What is Management Leadership Training?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

Management leadership training teaches people leadership skills as a way to prepare them to become managers or to improve their abilities as managers. It is common for this kind of training to be part of retreats that are sponsored by companies that want to improve the leadership skills of their managers. They may also be part of training that companies provide for newly hired managers. Sometimes people will take part in management leadership training on their own in order to boost their skills and credentials. In some cases, managers may be able to have their companies pay for this sort of training, even if the training is not mandated by the company.

Companies sometimes offer management leadership training for employees.
Companies sometimes offer management leadership training for employees.

There are many topics covered in management leadership training. In addition to helping trainees develop and hone their abilities to manage others, this sort of training also often includes sections on how managers can improve their own capabilities as workers. Not only does this sort of training help managers to become more effective employees, but it also helps them to lead by example. After all, a person who is capable of managing others but incapable of managing his own time is not likely to be the most effective leader. The sorts of skills that might be covered in these sections of management leadership training may include time management, problem solving, personal stress management, communication skills, and creative thinking.

Organizations that offer management leadership training may offer the training in a number of different formats. Activities and seminars related to the training may happen over the course of just a few days. There are even some management leadership training programs that are quite brief, taking up just one full day. In some other cases, the training may take place over a number of weeks or months. In these cases, the training may take place once a week during a workday or, perhaps, once a month on a weekend.

Depending on the needs of the individual or group taking part in management leadership training, the training may take place in the workplace, such as in a conference room. Alternatively, it might take place within the offices of the company that provides the training. In some cases, management leadership training is held in rented spaces such as convention centers or hotel ball rooms.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for wiseGEEK, Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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