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Agile Leadership: Transforming Mindsets and Capabilities in Your Organization

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    May 11, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    August 31, 2022

A whiteboard with colored post-it notes organized in rows such as Unprepared and To Do, indicating a project planning cycle.

The agile mindset is transforming leadership.

Learn how the Agile revolution can make your organization more innovative, more customer-focused, and more successful.

What You'll Learn

In a world transformed by globalization, disruptive change, and 24×7 connectivity, leaders need to move their organizations forward, more quickly than ever. Longer planning horizons are being replaced by rapid prototyping of products, services, and business models. These speed-to-market skills are needed now, in today’s highly complex environment.

This program offers practical, in-depth insights into the principles of agile leadership, and guides participants on how to adapt them to your organization. You will learn how to enhance your organization’s effectiveness and profitability by developing shorter project cycles with more frequent deliverables and product updates. You will explore the benefits—and challenges—of creating and empowering flexible and self-directed agile teams. Whether you are planning for wide-scale change or have specific targeted goals, becoming an agile leader will transform how you approach strategy, teamwork, collaboration, and leadership.

Program Benefits

  • Learn to apply an agile framework to develop and guide your teams through prototyping, assessing, and reprioritizing
  • Empower self-directed teams toward increased flexibility, cross-functional collaboration, and shorter project cycles
  • Develop leadership skills that will enhance your ability to simultaneously provide the support and the flexibility that agile teams require
  • Understand and promote the benefits of cross-functional collaboration across multiple project-based teams
  • Explore how to scale agile across your entire organization
  • Apply the best practices of leaders successfully working as change agents within the agile methodology

Topics Covered

  • Terms, tools and techniques of agile management
  • Structure and management of agile teams
  • Managing rapid iteration project cycles
  • The agile corporation and its C-suite
  • Leading in environments of constant change

Who Should Enroll

The program is targeted at leaders with at least five years of leadership experience in both the corporate and the non-for-profit sectors. C-suite executives, senior directors, team leaders, leaders in customer-facing and internal functions, process coaches, and others will all encounter new ideas for enabling innovation, transformation, and long-term performance.

September Schedule

Day 1

  • Understanding Agile
  • Leading Agile Teams

Day 2

  • Building the Agile Organization
  • Becoming an Agile Leader

Instructor

  • David McIntosh

    David McIntosh

    David McIntosh is the founder and president of Creative Business Breakthroughs, where he designs and leads strategic planning sessions and management development programs for businesses and nonprofits. Before that, he was a futurist at Ernst…

Instructor

  • David McIntosh

    David McIntosh

    David McIntosh is the founder and president of Creative Business Breakthroughs, where he designs and leads strategic planning sessions and management development programs for businesses and nonprofits. Before that, he was a futurist at Ernst…

Certificate of Leadership Excellence in Strategy and Innovation for Senior Leaders

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