Developing the Agile Edge

The Developing the Agile Edge programme is designed to develop leaders so they can create a ‘follower centred’ learning culture within their organisations and enhance the followers’ ability to implement the Agile Edge (more effective performance) based on the Howard Leadership Model.

Developing the Agile Edge

Who is it for?

Developing the Agile Edge is a programme designed for individuals in senior leadership positions who want to improve performance of individuals and their organisation. After attending the programme you will have gained new skills in Leadership and be able to drive change in your organisation to improve the culture and performance of your colleagues and followers.

What are the benefits?

The programme will cover coping strategies together with the latest in leadership thinking from the World Centre of Excellence for Leadership. Delegates will benefit from working with others who are like minded who also have to deal with staff and management in challenging environments. This 2 day intensive programme is designed to gain immediate return of investment and is delivered in a physical and practical framework.


By Chris Howard BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE

Chris has dedicated himself to personal development, academically starting with a Degree in sport science, with a dissertation in follower coping behaviours in military training environments. On completion of his BSc (Hons) Chris immediately embarked on a Master’s Degree by research. His thesis is titled, ‘The identification of changes in coping behaviours and the influence of repression during Pre Parachute Selection Training’, and can be found in the British Library. After an extremely successful period serving as one of Army’s specialist physical training instructors, Chris transferred his Academic skills to the Army’s Education and Training Services branch where he obtained a Professional Graduate Certificate of Education with Southampton University. Whilst serving at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Chris maintained his current research interest in leadership and coping behaviours with the Communications and Behavioural Science Department at the World renowned Academy.

Chris has served all over the world primarily as a training expert. Of significant note was his work as a Psychological Operations specialist in Afghanistan, where his expert knowledge of behavioural science was put to excellent use under extreme conditions of conflict in Helmand Province. Also recently in the north of Pakistan where he directed the Pakistan Army on how best to maximise training effectiveness and efficiency. For his outstanding work in Pakistan Chris received the prestigious honour of a Joint Force Command Commendation on the 2016 Ministry of Defence operational Honours list.

Programme Dates

DAY 1:  Thursday 30th March

DAY 2:  Friday 31st March (please bring outdoor footwear and waterproof jacket for Day 2 activities)

Cost includes lunch and full refreshments



Course Units

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Cost: £995+vat

Course Dates


  • 30th March 2017 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • 31st March 2017 9:00am – 5:30pm


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