Certified Agile Leadership – Austin, Texas
Today’s workplace is a fast-paced “race” on a complex and uncertain global field. Traditional leadership thinking and practices are failing to meet today’s challenges. Leader’s must more effectively engage employees, foster creativity, speed delivery and mitigate risk to outpace the competition. Innovation is the only competitive barrier remaining.
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 to perform more effectively in this fast-pace, complex and uncertain environment. Leaders substantially influence an organization’s agility and effectiveness.
This workshop focuses on the leader’s own awareness and capacity to effectively guide and grow their organization’s capacity. It is the first step – the AHA! – in the leader’s journey toward improved performance and outcomes.
Agile Leadership Compass
Participants will be taken through 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. See the full list of Learning Objectives of the Agile Leadership Workshop.
This workshop is designed for organizational leaders who are responsible for people designing, developing and delivering products and services for their customers. Regardless of your focus – product strategy, business development, research, marketing, design, development, quality, project management, technical operations or deployment – this workshop builds effectiveness in guiding teams towards delighting customers in a fast-pace, complex and uncertain environment.
Organizational leaders of all levels are encouraged to attend including senior executives, vice presidents, directors, functional managers, and process and program-level leaders.
Little learning comes from watching slides flash by on a screen. This workshop engages participants deeply in the content and context of the learning. Participants engage across multiple learning modes including instructor led, participant led, shared discussions, simulations, exercises, and self-reflective activities.
“This wasn’t training, it was an experience. We were never taught at, we were engaged in a learning experience in which we both participated and contributed. I have never been so engaged for two and a half days.”
– Workshop Participant
Workshop Summary Agenda
Day 1: Personal Agile Leadership (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Share in a historical perspective of organizational development and leadership providing a current global context that is driving the need for agility.
Learn a Leadership Agility Maturity Model that fosters self-awareness of their own leadership maturity and discovers more agile thinking and behaviors.
Explore agile leadership mindset and behaviors of leaders at varying maturity levels to reflect on leadership traits in our own leadership and in others.
Practice a 5-step catalyst conversation technique to positively impact every aspect of our work (and personal) life – engaging others without micromanaging them.
Day 2: Leading Organizational Agility & Change (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Explore organizational culture and structures and how they impact organizational agility, speed, innovation and collaboration.
Evaluate multiple case studies of real organizations with different cultures applying different structures to drive effective and sustaining change with positive results.
Reflect and share participant organizational cultures and structures in comparison to these case studies and other participant models.
Practice a 5-step organizational change approach (V2MOM) to guide effective and sustained change.
Agile Velocity guides technology organizations to build software faster, leading to better outcomes and with the quality to last. Based in Austin, Texas, we provide public and private Agile / Scrum Training and team / company wide Agile Transformations. Our coaches will guide you through your Agile Transformation with a blend of teaching, guidance, facilitation, and support.