Intro to the Course

How to make the most of this course?

Hi and welcome to our self-paced online course for Agile Leaders… super excited to have you with us.

My name is Sohrab and I am your instructor for this course. Before you dive into the first module, I have a few tips and tricks I’d like to share with you so that you can make the most of the course.

1. Use your workbook
As a companion for the class, we have developed a workbook specifically for this course so that your learning journey becomes truly sustainable. In this document you will find enough space for each module to draw, take notes and work with our templates. We recommend that you download the workbook right now in the “Material” tab on the top of this page so that you have it at your fingertips right from the start.

I can only encourage you to redraw my visualizations – it’s really not difficult. This will help you learn the content better and be able to retrieve it later on. You can also use the visualizations to share your insights with colleagues and friends.

We have also prepared different assignments for you at the end of each module so that you can deepen your knowledge and learn a lot about yourself and your organization. It is also a great way to review certain topics, refresh them or add further notes after completing the course.

After all, you never stop learning 😉

2. Do not binge watch
Binge watching might be great to watch your favorite Netflix series, but it is not considered an effective technique for enhancing your learning and making the knowledge and insights we share stick. One of the better ways is to schedule an appropriate and realistic amount of time that you can spend on a weekly basis and block that time in your calendar e.g. every Tuesday from 5 – 7 pm. My team and I intentionally created short videos so that you can even fit them into smaller timeboxes.

3. Share and ask
As a self-paced online course normally does not allow for interaction between trainer and participants, we have created a few options to make the interaction possible:

4. Follow the provided order of lessons and modules
Unless you are using this course as a refresher after participating in one of my live Agile Leadership courses, I highly recommend you follow the provided order. That will give you the best learning experience. Also, make sure you mark all completed lessons as “completed”… otherwise you won’t be able to download your certificate of completion at the end of the course.

5. Be curious, be skeptical, and have fun
My teaching philosophy has always been “I cannot teach you anything, I can only make you think”… Based on that, I will challenge your assumptions in many aspects. I want you to also challenge what I share with you. In leadership there rarely is one correct answer – after all human beings are complex and leadership is all about working with many human beings. So be curious, be skeptical, and most importantly have fun.

Again, it’s a pleasure to have you with us!
Sohrab

Here you can find the workbook for the Agile Leader Online Course:

  • as PDF - perfect for downloading and/or printing.
  • as Google Presentation - perfect for saving a copy to your own Google Drive and working in it directly digitally.