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.

Day 1

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

Day 2

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 support@agileschools.com to set up a conversation and explore what options might best meet the needs of your system or community of schools.