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Certified Agile Leadership® (CAL) Training



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Agile leadership is a broad topic, currently without a shared definition or understanding. The Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership program is an immersive exploration of building leaders to be effective in complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing conditions.

In this course, you review the prevailing research-driven models that describe high performing organizations, and apply them to your organization. This learn-by-doing training also provides attendees with an opportunity to share their reports with their peers, in order to discuss, analyze, and share feedback for team learning.

This training is led by Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs), each of whom have their own Scrum Alliance-approved approach to meeting the Learning Objectives required for certification, as such, each delivery may vary slightly.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Operate effectively amid uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change
  • Adapt policies, procedures, roles, and structure to enable organizational agility
  • Surface more creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset, and engaging others
  • Align and empower teams toward delivering more customer value
  • Personally integrate feedback and experiments, and adapt
  • Take a collaborative, continuous-improvement approach to organizational effectiveness

Important Course Information

  • Who will benefit from this training

    • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organisational influence
    • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams
    • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organisation
  • Education credit

    • The program will also qualify for 16 PMI PDUs and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs
  • Pre-course preparation

    • There will be a pre-class self-assessment to be completed.
    • Clear your schedule to be fully present during the training hours; if a participant misses more than 30 minutes of the class, they will not be eligible to be certified. Should your schedule prevent you from attending the entire class, our team will work with you to schedule another class on a different date.
  • Certification Information

    • There is no exam. There are instead, 2 levels with requirements to be met for certification. Level 1 includes the advanced education. Level 2 requires attendees to document and share their experience in a CAL Experience Report and receive external validation of the documented practise and learning. This will be explained further during the workshop portion of the training.
    • The Certified Scrum Trainer, leading your class, will register your attendance with the Scrum Alliance, after which you will receive an email from them with your certification.
  • What is the difference between Agile Leadership Training and Certified Agile Leadership® (CAL) Training?

    • The two courses are independent of each other - you can take either or both - however, Course 3401, Agile Leadership, is a natural prerequisite training to the Certified Agile Leadership course. In Course 3401, you will use the Agile Leadership Framework to self-assess and then build your Agile behaviours toolkit. You will learn to embrace uncertainty, recognise root causes, apply different Agile methodologies, sharpen your influencing skills, and improve the work environment for Agile teams.
    • Continue your training in Course 1822, Certified Agile Leadership, which is focused on how to apply good leadership principles to support Scrum teams. It will dive in to the policies, procedures and structures needed to support Scrum (HR policies, purchasing, the role of functional and project managers, making the PMO into a Product support office, how to scale Scrum, etc.).
  • Your Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)

    • Jesse Fewell
    • Timothy Korson
    • Bob Payne

Course Outline

  • The Context for Agility
  • Business drivers
  • Complexity
  • Overview of the Agile Movement
  • Common methods and best practices
  • Proven business benefits
  • Leadership in an Agile Context
  • Moving to a Growth Mindset
  • Learning Models
  • The Agile Organization
  • Creating a culture of collaboration
  • Leverage modern Org Structures
  • Agile Approach to Change
  • Outputs vs Outcomes
  • Change Management
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This training course could be customized, and combined with other courses, to meet the specific needs of your team's training.

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Attendee Benefits

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


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