Course Code: 19305

Agile Leadership EssentialsTraining (CAL-E/O/T)

Class Dates:
2/1/2023
3/8/2023
Length:
3 Days
Cost:
$2495.00
Class Time:
Technology:
Business
Delivery:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Overview

  • Course Overview
  • The goal of this course is to bring awareness and understanding of the foundations/principles/practices of agile leadership. Exploring the way agile leaders think and apply this to businesses, organizations and teams. Through analysis of case studies, assessment, discussion and evaluation, participants will gain insight into what practices will enable them to lead real change across their organization. Business leaders and organizations today are striving to stay on top of rapidly changing business needs and are coming to understand the need to respond and adapt quickly. Business leaders are now required to shift the way that they think about their role as a leader, their relationship to their employees, and the culture of their organization. Agile leaders are needed to help their organizations thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
  • Audience
  • Agile teams require an alternative to the traditional leadership approaches of the past in order to achieve better outcomes and thrive in this VUCA world (as learned in the CAL-Essentials module). This course will also help participants understand how their natural dispositions might affect their team and how to influence the workplace empowering teams to thrive. Leaders will learn how to create a safe-to-fail environment while fostering a culture of transparency, inspection and adaptation to allow for experimentation and continuous learning within their teams.

    Who Can Benefit

    Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence
    Leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams
    Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organization

Prerequisites

  • Prerequisites
    Clear your schedule to be fully present during the training hours; if a participant misses more than 30 minutes of the class, they will not be eligible to be certified.

    Skills Gained
    Understanding why new thinking and approaches are required for an increasingly complex, unpredictable and volatile world
    A different type of leadership
    Self, situational and social awareness growth mindset
    Respectful Engagement
    The Importance of Leadership and Culture in Enabling Agility
    Organizational Design, Constraints and Enablers
    Organizational Change
    Discovering new approaches to leading teams in an increasingly complex, unpredictable and volatile world
    Leading High Performing Teams
    How to help teams become high-performing
    Collaboration across Multiple teams
    Influencing as a leader

Course Details

  • Key Features of this Certified Agile Leadership Essentials Training:
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Certification following Instructor registering attendee with SA
  • CAL-Essentials - Learning Objective – Global Challenge
  • 1.1 Describe at least three emerging global challenges and how each makes our world more complex, unpredictable and/or volatile.
  • 1.2 Explain at least three challenges that traditional management approaches are facing in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world, and why a new leadership approach is needed to
  • Learning Objective - Complexity and Uncertainty
  • 1.3 Illustrate how a healthy agile approach supports the complexity and uncertainty of work.
  • Learning Objective - Management Trends
  • 1.4 Identify at least two management trends and their historical fit with the business environments of their time.
  • 1.5 Discuss the qualities and characteristics organizations need to develop to be able to face today’s world and market challenges.
  • 1.6 Describe at least two benefits of becoming a more effective leader.
  • 2.1 Describe at least three key mindset shifts required to effectively lead in conditions of high volatility and uncertainty, which are supportive of the agile values and principles.
  • 2.2 Explain the importance of having a structured leadership development approach that supports leadership capability development.
  • 2.3 Explain how an effective leadership approach should support improving interactions with others.
  • Given that leadership behaviors and interactions are related to the cultural context within which they happen, explain the importance of becoming aware of the culture and how leadership attitude can i
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  • Learning Objective - Self Awareness
  • 3.1 Identify three focal points of self-awareness and explain how increased self-awareness is the key to better self-management. This improves situational adaptiveness and leadership effectiveness.
  • Learning Objective - Situational Awareness
  • 3.2 Explain and demonstrate how an effective leadership approach should be flexible and adaptive to different situations, while being aware of the underlying cultural context.
  • Learning Objective - Social Awareness
  • 3.3 Describe how increased social awareness, as the awareness of the impact that behaviors have on the people around us, can significantly improve our effectiveness when working with others.
  • Learning Objective - Growth Mindset
  • 4.1 Explain why having a growth mindset for both personal and professional growth is a critical part of effective leadership and give an example of how you (will) show a growth mindset in your leaders
  • Learning Objective - Incorporating Feedback
  • 4.2 Apply at least one technique for incorporating feedback that improves your ability to inspect and adapt your own leadership behavior to increase effectiveness. This approach should be compatible w
  • Learning Objective - Respectful Conversations
  • 5.1 Practice a dialog approach that can be used to coach, provide feedback, resolve conflict, and work through difficult challenges by integrating alternative perspectives and engaging others to impro
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  • Learning Objective - Engaging without Micromanaging
  • 5.2 Practice at least two scenarios where evaluating whether to use power or influence would cause different techniques to be used to be present, aware and engaged, while avoiding over-influence and m
  • CAL-Organizations
  • Learning Objective - Organizational Culture
  • 1.1 Discuss at least five ways that organizational culture impacts agility in navigating challenges in today’s business environment.
  • Learning Objective - Culture and Leadership
  • 1.2 Discuss the relationship between culture and leadership mindset and behaviors.
  • Learning Objective - Agility and Value
  • 1.3 Discuss various interpretations of the term “value” and how agility impacts value creation.
  • Learning Objective - Culture and Outcomes
  • 1.4 Explain how culture and the way value is interpreted are related, and how that relationship will affect organizational outcomes.
  • Learning Objective - Organizational Design
  • 1.5 Explain the characteristics of organizations that make up its design including structure, policies and measures and how they impact the culture of the organization.
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  • Learning Objective - Organizational Structure
  • 2.1 Discuss at least three challenges to creating value flow when applying agile approaches across an organizational system.
  • 2.2 Assess at least three organizational structures and/or patterns to scale agile practices and how they impact organization culture and creating value.
  • 2.3 Assess at least three governance policies and their influence on culture and creating value.
  • Learning Objective - Organization Metrics
  • 2.4 Compare at least three organizational metrics for alignment with agile values and how they impact behavior and results.
  • Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Design
  • 2.5 Explore at least one tool or technique to identify, understand and influence the culture within an organization.
  • Learning Objective - Empirical (Inspect/Adapt) Organizational Strategy
  • 3.1 Explore at least one empirical strategy and the importance of transparency and feedback loops for continual revision.
  • 8Learning Objective - Individuals and Organizational Change
  • 3.2 Explore how organizational change impacts people and describe three benefits of involving them in the change process.
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  • Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Change
  • 3.3 Analyze how change might be approached differently based on existing organizational culture, and the influence that culture has on speed, risk, and receptiveness to change
  • Learning Objective - Learning Objective - Leading Change and Transition
  • 3.4 Explore at least one tool or technique to assist an organization and its leaders through a change process.
  • Learning Objective - Case Study
  • 3.5 Introduce at least one case study of an agile transformation (success and/or failure) and discuss the organization’s decisions around direction, alignment, structure and/or behavior.
  • Learning Objective - Your Organization
  • 3.6 Apply this information about culture, organizational design and change by identifying elements you can implement in your organization (or an organization you are familiar with).
  • CAL-Teams
  • Learning Objective - Organizational Culture
  • 1.1 Discuss at least five ways that organizational culture impacts agility in navigating challenges in today’s business environment.
  • Learning Objective - Culture and Leadership
  • 1.2 Discuss the relationship between culture and leadership mindset and behaviors.
  • Learning Objective - Agility and Value
  • 1.3 Discuss various interpretations of the term “value” and how agility impacts value creation.
  • Learning Objective - Culture and Outcomes
  • 1.4 Explain how culture and the way value is interpreted are related, and how that relationship will affect organizational outcomes.
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  • Learning Objective - Organizational Design, Structure, Metrics
  • 1.5 Explain the characteristics of organizations that make up its design including structure, policies and measures and how they impact the culture of the organization.
  • 2.1 Discuss at least three challenges to creating value flow when applying agile approaches across an organizational system.
  • 2.2 Assess at least three organizational structures and/or patterns to scale agile practices and how they impact organization culture and creating value.
  • 2.3 Assess at least three governance policies and their influence on culture and creating value.
  • 2.4 Compare at least three organizational metrics for alignment with agile values and how they impact behavior and results.
  • Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Design
  • 2.5 Explore at least one tool or technique to identify, understand and influence the culture within an organization.
  • Learning Objective - Empirical (Inspect/Adapt) Organizational Strategy, Individuals, Culture, and Organizational Change
  • 3.1 Explore at least one empirical strategy and the importance of transparency and feedback loops for continual revision.
  • 3.2 Explore how organizational change impacts people and describe three benefits of involving them in the change process.
  • 3.3 Analyze how change might be approached differently based on existing organizational culture, and the influence that culture has on speed, risk, and receptiveness to change.3.4
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  • Explore at least one tool or technique to assist an organization and its leaders through a change process.
  • Learning Objective - Learning Objective - Leading Change and Transition
  • 3.4 Explore at least one tool or technique to assist an organization and its leaders through a change process.
  • Learning Objective - Case Study, Your Organization
  • 3.5 Introduce at least one case study of an agile transformation (success and/or failure) and discuss the organization’s decisions around direction, alignment, structure and/or behavior.
  • 3.6 Apply this information about culture, organizational design and change by identifying elements you can implement in your organization (or an organization you are familiar with).