Agile leadership and coaching immersion day with Lyssa Adkins

A BCS Professional Awareness Course

Wednesday 26th July 2023; 09:00 - 17:00.

Presenter: Lyssa Adkins

Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre, 16 St Mary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

Cost: £198 (BCS members), £257 (non members)

The course is one of a series of Professional Current Awareness Courses aimed at providing greater access to developing subjects for IT professionals.

Course Overview

The morning sets the stage with a workshop-style keynote, The Next Wise Step (see more below).

The keynote offers powerful tools for working with complexity so that the interventions you choose are more on-target and have a better chance of making an impact. In this extended format, in the afternoon, Lyssa will take on your most important topics. In real-time, Lyssa facilitates the group to quickly decide on the highest business value topics to tackle. We’ll create a backlog and get through as many as we can.

For each topic, Lyssa conducts a live agile coaching session with the person that is living with the dilemma of the topic right now. The person walks away with insight and actions they are willing to take and everyone walks away with ideas they can apply. Alternatively, the topic may be best addressed by Lyssa teaching a concept and then facilitating the group to apply the concept to the topic. It happens in real-time and is directly applicable to the top issues you want to address.

What are the benefits?

People get powerful new tools for working with complexity so that the interventions they choose are more on-target and have a better chance of making an impact.
Lyssa shares her insights from being a leader in the Agile world for more than a decade.
Lyssa gives you insights through the themes she has seen in agility across industries, geographies, and company sizes from her work with thousands of leaders, coaches and their organisations.
Lyssa offers her expertise in individual and organisational transformation, leadership agility development, business agility, creating an organisational agile coaching capability, working with complexity, transformation, conflict, team dynamics and human development.
People get coached and mentored by a highly skilled professional coach and one of the thought leaders in the agile world.
People leave the day with tangible actions. You will come up with some new and exciting ideas that you are excited to take!
Everyone experiences support and insight from others who are addressing similar challenges.

Workshop-style Keynote: The Next Wise Step

Let’s face it, the days of simple situations and clear answers are in the past. In our everyday, complex world with fast-evolving customer needs and an ever-accelerating pace of change, knowing the “right” or “best” thing to do seems impossible. In this interactive keynote Lyssa takes us on an exploration of a more complete way to see the complex situations we face every day. Having seen the situation more holistically, new possibilities arise and many options become apparent. From these options, you can choose the “next wise step” to positively affect the situation.

About the presenter


Lyssa Adkins is a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer.

Her current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. Making difficult decisions faster and with clear alignment, unknotting challenging organizational impediments, creating the conditions for smooth organizational delivery, helping leaders take up the “Agile transformation” that is theirs to do…this is where she thrives and helps leadership teams thrive.

Her Agile community focus is inspiring the worldwide community of Agilists to see the devastating planetary challenges we are already experiencing as an opportunity to express their Agile superpowers to make a significant impact locally and globally.

She has been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. In 2010, she co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute which has developed over 10,000 people in the knowledge, skills and being-ness needed to yield genuinely competent agile coaching. Since 2011, she has been a member of the ICAgile working committee that defines the learning objectives for Agile Facilitation and Coaching and she assesses candidates for the ICAgile-Expert in Agile Coaching competence-based certification. She has also served the Scrum Alliance as an application reviewer for the Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation.

She is the author of Coaching Agile Teams which, as a top ranking Agile book, was released as an audiobook in its 10th year.

She likes to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. She tends toward a balance of the provocative and practical.

Lyssa holds an alphabet soup of certifications: ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach Emeritus (CEC-E), International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Certified Integral Facilitator (IF). She is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.


Booking is via the BCS on-line booking system.

Costs (including booking fee and VAT):

  • BCS Member Rate: £198
  • Non-Member Rate: £257

A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Tuesday, 25 July 2023. Otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date..

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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