Agile Leadership — Leading Amazing Teams for Breakthrough Results
Leaders today face shifting challenges when helping teams succeed in our complex world. With increasing speed, change, and unknowns, leaders can’t rely on ‘knowing everything’ — there is too much happening. While many leaders realize this, acting on it to create an environment where teams can thrive and deliver is not simple. Leaders need to bring new and deeper levels of skill and engagement to meet these challenges.
High-performance is more than a catchphrase, it is a state where teams are self-organizing to solve problems and deliver value to customers. Self-organizing and self-managing are not the same. The process of helping teams reach and maintain high-performance state varies from team to team and organization to organization, however the foundational skills leaders need do not change.
Leadership - leading to create real empowered high-performance teams.While we want teams to solve many of their own challenges, leaders play a critical part in this process by helping teams continue to improve and develop. Great leaders engage with people and teams to address issues like conflict head-on, helping teams find ways to gain from conflict and improve. They don’t have the luxury of telling teams “you are empowered” and walking away – they must do ‘just enough’ to help teams thrive. This requires leaders to have the awareness and protocols in place to know when they might be limiting the team. Agile Leadership — Leading Amazing Teams brings critical tools, techniques, skills, and ideas from professional coaching, brain-based training, neuroscience, leadership, change management, and much more to help leaders succeed.
What to Expect
We take training and learning seriously and take your decision to spend time advancing your skills and improving yourself seriously. As such, we use the latest training approaches and techniques, and bring energy and fun, to ensure you have the best possible experience and learn as much as possible.
Brain-based training to dramatically increase learning and retention (both instructors are Certified Training From the Back of the Room Trainers)
Expect to be challenged and look at ways you need to change to help others improve
Opportunities throughout the course to focus on your real-world situations
Advanced and cutting-edge skills and techniques to deal with the specific challenges you are facing
In-depth engagement with your instructors and fellow attendees. If you are looking for a dry lecture, this class is NOT for you!
Interactive, fun, and experiential learning — increase safety and retention – laughing helps learning
Two Instructors — Agile Leadership – Leading Amazing Teams is co-taught by two instructors (Tricia Broderick and Jake Calabrese), providing additional depth and insight, varied experiences and learning opportunities, and real-time lessons around co-leadership
Understand the connection between leadership and coaching to achieve high performance
Explain the value of agile coaching and leading with coaching in today’s world
Explore and practice using a coaching framework to find your leadership stance
Learn to assess the level of coaching a team requires and when to ask for help
Demonstrate how to kick off a new team and provide them with a foundation for success
Apply multiple coaching tools and techniques, in various situations, to help individuals and teams create and maintain a high performing team
Dispel common Agile Leadership Myths to address real team challenges
Learn about and practice shifting your mindset to approach leadership challenges from new perspectives that empower teams
Explore your ability and capacity as a coach and leader and determine what areas you need to improve
Explore challenges with organizational agility and multiple teams — and opportunities to address the challenges
Experience new ideas to help teams embrace healthy conflict as normal
Demonstrate Training from the Back of the Room, Brain-based training techniques that you can use as a leader, manager, or coach to help your teams continuously improve
Apply practices & skills from the field of Professional Coaching and learn how they are critical to your success as a leader
Establish and refine a leadership backlog to apply when you return to work
Who Should Attend
Anyone who is leading teams or groups in an organization
Leaders involved with helping teams succeed, including leadership teams, delivery teams, Scrum teams, agile teams, etc.
Directors, VPs, managers, development managers, agile coaches, executives, aspiring leaders (with team experience)
Length: 3-days + pre-reading assignments that we will use during class
Location: Public class options throughout the year or onsite at your location
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Experience being a leader, manager, or agile coach who has worked with or lead teams -or-
Experience leading or serving teams and aspiring to be a leader, manager, or agile coach.
If you have any questions regarding your experience and your qualification to take the course, contact us and ask!
Course Credit & Certifications:
24 PMI PDUs
24 Scrum Alliance SEUs
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
Scrum Alliance - Certfied Agile Leadership I (CAL I)