LEADING WITH AGILITY
Are you a Leader, or Manager of a team? Maybe an aspiring leader? Or maybe an experienced leader looking for an edge? Then this course is for you. Embrace VUCA and the power of change to help lead and nurture amazing teams capable of amazing feats! It's all in you! Unleash your potential through your Leadership Agility and personal growth!
Today's leaders must be able to recognize and respond to dynamic global challenges and opportunities while tapping into the intrinsic power of their employees to deliver industry leading solutions and services.
These demands require leaders who have a high degree of emotional intelligence, are situationally aware systems thinkers, and have the ability to provide clarity and vision to the people who they serve.
The ICAgile accredited Leading with Agility (ICP-LEA) learning experience is a 6 week program (or as a weekend intensive) specifically designed to prepare leaders to respond to increasingly turbulent economic, technological, sociological and market forces as well as global paradigm shifts that require new leadership thinking.
What You will Practice and Learn:
The path to business agility
Agile Leader styles, key attributes and mindset
Relationship Agility for engaging today's workforce
Agile organizational design and culture
Understanding Emotional Intelligence and its impact on Leadership. Included are options for EQ assessments and on-going coaching to improve
Crafting and Creating High-Performing teams through coaching and listening skills
Leadership 360 assessment and on-going coaching to help you improveSIGN UP!
ICAgile LEADING WITH AGILITY a 6 week remote leadership intensive designed to greatly enhance your leadership skills while minimally impacting your work schedule. We meet for 6, two hour sessions online. Between sessions, you will be provided with case-studies, reading material and assignments to aid in your immersion.
The work you put in, in between sessions, is critical to your success in this course, as it will help you build the leadership capabilities needed to advance on your journey.
Timing for weekday sessions are from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm to minimize work disruptions. In these sessions, we will discuss what you've learned from your independent work, engage in group activities to enhance and reinforce the learning, and prepare for the next session.
Your progress is always a click away in our state-of-the-art Learning Management system where you will be provided access to videos, documents and your assignments to complete. On average, there is anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours of independent work per week, in addition to the 2 hours we spend together in session.
We also offer a Weekend Intensive for those of you who prefer a live-online experience over watching videos. This is an intense 3 days together and you will still have access to all videos and assignments for your review.
All times listed are Eastern Time (EST)
Why do organizations need agility? We will explore the role of the leader in today's changing world and discover the relationships between leadership and Business Agility
Organizational Capabilities needed in today's exponential world; a deep dive into organizational structures, with case studies to help uncover unconventional companies and how they thrive
Personal Agility; what are the skills and characteristics that are important in today's world. You'll learn and practice skills in a small group setting, discovering more about your personal leadership style.
Organizational Agility; continuing from the prior week, an exploration into organizational design
- Enabling a Learning Organization; what does a Learning Organization look like? Why is this important? We'll explore these topics and create strategies to take back to your company
- Emotional Intelligence; there a lot of buzz lately on the importance of EQ, some go so far as to say it's more important than IQ. This course includes a complementary EQ assessment and we use that to help determine areas of improvement
Leadership Development; we explore development models, focusing on brain based research that shows how adults learn best. Outcome is a better understanding of what makes you tick, and how you can set yourself up for success.
Team Development; a leaders main role is to build high-performing teams. We discuss strategies that make for this to happen, and provide you with tools and a blueprint to apply in your context
- We explore and practice giving and receiving feedback, a crucial part of leadership.
- We also focus on the art of storytelling, from the context of a leader using storytelling to deliver powerful messaging
Change Management - what does it take to implement change? How can you as a leader be more successful both as a change participant, and a change catalyst? These are questions we cover in this module
Tying it all together; you build your leadership action plan through an open-space type activity with your peers in this class
What You Get
The ICP-LEA, Leading with Agility certification from ICAgile, the worlds premiere agile accreditation consortium.
You also get free and forever membership in the Agile Meridian private Slack forum dedicated to our alumni. Here, you can collaborate with your class attendees and continue to learn and grow from your peers and your facilitators from Agile Meridian.
To facilitate this event, we will be using Zoom for live, online sessions; Mural for collaboration, and Slack for asynchronous communication of course announcement, homework, etc. Equivalent tools may be substituted at our discretion.
Individuals who have an active members with the Scrum Alliance and who complete the learning experience requirements are eligible to claim 16 Scrum Education Units (SEU). https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified/scrum-education-units