Tuff Leadership Training Step 1 – Online

Tough training in the mindset and abilities needed for more self-managing employees and teams

  • Ready for a Tuff course? Choose a date by clicking the registration button below.
  • Start 13th September
  • Start 4th October
  • Start 8th November
  • Start 30th November (Spanish)
  • The programme consists of 6 modules spread over 10 weeks. Each module is an afternoon (13:00-17:00 CET) and a subsequent morning (9:00-12:00 CET).
  • You can choose to pay by card or invoice at check-out.

Are you interested in having employees that take responsibility and initiative? If you’re like most managers, what gets in the way is your actions and way of being are given by a drive to be responsible for making employees motivated, responsible, high performing and happy. Creating a more adult-to-adult, partnership culture starts by training in a new way of leading.

The Tuff Leadership Training Step 1 programme consists of 6 modules that extend over 10 weeks. The training is as interactive as if you participated in a classroom, learning with the same cohort throughout the programme.

Our training gives managers insights into their personal pitfalls through role-playing true-to-life difficult conversations whilst getting plenty of feedback and coaching from their peers and our experienced trainers. You will learn and practice an alternative framework for new ways of doing and being, for example: how to give empowering feedback that makes a difference.

What can I get out of participating in the training?

Participants leave the course with the courage and self-awareness to have totally different conversations with their employees or colleagues that draw out the motivation, responsibility, and development in their teams.

Through the training you will discover:

  • How to be a catalyst for your employees/colleagues taking more responsibility and ownership for the business
  • How to avoid defaulting to solving problems, giving advice, and being solely responsible so others can step into their power
  • How to have difficult conversations in a way that empowers others
  • How to have effective feedback conversations that lead to real shifts
  • Your leadership strengths and blind spots

Content and layout

The programme consists of 6 modules spread over 10 weeks, led by two of our certified Tuff leadership trainers. Each module is an afternoon (13:00-17:00 CET) and a subsequent morning (9:00-12:00 CET).

Between each module week is a week when you try out your learnings at work, and meet with your learning group (also online). The content is completely consistent with the classroom variant and equally intense and transformative.

The training is practical and is designed to develop the leadership mindset and skills needed to unleash responsibility and commitment in your teams. Your old patterns and behaviors will be challenged, and you will become aware of your pitfalls and strengths. Real-life role-plays combined with individualised, powerful feedback mean that you will find new and better ways to deal with the challenges you are facing. The overall theme is a coaching leadership approach, which is translated into different kinds of conversations such as feedback, coaching and relationship conversations. You will get a variety of new tools that you can apply right away. The methodology used is Tuff Leadership Training’s own, which has been developed for more than twenty years and is known for producing tangible results.

Tuff Leadership Training Step 1 – Online is also available in Spanish and Russian.
More information and registration for Russian Step 1 – Online here.

All upcoming dates for Tuff Leadership Training Step 1 – Online here

Does online training really work?

We get many questions whether online training is as good as classroom training. We think it really is. Listen to what Step 1 – Online participants Anna Tuomas, Roberto Kusabbi and Tim Shand, have to say about it.

Does online training really work?

Practical information

Tuff Leadership Training Step 1 Online takes place digitally on Zoom, and you will receive a link via email where you connect to the digital classroom. If you have not used Zoom before, please download the Zoom client (Zoom Client) in advance here. If your company has restrictions on using the program, you can try to join with the meeting ID via the zoom website. To test your system and Wifi with the program follow this link. It is preferable to use your own computer from a quiet place and we find that it doesn’t work so well to use your smartphone or tablet.


The cost of the training is €2,900 excl. VAT. The price includes all materials.
You can choose to pay by card or invoice at check-out.

Want to know more about Tuff Leadership Training Step 1 – Online?

Get in touch with us on +46 (0) 8-446 16 20 or email us.

Tuff Course Participant

  • “So, if Agile provides the systems and structures for nonhierarchical organization, Tuff Leadership Training provides the mindset that people in those organizations need to have to exercise their full potential.”
    — Marin Petrov, Hack and Paint
  • “I would consider this to be transformational training. It is utterly engaging and highly interactive.”
    — Colin Lyons, Management Development, Howdens Joinery, UK
  • “Great insight into yourself and how to understand the influence of mindsets on various types of conversations.”
    — Enzo Smrekar, General Manager at Atlantic Grupa and President of the board at Droga Kolinska d.d., Slovenia
  • “A powerful and empowering experience in which you are confronted with your way of being with others and struggle to improve, not only as a professional, but mainly as a human being.”
    — Felip Roca, Director of International Relations, Municipality of Barcelona
  • “If you are interested to develop yourself as a leader (in any way), this is the course for you! It will shake you and your views around and spit you out with a new mindset :)”
    — Gustav Henman, CFO and Founder, Beetroot, Ukraine
  • “For me it’s not a training in the sense that I learned something. It opened up a world, a world I did not realise was out there.”
    — Hans Oude Nijhuis, Manager and Project Leader, BAM, The Netherlands
  • “Epiphany guaranteed.  ”
    — Jesper Loso, Chief Developer/Team Lead, Dugga AB, Ukraine
  • “A completely new perspective on leadership and what it means to be a leader.”
    — Kerry Isherwood, HR manager, Macmillan, UK
  • “It seems to give fulfilment to the colleagues we thought were only able to grow in the realm of technology...Then they did the Tuff Leadership Training and all of a sudden they see that they want to do more leadership development and develop how to work with people in self-steering teams. They are stepping up in their roles...”
    — Kevin Struis, Coach and Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis, The Netherlands
  • “The Tuff Leadership Training has been very impactful for me. It was great to be in a room full of colleagues working with our way of being and the things under our analytical minds...The most valuable lesson for me was about listening. I always found it to be really hard work, but during the course that changed and I could see that it was actually a really simple but powerful gift to be able to give to somebody, especially as a coach. For me that was a major mindset shift.”
    — Kevin Struis, Coach and Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis, The Netherlands
  • “The real results are that people are happy with the training and they want more. They use it. They have all benefited from it personally and they all grew in the “know thyself” department. And I think that that’s what it’s all about.”
    — Lotta Croiset van Uchelen Feberwee, Chief DNA Officer, Schuberg Philis, The Netherlands
  • “Brutal, honest, thought provoking and ultimately enriching experience.  ”
    — Neil Van Niekerk, Learning and Org Development Manager, Macmillan, UK
  • “A very complete and balanced course with a great mix of theory and practice. A true inspiration and motivation. It will help me everywhere.”
    — Paulo Parini, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • “The most magical days I've spent with the warmest, brightest, loveliest people in quite some time. Alvin Toffler wrote in “Future Shock” that a strong skill in the future will be Learn, Unlearn, Relearn. This has been the most unlearning and relearning thing I’ve ever experienced. Deeply moving learning experience and philosophy for leaders.”
    — Perry Timms, author, TEDx speaker, & founder of PTHR, UK
  • “I would recommend Tuff Leadership Training to any company that aspires to be a modern, Agile organisation, and to all managers/leaders (formal as well as informal leaders).  ”
    — Richard Kronfält, Global Head of Delivery, Alite International
  • “Not an easy ride, but a challenging, thought provoking experience that will make you want to explore your potential.”
    — Stephen Holman, Head of Technical Support, Holmen
  • “A training in coaching and conversations theory that works ... and lots of practice. A mind shift! Excellent and very useful!”
    — Susanne Stenberg, Project Manager, KPN, The Netherlands
  • “In a non-hierarchical structure, for efficiency, cooperation and a good working environment, coaching is key. The decisions must come from the team and not from above. Tuff’s courses help to implement coaching in the company in a very practical way.    ”
    — Veronique Daar, VP Customer Support, Tacton Systems

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