I've read that some people question the value of training. "leadership can't be taught", I overheard at one conference. I dispute that. Having invested quite a bit of money in my own personal development, I would indeed be exasperated if I thought it had made no difference, or had not resulted in me taking a leading role in the UK as an activist on some socio-political topics. And by 'leading', I don't necessarily mean 'at the top', just someone who makes a difference whether publicly or behind the scenes, and that some people approach me for information, advice or help.