Three Templates to Create Your Leadership Development Plan

Leadership Development is a top priority, but it rarely happens. 

To actually develop the leaders God has assigned to your church, you need two things: cadence and content.

Our Leadership Development Plan helps you create a clear cadence while LeaderPulse gives you all of the necessary content to encourage, lead, and inspire your people. 

When you invest in your team, the investment multiplies as they are encouraged, motivated, and equipped to invest in the people and projects around them. 

You can access the Leadership Development Plan for free.

We have three versions for you: 

Printable PDF 

Google Template

Miro Template

Each version is customizable and designed to fit your needs. Whether you prefer to work with a physical product or an online collaborative product, there’s a version for you.

Here’s how to use them:

Printable PDF

Direct download the PDF to your computer, or select the printer icon in the top right corner.

You’ll notice that the PDF has two pages. The first page is the calendar. This is where you will develop your cadence. 

There are 4 rows (Meetings & Retreats, Exercises, Training, and Leadership Development Books) with 12 squares, one for each month of the year. You don’t necessarily need to fill in all of the squares, but they are available to you.

The second page is the content. Each of these squares act as a “sticky note” for you to place on your calendar. Some squares already have content on them. This is the content that is provided within LeaderPulse and is ready for you to implement.

If you don’t have LeaderPulse, or if you have an exercise or Leadership Book you would prefer outside of LeaderPulse, we have also provided blank sticky notes for you to write in your own content. These are also color-coded to keep everything organized and clear.

Tip: Laminate the pages so you can use them over and over again.

Google Template

To get started, click the blue “Use Template” button in the top right corner. This will create a new document in your Google Drive (you must have a google account to use this version.)

The first page is an example of a Leadership Development Plan using all of the pieces of content available in LeaderPulse.

The second page is your working document for you to drag and drop your content onto the page. On the right side of the page, you’ll find all of the sticky notes for you to drag and drop as well as blank ones for you to create your own.

Tip: Invite your team to the document to make it collaborative.

Miro Template

Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform. Imagine a whiteboard that you can view, edit, and collaborate with from anywhere.
Once you select the Miro template (button below), select the blue “sign up for free” button at the top of the screen.

You will be prompted to create your free Miro account. Once your account is created, you’ll be able to duplicate the board into your own account. To duplicate the board, click on the title at the top left, then select Duplicate.

Some Miro Tips:

Zoom In and out using the magnifying glass in the bottom right of your screen.

To move the elements on the plan, select the cursor in the left toolbar.


Here's an example of a completed Miro Board:



You can also add your team to this board to make it collaborative. Miro can be a fun and useful tool for your team.


LeaderPulse is the only solution that gives you all the content you need – for use right out of the box or easily customizable to meet your need –  to train all the leaders in your church.

But it’s more than a calendar…we have a whole library full of training materials…every meeting agenda, retreat plan, development exercise, training tool, and devotion all wrapped in an easy-to-customize plan.

Finally, you have an actual toolbox to DO leadership development, not just design a hypothetical system. 

Get LeaderPulse today (available until November 19th, 2021).


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