Though each Certified Agile Leadership I course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Agile Leadership courses intend to create awareness of, and begin the journey toward, Agile Leadership. Graduates will receive the Certified Agile Leadership I designation.
Michael Sahota’s CAL1 experience is an intense 2 days of deep exploration into leadership, organizational growth and the connection of culture and high performance organizations. During this experience, participants will undergo a process of letting go of existing behaviours that block their abilities to be an effective leader. They will explore models of culture and receive a playbook to guide the next steps on their journey of creating high performance organizations.
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Your success as a leader in an Agile organization requires looking beyond Agile itself. It requires a deep understanding of your organization and your own leadership path. To equip you for this journey, you will gain a strong foundation in understanding organizational culture. From there, you will learn key organization and leadership models that will allow you to understand how your organizational culture really works.
Now you are ready to start the journey! You will learn about organizational growth - how you may foster lasting change in your organization. Key is understanding how it invites change in a complex system. You will also learn about leadership - how you may show up more effectively, and how to help others.
“When we examine culture and leadership closely, we see that they are two sides of the same coin; neither can really be understood by itself.” – Edgar Schein
25-26 Jan 2018
Chicago, IL, United States of America
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Pre-requisites: You are expected to have basic knowledge of Agile. This may have come to you through industry experience, reading, meetups or formal training. This course is designed for anyone seeking to foster a more “agile” high-performance organization. It is accessible and essential for leaders in innovation, lean, human resources, etc. – not just Agile.
Course Pre-learning: Participants are expected to complete 2 hours of videos and readings in advance of the training. Then there is more time to focus on discussion and exploration. The reading guide will be shared with participants after registration.
Certification Requirement & Schedule:
As there is no test, the only requirement for certification is your full participation in the class. This means that you will need to schedule any travel so it does not conflict with scheduled class time. Late arrivals and early departures are not advised as it will interfere with creating a safe learning environment for others and will make certification discretionary.
SEUs/PDUs: This training provides 14 SEUs in support of the Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and 14 PDUs in support of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMIACP as well as the PMP certification.
Q: What is the difference between SAFe and CAL1?
A: On the surface, the goals of SAFe and CAL1 are similar: An Agile Organization.
SAFe has an excellent focus on Tactical elements of Agile such as the process, roles, multi-team releases. It is a wonderful way to adopt Agile practices in a large organization. One might say the focus is on Doing Agile. The focus here is on what may we do to improve things with as little organizational change as possible.
The focus of my CAL1 is Cultural with an outlook towards Being Agile. How may we foster and Agile mindset to create a nimble flexible organization powered by engaged, innovative people? For this we look at topics such as leadership, org structure, culture, and organizational growth. The focus here is long-term sustainable growth from a holistic integrated perspective.
Q: What is the requirement for CAL1 certification?
A: Attending the full class is sufficient. There is no exam.
Q: Do all CAL1 trainings cover the same content?
A: Yes and No. All CAL1 trainings cover the same set of high-level learning objectives. But, each training is as unique as the instructor. Each CAL1 reflects the unique leadership and organizational development journey of the instructor.
We create a highly interactive dynamic training environment. Each of you are unique – and so is each training. Although the essentials will be covered in every class, you will be involved in shaping the depth and focus of our time together. Each learning module is treated as a User Story (see photo) and we will co-create a unique learning journey that supports everyone’s needs. Only the most valuable topics will be covered.
The training will draw from the learning areas identified in the Certified Agile Leadership overview diagram.
“If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.” – Edgar Schein
The 2 days are more than a training. It’s an experience. It’s about letting go of our assumptions that are blocking our success.
See what other participants give as to you as advice to get the most out of this unique experience for fostering high-performance.
There are two main audiences that are addressed by this training: organizational leaders and organizational coaches. The principles and practices of organizational culture and leadership are the same regardless of your role.
Organizational leaders include executives, vice presidents, directors, managers and program leads.
Organizational coaches include Agile coaches, HR professionals, management consultants, internal change leaders and Scrum Masters.
“The only thing of real substance that leaders do is to create and manage culture.” – Edgar Schein