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Agile Leadership and Management

The Open University via FutureLearn Program


This microcredential provides a solid foundation and introduction to Agile Leadership and Management. Designed by The Open University and The Agile Business Consortium, it combines research and evidence-based training with good practice principles and tools.

The course will equip managers, leaders, and those aspiring to move into leadership roles with strategies and tools to support team development at all levels. You’ll improve your skills and understanding of Agile principles and gain practical leadership competency.

What is Agile leadership and how does it benefit your organisation?

Agile is a mindset and is used to describe an alternative way of working. By adopting an Agile approach, teams can stay productive and focused on customer needs, learning to adapt to increasingly complex and uncertain environments while also building resilience and sustainability for better outcomes.

Using practice and research-based strategies, you’ll build your skills and knowledge of Agile working, which will help you to:

  • increase your leadership effectiveness
  • improve team engagement and cohesion
  • improve communication across teams and leadership levels
  • reduce workplace stress
  • reduce workplace conflict
  • improve the quality and quantity of production

Explore the key principles of Agile leadership and how to apply them to your work

This course is based on material from the Agile Business Consortium, who have scoured the best sources and engaged thought leaders to define Agile leadership through nine key principles.

You’ll learn the tools, techniques, behaviours, and principles of Agile leadership and increase your confidence and skills in leading, empowering, and supporting highly engaged teams in an Agile environment. You’ll also develop your emotional intelligence, personal resilience, communication skills, and self-awareness; all of which are important skills in effective leadership.

Empower teams and develop skills that you can immediately apply to your work

This course focuses on your own professional development and offers the opportunity to apply your learning to your own situation. You’ll create an action plan to convert your learning into tangible action; addressing challenges in the workplace and developing skills that you can immediately apply to your work to facilitate change, empower teams, add value and make a difference.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Agile Leadership and Management
-Develop Agile Leadership skills to support your professional development and benefit your organisation and teams

Taught by

Molly Bridge

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