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Developmental Leadership (UL)

with Carl Starendal & Anders Laestadius
3+1 days November 12 - November 14 Hotel J

“Excellent collaboration between the instructors who were brave and open in their demeanor. They created a space for us where we could also be vulnerable, open, and courageous.”

“It was beneficial for me to acquire tools to reflect on my leadership and my way of acting in that role.”

“The course provided a clear picture of my leadership and how I can improve, as well as a deeper understanding of leadership overall.”

Previous instances of the Developmental Leadership course at We Are Movement have a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of: 100

This course has been created by the Swedish Defense University and is based on its established and well-researched leadership model. It is created for you who is a manager, leader, or have another role and want to create a work environment that brings out the best in both yourself and your colleagues. This leadership training is also a perfect fit for leaders and organisations in Agile/Lean, high-change and fast-paced complex environments that want to learn and grow further.


The goal of this training is to improve your leadership skills by learning about the Leadership Model from the Swedish Defense University and to increase your ability to lead and work with others.

You will have the chance to learn more about yourself and your leadership, reflect on your leadership skills, and get helpful tools to help you, your coworkers, and your organization grow further.

One of the trainers for this course is Carl Starendal, who is a certified leadership trainer by the Swedish Defense University, a recognized expert in Agile methodology as well one of the global SAFe Fellows. This means that during this course, you can receive additional support and advice on how to connect Developmental Leadership with leading Agile teams, tribes/trains, and organizations.


  • Executive Managers
  • Line Managers
  • Group and Team managers
  • Release and Solutions Train Engineers (STEs)
  • Program and project managers
  • Scrum Masters & Product Owners
  • Agile coaches


  • The training is conducted in-house at a hotel over three days, with evenings also used. Ten weeks after the training, a full day is held for feedback and deeper reflection for all attendees.
  • The course is held with between 9 and 20 participants.
  • Before the training, the people you lead will assess your leadership skills. With the help of the course, you will create a plan for your future leadership. You can choose 6-10 people to do the assessment, which is done online.


This course takes place over four days split into two sessions:

  • 2024-11-12 – 2024-11-14 – Core course days (full days with accommodation)
  • 2025-01-14 Deep-dive day (one full day)


Anyone involved in a leadership role, including managers and leaders at all levels, can participate in the training and there is no requirement that you have a formal personnel responsibility to participate.

The course does not require any “strangership,” meaning you can attend with others you work with in your own organization.



  • ULL – Developmental Leadership Leadership Assessment

  • The research-based Leadership Model

  • Apply Developmental Leadership as a Leader

  • Using Conventional Leadership in the right way

  • Reducing the Amount of Destructive Leadership

  • Personal feedback on your leadership

  • Method for personal leadership development

  • Create a personal development plan


The course Developmental Leadership (UL) is based on the Swedish Defense University’s research-based Leadership Model, which in turn is based on the worldwide and established research on “Transformational Leadership.”

UL model and training has in the research done by the Defence Academy shown a positive impact on an organization’s results and creates strong conditions for employees to take responsibility and create their own, internal motivation linked to work. It is also considered the leadership model that best fits the next generation of employees.

Developmental Leadership is characterized by the leader acting as a role model and addressing moral and ethical issues, and acting based on a visible and understandable value base.

Developmental Leadership


  • 3+1 days of high-quality training with Carl Starendal and one additional trainer

  • Physical course material and workbook

  • High-quality course venue and hotel

  • ULL – Developmental Leadership Leadership Assessment

  • Full board and own hotel room for the first three days of the course

  • Extra material and support for how to link Developmental Leadership and The Leadership Model to working and leading with Agile and Lean methodoloy.


Carl Starendal

Carl Starendal

Carl is an experienced leader, having decades of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur, manager & leader across a diverse range of industries. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker on leadership, management, and agile product development and a highly regarded mentor & advisor as well as one of the Transformational Leadership trainers (Utvecklande Ledarskap) certified by the Swedish Defence Academy.

Carl Starendal is also as one of the global SAFe Fellows an official contributor to the SAFe Framework and one of the key people behind the Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification course.

Anders Laestadius

Anders Laestadius

Anders is a senior Lean-Agile and Leadership coach and trainer, with over 20 years experience of in Agile software delivery. He has worked in industries such as med-tech, banking, and the public sector.
Anders has a background as a developer and architect and has seen first-hand how Agile’s values and principles create the optimal environment for individuals and organizations to be effective and impactful, guided by a strong humanistic view of people. Over the past 18 years, Anders has focused on leading change by coaching organizations. He takes a systemic approach to change by coaching individuals, teams, and Leadership, as well as influencing organizational culture, structure, and methods.
Anders is also a Developmental Leadership trainer certified by the Swedish Defence Academy, a certified Professional Coach (ICF ACC), certified in The Leadership Circle, and an Instructor in Mindfulness.


Developmental Leadership (UL)

with Carl Starendal & Anders Laestadius


Developmental Leadership (UL)

with Carl Starendal & Anders Laestadius

Developmental Leadership (UL)

  • with Carl Starendal & Anders Laestadius

  • 3+1 days November 12 - November 14

  • Hotell J, Ellensviksvägen 1 Stockholm, 13152 Sweden

The fine print

Cancellations done up to 30 days before the course start date will not be charged and all paid fees will be reimbursed.
Cancellations done up to 10 days before the course start date will be charged 50% of the course fee.
Cancellations done within 10 days before the course start date will be charged the full course fee.

All prices are excluding VAT.
VAT will be added to all prices during checkout, depending on your country of residence.


Are you interested in this course as a inhouse class at your company or even an online course?
Our trainers are happy to talk about including your specifics in the training. Just Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!