Jonathan R. Kroll: Preparing Leadership Trainers



ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Leadership Scholar and Master Trainer Jonathan R.  Kroll discusses his new book, “Preparing Leadership Educators.” Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean.


Leadership scholar and Master Trainer Jonathan R.  Kroll has the first definitive text for those looking to engage the next generation of leaders. Comprehensive yet accessible, “Preparing Leadership Educators” (Stylus Publishing) fills a long-held gap in the leadership as well as the training and development industries.

Perfect for leadership educators–trainers, teachers, coaches, and mentors of all stripes–who want to refresh their pedagogical knowledge and revitalize their strategies, this practical book includes:

  • Two dozen leadership theories, models, frameworks, and topics
  • An extensive collection of leadership practices
  • A framework for crafting engaging, hands-on, and impactful trainings
  • Tips and techniques for facilitating hands-on training experiences
  • Instructions for 45+ experiential activities connected to each theory and practice
  • Go-to reflective dialogue questions


Drawing upon almost two decades of experience facilitating leadership workshops across four continents, Kroll brings an inspiring breadth of knowledge to the table, making sure educators have the skills necessary to shape tomorrow’s leaders.

JONATHAN R. KROLL is a leadership educator and entrepreneur. He has co-founded two leadership training businesses in addition to founding Leadership Trainer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on trainer preparation. Over the last two decades, Jonathan has facilitated hundreds of leadership workshops, retreats, trainings, conference presentations, and classes to 1,000s of participants across 4 continents.

In addition to serving as Executive Director & Master Trainer with Leadership Trainer, Jonathan is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Director for the Professional Leadership Studies program at the University of Rhode Island.

Jonathan has earned a PhD from Fielding Graduate University in Leadership with a focus in Group Mentoring. He coaches, consults, writes, teaches, and trains about leadership, mentoring, and training/facilitation. He resides in Boston, MA and travels far and wide. For more information, visit:

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