April 8, 9:00 am—5:00 pm CEST
Göteborg, Sweden
Early Bird
Ends on March 1
Ends on April 6
Pia-Maria Thorén
9.43 from 7 reviews

Agile Leadership - 1 day workshop

This new leadership training will show you new ways of working, where people and interactions are more valued than processes and tools, and where responding to change is more important than following a plan. Learn from the fringes! Understand how management innovation can provide just as much competitive advantage as technology– and product innovation! The Agile People Picturebook is included in this training.

Key Perspectives and topics:

Individual perspective (YOU) Knowing yourself and why you do what you do

  • What is Agile Leadership, and how does it differ from other forms of leadership
  • The importance and skills of Self-Leadership

Team perspective  (WE IN OUR TEAM)

  • How to increase pace from immature to mature high-performing teams
  • How to grow and develop teams to be independent and empowered to make their own decisions
  • Conflict resolution skills and balancing between artificial harmony and destructive conflict

Organizational perspective (ALL OF US)

  • Why do modern organisations need Agile Leadership
  • What is the role of Managers and Leaders in organisations that embrace Agile
  • How do we approach emergent strategy and structures that allow the organisation to thrive in a complex adaptive environment
  • How to balance an agile culture with an agile structure
  • What are the key ingredients for being a learning organisation in practise, not just in theory
  • How to work to change behaviors – accomplishing an agile mindset and culture

Workshop Agenda

Introduction to the training

  • Three perspectives: Self leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership
  • Theory X & Y and what limiting structures are doing to create bad behaviors
  • My Challenges on a Kanban board

Why agile leadership

  • The impact of big trends and the VUCA world and the drawbacks of the waterfall method for development
  • State of the global workplace and what is really important for people to be engaged at work
  • Problems with the way we still manage and lead and the better way
  • Mindset sliders and the role of leadership in agile transformations

Types of leadership

  • A look at leadership history and a definition

What is agile leadership

  • Aligned autonomy and your role as a leader
  • Demings 95/5 rule and the gardener metaphor
  • From - To for leadership and the 3 biggest mistakes that leaders do

Self leadership - Knowing and leading yourself

  • Emotional intelligence, mental models and mindful leadership
  • Organization as a social construct and interpersonal mush vs. interpersonal clarity
  • How we are biased: 4 examples of biases that we all hold and the antidote
  • The 4 selves of a leader with a self assessment 

Creating high performing teams

  • Group development and maturity and what kind of leadership to use in different phases
  • Overcoming team conflicts and leading teams to high performance
  • Efficient delegation

Organizational Leadership - Structures that emerge

  • Designing organizations for the new way of working
  • Emerging strategies
  • From - To organization principles
  • Bureaucracy, value stream mapping, emerging strategies and the importance of a fantastic vision to create a common direction
  • New ways of working with budgets and resource allocation
  • Performance management and OKRs for agile organizations

Organizational Leadership - Growing the Culture

  • Agile Culture definition and how to create an emerging culture
  • The necessity of Psychological safety in all organizations

Conclusion & Check-Out

  • Retrospective 
  • Kudos cards to the participants

Course leader

Your course leader and facilitator is Pia-Maria Thorén, who has 25 years of consultant experience from large Swedish and international companies within HR and leadership. She is the founder of GreenBullet and Agile People and the author of the book  Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees).


Central i Goteborg

Events cancellation policy

If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent to info@agilepeople.com. Please make sure you state the name of the conference/event in the subject line of your email.

- A refund of 85% will be given for cancellations received 60 days before the start of the event

- A refund of 50% will be given for cancellations received between 59 days before 31 days to the start of the event

- A refund of 25% will be given for cancellations received between 30 days before 14 days to the start of the event

- No refund will be issued for cancellations received within 14 days of the event.

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