Program Overview

Course Description

The Agile Transformational Leader is a 3-day workshop experience to gain a deeper understanding of Agility in the Enterprise using our Integral Agile Transformation Framework™, a holistic approach for consciously guiding transformational change. 

Are you experiencing barriers to your Agile Transformation? Do you feel people are resisting the change? Do you see a disconnect between what people say they want and what you are actually doing? Does the change feel overwhelming and lacking a compelling vision or strategy? These are just a few of the many experiences that we have worked with for many years, and we want to share a different approach that gets to the underlying barriers to change.

Designed by Michele Madore, the Agile Transformational Leader is a three-day workshop for leaders, coaches and practitioners that are working, or aspiring to work, at the enterprise level in Agile transformations or transitions. This course is the first knowledge-based certification on the Enterprise Coaching for Agility  track, one of ICAgile’s most advanced tracks, which has recently been incorporated into their new Business Agility Roadmap.  

Agile Transformation is organizational change, and this course uses methods from the world of Organizational Design and Leadership Development, combined with Agile practices, systems and tools, to adequately address both organizational and human aspects of change that organizations feel as resistance.  It is ideal for companies who wish to increase their internal Agile practitioner capabilities in order to lead and sustain the change.

Participants will look at their organizational work through the four different integral lenses of leading an Agile Transformation: Leadership, Practices, Systems, and Culture in a powerful, impactful and practical experiential style.  As a Transformational Leader, you will gain an understanding of your own leadership effectiveness, the impact you have on those you are leading, and gain insight into your own personal breakthrough goals. 

The Workshop focuses on expanding and deepening your skill in Agile leadership, conscious organizational change, Integral and professional coaching skills.

Target Audience

Agile Transformation Leaders, Agile Champions, Change Agents, Change Management practitioners, Agile Managers, Agile Sponsors, Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, and others in Agile Transformation leadership positions wishing to deepen their organizational capacity to support conscious change.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your role as an Agile Change Leader, or Enterprise Agility Coach in consciously designing your transformation approach, including starting with your own personal breakthrough.
  • Shift from managing Agile implementations to consciously leading Agile transformations or transitions.
  • Gain an understanding of Organizational Change, the types of change, and how to apply Conscious Change practices to successfully coach through the transformation or transition.
  • Have a solid understanding of the Integral Agile Transformation Framework™ and how to use this as a compass for coaching Agile transformations or transitions in your organization.
  • Understand Adult Stages of Development and its application to leadership and business results.
  • Practice professional coaching techniques and approaches for helping others develop their effectiveness in leading change.
  • Learn about the Structure of Practices and how to apply them to Product Development Practices and Team Health Practices.
  • Learn and practice Boundary Spanning Practices that enable Transformational breakthroughs.
  • Understand organizational structures and the impact they have on organizational performance and agility.
  • Learn and apply Systems Thinking tools and concepts (e.g., Value Stream Mapping) as a key competency needed for an Agile Transformation Leader operating at an enterprise level.
  • Learn a research-based model of organizational culture complexity that can be used by leaders to design a culture that empowers breakthrough transformation business results.

Delivery Model

  • This training course is delivered remotely and on-site.
  • This is an experiential course with simulated and real-case examples designed to help participants choose real-world examples to experiment and apply concepts for deepened learning. 
  • Our remote learning tools include Zoom Video with breakout rooms, Mural, Google Docs, and Slack.
  • Prior to a remote class, we will begin creating our transformational container by inviting you to our Mural Room to share a bit about you with your class participants. 

Duration

3 Days

Take Aways

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive:

  • ICAgile ICP-ENT Certified Professional (after passing a 6 question essay exam)
  • Certificate of Training – Integral Agile Transformation Framework™
  • 21 Scrum Alliance SEUs toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) level (students may apply for Category C SEUs directly with the Scrum Alliance).
  • Lots of practical exercises, tools and techniques to use and apply to your client.
  • LEADERSHIP CIRCLE PROFILE™ self-assessment and interpretation coaching

Pre-Requisites

  • Participants should have some grounded Agile knowledge and experience working in an Agile environment, in either business or technical areas of the organization.
  • Prior reading: “Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results”, by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams. (Please note: To get the most out of this Workshop, we highly recommend reading this book prior to the class.)
  • Participants will need to take the FREE self-assessment prior to the class. You will need to have access to your self-assessment on the first day of class, as we will debrief on the results.
  • Attendance for all the days is required to receive the certifications. 

Pricing

Public pricing is on the schedule page of the website. Private classes can be quoted upon request.

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