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Seminar Paper

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The goal of any leadership development program is to produce more effective leaders. Leadership development training programs are successful only to the extent that participants change their behavior. How much of that success is dependent on the styles of leadership, the participating individual, or the design of the training program? This paper describes the relationship between leadership development programs and participant behavioral change. Relevant empirical research for training transfer, individual behavioral change, and program return on investment is integrated into the paper.