Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) Training

Bring agility to your organization with the CAL-O certification

  • Practice Agile leadership theory at an organizational level  
  • Immersive, customizable course, made by leaders in business agility  
  • Experiential learning, real-world simulations, activities, and more 
  • 350000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Become a Certified Agile Leader

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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  • 8 Hours Live Instructor-Led Sessions

  • Earn 8 PDUs and 8 SEUs

  • Real-World Simulations and Activities

  • Six Months Post-Class Career Guidance

  • Free 2-year Scrum Alliance Membership

  • Gateway to Global Scrum community

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Certified Agile Leaders are much sought after


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

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It’s a great time to become a skilled Agile leader and capitalize on the demand

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Experiential Workshops

Scrum activities, team-based exercises, and case studies: 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 - enter the largest Scrum and Agile communities.

Continual Learning Support

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

Post-Training Sessions

Utilize our six months of mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Scrum career.

Steps to get CAL-O certified

Strengthen your knowledge and practice of Agile leadership in an Organizational perspective with the Certified Agile Leadership certification. Validate your expertise as an Agile leader with the CAL-O certification and explore networking opportunities with the best in the industry.  

Not sure where to start with your CAL-O certification? Just follow these simple steps. 

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path to Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations® (CAL-O®)

Who should attend this course?

Agile Team Members


Decision Makers

Change Makers



Aspiring Leaders



There are no prerequisites for this program.

CAL-O Agile Leadership Training Schedules

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What you’ll learn

Why Agile?

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

Agile Leadership

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

Leader’s Awareness

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

Organizational Structure

Find out how an agile leader can understand the organizational structure and make changes. 

Organizational Change

Learn how to scale agile practices across your organization and see how it impacts the culture.

Lead Transformation

Practice true agility and learn how to identify and overcome resistance to organizational agility.

Skills you’ll gain


Agile mindset

Growth mindset

Effective communication



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-O Curriculum

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Learning Objectives

Learn the importance of leadership and how it interacts with organizational culture when there is an attempt to bring in agility.

  • Organizational Culture 
  • Leadership 
  • Agility and Value 
  • Culture and Outcomes 
  • Organizational Design  

Learning Objectives

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

  • 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. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

CAL-O Training

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

  • 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  
  • Lead change by assisting the organization in the transformation process  
  • Use the learnings to bring organizational change at your workplace

The CAL-O 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-O certification, you can further enhance your Agile leadership skills by pursuing the following credentials:

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

SEUs and PDUs

You earn 8 SEUs and 8 PDUs by participating in KnowledgeHut’s CAL-O training program.

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

You will earn 8 PDUs by completing our 2-day training program for CAL-O 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-O Certification

The CAL-O 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-O certified without undertaking the course as per Scrum Alliance requirements.

Step 1: Take the 2-day CAL-O course from a Global Registered Education Provider 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-O certification instantly! 

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

To obtain the CAL-O certification, you would need to attend 8 hours 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-O 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-O 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.

Visit this link for more details on the renewal process. 

CAL-O Workshop Experience

The CAL-O 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-O 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-O 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-O 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.

What learners are saying

Akshay patole User

This 2-day training session helped me widen my knowledge of Scrum methodologies and Agile principles. Everything was well-organized, though it was an online session. My trainer explained the concepts with real-life examples and ensured every participant was on the same page. I highly recommend this course to everyone who wants to become a Certified Scrum Master. Kudos to the team efforts behind this!

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in August 2022

Matt Davis Senior Developer

The learning methodology put it all together for me. I ended up attempting projects I’ve never done before and never thought I could.

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Amanda H Senior Back-End Developer

You can go from nothing to simply get a grip on the everything as you proceed to begin executing immediately. I know this from direct experience! 

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Matt Connely Full Stack Engineer

The learn by doing and work-like approach throughout the bootcamp resonated well. It was indeed a work-like experience. 

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Merralee Heiland Software Developer.

KnowledgeHut is a great platform for beginners as well as experienced professionals who want to get into the data science field. Trainers are well experienced and participants are given detailed ideas and concepts.

Attended PMP® Certification workshop in April 2020

Jules Furno Cloud Software and Network Engineer

Everything from the course structure to the trainer and training venue was excellent. The curriculum was extensive and gave me a full understanding of the topic. This training has been a very good investment for me.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in June 2020

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I am glad to have attended KnowledgeHut's training program. Really I should thank my friend for referring me here. I was impressed with the trainer who explained advanced concepts thoroughly and with relevant examples. Everything was well organized. I would definitely refer some of their courses to my peers as well.

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The workshop held at KnowledgeHut last week was very interesting. I have never come across such workshops in my career. The course materials were designed very well with all the instructions were precise and comprehenisve. Thanks to KnowledgeHut. Looking forward to more such workshops.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in January 2020

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