Building the capabilities needed to lead high-impact change in your school.
2-Day Masterclass or Bespoke Longitudinal Program
Do you want to break through the inertia and create meaningful progress?
Do you want to be better equipped to lead change and manage the complexity of your role?
Educational leaders are expected to improve outcomes under conditions of increasing change and uncertainty. At the same time, they often face substantial resistance from staff and systems that are slow to adapt to new approaches. Agile leadership is a dynamic approach to leading change that will enable leaders to create impact despite the increased complexity and ambiguity that they face in their roles. This two-day masterclass provides a clear framework to enable any leader to take action. Leaders will gain a clear understanding of the key mindset, skills and tools that can help them to accelerate their current improvement work and manage complex change. Leaders will determine key focus areas for action, design an agile plan and be equipped to take 50 days of rapid action back in their own unique contexts.
Leaders will learn how to:
Understand the drivers of the growing complexity faced by school leaders
Analyse why default approaches to leading educational change so often fail to improve learning
Examine the underlying causes of resistance which slow down and derail change
Focus on a small number of high-impact, evidence-informed improvement approaches
Explore and build confidence in applying cycle of agile improvement
Incubate changes to gain rapid feedback in the early phases of implementation
Gather and use evidence to guide all phases of improvement work
Develop strategies to be able to flourish as a leader in times of change and situations of high uncertainty.
Develop a clear plan to lead effective change in their organisation
The 2-Day Masterclass
During this 2-day intensive program leaders build confidence in using the key models and tools of the Agile Leadership framework. Leaders will gain a clear understanding of the key mindset, skills and approaches that can help them to accelerate their current improvement work and manage complex change. Leaders will determine key focus areas for action, design an agile plan and be equipped to take 50 days of rapid action back in their own unique contexts.
Leaders will leave this intensive masterclass equipped and inspired to navigate the creative tensions, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Session 1 – THE AGILE LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVE
The complex work of modern school leadership
The inadequacy of default educational improvement approaches
Overview of the Agile mindset, principles and methodologies
Session 2 – CLARIFYING CHANGE
Identifying areas of greatest potential impact
Focusing on less, but more effective areas for improvement
Understanding the root causes of problems
Session 3 – INCUBATING CHANGE
Developing high-performing design teams
Reframing failure as learning and embracing disciplined experimentation
Using evidence to steer prototyping work
Session 4 – AMPLIFYING CHANGE
Simplifying change processes and enabling progress
Growing educator expertise through social learning
Building trust and creatin sustainable change
Session 5 – PLANNING IMPACT PROJECT
Sustaining the performance of self and your team
Planning for action in your context
Developing an agile action plan
Session 6 – EXECUTING CHANGE
Cultivating lean learning cultures
Embracing continuous learning, iteration and adaptation for impact
Bespoke Program Solutions
For school systems or districts considering Agile Leadership in the context of a large number of schools or educators we have bespoke program solutions available. A member of the Agile Schools team would be happy to discuss your needs with you
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a conversation and explore what options might best meet the needs of your system or community of schools.