The Power-Up Your Agile Management series takes participants through four tracks that address the unique role of the Agile manager:
1. Power-Up Your Self
The workshops start by helping you look inward, exploring your management style and the strengths you bring to the role. There are so many pressing demands and distractions in the day-to-day that managers often report feeling confused or misdirected about how and where to focus their time and talent.
2. Power-Up Your Relationships
The key to success in managing complex environments is in evolving our relationships with others, in addition to looking inward. We transform relationships with a toolkit based on active listening, meaningful feedback, authenticity, and relationship intelligence.
3. Power-Up Your Team
We examine the nature of self-managing teams, the characteristics of the environment in which they operate, how and when those environments support them, and when they constrain or undermine engagement and the manager’s role in changing the culture.
4. Power-Up Your Environment
We explore modern negotiation tactics in a journey about how to influence others. We learn what the manager's role is in change management and adoption of the culture, practices and techniques in an Agile organization.
This virtual workshop takes place over two half-days, with hours optimized for your time zone. We follow-up with a 1-hour coaching session, held 2 weeks after the course, to provide clarity and help reinforce new skills.
We follow specific protocols with our virtual offerings to ensure a productive learning environment. We request that each participant has their own video camera, stays fully present during sessions, and schedules other work to avoid interrupting workshop times.
If you cancel more than three calendar weeks before the class, we offer a full refund. If you cancel within the three-week timeframe, refunds will be considered based on circumstances. We reserve the right to apply tuition to credit for upcoming workshops.
Managing a group of people from multiple generations, spread across various geographic regions, and with many cultures at play, requires a strong ability to contextualize and adapt. And that requires a strong sense of self and inner confidence.
This module explores how to identify your own style, your strengths, and where you should seek to power-up!
You desire to know where to focus your time and talent in an environment with competing priorities and demands. You need to track initiatives at a division, product, program, or enterprise level. Attendees leave with better personal time and activity management skills to manage workflow and increase focus.
This module pulls from systems thinking and Kanban principles as well as calendar and email management.
You have a desire to evolve your management style for self-organizing and multi-generational teams. You want to get better at growing and mentoring others.
This module explores how nuances in language can open-up accountability and critical thinking through a series of questions and role-playing.
You want to learn to provide feedback using different approaches for the person and problem.
Similar to powerful questions, this module introduces candid conversations and critical feedback skills using 3 stances: Consultant, Collaborator, Coach. Which one do we use?
You want to change a top-down culture to a culture of personal accountability. Good for creating new programs or culture changes.
Participants uncover our hidden reluctance to delegate and empower. Provide a framework to determine which decisions need to be centralized and where teams can experience autonomy.
You want to understand how to increase engagement on your teams. You are creating new teams or resetting a team. You desire to energize and ignite culture changes.
This module uses a “serious game” to learn how to keep people active, creative, and motivated. Participants learn to energize teams and their role in creating and supporting culture changes.
You desire to improve your negotiation skills to improve stakeholder relationships, contracts, salaries, and other common conflicts.
Participants learn modern negotiation techniques used by FBI Hostage negotiators. Students apply these tactics using real-life scenarios and a preparation worksheet.
You need to understand and apply basic Change Management strategies when creating initiatives, products, processes or services.
This module helps managers understand the basics of change adoption and their role in mitigating resistance during any kind of organizational or team change.
Now you can license this series for use in your own organization!
Contact us to learn more about our licensing fees and train-the-trainer program.
Julee Everett is a thought-leader in the Agile world, known mainly for her work helping organizations, teams, and leaders toward greater enterprise-level agility in the face of the complexity and volatility that reflects the current business landscape.
Julee Everett is well-known as a highly effective facilitator and for her ability to create safe and effective learning environments. She regularly speaks at Agile conferences, meet-ups, and gatherings.
The coursework brings together thinking and methods from professional coaching, leadership development, organization development, and practices relevant to the transformation of self, culture, and agility.
Laisa de Almeida is a Coach and Trainer with a global business background focused on making people happier at work. She accomplishes that by helping individuals, teams and organizations embrace and navigate new ways of working. Laisa has an undergraduate in Accounting and an MBA and it is a Co-Active coach.
She is an enthusiastic adept of new ways of working having experimented with Lean, Kanban, and Scrum. AgStar, Pearson, IDEXX, Planet Fitness, Graham Media Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, UHG WellMed, HealthAxis, Citibank and PwC are among the companies she has served. Laisa enjoys staying in touch with the community. She has participated in numerous conferences and user group events as volunteer, attendee and speaker. In her spare time, Laisa enjoys the beach, music and travel.
Laisa de Almeida