Agile Leadership with Tight Loose Tight

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

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(max. 12 persons per course)

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... 

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


What other people say

“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.



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.

We are still working on the curriculum a you will find more detailed information in a bit here...

Module 1 - February 8th and 9th 2023 in presence, location around Berlin, tba.

  • Overall concept of Tight Loose Tight
  • Time management, goal setting
  • Purpose
  • Basics of psychological safety

Module 2 - March 1st, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Basics of coaching
  • Practical approach
  • Bring your cases - open discussion
  • Implement Tight

Module 3 - March 15th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Concept of reviews and feedback
  • Non-violent communication
  • Connection and psychological safety


Module 4 - March 29th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Share your experiences
  • Practical approach
  • Bring your cases - open discussion
  • Review on your own learning journey

Module 5 - April 19th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Focus on value stream and customer
  • Customer effect - focus effect
  • Working with hypothesis


Module 6 - April 26th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Share your experiences
  • Practical approach
  • Bring your cases - open discussion
  • Review on your own learning journey

Module 7 - May 10th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Team leadership
  • Group dynamics
  • Product/service ownership


Module 8 - May 24th, virtual seminar from 08:30 - 12:30 

  • Share your experiences
  • Practical approach
  • Bring your cases - open discussion
  • Review on your own learning journey

Module 9 - June 7th, in presence, location around Berlin, tba.

  • Governance and organization
  • Laloux
  • Systems theory
  • Conways law

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

  • Looking back
  • Learning journey
  • Bring your cases


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 - so make sure to use the waiting list to be one of the firsts to know when the booking starts.

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


Waiting list

Are you interested? Just place your name and e-mail address in the form, and we will contact you as soon as the booking starts. Only 12 people possible on the course.

Feel free to send us your questions beforehand by using the contact form.