Unlock Your Business Potential
At the Strategic Agility Lab (formerly the Business Agility Lab), we have a team of seasoned business leaders with the expertise to guide you through immersive working sessions and provide personalized mentorship. We aim to tackle the right problems, nurture a flexible mindset, and unlock your company's potential to meet your customers' ever-evolving needs. You and your team walk away from this two-day retreat with new skills to aid you in your journey to build a more flexible, responsive, and forward-thinking organization.
Agenda Day 1: Unraveling Complexity
Registration and Breakfast
What is “Strategic Agility”
Strategic Agility involves adopting a flexible and adaptable mindset to detect and respond swiftly to opportunities or challenges across various circumstances, thereby sustaining or enhancing stakeholder value. It is a broader concept that extends beyond buzzwords and using Agile exclusively for software development and encompasses the entire organization. We will also delve into the power of networking and its ability to enhance your connections and catalyze meaningful change. Learn how to leverage networking as a strategic tool to broaden your perspectives, access diverse insights, and forge alliances that can drive innovation and growth.
Strategic Agility Innovation
This session will explore strategies for creating an agile culture within organizations. We will emphasize the importance of embracing change, continuous learning, and experimentation as key ingredients for staying ahead of the curve. Discover how these elements can shape a culture that fosters adaptability, innovation, and resilience. Then, drawing on insights from various fields, we will identify the factors contributing to a culture of agility, including leadership, communication, and collaboration.
Creating Resilience: Building Adaptive and Flexible Mindsets for Growth and Progress
Through immersive discussions and engaging activities, we will uncover the characteristics of beneficial resilience, including adaptability, flexibility, and agility. Explore how these qualities empower individuals and organizations to thrive in the face of challenges and uncertainties. We will also delve into the realm of non-beneficial forms of resilience, such as stubbornness and rigidity, and learn strategies to overcome these barriers that hinder growth and progress. Gain valuable insights and practical techniques for breaking free from limiting mindsets and embracing the power of resilience.
Finding Focus: Supporting and Navigating the “Messy” Middle
A journey to understand the "messy" middle—the space between top-level leadership and frontline teams where change can often become stagnant. Explore the factors that contribute to this phenomenon and gain a deeper understanding of its impact on organizational agility.
Discover how to break away from entrenched norms and foster a culture of agility within this crucial group. Learn how to overcome resistance to change, build alignment, and create an environment that promotes continuous improvement.
Dinner, Evening Event, Networking
Agenda Day 2: Transformative Action
Registration and Breakfast
From Strategy to Action: Pivot and Deliver with Agile Inceptions
In this session, we will dive into practical techniques for conducting Agile inceptions that align teams with strategic objectives and empower them to take action. Learn how to facilitate focused discussions, set clear goals, and define actionable plans that drive successful outcomes. Through real-life examples and interactive exercises, our expert facilitators will guide you through the Agile inception process, highlighting the benefits of engaging teams early and creating a shared understanding of strategic priorities. Gain insights into fostering a collaborative environment that promotes creativity, innovation, and accountability.
Forget the Framework: Expand your toolkit to solve the right problems
Are you tired of relying solely on predefined Agile frameworks? Join us, Where we break free from rigid methodologies and explore the power of expanding your problem-solving toolkit. In this session, we will challenge the notion that Agile frameworks alone can solve all problems. Instead, we'll focus on equipping you with diverse problem-solving techniques and approaches. Discover how to identify the correct problems to solve and select the most appropriate tools from your toolkit to drive effective solutions.
3 to 4 PM
Closing - Community Connection