Thinking Together for Change – The Call for Dialogic Agile Leadership

may, 2020

18may6:00 pm8:00 pmThinking Together for Change – The Call for Dialogic Agile Leadership6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my timeOnline event Event Organized By: DC Women in Agile

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In their Harvard Business Review article, ‘Embracing Agile’, authors Rigby, Sutherland and Takeuchi wrote “Agile has revolutionized the software industry…Now it is poised to transform nearly every other function in the industry. At this point, the greatest impediment is not the need for better methodologies, empirical evidence or significant benefits, or proof that agile can work outside IT. It is the behavior of executives.”

Seeking the kind of change that challenges current behaviors, shifts the culture, or disrupts ‘business as usual’ is what Harvard Leadership Professor Ron Heifetz calls an “adaptive challenge”. Different from “technical challenges”, these problems require new learning, developing alternative habits, and engaging in different kinds of conversations.

What is agile leadership? What does agile leadership mean to you? What are some of the common traps leaders fall into in leading transformations and how can they be avoided? What does it look like to ‘think together’ for change? What opportunities are available when you look at change and transformation as a dialogue rather than a process?

6:00 – 6:30 Virtual mingle, connect to Zoom
6:30 – 8:00 Opening | Presentation & Discussion

About our Presenter:

Marsha Acker is an executive leadership and team coach whose passion and expertise is helping leaders and their teams identify and break through stuck patterns that get in their way of high performance. Marsha founded TeamCatapult, a coaching and change leadership firm, in 2005. She has over 20 years of experience designing and facilitating organizational change initiatives. She believes that facilitation and coaching skills are 21st century leadership skills required for leaders as they learn to lead agility across the organization and develop their teams. She and has served for six years as the track chair for defining the ICAgile Coaching and Enterprise Coaching learning objectives and is currently a member of the ICAgile Agile Coaching Expert Certification panel. Marsha is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Professional Certified Coach (ICF-PCC), Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (Center for Right Relationship), Dialogix – Certified Structural Dynamics Interventionist, Certified Change Management Professional (CMP), and an ICAgile Certified Expert Agile Coaching.


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