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Certified Agile Leader CAL1


Certified Agile Leader CAL1 | Agile Scrum Courses


Duration 2 : Days

Certified Agile Leadership courses intend to create awareness of, and begin the journey toward, Agile Leadership. The vision of this program is to make the values and principles of Agile accessible to every leader by making known the why, what, and how of Agile in a pragmatic and experiential approach. 


Learn the secrets to nurture Agile organizations and how to work on self-development to become an effective Agile Leader in this two-day Certified Agile Leadershipâ„  training. 

What is an Agile Leader?

Since 2001, tens of thousands of leaders all around the world have been creating workplaces in the spirit of the Agile Manifesto. These workplaces were initially most evident in software development. But Agile leadership is now spreading to all parts of the organization and across all sectors of the economy, particularly as software itself has become a key driver of business success. Agile leaders are not just tinkering with the management practices that were once successful. They are creating something different — workplaces with a culture of agility and with Agile values, practices, and metrics.

An Agile leader…

  • Operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change
  • Is knowledgeable about Agile values, approaches, and practices
  • Surfaces more creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset, and engaging others
  • Aligns and empowers teams toward delivering more customer value
  • Personally integrates feedback and experiments, and adapts their ways
  • Takes a collaborative continuous improvement approach to organizational effectiveness
  • Catalyzes change in others and facilitates organizational change


Target Audience

  • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence.
  • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams.
  • Scrum Masters / Agile coaches
  • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organization


Agile fundamentals are recommended but not needed.


Successfully completing this course

To be eligible for the CAL1 certification all participants are required to complete the indicated preparation assignments and to actively participate in all 16 hours of the training. In the eventuality that an attendant can’t complete all 16 hours of this training and attended to a minimum that represents 90% or more of the training hours he can be still eligible for the CAL1 certification upon completion of the assignments indicated by the trainer. Those assignments might include writing an essay on the topics missed by the attendants.


Training Agenda

What to expect from a CAL1?

Day 1

  • Context of Agile: Understanding Business Agility and why organizations are trying to embrace Agile
  • Leadership development in “The leader’s Dancefloor”: Learning and practicing an innovative leadership development framework based on Co-active coaching, ontological coaching, Agile and complexity thinking.
  • Complexity: Learn and practice of complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework
  • Collective dimension of leadership: Understand and practice how to influence the collectivity you’re leading.
    • Organizational culture: Understanding and practicing the competing values framework.
    • Organizational Structure: Learn and practice how to structure organizations to better handle complexity.
    • Agile processes: Learn how to lead the implementation of Agile practices and frameworks in organizations.

Day 2

  • Leading organizational Change: Learn and practice different approaches to lead organizational change such as: Lean change, Kotter 8 steps, and V.Satir model.
  • Personal dimension of leadership: Understand and follow your leadership development journey.
    • Interacting as a leader: Explore and understand different leadership Styles and when to use them.
    • Acting as a leader: Learn how to give, receive and incorporate feedback to achieve the best results as a leader.
    • Being a leader: Learn and practice how to emphatically connect with others and what’s the impact of that in your leadership.


After successfully completing this course, participants will obtain the Certified Agile Leader certification CAL1 from the Scrum Alliance


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