Leading With Agility (ICP-LEA)

ASPE | Techtown

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  • 3 days
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ASPE | Techtown


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Who should attend

This course (and ICAgile certification) is specifically designed for leaders who desire to increase their own capabilities and their organization’s ability to transform in an ever-changing world.

This includes:

  • Leaders at Director-level and above, who have broader, higher-level organizational responsibilities than first line supervisors
  • Leaders who lead an organization in which Agile constitutes a significant delivery methodology, or is on its way to becoming so
  • Leaders who see the value of growing an agile organization, and are committed to developing themselves as agile leaders in order to achieve that aim
  • Leaders who seek to prepare their organizations for a turbulent world.
  • Anyone wanting certification in ICAgile Agile Leadership (ICP-ALP)
  • Anyone wanting to become an ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Executive Leadership

About the course

The world around us is changing at an extraordinary pace. It is not just the rapid pace of change, but that business leaders now deal with a VUCA world where there is increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.

In this two-day Agile leadership training, participants learn why we need business agility, the personal key competencies to lead the transformation, and the organizational elements required to survive and thrive in today’s turbulent environment.

This course goes into specific tools and techniques to help you develop relevant leadership capabilities. We combine exercises, case studies, and interactivity to understand the principles and concepts behind agility. In addition, we address the organization and the key elements for thoughtful improvement of our organizational abilities.

The ICP-ALP is one of the Continuing Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the Agile Executive Leadership track. The certification focuses on transformational behaviors and skills to increase our agility both personally and for our business. Participants who complete this certification will be exposed to case studies and learn leading-edge thinking to apply at their companies. It provides the essential skills needed to lead organizations towards greater agility.

What We'll Cover:

  • Evolution of Management Thinking
  • Factors Driving Our Need for Agility
  • Impact of Globalization and Emerging Technology
  • Knowledge Work
  • Key Capabilities for Organizational Agility
  • Leadership Styles
  • Developing Self and Mindset
  • It’s a VUCA World!
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Social Awareness

Course Outline

Part 1: Welcome and Introductions

Summary: Opening and general logistics for the class. To get started we will get to know each other and understand the objectives of the course.

Topics covered:

  • Opening
  • Course Objectives and Agenda
  • ICAgile Certification Overview
  • Introductions
  • Class Working Agreements

Part 2: Why Agile Leadership?

Summary: As the world around us is changing, we have to adapt our businesses and the way we work. Technology advances drives societal and cultural changes. As the rate of change increases so does the impact of change. This section focuses on the factors that are driving our need to increase agility in our own capabilities and in our companies.

Topics covered:

  • Factors Driving Our Need for Agility
  • Knowledge Work
  • Impact of Globalization and Emerging Technology
  • Key Capabilities for Organizational Agility

Section 3: Personal Agility in Leadership

Summary: Personal Agility is a key component on the journey to agility. We have a distinct set of skills that we need to develop to be effective agile leaders. We will better understand how our own styles and mindset need to change in our rapidly changing world.

Topics covered:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Developing Self
  • It’s a VUCA World!
  • Strategic Thinking

Part 4: Relationship Agility

Summary: People are our most important element to success, so in addition to better understanding ourselves, we also have to understand the social context in which we work and how we interact with others. In this section, we look at the organization as a human system along with the importance of key conversations.

Topics Covered:

  • Social Awareness
  • Organization as Human Systems
  • Agility in Conversations

Part 5: Organizational Agility

Summary: To maximize value in the organization and survive this VUCA world, we have to plan for our organizational agility. We will look at the key elements to increase our agility, support rapid decision-making, and help us adapt in a changing world.

Topics Covered:

  • Organizational Culture
  • Developing People
  • Organizational Structure and Processes
  • Defining a Strategy

Part 6: Summary

Summary: Participate in an exercise that pulls together key concepts from the class.

Topics Covered:

  • Case Study
  • Key Takeaways
  • ICAgile Learning Objectives and Video

In-Class Exercises and Interactivity:

In-class exercises help to reinforce the concepts from the class. This includes hands-on exercises, simulations, Agile games, and interactive discussions. The learner also has opportunities to relate the topics to the context of their own organization


Jack Caine

Jack has trained at some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Cisco, Barclays, AmerisourceBergen, ISO Verisk Analytics, and Walmart. Jack has trained over 2,000 people worldwide, including developers and architects, scrummasters, RTEs, product owners, product manage...

Tonya McCaulley

Tonya McCaulley is an Agile and Transformation Advisor, Agile Coach, ScrumMaster, Curriculum Designer, and Trainer with several years of hands on experience in delivering projects successfully in insurance, non-profit, health care and cloud industries. Tonya has a proven ability in transforming ...

Yuval Yeret

Yuval is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4), a Professional Scrum.org Trainer (PST), and an internationally recognized Kanban Trainer and thought leader. Yuval has over 18 years of experience managing IT and Product Development organizations, and is an active internationally-acknowledged m...

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