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Influential Agile Leader


Influential Agile Leader

Influential Agile Leader

Does Your Agile Transformation Need a Boost?

Your organization wants to be more agile for better outcomes, but the transformation is progressing slowly, haphazardly, or not at all.

Whether you are a transformation coach, agile practice lead, leader of a successful agile team/program, or passionate agilist — you’re part of making the agile transformation a success.

We are Gil Broza and Johanna Rothman, and we can help you help your organization. Spend two days in our Influential Agile Leader workshop, and you will:

  • Discover fresh ways to see your organization’s problems as they relate to agile.
  • Learn what’s needed to address those problems.
  • Grow your abilities to influence others in your organization to get the transformation on track.


Join us at the Influential Agile Leader Workshop, April 24-25, 2019 in Toronto. Click here to register.

Each day runs from 9am-5pm. We’ll send you detailed logistics after you register.


Testimonials from Previous Participants

“The Influential Agile Leader is like no seminar that I have attended. It’s a collection of discussions and exercises that can help you become a more effective leader (Agile or otherwise). There are no slide decks or sleep-inducing lectures — it’s hands-on and interactive. I found it challenged me, and allowed me to explore some Agile issues concretely.” -- Tom Golden, Owner and CTO, TruCode

“The Influential Agile Leader workshop helped me develop strategies to be more convincing in and out of the workplace. It opens the door to a series of secrets that help you deal with/drive change. A must!” -- Meriem Debbabi, Programme Manager, Vungle, UK

“Having a primarily technical background, Gil and Johanna’s training course was great for strengthening my leadership and self-reflection skills. It’s been over two months since I attended, and I still find myself using my newly acquired techniques and concepts, and probably for many years to come. Things I’ve passed along to my colleagues were well adopted and understood, and I often even see people coaching each other. I would highly recommend this course not only for people new to Agile but also for people looking to reinforce their agile skills.” -- John Cartwright, Software architect, Toronto

Video testimonials also available on the registration page,


24-25 Apr 2019


Toronto, ON, Canada


The Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M6A 2V1


$1500 (Group rates available)


Discounted seats available. Contact Gil Broza for more information.


Don't go at it alone

For greater traction with your agile transformation, we recommend you bring a like-minded colleague. We regularly have attendees come in groups of two, three, or four, and they do experience a compounding effect. A few notes about that:

  • We limit each organization to four attendees. If you want more people, contact us.
  • If you bring three or four people, we are happy to extend you a 10% discount for all of the people.

Cancellation policy

We understand that things happen. You can always send a substitute. If you need to cancel, we will return 80% of your fee until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start. If you cancel after that, your fee is not refundable.


Working on your PMP/PMI-ACP certification renewal? You'll earn 14 Category B PDUs from this event.

Working on your CSP certification renewal? You'll earn 14 Category B SEUs from this event.

Full-Group Sessions

You’ll spend two-thirds of the time in full-group sessions, working in small groups or individually. You will learn — by doing — how to:

  • see the big picture of your agile journey
  • produce an organizational map that reveals allies, key people to influence, and relationships that affect the journey
  • transform in practice by aligning tactics and mindset
  • influence other people in a congruent way

This workshop draws many like-minded people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Expect to learn and to share, to coach and be coached.

Your Choice of Specialized Sessions on Day 1

After the all-group sessions, we break into parallel specialized sessions, roughly an hour each. Choose one:

  • Seeing and managing your real-world constraints (Johanna)
  • Making agile teamwork possible (Gil)

After a short break, you have your choice of these two sessions, roughly an hour each:

  • Being agile by ruthlessly selecting work to do and not do (Johanna)
  • Managing the frustration of leading change (Gil)

If you want to switch session mid-way, that’s fine.

Your Choice of Specialized Sessions for Day 2

After lunch, we break into two parallel specialized sessions, roughly an hour each:

  • Maximize your value while staying sane (Johanna)
  • How to talk about change, what to change so others talk (Gil)

After a short break, you have your choice of these two sessions:

  • How to think about “Big Agile” (scaling might not be the solution!) (Johanna)
  • Achieving your vision of yourself (Gil)

As on day 1, you can freely move between sessions.

About Us

What you’re seeing here is the result of 100% collaboration. We have pair-developed and pair-taught this workshop since 2013, and we’re convinced that the result is much better than if we’d developed it individually. (Between us, we have more than 30 years of designing and leading experiential workshops.) Yet, we’re not clones; ask us questions during the workshop, and you’re likely to receive two somewhat different perspectives.

You get depth: We’ve both been technical contributors as developers and testers. We’ve both been managers at various levels. We’ve both introduced and facilitated change from the technical and management perspectives. We’re both students and teachers of human systems and organizational behavior.

Gil Broza: Gil can help you increase organizational agility and team performance with minimal risk and thrashing. Dozens of companies seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts. These days, several of the world’s largest organizations are having him train hundreds of their managers in technology and business (up to VP level) on practical Agile leadership. He is the author of two acclaimed books, The Human Side of Agile and The Agile Mind-Set.

Johanna Rothman: Johanna is known as the “Pragmatic Manager” because of her practical approach to projects and management. Johanna consults and coaches leaders from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She works with you, to start from where you are now, continuing to build on your business needs and desired results. She’s written 14 books, hundreds of articles and too-many-to-count blog posts. Her most recent agile books are Create Your Successful Agile ProjectManage Your Project Portfolio,2nd ed, and Agile and Lean Program Management.

This workshop is for internal transformation coaches, agile practice leads, leaders of successful agile teams/programs, and other passionate agilists — all people who are part of making their organization's agile transformation a success.