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ICAgile - ICP-LEA Leading with Agility

As leaders in times of ever-accelerating disruptive change, it is imperative that we commit to the deliberate and continuous improvement both of ourselves and of the organizations we serve. Once enough of us have done this, human-centered organizations that take care of all their stakeholder constituencies – including society at large and the environment – will become the norm.

The course leverages varied and complementary learning experiences and approaches, from guided discussions to interactive collaboration, individual reflection, and short lecture bursts. The primary objective is to deepen participant’s understanding of and commitment to exploring the leadership imperative.

Our approach is unconstrained by dogma and adherence to limited sets of methodologies or practices. We have freely combined elements and approaches from neuroscience, positive psychology, and the social sciences with traditional, Agile and lean project and product paradigms. By doing so, we are providing a far-reaching and impactful learning experience that will leave participants with a strong desire to experiment with the different tools, techniques, mindsets, and ways of reframing problems which they will have encountered – many of which potentially for the first time – over the course’s duration.


Key Info

Available virtually via zoom or in-person

No agile experience required

4 day course – 4 hour sessions with regular breaks

Certification fee included

ICAgile Authorized Instructors

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8:00 am - 12:00 noon (PST)

4 Days

(4 Hours/day)

1495 USD

Virtual via Zoom

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We offer discounts of 20% or more for companies with multiple employees or teams that need certification.

The course has been designed to provide an optimal learner’s experience. It relies on various interactions to ensure that instructor-led class time is used for value-added activities.


As explorers of leadership, learners will go on an exciting adventure across three dimensions of leadership:

  • Servant leadership
  • Value creation
  • Transformation


This course is for aspiring as well as experienced leaders and managers, working in any sphere of human activity, who have come to feel that traditional ways of leading and managing are no longer enough to allow our organizations and communities to thrive.

People in several professions – such as managers, executives, HR professionals, transformation and change management leaders, finance and project management professionals – working with small and large organizations in various industries and in many countries, have enjoyed Exploring the Leadership Imperative. The quality and diversity of participants is an integral part of the learning experience.

There are no formal pre-requisites. However, to benefit from the learning experience, we strongly recommend that participants have significant work experience and are in a position where they can exert leadership (influencing others; not necessarily formal/positional power).

There are no pre-requisites in agile knowledge or experience.

The course includes a final assessment consisting of questions that participants will answer between class sessions. The assignment focuses on helping participants reflect on how they can improve their leadership skills and apply the learnings in real situations. Instructors will assess the participants’ eligibility for the ICP-LEA certification based on their participation in class discussions and their assignment. The ICAgile certification fee is included in the course fee.

Your Instructors

Agile Leader Academy’s instructors have at least ten years of real-world leadership, transformation, and agility experience. They have played key roles in organizational transformations and performed leadership coaching in complex work situations. Our instructors can connect course topics with real anecdotes and stories to facilitate the applicability of course learnings.

Additionally, Agile Leader Academy’s instructors have at least 500 hours of professional teaching and facilitating experience with recognized organisations such as professional certifications bodies and universities.

Daniel Gagnon

Daniel Gagnon is an experienced organizational agility advisor, coach, and trainer with nearly 30 years of project management and IT experience. As one of only two PMI Disciplined Agile Fellows worldwide, he has trained hundreds of learners in DA Certification and other agile methodologies, with over 2,000 individuals trained in total. Daniel’s coaching and training have spanned various industries, including financial, public utilities, and government entities at all levels. He is a passionate servant leader and ethical disruptor.

Bruno Collet

Bruno Collet is a leadership and organizational agility consultant, coach, and trainer with 15 years of experience. He specializes in helping organizations become more agile and responsive to change through action-learning that builds customized leadership and management skills. Bruno has worked with numerous Canadian and international companies, helping leaders and organizations benefit from his expertise in leadership and organizational agility. He holds an MBA, a MSc. in computer science, and multiple professional certifications, and is a respected author, trainer, and speaker.

What Our Students Are Saying

5 Star Rating (5/5)

"This course helped me gain more confidence in influencing transformations with agility. I recommend to other professionals needing to take leadership roles in organizational transformations.."

Katia Basilla

Strategic and Transformational Leader

"This training is a must for leaders and change agents who wish to foster their agile transition. I had access to a rich toolbox of models and practices to support my initiatives. Thanks to the awesome instructors!"

Michèle Barsalou

Organizational Development Consultant

"Featuring dynamic trainers and relevant exercises, this course is an excellent tool to guide leaders through a digital or agile transformation."

Nicolas Tremblay

Change Management Specialist

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Born 1965, San Antonio, Texas and lives in Dallas, Tx.
Mr. James, Ronald, Maverick holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The University of Texas, San Antonio.

Mr. Maverick or JR as many call him is a “slick” but warm and friendly character in our upcoming book on the DevOps Mindset. Mr. Maverick cares about his IT team very much and could charm the socks off a Texas Longhorn. JR is liked by many in his organization; however, he is not as well trusted by the Overlords as he used to be. Mr. Maverick has a group of loyal staff, including Mr. Barker a bit of an opposite to JR. Of course, Mr. Barker would never call him JR; he would only call him Mr. Maverick because well, Mr. Maverick is his boss. Mr. Maverick has held many IT positions in the past, including starting as a Sales Professional for HP and IBM mini and mainframe computers. Over the years he has risen through the ranks to hold this senior position by delivering using high-paid consultants and Big name firms. He also received his promotion from outsourcing to a foreign country where he was able to reduce his IT spend significantly. Recently he has discovered (actually this was made painfully aware to him by the Overlords) that both the Offshore roadmap and use of external consultants was not giving him the value and velocity for his IT department, and he was probably paying more than he bargained for

So, after hearing a talk at a DevOps event by the Agents of Chaos, JR decided to enlist them to help with their digital transformation roadmap and help improve the value, focus and velocity of his department. However, MR. Maverick has a few ideas about agile and DevOps, something he has heard about for a while and read in various CIO magazines; he thinks of these as Marketing terms and something that can be bought. While Mr. Maverick has held on for many years to traditional IT ways of working he has come to the end of his tenure if he doesn’t do something fast and get DevOps working quickly as he has promised to the Overlords providing him with a little more rope to get the transformation completed more quickly as they view his IT department ageing, procrastinators who are not able to keep up with business demands. JR says in his mind, “I will get it done, they don’t call me Maverick for nothing!“