Leadership training in Geneva
Leadership training in Geneva

About the GCSP’s leadership training

We are facing a global leadership crisis today. There is urgent need for a radically expanded understanding of what leadership means and who can lead. Our leadership course will prepare you.


What makes leadership training unique?

Unlike other providers of leadership development, the Geneva Leadership Alliance has both in-depth expertise on peace and security through the GCSP, and 40 + years of developing leaders through Center for Creative Leadership. Together with a network of partners and associates, we equip individuals, teams, organisations and communities with the mind sets, skills and tools to navigate today’s challenges and take action to create the world they want to live in.

“Leading is no longer only a requirement for those at the top. It is at its essence about translating values into meaningful action. Anyone with integrity, creativity and the motivation to learn can effectively mobilise others and achieve collective and sustainable impact.”


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Why we think leadership training matters

Globalisation is expanding who we can work with, technology is changing how we can work together and a turbulent geo-political landscape is dividing the world we live in. In today’s environment, sustaining peace, security and stability is demanding and complex. Recurring and emerging issues interconnect and require collaboration across the whole of society.

We must all increasingly think, connect and collaborate across boundaries and adapt to remain relevant in a landscape of multiple actors and challenges. Yet prevailing beliefs about leadership are siloed and often linked to distant authoritative roles or functions, causing many people to not see themselves as capable of leading. As a consequence we are experiencing a leadership deficit and a lack of trust in the traditional role of ‘the leader’.

Advance your understanding and practice of leading by joining a diverse global community of leaders with a shared desire to make a difference in their organisations and communities.


What is our leadership training methodology?

Our blended learning approach means that you will actively participate in expert-led virtual workshops twice a week and take advantage of both self-paced and social learning opportunities. 

Sessions are participative, engaging and applied, leveraging expert insight with learning with and from a diverse group of talented peers. Action-learning design is used so you will directly apply practices and give and receive feedback from peers on your own and others’ leadership challenges. You will practice influence and leading, starting from where you are.

We provide open-enrolment leadership courses for individuals, customised solutions for organisations and through leadership in collaboration with partner projects.


Why is it important to learn leadership skills?

Answer: Leadership skills help you understand yourself, your motivations and your emotions. Unpacking assumption is a big element of leadership training to become more effective with your mission and be able to inspire your team and peers. You learn your values. You create meaning. You connect with others on deeper levels. Participants can earn a leadership certificate that can boost their career prospects. Continuous training can lead to innovation, better change management processes and increased employee motivation.


What is the purpose of leadership training?

Answer: Leadership training can teach you the skills you need to lead effectively, including the often-tricky skills needed to persuade and influence people — even those over whom you have little direct authority. Leadership training widens thinking abilities to help leaders think in innovative and creative ways. Youth leadership is focus on the next generation of leaders that eventually will take over managerial positions. Leadership development is key to create a culture of growth that promotes learning agility. Advanced studies are an investment in your own career growth.


What is a leadership training program(me)?

Answer: Leadership training programs are short-term programs intended to help you upskill and build on your existing leadership skills in order to increase your leadership capacity in your current job – and in your next job. It can also lead you to acquire tools to lead in your personal and private sphere. Global programmes are specially enriching as they bring different voices to the table. Participants learn from their peers as much as from facilitators and experts. Different modules bring different insights that allow participant’s reflection. Programs are design to challenge participants thinking and bring them out of their comfort zone.


What is the purpose of leadership development?

Answer: Leadership Development programs teach vital skills that leaders use to become more effective at directing teams and engaging their employees to achieve success. Depending on the needs of your workforce, this will include leadership and management skills. Leadership is linked to cultural approaches to authority, organizations legacy and growth possibilities. Understanding your multicultural team has different views will bring value and support strategic decision making utilizing that diversity to boost innovation. Attending a leadership programme pays out in many different unexpected ways.


What is the objective of leadership training?

Answer: Leadership development training programs have several very important benefits. They increase employee morale and retention, improve productivity, promote better decision making, build better teams, and train future leaders in your organization who have a management style that is conducive to a positive working atmosphere. The world needs more leaders at different levels of the authority pyramid. International organizations specially need leadership modules to increase the potential of their workforce and develop competencies that will help achieve bigger results faster.


What are the benefits of leadership training?


  • Increase Productivity
  • Increase employee engagement and reduce staff turnover
  • Nurture future leaders
  • Improve their managerial skills and abilities
  • Improve Risk Management
  • Achieve better Project Leadership
  • Improve organizational culture
  • Effectively manage change
  • Efficient decision-making
  • Problem solving skills



What is leadership training and development?

Answer: Leadership and management training courses are specialized programs designed to help you learn new leadership techniques and refine old skills to run your team, including assertive communication, motivation methods, and coaching. As a leader or a peer, even without the formal authority, you can become the driving force of your team. Responsible leadership means we all play a role in our own system, organization, team and society.  Strategic leadership doesn’t happen spontaneously, is the result of personal reflection, people’s engagement and alignment with organizational objectives and mission.


What type of training is leadership training?

Answer: Leadership training provides feedback and insight on the fortes and positive aspects of the leader's actions and styles. The training program and materials ensure those strengths are explored and mastered, building a well-rounded and effective mentor to those surrounding them in the workplace. Learning how to lead is possible, it is a matter of combining several soft skills to achieve impact.


How can I subscribe or apply to the leadership training course?

Answer: Learn more and apply for the next edition of the course here: https://www.gcsp.ch/courses/12th-edition-lead-influence-impact-limpact-virtual-learning-journey-2022


Where does the leadership course training take place?

Answer: Normally held face to face in Geneva, this year’s edition takes place virtually online using Zoom. Learn more and apply for the next edition of the course here: https://www.gcsp.ch/courses/12th-edition-lead-influence-impact-limpact-virtual-learning-journey-2022


Do I get a certificate after the GCSP leadership training course?

Answer: Yes, only upon completion of the entire course and attendance of all the modules and at the discretion of the course director. If you complete the course, you will receive the certification.


Is the certificate of the GCSP leadership training course accredited?

Answer: Yes. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a GCSP certificate accredited by  EDUQUA and ISO. The GCSP achieved ISO 9001:2015 Organisation certification in 2020, ISO 9001:2015 is an international quality label that specifies the requirements for a quality management system within an organisation. The certification is obtained following audits based on a number of quality management principles, including strong customer focus, management motivation and commitment, a process approach, and continuous improvement. Obtaining an ISO 9001:2015 certification ensures, inter alia, that GCSP customers obtain consistent, good-quality products and services. The GCSP was also first awarded EDUQUA certification in 2017.  EduQua is a quality label for continuing education institutions recognised and supported by the Swiss government. Certification is awarded following an external audit that focuses on clients’ needs and satisfaction in the following areas: course portfolio, information and communication, course design and delivery, qualifications of teaching staff, quality management system, and leadership.


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