ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Institutions Directory » Leadership Development

Leadership Development focuses on learning events such as mentoring, training, self-study, and job rotations to prepare employees with the skills required to lead an organization. (ASTD. 2011. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms A Revised and Updated Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.)

Leadership coaching can facilitate productive change in persons, teams, and systems by enabling leaders, managers, and employees to uncover potential that might otherwise go untapped. The ability to coach leaders is a core competency for those helping organizations to develop. Through coaching, leaders learn how to optimize the value of teams and organizations. Leadership coaching helps clarify vision, beliefs, and values, and stretches the capacity to lead and influence. Leaders then become catalysts for change within their organizations. (Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies; view link)

Careers in Leadership Development may include the following job titles:

  • Training and Development Manager
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Manager/Director of Leadership Development
  • Leadership Coach
  • Career Development Manager
  • Chief Learning Officer (CLO)
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Educational Program Manager
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Facilitator
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Manager of Strategic Initiatives