Adaptive Leadership Workshop

Organizational Agility Advisors, LLC
Training overview
Corporate / Group Training
Webinar, On-site
7 Modules
From 10,000 USD

Start dates
United States of America
10,000 USD
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10,000 USD
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Course description

Adaptive Leadership Workshop

This is the virtual version of our Adaptive Leadership Offerings. There are eight modules in the course that can be customized to your needs.

The modules include:

I. Introduction to Adaptation

The Three Choices Leaders Make             5.  Leadership Conversations

2. - What is the Work?                                6. Generating Progress                                

3. - What role might I play?                         7. Thinking Systemically, Acting Relationally 

4. - How do I maintain perspective?            8. Personalizing the Adaptive Challenge

Who should attend?

Intended Audience

Adaptive Leadership Virtual Program is for any organization that wants to increase its Leadership Capacity. It is designed for virtual teams. This course is best delivered to people in leadership roles, whether they directly supervise others or lead initiatives or functions. Some thought should be given to the assembly of a cohort to which the course will be delivered:

 - Is there an apparent need to accommodate some new reality?

 - Is it time to leave a part of the organization's legacy behind?

 - It is useful to mix levels of individuals in this course? The authority structure is one of the realities the Adaptive Leadership Framework addresses head-on and will be a necessity for implementing any substantive change.

Training content

The development of the skills necessary to support Adaptive Leadership requires exposure to the framework and the language plus the opportunity to learn, hone, practice, and apply those skills to specific challenges. Through this approach, people seeking to lead adaptive change develop the capacity to work through the inevitable resistance elicited by changes to deeply embedded values and patterns of behavior. Adaptive work is the work that helps people bridge the gap between values they stand for and aspire to (the preferred and proposed future) and current conditions.

Adaptive Leadership is difficult work, difficult because it involves helping individuals make hard value choices and difficult because it challenges what people hold dear, and thereby generates resistance from many of those affected. When people resist adaptive work, their first goal is to preserve what they have, and that means shutting down those advocating and leading the change.

But Adaptive Leadership is also inspiring because it connects to the human spirit and reconnects people to what they care about the most. Taking the risks involved in Adaptive Leadership only makes sense in the service of an important purpose.

To develop Adaptive Leadership capacity in an individual or an organization requires an understanding of several key assumptions:

  • Adaptive vs. technical issues. Technical problems are the ones we can define clearly and know how to solve; they usually fall to someone with the authority to address them. Adaptive issues are often hard to identify clearly, require changing hearts and minds, and often are championed by someone who cares but may not have the authority to effect change. When adaptive issues are involved, people have to learn new ways and must choose among what appear to be contradictory values.
  • Exercising authority vs. exercising leadership. Technical issues can be managed. Adaptive issues require leadership to resolve them.
  • Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is not inherent. Even highly talented people have critical things to learn to increase the odds of success as they move across contexts.
  • Those in authority are part of the problem. If any organization is to make any deep change, key members of the organization, including the top team and the senior authority figure, often need to make their own adaptive change as well.

Course delivery details

It is customized to the audience, delivered onsite. Virtual options are available.


Adaptive Leadership Virtual Program can be delivered in a number of formats.

It can be delivered over a number of days or weeks depending on your needs and context.

Pricing is $2500/module for an audience of up to 20 people.  We can customize your event.

Why choose OAA?

Practical application starts right in the session

3 decades of experience across all sectors. An international network of experienced facilitators who can deliver anywhere in the world

Everything we do is customized to the context and needs of the customer organization

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Organizational Agility Advisors, LLC

Organizational Agility Advisors, LLC (OAA) builds leadership capacity, team performance and individual performance through customized training, high impact consulting and executive coaching....

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