Leadership Development Program

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams


Great leaders are like magnets that attract top talent and create the culture of performance your organization needs to accelerate results and maximize profits.

Grounded in the latest assessments and research and five years of experience in leadership coaching, our leadership training courses, workshops, individual, group and executive education leadership programs target the real-world challenges unique to every level of leadership — whether you’re just starting out with a new organization or managing a global organization. We prepare and give your teams opportunity to learn more about our transformative and impactful leadership courses for new managers, mid-level leaders, or executive education leadership programs.

Your Leadership Journey

Great leaders are like magnets that attract top talent and create the culture of performance your organization needs to accelerate results and maximize profits.

Leadership is a journey that requires planning, thinking, preparing beyond your role, dedicating to challenging yourself, developing your leadership skills and competencies, and continually improve your knowledge and skills. The leadership journey starts the moment you are recruited. This table shows the roadmap for leadership development journey and will help you craft and prepare your Individual Development Plan (IDP). Included on the table are the levels of leadership and management identified by our leadership coaches and mentors. The related competencies and attributes are those you must have to be successful at every stage. The fundamental or core leadership attributes and competencies are basic for all staff, employees, teams and research has shown that workers who become proficient in these skills and competencies have a greater rate and chance of success in their career and professional progression. Contact us for help with developing a leaders plan to achieve your individual and organizational leadership objectives.

The Path to Leadership Development


Role/ Target audience



Managing Self

All Employees

  • Prepare for leadership role
  • Increase personal effectiveness
  • Master leadership fundamentals and attitudes
  • Core values and ethical codes
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Continual Learning
  • Public Service Motivation
  • Leadership skills, values and principles

Managing Projects

Team Leader/Project Manager

  • Transition from individual performer to leading a team
  • Build professional relationships
  • Anticipate customer needs
  • Team Building
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Credibility
  • Accountability
  • Influencing/Negotiating

Leading and Managing People


  • Build relationships to accomplish the work
  • Handle conflict effectively
  • Analyze and solve problems effectively
  • Human Capital Management
  • Leveraging Diversity
  • Conflict Management
  • Developing Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership skills, values and principles

Leading and Managing Programs


  • Navigate in a political environment
  • Sell ideas to senior leaders
  • Set vision and build toward the future
  • Manage financial resources
  • Incorporate technology to increase efficiency
  • Technology Management
  • Financial Management
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Partnering
  • Political Savvy
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership skills, values and principles

Leading and Managing Organizations


  • Foster alignment across the organization
  • Set organizational direction
  • Set long-term and short-term strategy
  • External Awareness
  • Vision
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Resilience
  • Decisiveness
  • Leadership effectiveness

About Our Leadership Programs

 CTSL leadership programs provide a planned, systematic, competency-based approach to developing future leaders at all levels of the organization. We emphasize developing the competencies and attitudes that are most appropriate at every stage of Leadership development and providing learning, growth and development opportunities to increase your competency proficiency as you progress in your leadership journey. The journey is split into five unique areas below:


Entry-Level Leadership Development – Aspiring to Leadership (CTSL-AELP): This program explores the difference between individual contributors and leaders. The program focuses on increasing awareness of individual leadership style, reinforcing strengths, and building a combination of practical skills that prepare participants for current and future leadership responsibilities. Through assessments, lectures, and large and small group discussions, participants develop knowledge, attitudes and skills in the following competency areas: Conflict Management, Potential, Team Building, Passion, Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving, Flexibility, Accountability, Technological Credibility, and Decisiveness.


Supervisors Leadership Development(CTSL-SP): Supervision is defined as “getting the work done through other team members or people within the unit or section.” The supervisory development programs and courses are designed to offer new and experienced supervisors with the knowledge and skills to inspire and guide employees to achieve the organization’s mission and goals. In addition, to prepare new and existing supervisors for the challenges and demands of their role in supervisory development framework for non-managers and aspiring supervisors, new supervisors, and experienced supervisors.


Mid-Level Leadership Development(CTSL-MLP) – Exploring Leadership: Mid-level managers and leaders serve as the operational engine that helps drive and push the work and the glue that holds work teams together. Exploring Leadership focuses on the critical competencies to successfully lead in the challenging and complex environment. Exploring Leadership uses a blended learning approach and includes assessments, large and small group discussions, workshops, case studies, mentoring, and virtual webinars to give participants a challenging and enriching leadership development and practical experience. The program is comprised of three instructor-led core sessions that address Teambuilding, Networking, Accountability, Partnerships/Collaboration, Problem Solving, Decisiveness, Influencing/Negotiating, Developing Others, and External Awareness and Global Politics. Exploring Leadership is most appropriate for those who have some demonstrated leadership knowledge and experience. 


Senior-level leadership development (CTSL-SLP):  The senior-level leadership program is specifically designed to sharpen skills, develop knowledge, and strengthen personal qualities and characteristics. This program will assess their leadership skills, develop practical leadership competencies, and address the CTSL mission’s challenges. The program focuses on building proficiency in Visioning, Strategic Thinking, Strategic Planing, Entrepreneurship, External Alertness and Awareness, Political Acume and Savvy, and Resilience; and includes developmental details, mentoring, coaching and case studies presented by senior Leadership. The senior-level leadership program is most appropriate for those at the higher level who have demonstrated leadership experience.


Executive-Level Development(CTSL-ELP) –To grow and develop a cadre of highly qualified leaders for senior executive positions. The CTSL focuses on developing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) competencies to prepare candidates to lead at the executive level. In addition, the CTSL-E includes formal classroom training, formal leadership assessments, executive-level developmental assignments, networking opportunities with other top executives, exposure to government-wide leadership challenges, and mentoring. The CTSL-E is a competitively selected program targeted to high-performing students.

Suppose CTSL does not have a leadership program that meets your organizational needs. In that case, we will work with you to design and develop a customized program that will meet your leadership development needs and goals. Contact us to learn more about this service.

Training Methodologies

A combination of interactive individual and group seminars, workshops, coaching, mentoring, cases studies, role plays, stories, and formal lectures are used.  CTSL Uganda conducts online trainings and formal trainings in different locations. This includes; Kampala, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Durban, Lagos, Abuja, Kigali, Juba, Addis Ababa, Mogadishu, and Dubai.

Who Should Attend:

Officials from UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations, local NGOs, CBOS, CSO, Corporations,  Trade Unions, SACCOs and Religious and Faith-Based Organisations, Local Governments and Ministries and Government Parastatals,  Commissions and Agencies.

The following categories are identified for effective training success and results attainment.

  1. Entry-Level Leadership( junior officers, field officers, project officers, administrative secretaries, program assistants, executive assistants
  2. Supervisory Leadership( Supervisors, senior line administrators, workers, and project officers)
  3. Mid-Level Leadership( Managers and executives, program officers)
  4. Senior Level Leadership ( Senior managers and officers)
  5. Executive-Level (Top executives, senior leadership team and managers)

Fees Structures and Available Options

  • 5 Day Online and virtual events per person: 1,000$
  • 5 Day Conference Training per person- 2,500$
  • 5 Day Individual Coaching and Mentoring: 1,000$
  • 5 Day Group Coaching and Mentoring: 3,000$