Transformational Leadership Style Training for School Leaders

  • Neelam Nisar Lahore College for Women University
  • Abid Shahzad The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Mehartab Rabica IBO Cambridge Academy International


This research focused on the training of school leaders in transformational leadership - which is recommended for educational leaders all over the world (Alkhasawneh, 2018) - and to determine if it impacts their leadership skills or not. Based on relevant literature and training need analysis, training was planned and given to 120 in-service school heads for one month. The research was quasi-experimental that used a one-group pre-test post-test design because no similar group was available. The experimental group was divided into two groups; public and private, for a comparison. Also, a follow-up study was conducted to keep it nearer to the experimental approach. The training delivered to the school principals comprised of selected content about the concept of leadership and transformational leadership. This content was reinforced by real-world examples and relevant leadership activities. Participants were assessed under pre-defined grading criteria that were their attendance, participation, and performance in quizzes and assignments during the training. After completion, they were observed and evaluated for their leadership skills at their workplaces and awarded with the points. This quantitative data were analyzed by using mean, standard deviation, and paired sample t-test for knowing and comparing the results. It was found that the transformational leadership style training had improved the effectiveness and leadership skills of school leaders. Similar training courses have been endorsed by training participants for enhancing the leadership styles of school leaders.

Keywords: School Leadership, Transformational Leadership Development, School Leadership Development, Transformational Leadership in Schools

Author Biographies

Neelam Nisar, Lahore College for Women University

Ph.D. Scholar in Education, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan

Lecturer Education, Gift University, Gujranwala, Pakistan

Abid Shahzad, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Ph.D. in Education

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,


Mehartab Rabica, IBO Cambridge Academy International

Research Assistant,

IBO Cambridge Academy International