Foundation for an Agile Workplace

The world is in a constant state of flux. Consequently, today’s workforce requires agility to keep up with the pace of change in their environment and workplace. Those that can adapt have a better chance of success while those that don’t, may experience setbacks. Change can be difficult to implement especially if an organization has been successful in the past. However, complacency can set in. Even entrepreneurial organizations can become imbedded in structural restraints, as they become larger organizations. Understanding these phenomena is a must if one is to try to implement change. Preparation is key. In this course we will discover how to challenge those barriers and prepare your organization for change, to eventually transform it into an agile organization that is better prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Foundation for an Agile Workplace is a required seminar for the Certificate in Agile Workplace Development.


(Online: 3 partial days, 9 am - 1 pm, Atlantic Time)

  • November 6 - 8, 2023 (Online)
  • April 10 - 12, 2024 (Online)

Facilitator: Michael Kennedy, BSc, CAE, MEd
Location: Online

Program Content

The pace and effects of change on the workplace

  • Learn the effects of an increasing pace of change in the marketplace
  • Learn why companies must adapt quicker and become more agile

Creating change in a workplace

  1. Learn the change formula DXVXF>R and how to apply it
  2. Learn how to tackle complacency & create dissatisfaction with the status quo
  3. Learn the power of innovation and tips and tricks to becoming more innovative in your workplace
  4. Learn how to embed transformation disciplines into normal business operations

Leading & managing your workforce

  • Learn what employees want to become more engaged and what practices to implement to sustain engagement (autonomy, mastery and purpose)
  • Learn the different requirements for managing and leading an agile organization
  • Learn the two facets of change: reality & perception
  • Identify the traits and abilities of companies that excel at change

Transforming into an agile organization

  • Learn the eight steps to transforming your organization
  • Discover the utility of creating a dual or hybrid system: hierarchy and network

What You Will Learn

  • How to prepare your organization for successful change in today’s workplace
  • How to balance management and leadership functions to maximize the organization’s effectiveness
  • How to transform your organization into becoming more agile to respond to today and future demands

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are a manager or supervisor tasked with making change work
  • are working on large-scale system-wide change
  • have to engage other players and get their commitment to change
  • are part of a team assigned to design and implement change
  • want to maintain your competitive advantage