Leeway Leadership Development Program

The fundamental structure of the Leadership Development Programs consists of three modules, through which the three essential competencies are strengthened. In the beginning, there is the question of whether one can lead oneself better: Know yourself. Focusing on one’s self in the professional role is the beginning of the course, as the other two leadership competencies build on the first one. In the second module, the focus is on the personal contact to other people. Leadership of people is possible when one takes active responsibility and looks for direct contact: Take charge. In the third module, the ability to trust others and the ability to trust the problem solving abilities of the team is strengthened: Believe in others. The shared learning experience will be intensified and extended during two follow-up days.

Module 1: Leading Yourself
Essential Competence No. 1: Know Yourself

Leaders who know how to lead themselves set priorities and can successfully implement most important projects in short periods of time. They consciously shape their role and take advantage of the leeway given to them to do their jobs. The competencies that are strengthened in this module are:

Proactively shaping one’s one role
Setting priorities and implementing them
Effectively using own resources
Making quick and substantiated decisions
Intuitively and permanently solving problems
Spontaneously finding solutions in times of crises
Living one’s values for others to follow

3 intensive days


Module 2: Leading People
Essential Competence No. 2: Take Charge

Leaders who are aware of their roles are constantly thinking of new ways to give their employees more direction. They use direct conversations with people in order to get to know their concerns. Competencies that are strengthened in this module:

Giving employees directions by setting goals
Effectively leading conversations
Calmly dealing with emotions
Supporting employees through targeted coaching
Giving and receiving helpful feedback
Motivating people with optimism
Giving praise and expressing criticism in a fair way

3 intensive days


Module 3: Leading Teams
Essential Competence No. 3: Believe in Others

Leaders who are skilled at giving directions effectively take advantage of the entire group’s dynamic. They strive to gain the group’s trust, but they don’t try to be every person’s confidant. Competencies that are strengthened in this module:

Supporting teams in their development
Dealing with conflict in a confident and calm manner
Specifically encouraging innovation within the team
Using emotions in the team for motivation
Managing project groups in a commanding and tactful way
Achieving permanent results in meetings
Retaining the ability to work after a failure

3 intensive days


Module 4: Follow-Up

Throughout the course of the first three modules, participants have been made extremely sensitive to their own strengths and weaknesses. They have a clearer understanding of how time and resources are wasted in their work environments. In the three modules, participants experience that it is possible to quickly and permanently solve problems by engaging in intense exchanges with their colleagues. During the follow-up days, they have another opportunity to participate in peer-to-peer coaching and case work.

2 intensive days


Who should attend?

Managers who want to use their own resources more effectively. All people whose job it is to convince others. That can include leaders who have direct reports in the traditional way; project managers, who do not supervise employees, or employees who coordinate other people’s activities and their collaboration. 

Benefits for the organization

Leaders concentrate their energies on success-critical projects and tasks. Their employees know what is expected from them and are able to correctly assess their own achievements.  Meetings are well prepared, focused and goal-oriented. Employees feel fulfilled in their role, as it is clear to them that their contributions are valuable.

Benefits for participants

Participants realize that they can more effectively shape their leadership role in order to achieve more with less effort. They realize that it is part of their jobs to give direction to other people. They notice that they can, on a very personal level, win over people’s hearts for a cause.


We use methodologies that give participants the opportunity to try alternative courses of action. Every participant gets the chance to take a big step forward from his or her current personal standpoint. All exercises and tasks strive to teach participants to take responsibility for their development into their own hands. 

Scope of services

Joint course design and design of ancillary measures 
Creation of a didactic concept for each module (trainer manual)
Seminar scheduling
Selection and assignments of trainers
Trainers‘ traveling time
Course implementation
Creating of picture-illustrated course materials in PowerPoint or PDF
Trainer staff meetings
Final shared evaluation

Complementary services

Selection process for choosing participants
Preliminary discussions with each participant (face-to-face or over the telephone)
One-on-one coaching for each participan