PRE-conference workshop

ICAgile Certified Professional
Agile Leadership (ICP-ALP)

This new leadership training will show you new ways of working, where people and interactions are more valued than processes and tools, and where responding to change is more important than following a plan. Learn from the fringes! Understand how management innovation can provide just as much competitive advantage as technology– and product innovation! This training leads to a Certification in Agile Leadership by ICAgile.

The role of Managers is changing into a more guiding and coaching role for the people in the organization to be able to perform and be happy. At the same time, the world is getting more complex and there are few compettitive advantages still remaining for companies who wants to survive and flourish. One such competitive advantage is to learn faster than competition, so that you can be innovative and creative and invent and produce products and services that customers want and need. But it requires a totally different Leadership that let people make mistakes and learn from them. 

It takes cross-functional business teams on all levels to create the learning organization that become a prerequisite for success, when everbody needs to take shared ownership for the company vision. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces. In this scenario, the future career path for Leaders and HR will be the one of the Agile People Coach – a role that aims to create the right conditions for individuals, teams and the whole organization to grow and develop and change, as needed to survive.

People also expect more from work than just a paycheck. How can we enable performance in these new business and people realities? How can we create more VUCA-robust management models, which also works with and not against human nature? How can we create a more engaging work environment, where people perform at their best because they want to, not because they are told to, and where learning faster than others is key?

During the training we cover:

Individual perspective (YOU)  Knowing yourself and why you do what you do.

  • The Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP) shows your basic needs and motives, and contributes to a better understanding of yourself and your leadership, and why you do what you do…

Team perspective (WE IN OUR TEAM)

  • How to increase the pace from immature to mature high-performing teams.
  • How to grow and develop teams to be independent and empowered to make their own decisions.

Organizational perspective (ALL OF US)

  • How to balance an agile culture with an agile structure.
  • How to work to change behaviors – accomplishing an agile mindset and culture.

Certified Professional Agile Leadership – Learning Outcomes


Target audience

The Agile Leadership certification is valuable to anyone wishing to learn about the paradigm shifts necessary to lead in VUCA environments and to develop relevant leadership capabilities.

This certification was specifically designed for leaders where one or more of the following criteria apply:

  • Leaders at Director-level and above, who have broader, higher-level organizational responsibilities than first-line supervisors.
  • Leaders who lead an organization in which Agile constitutes a significant delivery methodology, or is on its way to becoming so.
  • Leaders who see the value of growing an agile organization, and are committed to developing themselves as agile leaders in order to achieve that aim.

your facilitators

Helgi Gudmundsson

Helgi is a passionate agile practitioner, professional coach and workshop facilitator with over 15 years experience working in diverse fields such as tourism, sales, marketing, and being actively engaged in leading and growing organisations in the not-for-profit sector.

Having lead and served on over a dosen leadership and project teams and with experience leading an organisation through a 15 month change process, Helgi brings a combination of experience and expertise in leading, developing effective teams and facilitating learning and collaboration in environments where there is very little formal authority.

Helgi holds degrees in International Business & Marketing as well as Occupational & Organisational Psychology, with a further specialisation in Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation and Professional Coaching. He is the co-author of the ICP-ALP Agile Leadership course, in collaboration with Pia-Maria Thorén.

Natalija Hellesoe

Natalija’s experience reaches from HR project management, people development to change management and communication. After experiencing the potential working with innovative and agile methods in people teams herself, she is driven to inspire more organizations to rethink traditional structures, processes, and ways of working! She believes that today’s challenges and possibilities need a new mindset and new tools and she wants to encourage and enable people by training and coaching to take responsibility and create a new (working) future in organizations and beyond!


Note that the selection of workshop is made after the purchase of the ticket.