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How to Build Leadership Programs in Sana
How to Build Leadership Programs in Sana
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Written by Bianca Wetter
Updated over a week ago


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Perrine Agha, People Development at Alan

Welcome to our guide to setting up a leadership development program in Sana. Sana's comprehensive learning platform provides your leaders with the essential skills, knowledge, and tools they need to inspire teams and drive organizational success. This article will guide you through a clear, step-by-step process for setting up your leadership development program. Let's dive in and start building a robust leadership development program today!


  • Build Engaging Experiences: Sana places interactivity at the core of its learning experience. This ensures that your leaders find their training engaging and worthwhile, ultimately leading to better retention and application of the skills learned.

  • Bridging Theory and Practice: Sana combines self-study with collaborative workshops. Sana allows for leaders to take on test scenarios using gradable exercises, thus reinforcing their learning

  • Personalized Learning Paths: Sana uses automation to create personalized learning paths for each leader. It tracks their progress and performance, adjusting the content they see based on their individual needs.

  • Integration with Other Content Libraries: Sana can be integrated with other content libraries like Udemy or Coursera, allowing you to connect with other sources of content.

  • Reduced threshold to create leadership trainings with Sana off-the-shelf courses


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create a leadership development program in Sana:

  1. Set up your Users and Information

    Start by getting your users and the right information in the system by connecting your HR system or inviting your users with editable attributes.

  2. Define Leadership Needs and Goals

    Identify the specific leadership skills and competencies needed in your organization. These could include strategic thinking, decision-making, and emotional intelligence. Define clear goals based on these needs.

  3. Develop your Content and Programs
    Use Sana's course creation tools to develop a leadership curriculum that addresses the identified needs and goals. For example, create courses on strategic thinking or decision-making. For inspiration check out some of the great templates we have authored by experts in the field!

    1. Use Sana's scenario-based learning and exercise features to create real-world situations and assignments. For instance, use exercise cards so learners can record themselves giving a motivational speech or submit a strategic evaluation plan.

  4. Automate Program Enrollment and Assignments
    Set up program enrollment rules and triggers to automatically assign content to your leaders based on their role, tenure, or other attributes. For example, a new team lead might be assigned a course on effective communication.

  5. Create a Leadership Teamspace
    Build a teamspace where leaders can explore all available leadership materials. Give access to top performers and subject matter experts to expand your knowledge base.

  6. Track Progress and Measure Impact
    Utilize Sana's dashboard Insights to easily follow up on the progress of your leaders. This can help you measure the impact of the training on their leadership skills and performance.

Remember, leadership development is an ongoing process. Keep iterating and improving your program to ensure it continues to meet the evolving needs of your leaders and your organization.

Best-practice tips

When setting up a leadership program in Sana, you can consider:

  1. Bridge Theory and Practice: No one learns how to swim in a library. The best way to learn is to practice, and Sana allows you to do just that with the exercise feature.

  2. Stagger Assignments: A learning journey is much more likely to get a higher completion rate when each course comes on different days instead of all simultaneously.

  3. Use Sana's off-the-shelf courses: Sana has more than 30 courses on leadership development. You can use these as inspiration and add them to your learning program.

  4. Reward learning efforts: You can add a certificate at the end of each program that can be shared by the learner on LinkedIn

  5. Keep it short: Leaders have very little time on their calendars, so ensure your courses are concise and to the point

  6. Network: One of the best ways for leaders to learn is to give them opportunities to network with other leaders in the organization. With Sana Live, you can host knowledge sessions between leaders so they can learn from each other.

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