Guiding Change in an Agile Environment

Navigating and guiding continuous organizational change has now become a key organisational capability. It has become instrumental in enabling organizations to adapt to an evolving landscape, to be resilient in the midst of innovative technologies and to maintain an engaged workforce. 


We have developed a 2-day Guiding Change course that blends the disciplines of organizational change management, design thinking and Agile to help you enhance your skills and adopt a resilient approach to guiding change in your organization. The course is designed as an intensive 2-day, practical deep dive into the world of organizational change.

Learning objectives


Learn how to use a design-oriented change mindset, tools and techniques to guide change in your organization. In particular by…

  • Developing the ability to assess the context in which you are operating

  • Developing the mindset and skillset to design your own change approach

  • Exploring the use of models and change management tools as key enablers for guiding change.

  • Learning some adaptable processes to develop a practice custom fit for your organization.

Key topics/takeaways


The course will cover a four-step model to guiding change from understanding your global systems, to designing an approach and change mapping. We will pull apart methods and practices from design thinking, traditional organizational change management and agile to help you better understand the why behind a tool so you can select a fit for purpose approach for your own organizational context.

We will focus in particular on:

  • Capabilities and Mindsets: the skills, capabilities, mindsets and principles for embedding a resilient approach to guiding change. 

  • Global Systems: Why we need to consider our influencers and degree of complexity before defining an approach to guiding change. 

  • Purpose definition: practical tools and tips for getting to WHY. 

  • Design: The basics of outcome identification

  • Change implementation: how to do change mapping and the advantages and opportunities in leveraging agile approaches for organizational change implementation.   



We will include the use of tools, models, frameworks and real-life stories to deepen the learning. The course builds on Agile, Design Thinking, Collaborative Design and ADKAR. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants understand the drivers for a new approach to guiding constant change in their organization.

  • Participants have the ability to sponsor and try new approaches to guiding constant change.

  • Participants have an understanding of the various types of skills and abilities required to guide an organization through constant change.

Who should attend?

  • Agents of Change

  • Actionists

  • Process Experts leading change

  • Organizational Leaders responsible for Change

  • Product / Program Managers building organizations

  • People leading agile transformations

About the faciliators

Sandra Daniel, Openfield Canada

Sandra is a strategy and change designer and facilitator. She helps people design their own approaches for the emergence of new ways of working. Sandra’s specific expertise is in cultural transformation and public sector environments.

Mack Adams, Alluvial Management Consulting, Inc

Mack is a Management Consultant, Advisor and Facilitator who works with the leaders of organizations on aligning their teams, processes and products towards meeting strategic goals and outcomes.

Wellington, New Zealand


October 31 and

November 1 - 2019


Upcoming dates

Victoria BC, Canda

February 10 & 11, 2020

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