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Executives delve into the Foundations of Lean and Agile Leadership during the first workshop of the Agile Leadership Academy™.

Agile Leadership Academy 2017 Cohort

Agile Leadership Academy 2016-2017 Delegates

Global trailblazers in Agile management Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston launched the fast-paced, graduate style leadership program: The Agile Leadership Academy™. An elite cadre of delegates from Fortune 500s and the federal sector gathered in Herndon, Virginia for the first of four sessions, focusing on Foundations of Lean and Agile Leadership.

The 1.5 day session experience began with a site visit to The Motley Fool, a mature agile organization in Alexandria, Virginia. Participants learned about the Fool’s agile journey from Chief Projects Officer Max Keeler. Commenting on the site visit experience, an ALA delegate explained that it was “great to see agile in action.” One delegate “enjoyed seeing a team work so differently than our own” and another was intrigued by the Fool’s “innovative working model that is evolving in culture and process.” The ALA’s future site visits will survey a variety of medium to large companies in both the public and private sectors, highlighting those where agile has been deployed both broadly and deeply.

On day two, Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston led delegates through an intensive day of leadership training and peer working sessions. Delegates took home personalized plans based on the ALA’s transformational tools to apply at their organizations for the upcoming quarter. They also signed up for monthly calls with Agile Leadership Academy mentors, to receive personalized coaching as their journeys continue.

For those interested in dropping in for a single session, the highly anticipated Scaling Agility session takes place September 12 and 13, 2016, followed by free attendance to the Agile DC Executive Summit on September 14. While executives may attend a single workshop, those who attend all four workshops will receive the additional credential of ALA Certified Graduate™.

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The 2016 Agile Leadership Academy™ kicks off June 13-14 in Herndon, Va. Agile executives start shaping the future of agility through the Foundations of Lean and Agile Leadership workshop.
ALA Workshop Agile Foundations

Leading Agile experts and entrepreneurs Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston facilitate this accelerated graduate-style program to leadership agility. The inaugural year-long Agile Leadership Academy™ begins with a fundamentals workshop: Foundations of Lean & Agile Leadership. Executive delegates will gain core Agile knowledge from a leadership perspective to shape the future of agility in their organizations. The foundations workshop will feature a site visit to a leading Agile organization in the DC area on day one. On day two, Agile mentors will share case studies to highlight the staggering results of Agile transformations, use first hand insight to steer leaders away from common pitfalls, and share groundbreaking practical tools for executives to apply at their organizations.

Delegates benefit from a network of peers who can identify with the most pressing demands of the executive role in an Agile organization. Delegates also get mentor and peer support – from hiring and firing, to budgeting, de-siloing Agile to non-IT departments, and envisioning and launching a total business transformation strategy. By bringing expert Agile guides into their executive circles, delegates leave the Agile Leadership Academy™ with custom tools and ongoing guidance. The Agile Leadership Academy™ program also features input from industry thought leaders and ALA Ambassadors, including Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland, Pat Reed, and Dot Tudor.

Join the inner circle of Agile executives who are ready to embrace Agile cultural change organization-wide, and lead with purpose, speed and agility. The Agile Leadership Academy™ is fully aligned with the learning outcomes of the newly unveiled Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Program, as highlighted here:

The Agile Leadership Academy™ is a one-year program launching on June 13-14, 2016 in Herndon, VA.

Join the 2016 cohort for four quarterly one-day sessions:

  • Foundations of Lean & Agile Leadership (June 13-14, 2016)
  • Scaling Agility (September 2016)
  • Lean Product Management & Design (December 2016)
  • Business Agility (March 2017)

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Shape the Future of Agility

The Agile Leadership Academy™’s one-year long, experiential set of workshops and projects takes senior management and executives on a journey of personal growth and learning, giving them peer support, mentor insights, and practical tools to take their organizations to the next level of agility.

While the benefits of Agile methods have sparked a wave of fulfillment and collaboration on teams worldwide, now senior managers and executives hold the key to spreading Agile methods across silos and deep into the non-IT departments of their enterprises. With content and tools based on 15+ years of experience with enterprise Agile adoptions, landmark thought leadership and ideas curated from executive networks and summit events, the Agile Leadership Academy™ prepares executives to create, transform and lead Agile organizations.

Join the Agile Leadership Academy™ for:

*ALA Certified Graduate™ credentials after the completion of four workshops and corresponding projects *Pre-event networking receptions *Site visits to leading Agile organizations *Free access to Lean+Agile DC & Agile DC Executive Summit conferences *Collaborative learning with experts and peers

Lean & Agile methods deliver faster results, higher quality, and more innovation, but it takes leadership to realize these sorts of results across an organization.

“The position of leadership in agile transformations has too long been ignored; it’s a tough job, and much easier to learn, connect and grow with support from both experts and peers,” said Sanjiv Augustine, Agile Leadership Academy™ Founder and Ambassador. Agile Leadership Academy™ Ambassadors are a global representation of industry leaders who have transformed lives and organizations with Agile methods.

The Agile Leadership Academy™ is a one-year program launching on June 13, 2016; Join the 2016 cohort for four quarterly one-day sessions: *Foundations of Lean & Agile Leadership (June 2016) *Scaling Agility (September 2016) *Lean Product Management & Design (December 2016) *Business Agility (March 2017)

To register for the 2016 cohort, please visit:

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