Our online program "Agile Leadership" invites you to explore the field of agile organizations. This subject may fascinate you. Why? Because agility is not only a concept for organizations, but a mindset for every individual. Agility is about fast adaptation to changing circumstances. It is about focus on people and their needs, be it customers or organizational members. It is about creating space for innovation and creativity.
Knowledge about agile organizations also opens new opportunities for you:
This online program allows you to learn, experience, and try out the new input in your own pace. The 1-month learning journey is divided into four parts, each with 1-week duration. Each week you will be supplied with food for thought, to be consumed and digested within that week at your own pace. Every program part can be worked on individually and takes approximately 6.5 hours to work on. Through instructional videos and study materials as well as a selection of podcasts and TED talks, participants learn how to develop an agile mindset and how to make their teams fit for agile working methods.
What we aim to do is give participants, in a minimum of time, a solid grounding in agile leadership and, even more importantly, a set of practical tools they can use right away.
Fostering co-creation by providing impetus and opportunities for interaction
The “Got it?” feature gives participants a change to test what they have learned so far. Pieces of textual input known as “shifts” provide them with valuable impetus for reflecting on their current ways of thinking and working, and help them deepen their insight and understanding. In “spotlight videos”, Kathrin Köster explains, among other things, what agility is and what it is not. Under the heading “Connected”, participants can raise job-related issues and ask colleagues, friends and family members for their input on them. So-called “anchors” give participants and teams that take part in the program as a group an opportunity to openly exchange views and opinions with one another.
In the first part, you will tackle the following questions:
In the second week and therefore the second part, you will have the opportunity to answer for yourself the following questions:
The third part deals with the following aspects:
In the last part you will get answers to the following questions:
The online course is divided into 4 parts. Each part is approximately 1 week (6,5 hours) of workload. Within every week, you can work individually in your own pace on every task.
The online course is for leaders from all spheres of society with all levels of managerial experience who are self-responsible, curious, and open-minded, and who strive to shape the 21st century: corporations, NGOs, social businesses, governmental organizations.
The online course is also for individuals who want to gain insights in the field of agility.
Part 1: Why agility?
Part 2: The agile mindset.
Part 3: Designing for agile organizations.
Part 4: Implementing agility.
You will need about 6.5 hours per week/part (~26 hours in total)
Upon successful completion of all tasks, you will obtain a certificate “Agile Leadership” from WU Executive Academy with the course details.
Professor | Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences | Germany
- Transformational leadership
- Awareness-based learning
- Diversity management