Exploring Agile Leadership

Explore and understand how agile leadership is a journey that evolves over time and is guided by a focus on both self-development and delivering value first and foremost to customers, stakeholders, and wider society.
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  • Price: Free to all 

  • This introductory course is free to all.

  • Self paced & online
  • You can access this course anywhere at any time. Never miss a class or deadline.

  • Access to this course
  • You will have access to this course for one year from when you enrol.

  • Learn on any device
  • Learn at home, at the office or on the go on any device.

What You'll Learn

  • You will be able to recognise the value of agile leadership and identify the key characteristics required to develop individual agile leadership skills,
  • You will be able to describe the importance of transparent and honest communication to explain how it is key when working in an agile environment,
  • You will be able to outline how agile leaders inspire, engage, and unify to achieve a shared passion and commitment,
  • You will be able to identify the characteristics of autonomous collaborative teams that enable business agility,
  • You will be able to reflect on how to develop effective agile leadership within yourself.
In an ever-changing business landscape, agility is not just a buzzword but a necessity. Organisations are seeking individuals who can swiftly adapt to changes, uphold team morale, and steer projects to fruition without getting stuck in the quagmires of traditional hierarchical management. 

Welcome to 'Exploring Agile Leadership', an essential stepping stone into the fascinating world of agile leadership.

Today's businesses aren't just looking for leaders; they want agile leaders. But what does it truly mean to be an agile leader? In simple terms, agile leadership encapsulates a set of skills and methodologies aimed at fostering a flexible, collaborative, and customer-focused approach to leadership and management.

Gain A Recognised Course Certificate

On completion of the course you will earn a Course Certificate that you can highlight on your CV, LinkedIn profile or portfolio.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to agile leadership, underlining its foundations: the 3 Cs - Communication, Commitment, and Collaboration and the Nine Principles of Agile Leadership. The course is designed to instil a way of thinking that will develop people to lead teams and organisations that emphasise learning, collaboration and stakeholder orientation. This includes:

  •  Individuals stepping into the world of business agility and leadership. 
  •  Entry-level managers, team leads, or professionals seeking to incorporate agile practices into their workflow. 
  • Individuals curious about understanding the basic tenets of Agile Leadership.

Aimed at individuals at Explorer, Professional Level 1 of the Agile Business Consortium’s competency framework, a recognised approach to starting your business agility journey. It focuses on the basics of business agility and then allows individuals to reflect on how to use their new skills in practice.

At this level you will be at the start of your professional journey. You will probably be part of an agile team, or in a team working towards becoming more agile, reinforcing your knowledge via simple practical application. You will have basic factual knowledge of business agility and be using agile techniques to deal with simple problems.

Courses offered by the Agile Business Consortium have been thoughtfully crafted to include extensive and well-researched material, all while maintaining an accessible learning experience. Every participant of our learning platform is encouraged to actively engage in discussions and complete optional activities in order to maximise learning.

Meet one of our industry experts

Here is the industry expert that you will learn from throughout this course:

Mark Buchan

Agile Transformation Specialist & Author, Agile Leader Ltd

Mark is a seasoned Change Agent and Agile trouble-shooter, with over 20 years’ experience in delivering transformative change and helping turn around failing Agile Transformations. Mark combines his technical background with extensive knowledge of organisational development and psychology, to provide a unique and innovative approach to Agile Transformation.

Mark also helped develop the Agile Business Consortium's "Nine Principles of Agile Leadership" (2017).

Drawing on all Mark's years working in the Agile space, he launched his first book (May 2019): “Leader’s, it’s not how you finish but how you start: A radical new strategy for successful Agile Transformations revealed”. In it, Mark identifies the five mistakes that are common in EVERY failing transformation and he explains what needs to be done to create “Genuine Agile Transformation”. Instead of following prescriptions and recipes, and the conventional approach to Agile Transformations provided by large consulting houses, Mark suggests following a radical, new strategy that is genuinely tailored to the individual organisation. You can buy his book here.