Change Leadership Masterclass

Empowering coaches, consultants, and managers with the capabilities to lead successful Kanban implementations.


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3 June

5 days, 03 Jun - 07 Jun
2:00pm CEST - 6:00pm CEST
  • €6,250.00 excl.

4 November

5 days, 04 Nov - 08 Nov
9:00am CET - 1:00pm CET
  • Advanced Registration: Register 45 days prior €5,000.00 excl.
  • €6,250.00 excl.

9 December

5 days, 09 Dec - 13 Dec
3:00pm CET - 7:00pm CET
  • Advanced Registration: Register 45 days prior €5,000.00 excl.
  • €6,250.00 excl.
  • Description

    About the Course:

    The Change Leadership Masterclass equips individuals tasked with leading change initiatives with the necessary tools and mindset to succeed where other initiatives may have failed. By understanding and effectively dealing with resistance, attendees can achieve greater buy-in and success in implementing change. The course focuses on enhancing leadership skills through practical techniques and insights. Participants will dive into leadership discussions using 5 real case studies as well as discussing popular films.


    The Change Leadership Masterclass offers a comprehensive curriculum that goes beyond traditional change management approaches. Participants will learn advanced leadership strategies, crisis management techniques, and sociological insights to drive successful change initiatives. Topics include leadership adaptation, cultural change, crisis coping, overcoming resistance, tribal frameworks, human behavior, social cohesion, trust-building, and evolutionary change.


    Is This Course for Me?

    Whether you're looking to enhance your leadership skills, navigate crises, overcome resistance, or foster organizational trust, this Masterclass provides practical tools and strategies for success.

    This course is ideal for:

    • Consultants aiming to lead successful client engagements and improve service delivery through Kanban.
    • Internal corporate coaches or managers tasked with leading Kanban implementations within their organizations.
    • Individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of Kanban beyond traditional textbooks and conferences.



    Through the Masterclass, participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

    • Understand the four forms of leadership and adapt their strategies for optimal outcomes.
    • Codify leadership maturity to guide organizational potential and cultural change effectively.
    • Assess developmental needs for leaders and implement suitable guidance.
    • Learn crisis management strategies to navigate challenges effectively.
    • Gain insights into sociological contexts to innovate and overcome complex resistance sources.
    • Explore the Immelman Tribal framework and its implications for change leadership.
    • Conduct an in-depth analysis of human behavior and its impact on change initiatives.
    • Understand social cohesion and techniques to enable successful change.
    • Apply Maslow's hierarchy of needs to drive successful change initiatives.
    • Learn the significance of trust-building and strategies to foster it within organizations.
    • Understand the concept of the J-Curve and the importance of evolutionary change.


    What Will You Do Differently Next Monday?

    Following the Masterclass, participants will:

    • Adapt their leadership strategies to varying situations for optimal outcomes.
    • Apply codified leadership maturity to guide organizational potential and cultural change effectively.
    • Assess and address developmental needs for leaders within their organizations.
    • Implement crisis management techniques to navigate challenges confidently.
    • Utilize sociological insights to innovate and overcome complex resistance sources.
    • Apply the Immelman Tribal framework to enhance change leadership effectiveness.
    • Analyze human behavior and leverage social cohesion for successful change initiatives.
    • Implement strategies to foster trust and collaboration within their organizations.
    • Embrace evolutionary change principles for sustained organizational growth and adaptation.




    The Change Leadership Masterclass is conducted via Zoom and spans Monday to Friday, with each session lasting four hours per day. The course is designed to be interactive and discussion-focused, allowing participants to engage deeply with the material and exercises.


    Before each day of class, participants are expected to complete the following preparatory tasks:

    1. Film Viewing: Watch a designated film for discussion during the session.
    2. Lecture Videos: View all lecture videos provided for the day's topics.
    3. Case Study Reading: Read a designated case study relevant to the day's discussions.

    Daily Sessions:

    Each session is structured to facilitate meaningful discussions and exercises based on the prepared material. Participants are encouraged to actively participate, share insights, and engage with their peers and instructors.

    Post-Class Resources:

    Following the live sessions, participants have access to all lecture materials for a duration of three months. This allows them to review the content at their own pace and reinforce their learning.

    By incorporating preparatory tasks, interactive sessions, and post-class resources, the Masterclass ensures a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for all participants.


    Note: Participants should allocate time for self-paced learning when planning for the course.


  • Certification

    Accredited Kanban Consultant

    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certification from Kanban University for The Change Leadership Masterclass.

    To receive a certificate, participants must attend and actively engage in all sessions. This includes completing all hands-on exercises, simulations, and group discussions.


    The Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC)

    The Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC) credential is Kanban University’s highest credential. AKCs are accredited by Kanban University to possess a full and complete understanding of the Kanban Method. AKCs successfully coach change initiatives for improved service delivery using Kanban.

    For more than 10 years, Kanban University’s Accredited Consultants have led the way in improving business outcomes for organizations both large and small. They have also advanced the method to include powerful tools used by organizations starting out on their pathway to customer orientation as well as organizations that have matured to be fit-for-purpose in their market. Kanban consultants can help your organization overcome challenges to change while moving in a direction of real economic outcomes.

    AKC Accreditation Requirements:

    Course Completion Requirements:

    • Kanban System Design
    • Kanban Systems Improvement or Kanban for Design & Innovation
    • Kanban Maturity Model
    • Kanban Coaching
    • Kanban Coaching Professional Credential
    • Change Leadership Masterclass

    Additional Application Steps/Requirements:

    • Experience- Gain a minimum of  6 months using the Kanban Method
    • Application- Submit a written application and application fee
    • Cohort- Meet with a cohort that will help you develop your story for a panel over a 4-month period via bi-weekly review meetings
    • Written Essay- 6,000 words or less from your viewpoint. This includes successes, failures, lessons learned, and a lot of context. You will be paired with an AKC mentor who will further assist you in writing your story.
    • Panel Interview- Meet with three AKCs who will assess your readiness to be an AKC (about 2 hours)
    • Activation Fee


    AKC Program benefits


    • Be recognized as an expert on the Kanban Method
    • Gain additional insights into making the business case for change through KLRs and online experiences
    • Advance your coaching and mentoring practice by collaborating with fellow AKCs to learn from their experiences and lessons learned to further advance the maturity within an organization
    • Have a voice in how the Kanban Method is shaped over time
    • Be a part of a global community that continues to advocate for the Kanban Method

  • Prerequisites

    The Change Leadership Masterclass offers a dynamic learning experience suitable for various levels of expertise. However, certain prerequisites are recommended to maximize the benefits of the course.

    1. No Prerequisites for General Participation: There are no prerequisites for individuals not intending to pursue the Accredited Kanban Coach (AKC) credential from Kanban University. The Masterclass welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds and experiences in change leadership.
    2. Recommended Prerequisites for Optimal Learning: While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that participants have completed the following courses before enrolling in the Change Leadership Masterclass:
      • Kanban Management Professional (KMP) Courses: Completion of the Kanban System Design and Kanban for Design and Innovation  or Kanban Systems Improvement courses provides a solid foundation in Kanban practices and principles, which enhances understanding during the Masterclass.
      • Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) Courses: These courses further develop coaching skills specific to Kanban implementations, preparing participants for effective leadership in change initiatives.
    3. High-Level Knowledge of Kanban Practices and Principles: Participants are expected to possess a comprehensive understanding of Kanban practices and principles. This includes familiarity with concepts such as visualization, limiting work in progress, managing flow, and continuous improvement.
    4. Understanding of Organizational Maturity: A high level of knowledge regarding organizational maturity is essential for effective change leadership. Participants should have insights into assessing organizational readiness for change and identifying areas for improvement.

    By ensuring participants meet these recommended prerequisites, the Change Leadership Masterclass can deliver a more tailored and impactful learning experience, enabling individuals to leverage their existing knowledge and skills for successful change initiatives.


    Note: Participants should allocate time for self-paced learning when planning for the course.

  • Course Includes

    Live, online sessions with David Anderson
    Hands-on group exercises & simulations
    Free access to KMM Plus
    Kanban University, Certified Training
    Access to online learning portal and course videos
    Affordable Pricing Policy by Country

  • Testimonials


    • Jörg Müller-Kindt

      Founder and CEO, Inselleben; Co-Lead Atlassian Community

      “Enough material to easily fill a semester with discussions about how to lead, how people (or penguins) individually and as groups react to change, how resistance against change manifests, and how to overcome or circumvent it. Thoroughly enjoyable and recommendable.”


    • Jeff Anderson

      AKC, Deloitte

      “As the lead for Deloitte LEAN, a service offering dedicated to helping technology workers excel in their craft, I can speak first hand to the influence David’s class has had on how I have conducted numerous large scale organizational transformation initiatives”


    • Laurent Morriseau

      AKC, Morisseau Consulting

      “This Kanban masterclass has helped me to deeply understand the Kanban Method, with a more organizational and management point of view. Advanced topics such as change and risk management and other models have been covered, which makes it complementary to David’s Kanban training class.”


    • Jon Terry

      AKC, LeanKit

      “His teaching style is engaging and practical. His material is rich with real-world examples. And the caliber of fellow attendees, and the conversation that engenders, is phenomenal. David and his team are on the elite shortlist of Lean-Kanban trainers around the globe.”