Alumni Feedback

Vanessa Weatherington

Deputy Director of Workforce & Federal Programs, DC Dept. of Employment Services

“Initially, I was not sure I would pick up the content in just 6 days, but this program was so clear and relatable it made absorbing the new terms and methodologies easy. The instructors brought real-life experiences and subject matter expertise to life in the program.”

Robert Williams, Jr.

Prince George’s County Council Administrator

“The program was greatly appreciated and will be applied to enhance the agility and effectiveness of the organizations I serve and lead.”

Eva Laguerre

Director of Licensing and Compliance, DC Government

“The program was very informative and will help me in my current work and future endeavors. It was great to connect the dots between strategic planning, systems thinking and organizational design.”

Philip Walker

Training Coordinator, DC Government

“This was an excellent program, and the instructors were obviously masters in this area!! I was glad to be part of the inaugural cohort!”

Mastering Agile Organization Design for the Public Sector

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This certification program trains professionals to construct high-performing, agile and responsive organizations. Course participants will learn how to anticipate and overcome changing landscapes and unforeseeable obstacles through innovation, collaboration and systems integration with continuous feedback loops.
Developed in collaboration with LBL Strategies, and certified by the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, Mastering Agile Organizational Design for the Public Sector Certification gives government professionals the tools to make their organizations more agile, adaptive and responsive.
This Program Specifically Supports Agencies Experiencing:
  • Volatile or uncertain external operating environments
  • Decline in project productivity and overall performance that consistently falls behind projections
  • Confusion as to how Artificial Intelligence, process automation, and other trends will affect your agency's ability to meet its mission objectives
  • Inability to execute strategy
Featured Faculty:
Dr. Richard Thayer headshotDr. Richard Thayer is the managing director at Syngineering Solutions. Thayer has for years supported organization design efforts for the Royal Dutch Shell in its global activities. As an organization design practitioner, author, teacher, and advisor, Rich’s work focuses on agility and collaboration. He and his partners have written “Syngineering: Building Agility into Any Organization”, a step-by-step guide that helps practitioners at all experience levels introduce agility and responsiveness into their organization, scheduled to come out in Spring 2021 through John Hunt Publishing.
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Jim Stockmal brings 30 + years of experience in designing and developing organizations across a wide spectrum of government clients including the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Stafford County, Events DC, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, the General Services Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and NOAA. Jim writes monthly articles on organizational development, leadership, strategy, organizational transformation, and cyber security for the Strategic Edge publication of the Association for Strategic Planning, for which he is recent Past President.
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Dr. Naomi Stanford is an organization design expert, practitioner, teacher, and widely-acclaimed author. She supports corporate and government clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific region. 

Dr. Shelley Kirkpatrick
Dr. Shelley Kirkpatrick is a Principal at The MITRE Corporation and an adjunct professor at George Mason University. Her work focuses on organizational agility, organizational assessment, and leader vision statements. 
For more about the program, please visit LBL Strategies' website
Online Live:  May 24 - 28, 2021
Each of the five sessions will run 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST (with 1-hour lunch break)
Offered in association with the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, part of the College of Professional Studies
Tuition: $2,975 

Randal Rollinson
President LBL Strategies
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 773-758-6921


Jim Stockmal
Faculty, Agile Organizational Design Program
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-253-3220