Agile Leadership

Associate Certificate Program


At a Glance

  • Format Live online
  • Program Duration 3 to 4 months
  • Program Fee from $4,490
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  • Program Start Date JAN 10

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Learn to Develop, Lead, and Support Agile Teams

Originally designed as a breakthrough method to software development, agile is a disciplined and collaborative approach to project management that can be applied to a wide range of industries. The program provides insights into primary delivery frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban and XP, how they work, how to mix and combine the frameworks to solve specific delivery challenges and how to apply these frameworks in technical and non-technical work environments. Agile teams deliver value to stakeholders more efficiently and effectively by embracing an iterative style of work, evaluating their progress continuously and adapting and responding to change.

Through a series of live online courses taught by experienced professionals and certified trainers, you will engage in a highly interactive and collaborative learning experience while building a tangible product via case studies and simulations. You will learn to deliver value to stakeholders more efficiently and effectively by embracing an iterative style of work, evaluating your progress continuously and adapting and responding to change.   With the move to remote learning, the course has maintained its interactive nature, using breakout rooms and collaboration software to facilitate small group discussions There are several course offerings a year to help you customize a schedule that suits your busy life and ideal for those currently working.

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Students can receive the Certified ScrumMaster credential Cauce Logo Program Excellence Award.

Who Should Attend?

The Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership program is designed for individuals working in organizations considering, or in the process of, adopting Agile methods including line managers, change managers, project and program managers, software developers and QA engineers, business analysts and product managers from a cross section of industries. 

This program has provided me with the tools, techniques, and approaches to lead with agility.  I’ve gained the confidence to lead and drive better strategic and financial outcomes.

Eva Montenegro, Manager, e-Commerce and Sales Operations, Rocky Mountaineer

Program Benefits   

  • Identify Agile business drivers.

  • Gain insights into key Agile practices, including Scrum, XP, Kanban, and Lean and how these practices can improve product delivery.
  • Understand the importance of context in choosing and implementing Agile practices.
  • Define Agile roles and responsibilities for an effective team.
  • Recognize how Agile methods can improve product delivery.
  • Develop the soft skills necessary to lead and support your Agile team.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Certified ScrumMaster course is the first step towards the credential awarded by Scrum Alliance.

Lukas Klose, CSPO, CTC, PMP


Strategically designed by a team of industry and academic experts, the program is grounded in industry best practices and applications.  Students learn what it takes to lead an Agile team, create a collaborative culture and apply Agile methods to enhance organizational performance.

Comprised of two required courses and two electives, the program is designed to provide you with a rich learning experience. Theory and practice are integrated through opportunities for teamwork, discussion, interactive exercises and networking.


*Note: The Agile Leadership program curriculum is subject to change.


Regular Program Required Courses

You must start the program, with Agile Delivery Methods, then choose two from the list of electives. You will finish the program with the final required course, Agile Leadership.

Spring / Summer2022

Electives - Choose Two

Spring / Summer2022

Schedule may be subject to change.


UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies offers 3 different delivery formats to fit your learning needs. Some courses are taught in multiple formats while others are delivered in one format only.

Formats Scheduled Classes Features & Benefits
Yes Learn in the classroom through in-person interaction with instructors and classmates and through self-paced online instruction. Blended learning combines all the benefits of the in-person classroom experience and allows for easy access to learning materials increasing the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
Live Online
Online Teaching
Yes Learn through online classroom-style interaction with instructors and classmates in real time from anywhere in the world.  Live Online creates a learning environment in which you collaborate and engage in live Q&A, webinars, and discussion forums.
No Learn independently when it’s convenient for you, while having the flexibility to collaborate with your classmates.  Online coaching is available from our experienced industry professionals through virtual office hours and optional webinars to help assist you with course materials, assignments, and projects. 



The program is taught and facilitated by experienced, industry practitioners who are experts in Agile, as well as certified trainers in Scrum and Kanban.

Lukas Klose

Lukas Klose

BBA (CapU), CTC (Scrum Alliance), KMP, SPC, TBR

Lukas has been working in project delivery for over 20 years. Initially a software engineer in the financial, educational and retail sectors, he became a consultant, program manager, and director for various companies including Electronic Arts. It was at Electronic Arts he oversaw the transition of the web publishing department to agile. Impressed with the results of this transition he set out to help other companies reap the benefits of agile, joining agile42 in 2016 as a coach and trainer.

Dave Sharrock

Dave Sharrock

BSc (Leeds), PhD (Edinburgh), MBA (Duke Goethe), CST, CEC, CAL-Educator

Dr Dave Sharrock is a senior consultant and enterprise agile coach for Increment One.  Dave is the only combined Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada, holding both an MBA and PhD. He has over 15 years of experience working with product delivery organizations, from Fortune100 companies to start-ups. From telecommunications to branded consumer goods, Dave helps companies and organizations understand and realize the benefits of applying an agile/lean mindset to product development. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dave is an expert on organizational change and agile business processes. Dave moved to Vancouver in 2010 from Europe, and leads Increment One consulting. As an agile coach, Dave brings a unique perspective to product development from a history of working both on the service side, running the production department at a full-service web agency for nearly five years through the ups and downs of the dotcom bubble, and on the client side, leading online production teams at a major PC manufacturer and leading international social networking platform.

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon


Sunny began his career developing software professionally in 2000 after graduating with a Masters in Computer Science before holding Senior Management positions. Sunny has developed/managed software in many different industries including investment banking, retail banking, e-commerce and health care. Major projects have included implementation of PayPal for Best Buy Canada and development of Web & Mobile online banking applications for over 300 Credit Unions across North America.
Sunny is a passionate Agile Coach/Trainer who loves to help organizations and teams to become more productive to deliver value to their customers. Passionate to coach and teach both Technical and Business agility principles, Sunny uses the latest Brain Science research to make learning both fun and interactive.
Sunny is a strong believer in continuous learning through reading, experimenting, and conversations. He will often be seen speaking at Agile Conferences across North America.

Hasnain Rizvi

Hasnain Rizvi


Hasnain Rizvi is an acclaimed public speaker, mentor and coach. He has spoken at numerous events nationally and internationally. Hasnain has managed mission critical complex programs and projects for key clients in North America, such as for a Canadian Crown Corporation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Amdocs where he led a significant Business Transformation Program. He also spent a decade in California leading projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Hasnain is a graduate of Caltech’s Project Management Program.

Our Alumni
Joe Nifco

Joe Nifco

Enterprise Architect

POSSITIF Services Ltd.

Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership

After using Agile for over 20 years, I was glad to learn in 2019 about the UBC Sauder School, Agile Leadership Certificate offering. This course enabled me to understand why this proven Methodology is useful and the responsibilities that each role plays.

 Janina Romano

Janina Romano

Strategic Partnerships Manager

TeksMed Services

Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership & Certificate in Project Management

UBC Continuing Business Studies courses have given me so much more confidence! The terminology, hands on experience and the different instructors who shared their expertise and "tricks in the trade" helped so much. As a result, I stopped looking at things closed mindedly with an open-minded and outside-the-box perspective. You can be a project manager anywhere, but using the right tools and knowledge helps. And this is what this course did.

Eva Montenegro

Eva Montenegro

Manager, e-Commerce and Sales Operations

Rocky Mountaineer

Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership

The Agile Leadership program at Sauder School of Business provided me with tools, techniques and approaches to lead with agility and to increase my effectiveness as a leader in rapid changing conditions. It allowed me to have a clear understanding of Agile, its processes, methods, frameworks, principles and values and to align them in a contemporary leadership. I met people with different backgrounds and practices, which made my experience more gratifying.

Now, I feel I have a clear plan and a broader agile mindset. I am looking forward to taking this experience to my corporate leadership as there is huge value to be exposed. I am more confident to lead and drive better strategic and financial outcomes within the organization.

Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett

ScrumMaster, Information Technology

Aviso Wealth

Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership

The instructors were enthusiastic, and provided a huge number of real-world examples to supplement course materials. I gained a greater understanding of the challenges adapting the Agile methodology, and how team work can overcome those challenges. I experienced many “a-ha” moments and was immediately able to apply the material to benefit my organization. The online platforms used worked well and felt similar to in-class courses taken in the past. I highly recommend this program.

Mehreen Chaudry

Mehreen Chaudry

Program Management Consultant

Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership

The Agile Leadership Certificate is an excellent program that provides comprehensive knowledge on managing projects. Right after completing my certificate, I landed a role where I used Agile methods on a digital transformation program. I was able to use my classroom knowledge right away and have continuously been using Agile in all my projects. I have also recently passed my PMI- Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) exam and have started my Change Management Associate Certificate Program. I know that the courses at UBC Sauder are always a good investment for my professional development. 

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