Responsibility Process

The Responsibility Process Leading and Coaching Workshop


Applied research over the last twenty-five years on the front lines of leadership about how personal responsibility works in the mind (how we avoid it and take it) now makes it possible for coaches and leaders to understand and apply the mental processes and language of personal Responsibility.

Working with The Responsibility Process will lead you to insights and a-ha’s about your behavior that may cause others to avoid Responsibility and Ownership. These same insights and a-ha’s will show you what you can change so that others step up to Responsibility and Ownership.

Inspire those around you to demonstrate far greater ownership behavior as individuals, and in teams and enterprises. You will add more value as your team or clients take ownership; practice self-leadership; and learn, correct, and improve more easily, directly, and quickly.

Work directly with The Responsibility Process and The Keys to Responsibility to practice leadership and coaching tools that Christopher Avery and his students in The Leadership Gift Program apply with their teams and clients.

By joining this session you will:

  • Leave this workshop ready to apply what you learn about yourself and others
  • Understand how your mind uses The Responsibility Process to keep you stuck or propel you forward
  • Improve how you demonstrate, lead, and coach ownership behavior with the tools and activities you will learn
  • Understand the difference between accountability and responsibility and the mental processes they invoke in you and those you lead
  • Learn how to invite and allow others to try on what you will learn, what is required and where the pitfalls lie
  • Realize why giving advice may be the weakest tool you have available—and what you can do that’s more effective
  • Evaluate and choose the basic tools to support your success in practicing and teaching ownership behavior
  • Address your important topics and interests that intersect with this content


Join this session if:

  • You strive to be efficient but lose a lot of time to resistance and defensiveness around you
  • You want to improve productivity but keep rehashing old issues
  • You try to introduce change but banging your head on the wall hurts

We warmly welcome Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Change Agents, Managers and Organizational Leaders. However, anyone who'd like to take ownership of their problems will benefit from this session.

Teams that attend together will leave with a new shared language for highly effective leadership, teamwork, change, and performance.

  • Learning The Responsibility Process
  • Applying The Responsibility Process and Keys to Responsibility for self-leadership
  • Teaching The Responsibility Process for shared understanding
  • Responsibility ≠ Accountability
  • Agility and Responsibility
  • Elevating responsibility in others
  • Intervening as a leader or coach


1 day.




Participants are awarded 8 Scrum Education Units (SEUs).

By registering for the course you accept Training Terms and Conditions.

"Over the last year 350 people in 9 countries have become way more productive than we ever imagined they could be. Our agile processes are successful primarily because everyone takes ownership by understanding and practicing The Responsibility Process™. Today we produce twice the software with half the headcount."
-Judith Mills, Vice President Product Eng. Ops., CDC Software, Atlanta, Georgia

"Extremely engaging, entertaining and educational workshop! The Responsibility Process is a simple and powerful model for understanding our reaction to anxiety/conflict. Understanding the model will help direct you to operate from a position of responsibility sooner when conflict arises."
—Chris Woodruff, VP, Bank of America, Columbus, OH

"This seminar is eye-opening and absolutely essential for developing executive presence, emotional intelligence, and presence of mind."
—Mark Harris, QA Director, Grange Insurance, Columbus, OH.

"Christopher Avery's Leading and Coaching workshop is one of the most valuable training events I have attended in my professional career."
—Chris Farrell, Senior Consultant, Quick Solutions, Columbus, OH