Leading with Agility and Resilience

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Why Attend
 
More than ever before, organizations need to reinvent themselves to meet the demands of evolving business environments and to capitalize on unprecedented market trends.  This course is designed to provide participants with an insight into challenges organizations are facing today, and into how to embrace agility and resilience as key strategic competencies in this rapidly evolving ecosystem.
 
 
Course Methodology
 
The course uses a mix of interactive techniques such as brief presentations by the participants, role plays (rehearsed and impromptu), playback of videotaped performances, individual and group feedback, individual exercises, and team exercises.
 
 
Course Objectives
 
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
 
Recognize the importance of leading agile and resilient organizations during turbulent times
Assess leadership capabilities for agility and resilience
Lead and develop proactive mechanisms to withstand environmental disruptions
Create compelling strategies to lead and drive agility and resilience
Execute strategies to build and enhance agile and resilient organizations
 
Target Audience
 
Executives, directors, senior managers, division managers, team leaders and all professionals who want to be updated with the latest trends in management and leadership
 
 
Course Outline
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
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 an agility and resilience



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