Leadership Awareness 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 Awareness Workshop and meets all of the learning objectives of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership 1 (CAL 1) Program. Note: Not all educators are CAL 1 approved.

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 Agile Leadership Awareness Workshops…

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June 20-24, 2022 in Online

Agile Leadership Journey Agility in Leadership (CAL-E) with Pete Behrens

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July 18-22, 2022 in Online

Agile Leadership Journey Agility in Organizations (CAL-O) with Pete Behrens

Agile Leadership Compass

Participants explore a comprehensive view of Agile Leadership – first from the leader’s personal perspective in how agility impacts their thinking and behavior, then from an organizational perspective in how they can effectively align, guide and scale their organization’s agility.
The Agile Leadership Compass provides guidance for participants both during the workshop and as an aid in their practice following the workshop.

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.

Agile Leadership

Agile Leadership is not an end-state that can be reached, it is a growth mindset with increasing awareness, adaptiveness and effectiveness. As a leader develops agility, they increase their flexibility to situationally adapt in complex environments. In essence, they see a broader landscape and have more choices available to make more informed decisions and take more appropriate actions.


Agile Organizations

An Agile Organization is not a goal, it is a means to improve business performance and meet business objectives. However, it is out of the reach of most leaders due to the engrained culture, structures and governance within the organization. Thus, this program guides leaders to understand and expose their organizational culture, and begin to address their structures and governance to shape agile ways of working.

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 Agile Leadership Awareness and Practice Programs 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 1 (CAL 1) Program. The referenced video highlights key aspects of how the program was designed and what leaders might expect in this program.

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.