Leadership development is the process of helping leaders at every level of leadership assess and develop their character and acquire, reinforce, and refine their ministry knowledge and skills.
As a process, leadership development is never ending. This is because leaders are learners. When a leader stops learning, he stops leading.
Leadership development involves character assessment. Character assessment helps leaders know where they are in their personal character development and where they need to grow.
Leadership development includes acquiring new leadership knowledge and skills. Leaders need to continually assess and keep current with the leadership knowledge and skills required for their areas of ministry. This involves reinforcing present, valid leadership knowledge and skills.
Finally, leadership development includes refining existing leadership knowledge and skills.