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Certified Agile Leadership®(CAL I) Training in Seattle, WA, United States

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With Agile principles gaining widespread acceptance, successful project leaders must be well versed in the values and principles of agile. Helping you gain the agile mind-set is this two day Certified Agile Leadership I (CAL) Program which leads to the Level 1 credential from Scrum Alliance. Regardless of your previous levels of knowledge, this course will help you to clearly understand the reasons behind following the agile approach, and will create awareness on how to be an effective agile leader in complex and rapidly changing project conditions.

The CAL credential Level 1 can be achieved through participation in this two-day training workshop. Completion of the program will enable you to be aware of the art and practice of agile leadership, and will provide you the knowledge and the tools you require to advance your agile practice within your organization.

What you will learn :
  • Execute a step by step playbook for engaging leaders
  • Overcome key Agile challenges
  • Create the context for a high performance organization
  • Connect leadership behaviours with organizational culture
  • Foster an “agile” organization aligned with the Agile Mindset
  • Work more effectively as a manager and with managers
  • Redefine effective executive leadership
  • Engage people to create high-performance organizational culture
  • Evolve culture at all levels of the organization
  • Use key practices for leading lasting organizational growth
  • See causes of resistance and mitigate them
  • Have key conversations to clarify what is desired
  • Enhance your own leadership skills
You will also get :
  • 14 SEUs towards Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and 14 PDUs towards certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMI-ACP as well as the PMP certification
  • Get the CAL credential Level 1 from Scrum Alliance
  • Course delivered by experienced Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)
  • Intensive exercises to give practical knowledge of Scrum tools and techniques

Key Features

KnowledgeHut is a Global REP of Scrum Alliance
Get 14 PDUs and SEUs
Get awareness of the agile leadership mindset
Training is delivered by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) approved by Scrum Alliance
Hands-on experiential learning workshop
  • Why Culture? Clarify why culture is critical for Organizational Success.
  • Laloux Culture Model: Discuss the Laloux culture model that will help us clarify current state and how to understand other organizations/models.
  • Agile Culture: Explore how Agile can be seen as a Culture System.
  • Agile Adoption & Transformation: – Highlight differences between Agile Adoption and Transformation.
  • Dimensions of Culture: Look at key aspects of culture from “Reinventing Organizations”. Where are we and where might we go?
  • Culture Case Studies: Organizational Design: Explore how leading companies use innovative options to drive cultural operating systems.
  • Working With Culture: Given a Culture Gap. What moves can we make? Work with Culture or Transformation.
  • Complex Systems Thinking: Effective change is possible when we use a Complex Systems model. Cynefin. Attractors. Emergent Change.
  • Healthy “Agile” Initiatives: How to get to a healthy initiative. How to focus on the real goals of Agile and clarify WHY.
  • People-Centric Change: The methods we use to change must be aligned with the culture we hope to foster. How we may change in a way that values people.
  • Transformation Case Study: Walkthrough of how a transformation unfolded with a 100 person internal IT group.
  • Management Paradigms: Contrast of Traditional “Modern” Management practices with Knowledge worker paradigm. Theory X, Theory Y.
  • The Virtuous Cycle: Key drivers of success emergent across different high-performance organizational systems.
  • Engagement (Gallup): Gallup has 12 proven questions linked to employee engagement. How can we move the needle?
  • Advice Process: More effective decision-making using Advice Process. Build leaders. Practice with advice cards.
  • Listening: Subtle and deep listening practice as the basis for all human interaction.
  • 4 A’s Leadership Model: Awareness, Acceptance, Aspiration & Ask for Help.
  • Leading Through Culture: How to lead through culture so that innovation and engagement can emerge.
  • Transformational Leadership: See how we may “be the change we want to see” in our organizations.
  • Leadership in Hierarchy: Hierarchy impedes innovation. Listening and language tips to improve your leadership.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course is suitable for Senior Executives, middle management and leaders with the desire to introduce or enhance the practice of agile in their organization, and for all leaders who support, lead, or interact with agile teams such as Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches.

There are no eligibility criteria for this course and can be taken by any professional who wants to go further on their agile leadership journey. Your successful completion of our 2-day course provided by our Certified Scrum Trainer will give you the CAL credential Level 1.

No, there is no online/virtual course for CAL. Scrum Alliance believes that understanding Scrum requires a greater level of personal interaction than can be delivered in a virtual environment.

The 5 learning objective categories of the CAL Credential Level 1 program are as follows:

  1. The Context for Agile
  2. Agile Overview
  3. Leadership in an Agile Context
  4. The Agile Organization
  5. Agile Approaches to Change

You can find detailed information about them here:

https://www.scrumalliance.org/ScrumRedesignDEVSite/media/ScrumAllianceMedia/Files%20and%20PDFs/Certifications/Agile%20Leadership/CertifiedAgileLeadership_LearningObjectives_2019.pdf

You will get 14 PDUs and SEUs.

SEUs are Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Scrum Alliance. SEUs are the mark of educational experience needed to earn the CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) certification.

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. At present, Scrum Alliance members who hold a Certified Scrum Professional®, Certified Enterprise Coach and/or Certified Scrum Trainer credential need to earn SEUs to get recertified. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

The CAL credential helps you to unlock your potential as an Agile leader. You will be able to inspire and influence your team to success in today’s uncertain and ambiguous project environments. This credential is a validation of your commitment to continued excellence and quality.

CAL certification is provided by Scrum Alliance. KnowledgeHut offers CAL training delivered by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs).

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details : http://www.knowledgehut.com/refund.

The CAL credential Level 1 is a prerequisite for the CAL credential Level 2, which deepens your education and practice in agile. You can apply and share your agile leadership learning across a network of agile leaders across the world.

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