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Leading with Agility and Resilience



Organizations now more than ever need to reinvent themselves in order to adapt to changing business conditions and take advantage of unheard-of market trends. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a better understanding of the difficulties that organizations are currently facing, as well as how to embrace agility and resilience as crucial strategic competencies in this fast-changing ecosystem.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the significance of managing agile and resilient teams in challenging situations.
  • Examine your leadership skills for flexibility and resiliency.
  • Take the initiative and create preventative measures to survive environmental disruptions.
  • Develop convincing leadership techniques that promote resilience and agility.
  • Implement plans to create and improve flexible, resilient organizations.

Targeted Audience

  • Executives, directors, senior managers, division managers, team leaders, and any other professionals who wish to stay current with management and leadership trends should attend.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Understanding agility and resilience

  • Defining organizational agility and resilience
  • The new norms: pace, disruptions and turbulence
  • Organizational comparison: agility and resiliency versus rigidity and fragility
  • The importance of adaptive capacity
    • ​The Adaptive Capacity Framework
  • The concept of resilience engineering

Unit 2: Agility and resilience: A leadership pre-requisite

  • The Leadership self-assessment - Agility and Resiliency Profile TM
    • ​​Assessment analysis and action plan
  • Critical competencies to lead in a disruptive business environment
  • The implications of agility and resilience for leadership
  • Anticipating disruptions before the damage occurs
  • Organizational agility and resilience: a leadership decision 

Unit 3: Preparing for an agile and resilient workplace

  • A workplace assessment – An Organizational Profile TM
    • ​​Assessment analysis and action plan
  • The culture connection
  • Skills associated with an agile and resilient work practice
  • Understanding the difference between change management and agility
  • Rethinking and redesigning the business

Unit 4: Essential strategies for developing agile and resilient organizations

  • Establishing the leadership team
  • Putting the right communication system in place
    • ​​Establishing clarity
    • Reinforcing the message
    • The role of social networking
  • Aligning people, processes and technology
    • ​Hiring practices
    • ​Individual performance measures
    • Workplace policies
    • Skill development
    • Supportive technologies
  • Compensating resilience and agility
  • The entrepreneurial mindset and its importance in the workplace

Unit 5: From strategy to implementation

  • Employee engagement and team empowerment
  • Promoting action and resourcefulness
  • Developing resilient and agile managers
  • The agility and resiliency scorecard
  • Indications of successful agility and resiliency mastery
    • Establishing performance measures
    • ​​Internal indicators
    • External indicators
    • Reporting agility and resilience

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