Agile Leadership with Tight Loose Tight

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Learn to lead agile even if you don't work in an agile environment. 

Learn to lead with control without using control.

Be one of the first to become a Tight Loose Tight Practitioner!

Starting date is January 18th.

Agile ain't easy...

Trying to change a leadership style from classic to agile can be exhausting.

Not only don’t you know where and how to start, also the team gets confused.


Chaos, stress, resistance might be the result, while instead you wish to have a successful and happy team.


You are not the only one that struggles in that way!


Most of the agile approaches focus on methods that are used in software development, which are not applicable to other areas of work.

In addition, they focus on the method as a tool but not on how to use it.


And most tell you what not to do - instead of showing you what you can learn.


Tight Loose Tight has been developed and taught in Norway as an agile leadership principle since 2010.

It has been used to successfully transform traditional managers to agile leaders.


Large enterprises, public service organizations as well as the Norwegian church are convinced:


Tight Loose Tight is a leadership approach that can be used in all contexts.

Learn to be a Tight Loose Tight practitioner!

After the course...

Have you been to 3-day courses and got a diploma afterwards - without really knowing how to use the newly learned theory? And felt a bit alone with those every day challenges?

We have...


That is why this course takes you on a journey where at the end...


  • you will have understood and adopted the Tight Loose Tight approach,
  • you will have used Tight Loose Tight on your own development journey,
  • you will have tested and implemented it in your team and seen a shift,
  • you will be part of a network of equals to share your experiences and learn from each other.

We combine theory and practise and share experiences.

The course itself will be set up with an agile Tight Loose Tight approach. That way you will learn how to use Tight Loose Tight on your own learning journey by setting yourselves goals and following up on them.

What other people say about Tight Loose Tight

“Adopting trust-based leadership involves training Telenor’s management teams around the world in what the company calls tight, loose, tight”. Sigve Brekke, CEO Telenor in this article from World Economic Forum 


“Learning to understand Tight Loose Tight, and especially Loose Tight Loose, was a wow, and we used it into our strategy instantly”. Government organization


“After you trained us in Tight Loose Tight, our leadership group has improved our communication and understanding of agile leadership”. Top management group


“Wow, it really works. The team loves my new approach!”. Product owner for an agile team


"I felt that having a clear goal on all levels is very effective. It made it easy to engage people”. Leader in NAV explaining the effect after being trained in Tight Loose Tight in this thesis.


Why Tight Loose Tight practitioner?

As a Tight Loose Tight Practitioner, you will be able to work as a leader in an agile organization, and you will be able to support other leaders in your organization to adopt an agile practice. We believe that after completing the course you will have learned a new mindset, and that you will see and feel clear results both through more satisfied employees and through strengthened results for your team. You will also be able to put agile management in context with other management styles, and know when you should use the various management tools.


Tight Loose Tight is a Norwegian-developed management model for trust-based management, and has been adopted in both public and private enterprises such as NAV, Telenor, the National Archives and DNV. Our ambition is therefore that our students will be able to make a stronger position on the job market after completing the approved education.


To ensure quality, which we believe is a prerequisite for the education to be attractive in business, you will end the course with an exam. Those who pass the exam and who have participated in at least 70% of the course will be able to receive a diploma as an approved Tight Loose Tight Practitioner, and will subsequently be part of a growing community of leaders who are trying to do the same as you. After a year's practice, you will also be able to apply for the education as a Tight Loose Tight Trainer, which gives you training right to train Tight Loose Tight Practitioners yourself.


The course is a mix between theory and practice. In steps, you will learn everything you need to successfully use and implement Tight Loose Tight. You will also use Tight Loose Tight to create your own learning journey.

Every second module is a "bring your case" module. By analysing concrete cases, you will understand the concept even better - there is enough space for all your questions that come up in daily life.

Module 1 - January 18th and 19th 2023 in presence, location around Oslo/Norway, tba.

  • Theory and history of leadership and organizational development
  • Theory of Tight Loose Tight
  • Analysing of own leadership style
  • Practical use of Tight Loose Tight
  • Working with purpose and hypotheses
  • Effects of change and use of psychological safety

Module 2 - January 31st, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Basics of a coaching approach (leading by questions, open mindset)
  • Practical approach to Tight Loose Tight - exercise with own cases
  • Defining your own Tight for the learning journey


Module 3 - February 14th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Giving feedback on an agile level without giving personal opinions
  • Basics and use of Non-violent communication
  • Building personal connections by using psychological safety


Module 4 - February 28th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Practical training of agile feedback
  • Using Tight Loose Tight on your learning journey



Module 5 - March 14th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Using the value stream, customer focus and an iterative approach to solve problems
  • Working with hypothesis to create focus on the iterative approach - learn to solve problems without a plan
  • Learn to live and lead with uncertainty


Module 6 - March 28th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Share your experiences and bring your cases - open discussion
  • Using Tight Loose Tight on your learning journey



Module 7 - April 11th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Observing and understanding of team dynamics by using the flow model of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Changing team dynamics by using Tight Loose Tight


Module 8 - April 25th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Share your experiences and bring your cases - open discussion
  • Using Tight Loose Tight on your learning journey



Module 9 - May 9th, in presence, location around Oslo/Norway, tba.

  • Scaling Tight Loose Tight to govern an organization/a company
  • Using Tight Loose Tight for budgeting and having financial control
  • Feedback and reflection on learning journey
  • Next steps in Tight Loose Tight


Module 10 - June 20th,  virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Looking back and catching up
  • Share your experiences and bring your cases - open discussion
  • Exam




It is an advantage if you have experience in management and leadership - and know that existing management tools are not good enough when you have to solve complex problems. There is no requirement that you have worked with agile, but it is an advantage. In any case, you are ready to immerse yourself in flexible leadership as something new.


A large part of the education consists of testing what you learn, and it is therefore important that you have access to a team where you can gain experience during the course. You must therefore find a team yourself where you can work as a team leader or a Tight Loose Tight practitioner during the course. Whether the team is a management team or a more operational team is not important.


The course is designed for managers regardless of your professional background. You will therefore meet other course participants from many subject areas, such as HR, communication, technology, teaching, health, finance and strategy.

Your trainers

Tight Loose Tight is more than just a tool. We see it as a holistic approach that involves a certain mindset and values. By starting to use Tight Loose Tight you might come to a point where you face inner or outer struggles. Don't worry: That is normal. That is why we combine our fields of expertise to be the most helpful guides on your learning journey.


Rune Ulvnes has started to work with agile concepts in the beginning of the 2000s. Feeling that something was missing, he has started to develop his own agile concept. After having successfully transformed teams by using this concept, he found a name: Tight Loose Tight. Since 2010 he has been teaching his concept all over Norway. It is now used in enterprises such as Telenor, in public organizations such as NAV and even by the Norwegian church.

Rune lives in Oslo and in his spare time he loves skiing in the Norwegian mountains.


Reinert Kamøy is an expert when it comes to psychological safety, team dynamics and conflict solutions. Having a B.Sc. in computer engineering and having worked with agile teams, he is also holding an M.Sc. in conflict mediation and has been helping plenty of teams in the past years. His varied experience includes management, leadership, team and organizational development in both small and large private as well as public organizations. Dialogue and relationship are his most important tools as a teacher, coach and mediator and when building psychological safety. 

Reinert lives in Oslo. In his spare time he loves dancing, sailing, kitesurfing, being with family and friends or just binging TV-series (he saw all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones in one month).


As a former IT project manager, Susanne Ringen has first-hand experience with failing waterfall projects. After having been a Director of HR of a Berlin based digital agency, she has worked as a Systemic Coach, trainer and consultant since 2016. Her focus lies on leadership and organizational design, as well as supporting individuals and teams in times of change. In her work, she combines systems theory with mindfulness: looking at systems from a holistic angle but never forgetting the individual. In her spare time she enjoys time with surfing, windsurfing, skiing or knitting. She lives in Berlin and Norway.

Your investment

Your investment is €4.500,00 net plus board and lodging at the seminar hotel in Module 1 & 9.  As we are still checking several locations, we cannot exactly specify those costs, but we will make sure it will be fine.

There will be an early bird price of €4.200,00 net until November 30th.

The max. amount of people will be 12 to ensure a good learning atmosphere.

The minimum amount is 8 people. In case the number of course participants is not reached, the full payment will be refunded. Deadline for the minimum amount is Dec 31st, 2022.

All costs that you incur due to that are at your own expense.


Yes, I want to take this course!

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