Executive Agile Leadership Training

Executive Agile Leadership Training

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Executive Agile Leadership training, as well as Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with Pete Behrens.  Pete guides leaders to transform themselves and their organizations toward Agile ways of working and improved outcomes.  He is passionate about inspiring, educating, and coaching leaders to improve their effectiveness, to lead change, and to ultimately help their teams grow their organizations. He has been educating Agile leaders since 2011, developed the Agile Leadership program for the Scrum Alliance in 2016 and founded the Agile Leadership Journey program in 2018. Further, he developed the Certified Enterprise Coach program for the Scrum Alliance in 2007.

In a pre-Covid world our training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Executive Agile Leadership workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel. We are paying close attention to public health concerns related to COVID-19 and will soon determine when in-person workshops will be available.  We continue to support the business community and also sponsor Agile and leadership conferences and workshops all over the globe.

About Executive Agile Leadership and Shaping Culture Education

This impactful executive engagement is designed for leaders of organizations that are leveraging Agile methods or are seeking to. Leaders explore key aspects of Agile from a business perspective including managing risk, projects and procurement, culture, leadership, organization design, and leading change.

Our impactful Executive Leadership workshop blends select material from our two-day Agile Leadership (Shaping Culture) onsite workshop.

You will also enjoy a private, one hour, one-on-one executive coaching session with our Leadership Educator to ensure that your specific needs are addressed and that confidential questions are answered.

Participants in our Executive Leadership workshop are are vetted prior to attendance to confirm that they are senior leaders in their organization. We limit the size of the workshop to 15 students to secure attendee/educator interaction.

Our Executive Agile Leadership workshop focuses on:

Agile Leader

Agile Organization

Agile Leader & Org

Developing leadership self-awareness, capacity and situational agility to improve the leader’s impact on organizational health and performance. Developing organization culture awareness and alignment toward agile ways of working to improve cross-team, department and division effectiveness. Combine Agile Leader and Organization Workshops to complete the full awareness curriculum. Workshops will be run consecutively.

OVERVIEW: Executive Agile Leadership Workshop
The Executive 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.  It also 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: Workshop Kickoff & Business Agility Context
Complexity, uncertainty and the pace of disruptive change continue to escalate globally. We demonstrate the need for new ways to reduce risk, manage budgets, lead projects, and engage stakeholders.
MODULE 2: 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 3: Agile Organizations; Shaping Culture with Structures, Policies & Measures

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.

We will also leverage this session to focus on 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: Agile Leadership Introduction
Leadership is a choice. Yet most leaders are unaware of the hundreds of choices they make each day, limiting their effectiveness. We show leaders a new path to improve engagement and effectiveness.  We will discuss how expert, achiever, and catalyst leadership approaches can be situationally applied at work.
MODULE 5: 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 6: Alignment & 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.

How We Engage with You Online

Personal 15-Member or Less Cohorts
We break large classes into small 15-person or less cohorts to foster safety, engagement and discussion. Each cohort is led by a professional Agile Leadership Journey Guide.The small cohorts create a natural shared accountability engagement, with little reason or desire to disengage from the sessions.Cohort members build relationships and journey together through the workshop schedule.

Flexible Modular Scheduling
We break our program into modules each delivered in 60-90 minute sessions per day with flexible daily schedules. For example, public workshops are run Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays for 2 weeks and private workshops can be modified to Tuesday/Thursday for 3 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 Visual Collaboration Platforms
We build our online programs on Mural and Open EdX, powerful visual management and online learning platforms to fully engage leaders in the learning process.Through structured module-based visual boards, leaders are provided the structure required for program learning clarity, personal engagement to connect to the learning and the visual connection to others learning in their same cohort.

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.

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


Our online Executive Agile Leadership workshops are scheduled by request.  The regular course fee is $1,495/executive, but early enrollment is often $1,395/executive.  The workshop will be intentionally kept small, for personal attention. If you would like to join us please contact us and we will contact you to discuss enrollment.

The majority of our Agile Leadership workshops are private workshops for groups or companies.  They are available upon request. We have conducted numerous onsite and/or online CAL classes for clients all over the globe. Onsite, these days, pending public health concerns.  We can also customize a workshop for you, and address specific needs with a selection of modules.

Our Agile Leadership educator is also available for coaching and consulting. Contact us for additional details.

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