Agility in Leadership and Organizations Workshop

Agile Organizations require Agile Leadership. This workshop is focused on the leader’s ability to foster agility in their own behaviors and across their organization. The Foundation for leadership self-awareness to enable engaged, empowered and high-performing agile organizations. Focused on the leader’s own mindset and behaviors and guiding organizational agility.
This workshop is aligned to the Agile Leadership Journey Agility in Leadership Workshop and meets all of the learning objectives of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E).

Looking for our Practice Program (CAL 2)?

Our next 16-Week Online Practice Program is kicking off March 2022 and runs through May 2022. Attending an Agile Leadership Journey Awareness Workshop or CAL 1 Workshop is a prerequisite.

Upcoming Agility in Leadership Workshops…

Agile Leadership Compass

The Agile Leadership Compass™ provides direction and orientation for leaders who are undertaking the Agile Leadership Journey™. This helps them improve themselves and their organizations, navigating towards more agile ways of working. All Agile Leadership Journey™ leadership development programs align to this leadership compass, which helps leaders to focus on their learning and practice.

Focusing on Key Learning Objectives…

The Business Case for Agility

  • Economic & Market Factors that are influencing the rise and need for agile ways of working.
  • Increasing Complexity & Uncertainty and its impact on teamwork, iterative learning, and risk-management.
  • Related Management Trends and their relationship to lean, agile and other traditional ways of working.

Agile Leadership Development

  • Agile Leadership Mindset to increase situational leadership effectiveness in complex, fast-paced environments.
  • Leadership Awareness & Habits to improve intention, focus, reactions, responses, and giving / receiving feedback.
  • Catalyst Leadership Behaviors to integrate alternative perspectives, engage others, and improve outcomes.

Scaling Agile Across an Organization

  • Organization Culture & Values and how they relate to, and influence, agile ways of working.
  • Structures, governance and metrics and how they shape culture and impede or enhance agility.
  • Case Studies of organizations that transformed to and leverage agile ways of working to run their business.

Leading Agile Transformations

  • Identify and Reduce Bottlenecks, impediments, and overall friction across departments, functions and teams.
  • Align Goals and Values through a co-created V2MOM (Vision, Values, Methods, Obstacles, Measures).
  • Sustaining Change through taking care of the individual and organizational dimensions of transition over time.

Developing Leaders and Their Organizations

We believe leaders must role-model agile thinking and behaviors for organizations to improve their effectiveness, as organizations mirror their leaders. Our program challenges both the individual leader and the organization they lead toward agile ways of working to improve business outcomes.

Agility in Leadership

This leadership training workshop is the introduction to awareness practices and the starting point in our Agility in Leadership Series. Participants are introduced to the Leadership Agility Framework and core catalyst practices to improve self-awareness, and situational adaptiveness and effective behaviors amid complexity and uncertainty. From executing work to leading projects and serving in organizations, leaders grow in awareness, openness, engagement and execution. This leadership career workshop helps to broaden perspectives, engage stakeholders, co-create solutions, and foster innovation.

This workshop also provides the context, framework and tools for leaders to improve their own leadership awareness and adaptiveness to improve engagement and outcomes.


Agility in Organizations

This leadership workshop is the introduction to developing cultural awareness and how to align, focus, and accelerate change throughout organizations. This first step in our Agility in Organizations Series helps leaders learn to identify and shape culture toward more iterative, adaptive, innovative, and sustainable practices. Participants are introduced to the context of business agility and culture, the Competing Values Framework (CVF), and key levers and leadership focus to develop increased business agility.

This workshop provides the context, framework, and tools for leaders to develop awareness of organizational culture and systems to improve business agility, performance, and health.

Engaging Leaders in Learning

“This wasn’t training, it was an experience. We were never taught at, we were engaged in a learning experience in which we both participated and contributed. I have never been so engaged and learned so much in just two days.”

Workshop Participant

Learning does not happen through watching slides on a screen. Learning happens when participants engage deeply in the content and context of the learning. Participants of this workshop are provided multiple learning modes to deeply engage with the content, including instructor led, participant led, shared discussions and self-reflective activities.


All Instructor Facilitators are experienced agile leaders and guides developing agile mindsets and charting agile journeys. Workshops are graphically facilitated with NO PowerPoint! Facilitators all teach to a common core curriculum and collaborate, co-create and co-facilitate to assure a consistent quality experience.


Participants share responsibility in applying and practicing the learning objectives to solidify their understanding. Through individual assessment, small group discussions, co-creative exercises, and whole-class facilitation, these shared practice opportunities enable leaders to integrate the learning into their daily practice.


Participants work closely with peers to learn and apply topics across each of their perspectives. This enables participants to dive more deeply and share in the exploration of them. With public workshops, leaders learn from across the industry. With private engagements, leaders develop a shared language and practice.


Throughout the workshop participants reflect upon, strategize, integrate and apply the learning to their personal and organizational context. It is through these reflective moments where leaders begin to visualize their own leadership practice and take the learning back to the workplace.

Globally Networked & Certified

Our Agility in Leadership, Agility in Organizations and Applied Agility in Leadership and Organizations are fully integrated and extended into the Agile Leadership Journey Global Community whose goal is to align, build and deliver on a common leadership and organizational development curriculum.

In addition, our program meets all of the requirements of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) and Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O).

Why Trail Ridge?

Because this workshop is aligned with the Scrum Alliance learning objectives, you can be confident that you will learn the core concepts that are required in order to become certified. What makes Trail Ridge workshops unique is that our instructors are pragmatic practitioners and experienced coaches who have been in the trenches with real stories and guidance to share (successes and failures).

Customize a Private Agile Leadership Workshop

Our Agile Leadership Workshops can be customized for 2-day, 1-day and 1/2-day programs for private client engagements. Contact us to discuss how we can build the right program for your leadership team.