St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has returned to Australia and to the Dragons' pre-season in preparation for the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership.

McGregor spent the first week of the club's pre-season in the United States with football manager Ben Haran as part of the AFL Coaches Association annual leadership tour.

McGregor details the key learnings to come from the leadership tour, in a week where he completed a dozen seminars with a variety of organisations including the New York Jets, Philadelphia 76ers, Oakley and the United Nations.

As well as address the findings of the recent football department review, McGregor discusses the recent signing of veteran New Zealand international Issac Luke.