Our impactful onsite workshop is offered online in two focused programs, the leader and the organization.

Agile Leadership

Developing leadership self-awareness, capacity and situational agility to improve the leader’s impact on organizational health and performance

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Agile Organizations

Developing organization culture awareness and alignment toward agile ways of working to improve overall effectiveness

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Online Engagement

We don’t simply run onsite programs online, we modularize and customize our programs for effective remote learning.

Small 6-Member Cohorts

We break large classes into small 6-person or less cohorts to foster engagement and discussion. Each cohort is lead by a professional Agile Leadership Journey Guide. Cohorts stick together through the entire workshop schedule.

Flexible Modular Scheduling

We break our programs into 6 modules each delivered in 60-90 minute sessions per day with flexible daily schedules. For example, workshops can be run Tuesday/Thursday for 3 weeks, Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 2 weeks, every day for a week, or customized to fit into a corporate schedule.

Different cohorts can use different times of day and different weekly schedules.

Powerful Learning Management System (LMS) Platform

We build our online programs on the #1 Learning Management System – Open EdX, supported by IBM, Microsoft, Harvard, MIT and more. Through this platform, we integrate the course outline, video learning, documents and assignments, and learning verification questions.

Khan Academy Style Learning

We leverage an industry standard online learning approach using Khan Academy Style learning where participants explore the education through videos and self-discovery and leverage our online engagements for discussion and practice.

Zoom Video Conferencing Platform

We use Zoom video conferencing and request all participants enable video to further connect to their peers and the guide.

Agile Leadership Online Workshop

Developing leadership self-awareness, capacity and situational agility to improve team productivity and business outcomes.

Overview: Agile Leadership Workshop

The Agile Leadership Workshop provides education for leaders in understanding how they can shape micro-culture through their own thinking and behaviors to support agile ways of working and improve business outcomes.

Module 1: Workshop Kickoff & Business Agility Context

We introduce online program participants and their guide, build working agreements, and discuss the business case for agility covering the increasing speed and complexity of work and the management trends which have followed.

Module 2: Agile Leadership Introduction

We introduce the Leadership Agility development model and illustrate thinking and behaviors at multiple stages. Discuss how expert, achiever, and catalyst leadership approaches can be situationally applied at work.

Module 3: Catalyst Leadership

The #1 request we hear from prospective participants is “quit telling leaders what NOT to do and help them with what TO DO”. We provide leaders clarity, beyond a servant leadership approach, in how to situationally adapt, engage others, improve their own awareness and catalyze growth in the organization.

Module 4: Catalyst Conversations

We learn and practice a simple, yet powerful, conversational tool to help leaders practice catalyst leadership in every conversation at work (and home!). This tool helps leaders balance their power style and empower employee action.

Module 5: Catalyst Habits

We help leaders self-identify their key habits and show how identifying and practicing new habits will increase their leadership capacity and effectiveness. We do this through identifying behaviors and work focus biases and challenging leaders to identify and develop new habits.

Module 6: Closure & Action Planning

Finally, we don’t leave leaders with only a “that was fun” feeling, we help them identify clear action plans to carry forward in their practice following the workshop.

Agile Organization Online Workshop

Developing organizational culture awareness and alignment with agile ways of working to improve teams, scaling and business outcomes.

Overview: Agile Organization Workshop

The Agile Organization Workshop provides education for leaders in understanding how to shape the macro culture by identifying and modifying structures, policies and measures to align values and drive behavior to support agile ways of working.

Module 1: Program Kickoff & Organization Culture

We introduce cohort participants and their guide, build working agreements, and dive into organizational culture and how those values can both inhibit and enable more agile ways of working.

Module 2: Agile Organizations

We compare outside-in and inside-out approaches to adopting more agile ways of working across the organization. Explore case studies in how other organizations have shaped their culture through changing structures, policies and measures.

Module 3: Shaping Culture with Structures, Policies, and Measures

Leveraging the previous two modules as the core learning, we leverage this session to focus on their organizational culture, and the structures, policies and measures that are key to influencing it. Further, they create a direction to shape a desired culture as influenced by experiments to try.

Module 4: Aligning & Co-Creating Change

Following the discovery of the desired culture to shape, and potential experiments to influence that shape, leaders will explore together on one prioritized change to focus and create an actionable plan using a V2MOM to align them and their stakeholders on that change.

Module 5: Leading Change in an Agile Way

Change creates a threat to many within the organization. The challenge is that it impacts each employee differently. Navigating the transition caused by change is a key responsibility of an agile leader. We explore healthy transitions and the leaders role in creating such an environment.

Module 6: Workshop Closure & Taking It Forward

Finally, we don’t leave leaders with only a “that was fun” feeling, we help them identify clear action plans to carry forward in their practice following the workshop. We introduce a 4-meeting protocol for leaders to operate effectively every day, week, quarter and throughout the year.

Upcoming Online Agile Leadership Awareness Workshops…

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April 6 - May 1, 2020 in Online

Online Agile Leader & Organization Workshop with Pete Behrens , Ross Hughes , Randy Hale , Rachel Weston Rowell , and Karen Kemerling

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April 6-17, 2020 in Online

Online Agile Leader Workshop with Pete Behrens , Ross Hughes , Randy Hale , Rachel Weston Rowell , and Karen Kemerling

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April 20-May 1, 2020 in Online

Online Agile Organization Workshop with Pete Behrens , Ross Hughes , Randy Hale , Rachel Weston Rowell , and Karen Kemerling

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.