Effective leadership for nonformal education is not the same as for formal education. Particularly when working in international settings, the educator must be aware of the similarities and differences between formal and nonformal education. In addition, the educator must be able to employ diverse leadership styles. Too much reliance on an authoritarian leadership style, which works in the classroom, may cause problems outside the classroom. Finally, a knowledge of consultant styles is important. Consultant behavior based on a "prescriptive" style or an approach which emphasizes "theories and principles" may not be appropriate for nonformal educational settings. The author advocates a "catalytic" style of consulting for nonformal education and describes how it can be applied for effective leadership in nonformal education.