Leadership Development

leadership development4 Types of Leadership Development Training for Your Team

In today's changing business environment, leadership development is a necessity for an organization to flourish. But how do you know what type of program format is right for your team? Organizations may differ in what they need when it comes to a leadership development training mix. This "mix" can include factors such as length, location, price, capacity, culture, etc.

In a world where masses of knowledge are just a mouse click away, it’s easy to get lost in the abundance of information. So before venturing out into this world, take the time to understand the benefits among different leadership development training formats.

1. Online Training

The popularity of online training is skyrocketing. Many companies are discovering the benefits of using online training to help employees boost their knowledge and add cross-functional value to the organization.

The advantages of online training include:

  • Reduce the travel and tuition costs associated with training.
  • Train more employees at less cost.
  • Reinforce alignment to organizational purpose, principles, and value.
  • Track student progress and completion statistics in a central location.

LeanCor's online leadership development course, "Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture," allows you and your team members to decide when and where to learn. The quick registration process allows you to get up and running as soon as the next day or earlier. This interactive leadership development course enables all leaders to be a more effective leader, manage people, and drive operational excellence. Participants learn to improve value stream processes that impact the organization, and create action-driven measurement systems for successful teams.

2. Private Training, On-Site at Your Location

Perhaps your team cannot leave the site because of travel issues add unwanted complexity and cost, or perhaps you have a larger group. Private leadership development training with a course instructor devoted to your group allows you to:

  • Customize the course content and structure.
  • Select the date (and/or location) most convenient for your team.
  • Devote interactive exercises and small group discussion time as focused on your company, challenges, and vision.
  • Apply learned skills in real time by walking the floor throughout the training session (Gemba).
  • Increase the velocity of your leadership development initiatives.
  • Train more employees at less cost.

LeanCor offers a nine-day Lean Supply Chain private training program that develops organizational skills and builds people capability, instilling a lean problem solving culture. Curriculum encompasses Problem Solving, Lean Supply Chain, and Lean Leadership Development. This three-tiered approach yields real results in the supply chain, including improved revenues, reduced logistics and supply chain costs and higher operating margins for the organization.

3. Off-Site, Public Training

Many professionals are embracing opportunities through public continuing education courses. Held off-site, often in a training facility or conference center, public training fosters a dynamic learning environment and delivers leadership development skills that both broaden your perspective and advance your career. Public leadership development training allows you to:

  • Gain new connections by networking with other professionals and learning from their perspectives and experiences.
  • Tap into knowledge from diverse sectors by working on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Step away from the day to day distractions and focus solely on learning.

LeanCor has partnered with the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute to offer a three-course program that transforms the way supply chain professionals think, act and lead. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to develop, lead and implement strategic and tactical elements of lean principles in the supply chain. Held twice a year in Atlanta, GA, the program helps leaders successfully execute lean in the supply chain and achieve lasting results.

4. Blended Learning

The blended learning format combines all of the elements into one leadership development program. Designed for the challenges of today’s workplace, a blended learning format accommodates busy schedules and self-paced team members, yet includes the added benefit of live, in-class learning with others. Blended learning involves:

  • Learn the thinking and tools through online modules.
  • Then, apply learned concepts through completion of a project in the workplace, yielding real results.
  • Finally, gain new connections by networking with others in an in-class workshop.

LeanCor's Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course is designed for organizations that want to develop employees to be problem solving experts in production-based, service based, transactional, and healthcare environments.


There is no one training method that’s right for every organization and situation. Depending on how an organization is structured and resource availability, the best way to educate team members varies from business to business. It’s important to be methodical by creating structure and standardization around employee training in order to reap the benefits and see results of the investment.

Posted by LeanCor Supply Chain Group

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LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner that specializes in lean principles to deliver operational improvement. LeanCor’s three integrated divisions – LeanCor Training and Education, LeanCor Consulting, and LeanCor Logistics – help organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs, and build a culture of continuous improvement.

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