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Agile Leadership in Practice

The ALIP education is designed around four specific modules that builds upon each other with hands-on exercises and teamwork that supports the continuous learning experience.

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Module 1 (2 days)

Topics: The servant, coaching and facilitation

Your role as an Agile Leader will be framed. The core is servant leadership. When you lead you have to be able to lead yourself first and you have to be able to serve others. You will learn how to lead changes inside and around a team, doing both individual coaching, pair and team coaching.

After Module 1:

  • Groups are established to work on coaching and team coaching towards module 2.
  • Individual written assignment part 1
  • Real life challenge at work: Try the right stance

Module 2 (1 day)

Topics: The leader and teaching

You will learn how do you use metaphors, storytelling, and pathos to engage people and teams.

You will learn how to do brain supporting teaching and what techniques you can use in different situations. You will learn different models, principles, and techniques and use them in practices.

After Module 2:

  • Groups continue to work as mastermind coach groups supporting daily challenges
  • Individual written assignment part 2
  • Real life challenge at work: Public speaking

Module 3 (1 day)

Topics: Agile Foundation and Mindset

You will learn what you need to know as an Agile Leader when it comes to the core foundation of Agile and an empirical mindset. How to support teams and how to spot dysfunctions and help teams the right way.

After Module 3:

  • Groups continue to work as mastermind coach groups supporting daily challenges
  • Individual written assignment part 3
  • Real life challenge at work: Agile dysfunctions

Module 4 (1 day)

Topics: Culture and agile organizations

You will learn how to nurture a culture and an agile mindset and how to descale organizational complexity in teams and across teams.


The Agile Leadership in Practice education is for all types of leaders working in an agile organization.

Each participant must:

  • Have minimum 1 years of experience as leader
  • Work in an organization with agile teams
  • Have a 1:1 talk with one of the trainers before module 1

Criteria for certification

The requirements to be a Certified Agile Leadership in Practice:

  • Active participation in all modules to support own and others learning
  • Pass the individual written certification assignment part 1, 2 and 3
  • Pass real life challenges at work part 1, 2 and 3

In addition to participation in all 4 modules, you must expect to use around 32 hours between the modules.

What do you get?

  • A solid education with all the knowledge you need to become Certified ALIP
  • A unique Agile Leadership in Practice ”manual” with description of all models and techniques used in the education
  • Membership off a professional online network for Certified ALIP
  • Accredited as Certified ALIP on agileleadershipinpractice.com
  • A yearly face-to-face with Certified ALIP on a location in Denmark

There is a limit of 12 participants.

Each class will have maximum of 12 participants. We plan to start ALIP classes two times a year (Spring and Autumn).


Trainer: Mads Troels Hansen

Trainer: Mads Troels Hansen

Professional Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach

Mads is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org and is one of the most experienced people in Denmark implementing and working with Scrum, Kanban and Agile practices. Mads has more than 20 years of experience working with Agile from many Danish and international companies and as Head of Development/CTO he has implemented Scrum in many different companies with departments in Denmark, Eastern Europe and Asia. He has more than 15 years of practical experience in leading teams and departments to be more Agile and create more results with more motivated employees.

Mads is certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) ved Scrum.org, Certified Facilitator, Certified Coach and "Training from the Back of the Room" Certified Trainer. He is using techniques and principles from "Training from the Back of the Room" in all his courses and workshops to maximize value for the participants.

More about Mads on LinkedIn or Scrum.org


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