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Agile leaders thrive in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Tough times build competitive advantage for Agile leaders because of the adaptability and innovation they help instil within their teams and organisations.

With our Agile Leadership & Business Agility course, you can learn how to create, nurture and develop empowering places to work and industry leading organisations.



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Course Content

In this online, self paced leadership-focused course we focus on building the skills and competencies to become an expert in an Agile leadership context, to coach and lead your organisations to perform more effectively in this fast-paced and uncertain environment.

 And, we offer you the option to join a live call with the trainer, monthly, to have your burning questions answered and to get even more practical insights and tips specifically applicable to your context!

This course contains 7 Modules covering a range of topics in Agile Leadership & Business Agility: 

  1. 2
  2. 3
    • Module 2: Agile Leadership Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Module 2

    • The Origins of Management

    • The History of Management

    • Gary Hamel – The Future of Management

    • The Agile Leadership Mindset

    • Leadership Agility

    • The Leadership Agility Factor

    • The Risks of Decentralising Decision-Making

    • David Marquet – Greatness

    • Decentralising Decision-Making

    • The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership

    • The SCARF Model

    • Creating the Environment – Part 1

    • Creating the Environment - Part 2

    • Module 2 - Leadership & Management Quiz

    • Module 2 Self-Reflection

    • Module 2 Further Reading

  3. 4
    • Module 3 Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Module 3

    • The Value of Culture

    • Defining Your Culture

    • The Competing Values Framework

    • The Competing Values Framework Summary

    • Mapping Your Culture

    • Culture & Business Agility

    • Assessing and Shifting Culture

    • Case Study – Apple’s Evolving Culture

    • Module 3 - Organisational Culture Quiz

    • Module 3 Self-Reflection

    • Module 3 Further Reading

  4. 5
    • Module 4 Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Module 4

    • Why Structure is Important

    • What is Most Important to You? (Part 1)

    • What is Most Important to You? (Part 2)

    • What is Most Important to You? - Example Solutions

    • Principle 1 - Customer Centricity

    • Principle 2 - Small, Cross-Functional Teams

    • Principle 3 - The Network of Interconnected Teams

    • The Ingredients of High Performing, Self-Managing Teams

    • Creating High Performing, Self-Managing Teams

    • Principle 4 - Ambidextrous Organisations

    • Case Study - Structural Transformation in the Military

    • Module 4 - Organisational Structure Quiz

    • Module 4 Self-Reflection

    • Module 4 Further Reading

  5. 6
    • Module 5 Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Module 5

    • A Story of Employee Engagement

    • What Does Employee Engagement Mean to You?

    • The Employee Engagement Gap

    • How We Disengage Employees

    • What Drives Engagement?

    • Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink

    • How to Build Engagement

    • Engagement Self-Assessment

    • Reinventing HR Practices

    • Module 5 - People & Engagement Quiz

    • Module 5 Self-Reflection

    • Module 5 Further Reading

  6. 7
    • Module 6 Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Module 6

    • The Purpose of Governance Part 1

    • The Purpose of Governance Part 2

    • The Key Assumptions Behind Traditional Governance

    • The Lifecycle of a Gold Mine

    • Reinventing Governance, from Projects to Products

    • The Search Phase

    • The Develop Phase

    • The Key Assumptions Behind Agile Governance

    • Module 6 - Governance & Funding Quiz

    • Module 6 Self-Reflection

    • Module 6 Further Reading

  7. 8
    • Module 7 Learning Objectives

    • Introduction to Module 7

    • Why Most Organisational Change Fails (Part 1)

    • Why Most Organisational Change Fails (Part 2)

    • Setting Up Your Transformation for Success

    • Download the Business Agility Canvas

    • The Business Agility Canvas

    • Working with the Business Agility Canvas

    • 7 Principles for Leading Complex Change

    • Module 7 - Leading the Change Quiz

    • Module 7 Self-Reflection

    • Module 7 Further Reading

  8. 9
    • Further Reading

    • Further Support & Alumni Discount Code

    • Feedback

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Why Choose Us?

At Agile Centre, we don’t just teach Agile, we live it. A great deal of our success has been achieved by actively practising Agile and Scrum values in all departments.

  • We have designed this course from the ground up for self-paced, on-demand learning using tried and tested techniques to provide an engaging and compelling experience.

  • We’ve been delivering a 2-day certified version of this course for a few years now. We have honed that course and adapted it to self-paced online learning.

  • Our courses are delivered by highly respected Certified Scrum Trainers with decades of experience delivering high-quality Scrum training, coaching and consulting.

  • Signing up to the full course entitles you to 12 months free access to our On-demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum training, worth £250.


Ruby Paramanathan, In Person CAL delegate

“Learnings were twofold; how to help and coach businesses on assessing culture, leading change; as well as how I want to create/change my culture going into my new role. Great case study examples and interactive exercises, which ensured key points were driven home."

Heiko Richter, Online CAL delegate

“The training was highly interactive and gave us the chance to understand and practice how different kinds of managers think and behave. We also learnt how to explain and drive organisational changes"

Brendan O’Farrell, Online CAL delegate

"The content and the presenter were excellent and very relevant"
  • Learn at your own pace

    Take as much time as you need to assimilate the concepts, pause when you need to, rewind if you have missed something or repeat the lessons as many times as necessary - you will have unlimited access.

  • High quality learning at your convenience

    Learn from the best in the industry with content that is refined, continuously updated and relevant! Work through the course from anywhere, and at anytime.

  • Join our growing community

    Become part of a successful and participative community, with which you will be able to share knowledge, experiences and all kinds of relevant information.

What's Included?

  • A 12-hour immersive virtual learning experience taught by a highly respected, globally renowned educator, Karim Harbott.

  • On-demand video lectures, insightful articles, interactive exercises, quizzes to validate your learning, recommended further reading and self reflection prompts.

  • Monthly live group coaching calls with Karim to have your burning questions answered and get even more practical insights and tips!

  • Downloadable certificate upon course completion, signed by Karim.

  • Unlimited access to the digital course on our secure learning platform.

  • 12 Scrum Education Units (SEUs).

  • 12 months free access to our On-demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum training, worth £250, upon purchasing the full course.

  • 15% Alumni discount to use on future Agile Centre Digital Academy courses.


Get To Know Your Trainer

Karim Harbott

Agile Centre Partner

Karim is a leadership and business agility expert, entrepreneur, author, non-executive director, and international keynote speaker. He has 20 years’ experience in digital product development, and over a decade of experience helping organisations with business agility, working with some of the most complex organisations anywhere in the world. Karim’s work involves advising on business agility, agile at scale, leadership development, culture change, strategy and innovation.

Karim stresses pragmatic, context-appropriate approaches over rigid out-of-the-box solutions. He has held several senior roles in the agile space including Head of Scaled Agile at global strategy consultancy McKinsey & Co where he led the development of their global agile transformation strategy.

Karim is one of only a handful of people globally to hold the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), and Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC) status. He is also an

ICF Professional Certified Coach® (PCC) and Certified LeadershipAgility® 360 Coach.

 Agile Centre, a leading training and consulting organisation based in London, UK. In 2020, he co-founded the Business Agility Academy, the leading international business agility certification body. He is the creator of the Business Agility Canvas, a widely-used strategic tool for driving agile transformations. He also serves as a non executive director at the Scrum Alliance, and is the author of the best-selling bookThe 6 Enablers of Business Agility: How to Thrive in an Uncertain World


Who is the course suitable for?

The course is aimed at executives, senior leaders, managers, coaches and consultants who wish to deepen their knowledge of leadership, high-performance, and innovation.

What will participants learn?

  • How the changing business climate has led to the need for greater agility.
  • How to lead in a climate of high complexity and rapid change.
  • An overview of The Six Enablers of Business Agility.
  • Two frameworks for becoming a more effective leader.
  • Neuroscience for leaders.
  • How to diagnose and shift organisational culture.
  • How to design an organisation for responsiveness, customer-centricity and fast feedback.
  • How to create high-engagement, motivation and learning through 21st century HR policies.
  • How effective governance policies can enhance agility through experimentation and guardrails.
  • How to lead the change.

How is self-paced learning different from live delivery?

The benefit of learning in this way means you can learn at your own pace. You can ‘rewind’ and go over the same section more than once. You can learn from wherever is most convenient to you – and you don’t have to take away from work time.

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