Day 3

Session 5: Team Leadership II

  • Daily Operational Management
  • Decision-making process in teams- Meetings

Session 6: The Social Art of Leading People I

  • The Architecture of an excellent Leader
  • Styles of Managing People

Day 4

Session 7: The Social Art of Leading People II

  • Styles of Managing People

Session 8: Evaluation and Way Forward

  • Feed Forward
  • Way Forward and Personal Development Plan
  • Evaluation and Closing

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What people say about us


“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

Meet the facilitator

Sohini Paul

An experienced facilitator, trainer and coach (offline, online, and blended courses)

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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