Building Organizational Agility Through Learning

Leading an Adaptive Organization

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About This Course

Building Organizational Agility Through Learning will help your team locate the learning and capability gaps at the heart of significant business problems and encourage your leaders to facilitate organizational learning. Participants will understand how to reframe business problems as learning challenges and identify factors that influence how individuals best learn — thereby strengthening your organization’s core capabilities to develop talent.

In the Learning Sprint, you will:

  • Identify a blind spot or business challenge that requires team or organization learning.
  • Reframe a current business problem to reveal the learning gaps.
  • Conduct interactive dialogues to explore new information in a competitive environment.
  • Practice listening and questioning skills to create an attitude of openness about the targeted business challenge.
  • Define what's required to support continuous growth as the future becomes more difficult to forecast.

Expert Faculty

Stanton Wortham

Inaugural Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development

Course Features

100% Online Course Platform

30 Minutes Per Day

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

What You Will Learn

Address business challenges using a problem-solving framework, and use learning approaches to determine which is best to leverage for business problems

Practice listening and questioning skills to create an open dialogue about the targeted business challenge

Use presencing and leadership capabilities to drive intentional change

What You Will Do

Learn to trace root causes of significant organization and leadership failures to the learning deficiencies that contributed to them

Recognize how leaders encourage organizational learning

Understand how to reframe business problems as learning challenges

Course Overview

Week One


  • Adaptability: an Essential Organizational Capability
  • The Role of Learning in Your Organization
  • A Leader’s Job: Helping the Organization Learn How to Learn
Week Two


  • Increasing Adaptability by Embracing Uncertainty
  • Uncovering Different
  • Dimensions of a Business Problem
  • Problem Solving and Application
Week Three


  • Creating and Fostering Processes That Facilitate Learning
  • Matching Learning Theory to Challenge
  • What Does It Take to Turn a Battleship?
Week Four


  • Fostering an Attitude of Openness to New Possibilities
  • Anchoring Discussions in Good
  • Communication Tools to Strengthen Dialogue
Week Five


  • Preparing Your Team to Pursue Learning
  • Leading a Discussion with Your Team
  • Shifting From Directive to Open Leadership
  • Engaging With Challenges and Opportunities

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