Invitation –
2 day training/ workshop:

Agility in leadership and organisations – with Pete Behrens

Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: 10. and 11. October 2023
Language: English
Time: 8.30-16.00 both days

Class facilitators: Pete Behrens and Tor Ivar Hals

CAL-E + CAL-O certification (ScrumAlliance) available after the course

Workshop Focus & Participants

This unique workshop is designed specifically for senior leaders, agile/change transformation leaders and trainers and coaches.

Our goal is not to create great agile organizations. Rather, our goal is to improve organizational effectiveness by developing more adaptive leaders and organizations. The focus of this workshop is guided by the Agile Leadership Compass and is delivered across several distinct learning modules focused on developing agile leaders to foster healthy organizations and improve business outcomes.

The Leadership Compass

Agile organizations require agile leaders. Therefore, we focus first on developing new thinking and behaviors in the leaders who are then more capable of demonstrating the agile values and co-creating effective change within the organization – leading towards more resilient and effective organizations.

Content Day 1

Agile Leadership Context

Complexity, uncertainty, and the pace of disruptive change continue to escalate globally. We demonstrate the need for new ways to reduce risk, manage budgets, lead projects, and engage stakeholders.


Agile Leadership

Leadership is a choice. However, most leaders are unaware of the hundreds of choices they make each day, limiting their effectiveness. We show leaders a new path to improve engagement and effectiveness.


Catalyst Leadership

Beyond servant leadership, catalyst leaders are more purposeful, creative, balanced, and adaptive. We develop proactive and positive agitators of change in the leaders themselves and others they engage.


Catalyst Conversations

Leadership is not a solo sport. We teach leaders a catalyst conversation technique to improve every discussion, decision, and team meeting with more balance, voice, and shared-ownership.


Catalyst Feedback

Feedback is a core principle of an empirical approach. We help leaders recognize common threats and create an environment in which to give and receive feedback in a more effective and safe manner.


Catalyst Habits

Much like with health and fitness, leadership requires a disciplined routine in order to sustain and grow. We teach leaders the importance of, and techniques to, build their new skills into disciplined growth habits.


Content day 2


Organizational Culture

Organizational culture is a significant barrier to increased agility. We teach leaders how to identify their culture and how the strengths and challenges of theirs may enable or inhibit agile ways of working.


Agile Organizations

Most agile transformations fail to deliver defined results. We show leaders the pitfalls of top-down/ bottom-up approaches and how to effectively lead an inside-out, values-based program to sustain agility.


Shaping an Agile Culture

Culture change is not posters on the wall; it is an intentional focus on values guided by leadership. We teach leaders the levers of change: structures, policies, and measures. This helps them to shape and sustain a culture of agility.


Leading Agile Change

Like agile transformations failing, most change initiatives fail as well. We teach leaders why,  showing them how to avoid the pitfalls and to engage the organization to share ownership to build success.


Catalyst Canvas

Transformations are only A-to-B. Agility requires a disciplined inspect and adapt routine. We provide leaders a catalyst canvas: a simple tool to help focus, align and accelerate change that can be used routinely.


Class Facilitators

Pete Behrens

Pete Behrens

CEO Agile Leadership Journey

Pete Behrens is a leadership coach and the CEO and founder of the Agile Leadership Journey, an organization, curriculum, and community devoted to improving leaders and their organizations. As an engineer by profession, Pete now guides leaders and organizations to be more focused, responsive and resilient to change. 

Pete is the creator and host of the (Re)Learning Leadership podcast.  Along with expert guides and his guests, Pete explores leadership challenges, discussing paths for new awareness and growth for leaders to improve their leadership in highly complex and rapidly changing environments.

As a systemic coach and leader himself, Pete led the development of the Certified Enterprise Coaching (CEC) and Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) programs for the Scrum Alliance. Furthermore, he served on their Board of Directors from 2016-2018.

Tor Ivar Hals

Tor Ivar Hals

Senior Advisor and Agile Leadership Journey Guide - Abilator

Tor Ivar Hals guides leaders and organisations in their transformation to become more agile, swift, and value-creating in how they perform their everyday work.

Tor Ivar is an experienced agile coach working with teams, leaders, and individuals in agile practices since 2006.

Tor Ivar has years of practice in all kinds of agile roles over the years (team member, agile facilitator/scrum master, product owner, leader for agile teams, agile coach for teams, product owners, and leadership teams)

Tor Ivar is an experienced leader, having served in several leadership roles in large organisations over the years. Through this work, he has experience from participating in several leadership development programs from various organisations (Equinor, Danske Bank, PwC)

Tor Ivar is a certified Agile Facilitator, Enterprise Agile Coach, and Agile Leadership practitioner (CAL-E).

Tor Ivar is a certified Leadership Circle 360 Profile coach providing leadership development assessments through Leadership Circle as part of his offering.

Tor Ivar also holds an NLP Coach Master Practitioner Certification.



Join a highly interactive and collaborative

workshop-based awareness training with us

Our workshop experience

The class is designed for experienced agile leaders seeking to enable broader organizational agility as well as trainers and coaches seeking to add a leadership curriculum into their portfolio. Thus, this workshop is designed for experienced agile leaders, trainers and coaches.

Graphically Facilitated (No Powerpoint!)

This workshop is 100% graphically facilitated with high-engagement sessions providing a rich learning experience through reading, playing, experimenting, practicing, reflecting and journaling to understand the dynamics of agile leadership; recognize your own leadership patterns and biases; and help develop and improve practical agile leadership skills and strategies to improve a leader’s own —and their organization’s — performance.»This wasn’t training, it was an experience. We were never taught at, we were engaged in a learning experience in which we both participated and contributed. I have never been so engaged for two and a half days.»

Quality Certified Learning

Because there is no single framework for Agile Leadership, our Agile Leadership Journey global community has created a foundational platform to provide consistency and quality of learning. It provides our global clients with access to dozens of educators around the world without the worry of individual course variations. Furthermore, it provides our local clients with access to the most recognized and regarded program available today.
This workshop follows the learning objectives and meets the credentials for Agile Leadership Journey Aware Leader Credentials and the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) Credentials and Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) .


  • Course in interactive workshop format
  • Skilled instructors
  • CAL-E and CAL-O certification possible after event
  • Food and refreshments + lunch

Kr 15 900,- / seat

Workshop Host is Abilator AS

Abilator is a consulting firm located in Trondheim focusing on helping customers transforming their improvement projects.
We work with digitalization projects, leadership and organisational development and innovation processes.