Certified Agile Leadership

  • 2 day(s)Duration
  • MDI876Course Code
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Course description

Leaders substantially influence an organization’s agility and effectiveness. Increasing leadership awareness and competency in their own agility as well as their competency in aligning and empowering organizational agility is challenging. This workshop provides the AHA! leaders need to first increase their own personal awareness and to kick-start their journey to improved performance.

This Certified Agile Leadership Workshop is an interactive leadership-focused workshop building skills and competencies to effectively guide and grow agile leaders, coaches, and their organizations. This workshop is a pragmatic application of theory and provides concrete models, tools, and techniques for leaders to employ directly in their own thinking, their own behaviors, and within their organizations.

Participants explore a comprehensive view of Agile Leadership — first from the leader’s personal perspective in how agility impacts their thinking and behavior, then from an organizational perspective in how they can effectively align, guide, and scale their organization’s agility. The Agile Leadership Compass will provide guidance for participants both during the workshop and as an aid in their practice following the workshop.

Who should attend

Agile leadership is required across a diversity of business contexts including new product design and development, service development and delivery, business development, IT operations and security, team-oriented service and support, multi-faceted marketing and communications, and more.

Agile leadership is needed at all levels within the organization, from the executive suite to the front-line managers. Whether leading projects, programs, initiatives, people, teams, departments, divisions, or businesses, agile leadership can improve the leader’s ability and more effectively draw upon every employee.

The workshop is designed for mixing experienced leaders and experienced coaches in a way that draws upon each strength and caters to each of their needs for growth. By combining both in a single workshop, participants engage with each other to learn the strengths of the others — growing both leaders and coaches.

What you will achieve

Agile Context Learning
  • Describe the economic and market factors that have led to the rise of agile approaches.
  • Understand complexity and uncertainty of work and how that drives the need for an agile approach.
  • Describe historical management trends and their fit with the business environments of their time.
  • Increase employee engagement and their focus on customers to improve satisfaction and outcomes.
Agile Leadership Learning
  • Describe the leadership maturity and mindset shifts required to effectively lead in an agile context.
  • Define the Neuroscience Leadership development framework and how it is aligned with agile thinking and driving effectiveness.
  • Seek and incorporate feedback that improves your ability to inspect and adapt your own behavior.
  • Follow the Catalyst Coaching approach, which integrates alternative perspectives, engages others, and improves outcomes.
Agile Organization Learning
  • Understand the organizational challenges faced when undertaking agile more broadly.
  • Increase safety, trust, and collaboration between and across teams.
  • Recognize organizational cultures, structures, and governance and how they relate impede or enhance agility.
  • Analyze case studies of organizations that effectively use agile to run their business.
Agile Change Management Learning
  • See organizations as complex adaptive systems where change is always present and dynamic leadership is required.
  • Define organizational metrics that align to agile thinking, or impede it, and how they impact behaviors and results.
  • Describe change management approaches aligned with ongoing change and organizational agility.
  • Identify and reduce bottlenecks, impediments, and overall friction in an organization.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Day One: Personal Agile Leadership
  • Explore the historical context of human development and leadership as well as the current economics driving the need for agility.
  • Introduce the Leadership Agility Maturity Model to increase self-awareness and discover more agile thinking, decisions, and behaviors.
  • Discover the mindset and behaviors of expert, achiever, and catalyst leaders and how those impact organizational effectiveness.
  • Practice a five-step catalyst approach to positively impact every aspect of our work (and personal) life.
Day Two: Leading the Agile Organization
  • Re-focus the leader towards the organization and its effectiveness of delivery customer value.
  • Explore organizational culture, structures, and processes to foster value delivery and agility.
  • Understand a leader’s focus and influence on the health and culture of an organization and its impact on their long-term performance.
  • Evaluate case studies of real organizations of different organizational cultures applying agile structures and patterns to drive effective and sustaining change with positive results.
  • Reflect and share leaders’ organizational cultures and structures in comparison to these case studies.
  • Practice a five-step organizational change model to guide healthy, engaged and sustained change needed in our organizations.