April 12, 2023 – Reston, VA – Agile Defense, an innovative IT services and solutions provider, renewed its commitment to growing talent across the company with the launch of the second cohort of the Leadership Academy. Originally established in 2022, this program offers employees the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills while also learning firsthand about Agile’s people-centric culture.

The current cohort, which was enhanced by lessons learned from last year’s cohort, consists of sixteen growing leaders across Agile Defense. Selectees will explore leadership topics including how expectations, culture, leadership fundamentals, and communication come together to help develop and lead an engaged, empowered, and innovative workforce throughout the coming year.

“The Agile leadership academy was a wonderful experience and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to truly be a part of the connective tissue of our awesome organization and to hear so many amazing cultural stories,” said Kiefer Jones, Core Services Administrator at Agile Defense. “Gathering, developing, and sharing ideas with emerging leaders of the company as well as getting to know the current leaders better during team lead week only reinforced all of the incredible values we share at Agile Defense.”

The program utilizes both in-person and virtual settings to unite teammates from across the globe. Participants gathered for an initial kickoff on March 29 for a full-day, in-person session in Reston, VA to learn about organizational culture, core values, and win themes. Cohort members will gather virtually for two more sessions as part of their ongoing leadership training.

Agile Defense’s Leadership Academy is made possible thanks to the hunger, hustle and collaboration between our Operations Directors, People Operations, and our training partner, Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness. This workgroup toiled for months to imagine, debate, and ultimately develop a fully customized learning experience for growing leaders.

About Agile Defense

Agile Defense provides IT solutions and services to support and advance the mission of our customers. Through an empowered and engaged workforce, we deliver innovative and high-quality services to our customers worldwide. Agile Defense is a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital. For more information, visit www.shanel34.sg-host.com.


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