About the Workshop

The New World of Work
Today’s unprecedented business challenges provide a unique opportunity for emerging leaders to step up and help their organizations respond to these disruptions. The Agile Leadership Workshop at Temple University’s Fox School of Business will provide emerging leaders with the experience, capabilities and tools to design and lead successful transformation and change programs.

This two-day interactive workshop will allow participants to
● Gain practical experience putting agile and leadership practices together.
● Develop a business case to gain support and then continue to drive executive
● Design and lead agile transformation projects.
● Implement effective change programs.

Facilitators Steve Hart and Wayne Tarken bring a combined 35-plus years of experience to this two-day workshop. Drawing from their roles as executive coaches and adjunct professors with years of experience in human resources and informational technology, Hart and Tarken will
share key practices they have utilized to help emerging leaders be more successful and achieve the results they want.

Moving from the theoretical to the practical, participants will learn research-based agile tactics to improve the way they work, agile leadership strategies to improve the way they lead and then combine them into practical applications they can use inside their organizations.

The Agile Leadership Workshop is composed of four modules:
Trends and Disruptions in the 4th Industrial Age: An overview of current landscape,
impact of disruptions and a business case for change.
EBIT2DA: Seven key agile HR practices designed to improve the way work gets done.
Strategic Leadership: Ten key strategic leadership practices focused on leading
employees in an agile way.
Case Studies: Exercises will use both EBIT2DA and strategic leadership practices in
practical situations to gain real world experiences and capabilities.

The best candidates for this workshop are those who are emerging leaders throughout an organization in various functions and who have a desire for growth and improvement.


Steve Hart is an executive coach with The Professional Development Group, LLC, coaching inspiring leaders, developing high-performing teams and creating great places to work. Previously, Hart served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he steered strategic talent management, HRIS and Analytics, Diversity and Inclusion, Recruiting, and Employee Relations. Hart led numerous initiatives in organizational effectiveness and culture and change, both in the Philadelphia Bank as well as across the Federal Reserve System. He is one of the founding members and current board president of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Distance Learning Association (PADLA). Hart earned a MS in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the University of Durham in England, LaSalle University and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

With more than 20 years of experience working with business executives, Wayne Tarken is well versed professionally and personally to help others in the implementation of agile and strategic leadership practices that improve the performance of business strategies and operations. In 2018, he founded the Agile HR Consortium, a global group of more than 60 organizations that collaborate on the development of practices, tools and resources that promote the adoption of agile into organizations. His prior experience as a Scrum Master and Chief HR Officer has led him to create a series of seven practices that combine key agile tactics with leadership strategies to generate a more robust organizational performance. A co-author of the book, “Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR,” he has developed leading-edge thinking about the emerging roles and capabilities of leaders. Tarken graduated from Temple University with an MBA in management and a BA in economics. Learn more about him here.


Participants who complete the workshop will receive a Digital Badge of Completion from Temple University, suitable for adding to a resume and sharing via social media. The digital badge is an excellent way to showcase your active engagement in the
Agile Leadership Workshop.