Agile Leadership

Associate Certificate Program

Learn to Develop, Lead and Support Agile Teams

Originally designed as a breakthrough approach to software development, Agile is a disciplined and collaborative method of management that can be applied to a wide range of projects and industries. 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.

Agile leadership is a critical element in Agile implementation. Adaptive, open and focused on delivering value, Agile leaders understand the critical success factors in Agile implementations and embrace collaboration, teamwork, self-organization and accountability. Through a series of four, intensive, two-day courses at UBC Robson Square, you will earn to develop, lead and support Agile teams in your organization.

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Program Cost $4,000 - $4,900
Duration 3 to 4 Months
Format In-Class
Schedule Part-Time
NEXT START DATE September 14, 2018

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Registration and Fees

Is it possible to take Agile Leadership courses without enrolling in the program?

Yes, you are free to register in the courses you are interested in.

Will I be required to purchase textbooks and/or other materials?

No purchase of textbooks or additional materials is required for the Agile Leadership program.

Can I get a credit towards the certificate for courses I’ve already taken?

You are eligible to receive credit for applicable UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses taken within the last two years.

What payment options do I have to pay for a course?

All course fees are payable in Canadian dollars.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Is there a fee differential for international students?

No, all students pay the same fees.

Will I have to pay tax on my course fees?

Fees made payable to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies are not subject to tax if they are for courses that are part of a certificate or associate certificate program

How do I get a T2202A tax receipt?

Many courses and programs offered by UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies qualify for non-refundable tax credits and education expense amounts. If the courses or programs you were enrolled in are eligible, you will receive an email notification in February outlining how to obtain your T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook tax certificate. A T2202A can be used as an official statement for income tax purposes.

I'm a UBC employee. How can I access UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses?

Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that reimburse or offset the cost of most courses. Please visit the UBC Finance Tuition Fee Benefit website for information on eligibility and instructions on how to use your tuition fee benefit. Since tuition fee benefits for UBC faculty and staff may differ depending on your employee group, please visit the UBC Human Resources Benefits website for information on your eligibility. Do not register for a course prior to submitting your tuition waiver.

If your department or faculty is funding the course, please submit an authorized journal voucher (JV) along with your registration to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.

Program Assessment, Completion and Graduation

When do I have to decide if I want to complete the Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership?

Your program declaration form must be submitted by the time you have completed the Agile Delivery Methods course along with a $200 non-refundable program declaration fee.

What is required to graduate from the Agile Leadership program?

To earn the UBC Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership, you must successfully complete two required and two elective courses within two years with a minimum grade of 60% on each course, and a “pass” on portions of the program that are graded “pass/fail”.

Once I’ve finished the program, how do I get my Associate Certificate?

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded a UBC Associate Certificate signed by the Executive and Associate Directors of UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies. Once a graduation request has been submitted, the certificate will be sent by mail along with an official transcript. Please note that the process can take up to three months.

How are participants assessed in the program?

Individual assessment is based on assignments, case scenarios, class activities and participation.

Can I use my UBC Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership as credit towards another diploma or degree program?

Completion of non-credit certificate programs cannot be applied towards a UBC degree or credit diploma at this time. However prior learning assessment policies vary by institution, so it is worth looking into this for any institution you are considering.

Scheduling, Duration and Workload

How many hours a week do I need to set aside for in-class course work and independent study?

Other than a final assignment, all work will be completed during class time.

Will I be required to do assignments outside of the classroom for this program?

Yes, there will be a final assignment due after the Agile Leadership course.

If I can’t make it to class one day, can I sit in on the next course to make up the time?

No, unfortunately, we do not allow for auditing or sitting in on other offerings. 

General

Is the Agile Leadership Program suitable for people working in industries other than the software industry?

Yes, although it was originally designed for the software industry, the Agile Leadership methodology can be applied to a wide range of projects and industries.

Are there any accommodations for people with medical conditions or disabilities?

Please contact us well in advance of the program for assistance in the event of either of these circumstances.

Where can I get parking or transit information?

Parking and transit information is available on our website.

Who can I contact if I still have questions about the Agile Leadership program?

If you are unable to find the information you need on the website, please contact us by phone at 604-822-1420 or online.