The ICAgile Leading with Agility course supports leaders and aspiring leaders to become efficient in leading organisations and teams through today’s complexity and the uncertainty of the future.

This industry recognised credential explores the key aspects of organisational agility capability and agile leadership while verifying a grasp of personal agility, relationship agility and leading change.

Over the two-day course, learners will examine how their leadership style, personal growth and development, can catalyse change, leading to better business strategies, relationships and lasting success.

Attending this course will provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their organisation through improved emotional intelligence and self-awareness. During the course learners will explore how leaders create high-trust environments to enable high-performing teams to emerge.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll earn the ICAgile Certified Professional in Leading with Agility (ICP-LEA) certificate.

Target Audience

This course is valuable to leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels. It is designed for professionals seeking to learn about the paradigm shifts necessary to lead in adaptive environments and to develop relevant leadership capabilities.

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  • Learners are required to have a grasp of fundamental Agile concepts
  • Existing knowledge or experience of managing or leading agile teams would be beneficial but not essential.

For virtual delivery, learners will require the use of WebEx and the ability to access boards on Miro.com

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This course will help learners to become better leaders in agile environments, equipping them with the right tools and skills to help themselves and others succeed.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the key aspects of organisational agility capability and agile leadership
  • Be able to relate the key aspects to your own organisation and identify areas for potential improvement.
  • Be able to assess leadership and management approaches and describe the necessary mindset, behavioural and priority shifts necessary for agile leaders.
  • Relate different approaches to influence and power dynamics to different leadership styles and to your own experiences.
  • Identify areas for personal growth and development related to your own leadership style.
  • Contrast your own current leadership style with the traits of an agile leader
  • Identify areas for growth and prepare a personal development plan.
  • Relate your own experiences to human systems dynamics and explain why empathy and relationship management are necessary competencies for relationship agility.
  • Understand the complexities of organizational transformation, how it requires radical shifts, and the impact it has on people and culture.
  • Assess examples of when you have led by managing change and identify what you could have done differently to lead the change in a larger, future-oriented context.
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This course is delivered over 2 consecutive days, each day is broken into two sessions, high level session information can be viewed below.

During each session learners will explore agile leadership theory and concepts while putting tools and techniques into action.

The live event learning experience is underpinned by practical insights and hands-on simulated activities, enabling all participants to practice the skills needed to become an effective (or more effective) leader.

Learning will take place in a highly collaborative environment lead by one of QAs expert trainers.

Day 1 - Session 1

  • Organizational Agility Capability
  • Why Agility in Leadership is needed
  • Understanding Power & Influence
  • Leadership Styles
  • Self-Awareness & Self- Management
  • Mindfulness

Day 1 - Session 2

  • Growth Mindset for Leadership
  • Personal Purpose and Values
  • Assessing Yourself as a Leader
  • Skills of Development
  • Mental Model

Day 2 - Session 3

  • Mental Models (Part 2)
  • Committing to and Practicing Agile Values
  • Emotional Intelligence in Relationships
  • Thinking about organisations as human systems
  • Conversations as the Key Vehicle of Communication in Agile Leadership

Day 2 - Session 4

  • Telling Compelling Stories as a Leader
  • The Nature of Organizational Transformation
  • Why Transformation is needed for Agility
  • Leading from the Future and the Larger Context
  • Leader as Agent of Transformation
  • Wrap up and reflections


There is no written exam required to achieve the certification. Certification is gained through attendance and full participation in the workshop activities, storytelling, case studies, Q&A, and presentations.

The trainer will ask for an email address to be passed to ICAgile so that an electronic questionnaire about the event can be provided. Filling in this questionnaire is a prerequisite to receiving your accreditation.

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How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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