Certified Agile Leadership (CAL-1) Certification

Bring agility to your organization with the CAL-I® certification

  • Practice agile leadership theory at an organizational level
  • Immersive, customizable course, designed by leaders in team agility
  • Experiential learning, real-world simulations, case studies, and more  
  • 250,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries & counting

Become A Certified Agile Leader

Build a solid foundation of Agile leadership with CAL-I certification which lets you to take up Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations® (CAL-O®) Training along with Certified Agile Leadership Essentials® (CAL-E®). The CAL-I course brings together the essence of organization or team agility along with leadership agility.

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Highlights

  • 16 Hours Live Instructor-Led Sessions

  • Earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs

  • Real-World Simulations, Activities

  • Six Months Post-Class Career Guidance

  • Free 2-year Scrum Alliance Membership

  • Gateway to Global Scrum community

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Nearly three-quarters of organizations use Agile approaches sometimes, often, or always. Agile innovation methods have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality, and speed to market. It also boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams. Since then, the philosophy has spread quickly to other industries.

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The KnowledgeHut Edge

Experiential Workshops

Scrum activities, team-based exercises, and case studies: high-energy workshops with hands-on learning.

Elite Panel of Agilists

Learn from the best Scrum Alliance-certified Agilists with experience across industries.

Expert Practitioners

Get actionable tips and techniques for your Agile toolbox from our expert practitioners.

The Largest Agile Network

2-year free Scrum Alliance membership – gateway to the largest Scrum and Agile communities.

Continual Learning Support

Webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and more - we're right by you in your learning journey!

Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Scrum career.

Steps to get CAL-I certification

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Who should attend this CAL-I course?

Agile Team Members

Managers

Decision Makers

Change Leaders

Executives

Coaches/Consultants

Aspiring Leaders

CAL-I Course Schedule

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What you’ll learn

1

Why Agile?

Learn how Agile leadership is the answer to navigate businesses in a complex, uncertain world.

2

Agile Leadership

Discover what makes the Agile framework work. You will learn about developing leadership.

3

Leader’s Awareness

Find out how an agile leader can be aware of their self, their surroundings and of the situation.

4

Leadership Approaches

Learn how to take a different approach to effectively lead your team even in uncertain times.

5

Collaboration

Learn how to get your team to identify and overcome challenges by collaborating across teams.

6

Coaching Competencies

Compare coaching competencies in your experience to identify how they can help a team grow.

7

Self-Awareness

Discover how an agile leader can be aware of their self, their surroundings and of the situation.

8

Personal Development

You will learn how to cultivate a growth mindset and make a 360-degree   leadership assessment.

9

Leadership Communication

Understand how to coach and engage with your team without resorting to micromanagement.

10

Agile Mindset

Learn how to inculcate an Agile mindset and cultivate an Agile culture in the organization.

Skills you’ll gain

Leadership

Agile mindset

Growth mindset

Effective communication

Motivation

Adaptability

Deal with uncertainty

Deal with complexity

Create cross-functional teams

Build high-performance culture

Transform Your Workforce

Build Agile teams that excel

We help companies navigate the complexities of business agility to deliver fast and responsively, adapt their organizational structure and culture, and innovate and disrupt markets.

  • 300+ Agile transformations facilitated
  • 150,000+ professionals skilled in Agile
  • Customized training solutions for business-critical skill development
  • Agile coaching and consulting for organizational transformation  
500+ Clients

CAL-I Curriculum

1.

Learning Objectives

In this module we aim to understand why new thinking and approaches are needed for an increasingly complex, unpredictable, and volatile world.  

Topics
  • Global Challenges
  • Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous (VUCA)
  • Complexity and Uncertainty
  • Management Trends
  • Organization Transformation
  • Agile Leadership Benefits
2.

Learning Objectives

Agile teaches leaders how to adapt and behave according to a situation and not according to their leadership style.  

Topics
  • Mindset Shift to support Agile approaches
  • Structured leadership development approach
  • Leadership interaction and culture
  • Situational and social awareness  
3.

Learning Objectives

Agile stresses on the importance of both personal and professional growth. Examining feelings, behaviors, and thought helps in proving vulnerability and openness to create a culture of continuous learning.

Topics
  • Growth mindset
  • Incorporating feedback
  • Respectful conversations
  • Engaging without micromanaging.  

Learning Objectives

Learn to create awareness in your team about the rapidly changing dynamics of today’s world. Teams today need a new approach to leadership and how they operate.  

Topics
  • VUCA
  • Cross-Functional Teams
  • Leadership Behaviours
  • Organizational Culture
  • Empirical Leadership

Learning Objectives

Learn how to get your team to work collaboratively and in a cross functional manner.

Topics
  • Characteristics of High-Performing Teams
  • Employee Engagement
  • Servant Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Know Your Team

Learning Objectives

Learn the characteristics of high-performing teams and also learn to overcome challenges towards establishing a high-performance culture.  

Topics
  • People Development
  • Challenges
  • Value Alignment
  • Case Study  

Learning Objectives

Learn how to build collaboration across teams by overcoming challenges the teams may face in adopting an Agile culture.

Topics
  • Scaling Challenges
  • Trust and Collaboration
  • Team Metrics
  • Case Study  

Learning Objectives

Learn how to see the influence of leadership on the organization, culture, and business outcomes. You will also learn how to coach and empower your team.  

Topics
  • Coaching and Influencing
  • Competencies
  • Coaching Stances
  • Individual Growth
  • Coaching Teams
  • Coaching Up  

Learning Objectives

Learn about the challenges that a leader may face when they try to apply an Agile approach to an organization.  

Topics
  • Organization Value Flow
  • Organizational Structure
  • Organization Governance Policies
  • Organization Metrics
  • Culture and Organizational Design  

Learning Objectives

Learn about Organizational Culture and Design along with how the agile approach helps in organizational change.

Topics
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Individuals and Organizational Change
  • Culture and Organizational Change
  • Leading Change and Transition
  • Case Study  

Frequently Asked Questions about CAL-I

CAL-I Training

You will learn the tools and techniques to bring business agility to your organization:

  • Think, focus and behave like how Agile leaders do
  • Lead and motivate the workforce of today
  • Create an organizational culture that is able to cope with changing market conditions and adapt
  • Connect to a global workforce and create a culture of transparency, creativity and adaptation
  • Lead your organization through uncertainty
  • Support change and an agile mind-set
  • Be socially, situationally and self- aware
  • Engage your employees without micromanaging
  • Understand Organizational Culture
  • Learn the impact Agility has on Value Creation
  • Scale Agile practices across an organization
  • Bring transparency using feedback loops and continual revision
  • Understand the impact of Organizational change on the people
  • Using behaviour to influence the way the team operates 
  • Agile mindset to boost team performance  
  • Build trust and collaboration across teams

The CAL-I certification helps you:

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and Agile
  • Demonstrate your ability to cope with a volatile and complex business world
  • Display leadership abilities in times of change
  • Champion Agile change in your organization
  • Be among the highest earning C-suite professionals in the industry
  • Network with other industry leaders and Agile professionals
  • Advance your agile leadership learning towards the Certified Agile Leadership II (CAL II) Certification.

This course is best suited for:

  • Senior Executives
  • Coaches/Consultants
  • Agile Team Members/Aspiring Agilists
  • Project/Program Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Team Leads
  • Organizational Decision Makers
  • Change Leaders  

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. Anyone who wishes to become an Agile leader will find this course suitable.

Once you have achieved the CAL-I certification, you can further enhance your Agile leadership skills by pursuing the following credentials:

  • Certified Agile Leadership II (CAL II)
  • ICP-ACC Certification from ICAgile  

Yes, you will get free e-learning access to 100 courses for one year.

Yes. Once you’ve completed a combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O, you are able to progress to CAL II, a program that consists of advanced education, validated practice, and a peer-based workshop.

SEUs and PDUs

You earn 16 SEUs and 16 PDUs by participating in KnowledgeHut’s CAL-I training program.

You will need 10 SEUs to maintain your CAL-E certification. You can calculate the required SEUs with the SEU calculator.

You will earn 16 PDUs by completing our 2-day training program for CAL-I certification.

Our blog will help you learn more about how to earn a Scrum Education Unit® (SEU®) from Scrum Alliance®. Get all the information you need to take advantage of SEUs for your professional growth, namely:

  • What are SEUs and why you need them
  • How to earn SEUs
  • What types of continuing education opportunities qualify for SEUs
  • How to calculate the value of an SEU for Scrum Alliance certifications
  • How to log SEUs for Scrum Alliance certifications
  • How recent SEUs need to be
  • How to determine whether a previously accumulated SEU can be used for Scrum Alliance certifications
  • List of SEU resources put together by Scrum Alliance
  • Where you can utilize SEUs you have accumulated

For further information about SEUs and PDUs, please reach us at support@knowledgehut.com.  

CAL-I Certification

The CAL-I certification is offered by Scrum Alliance, a world-renowned body dedicated to helping professionals, leaders and organizations embrace agile by understanding its principles, processes, and values.

You cannot get CAL-I certified without undertaking the course as per Scrum Alliance requirements.

Step 1: Take the 4-day CAL-I course from a Global Registered Education Ally of Scrum Alliance. After you successfully complete the course, you will receive a welcome email from Scrum Alliance.

Step 2: Click on the link you received from Scrum Alliance and activate your Scrum Alliance certification account.

Step 3: You will then be requested to accept a license agreement.

Step 4: On accepting the license agreement, you will be able to instantly download your CAL-I certification instantly!  

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate on successfully completing the course.

To obtain the CAL-I certification, you would need to attend two days of training under a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®) and complete all educator-designed components of the approved educational offering. This may include pre- and/or post-course work to complete the learning objectives.

After satisfactorily completing the course, you would be able to download your CAL-I certification as soon as you accept the License Agreement with Scrum Alliance.

No, your certificate will not mention the course was held online. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.

As a result of the engagement and contributions of those who share their ideas and practical experiences in the workplace, the Scrum framework continues to evolve. Scrum Alliance places an emphasis on the learning journey and requires you to take measures to keep yourself abreast of the latest best practices, tools and techniques in Scrum.

Renewal of your certification validates your Scrum proficiency and demonstrates your interest in the growth and evolution of Scrum.

You would need to renew your CAL-I certification every 2 years. The cost for renewal is $50, which extends the credential for a further period of 2 years from the date of your current expiration.

In order to renew your ScrumMaster certification, you would need to:

  • Login to Scrum Alliance website
  • Go to your dashboard
  • Choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under ‘Actions’.

You are also required to earn 10 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $50 renewal fee. You can earn the required SEUs by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity.

For more information please visit here.

CAL-I Workshop Experience

The CAL-I workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through an immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.

All of KnowledgeHut’s CAL-I certification training is delivered by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). The CSTs are:

  • Professionals licensed by Scrum Alliance to teach the official Scrum Alliance curriculum
  • Masters in Scrum who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching it
  • Expert practitioners of Scrum across a wide range of industries

Our dedicated team of CSTs deliver high quality training at par with the standards of excellence set out by Scrum Alliance. Every candidate receives the same standard of training and content, irrespective of the trainer and the location.  

Our CAL-I course focuses on engaging interaction — we only use lectures to cover the basic terms and concepts. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions and team collaboration. We focus on practical solutions to real-world, Scrum Master challenges drawn from decades of experience as product managers, Agile coaches and Product Owners in Agile environments.

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. You will have access to the study plan and all the course material.

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies.

The sessions would be auto recorded, subject to permission by Scrum Alliance® and the CST. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well.

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference.

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get CAL-I certified. You can check out the schedules here.

You will receive a registration link from us to your e-mail id. You can set your password, log in and start your immersive learning journey.

If you miss a class, you may access recordings of the sessions, provided Scrum Alliance and the CST have permitted recordings. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class.

This is a live instructor-led training where you will be coached by Certified Scrum Trainers.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform, subject to permission from Scrum Alliance and the CST.

Yes, there will be other participants who will actively participate in the class remotely. They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place.

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.

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