Certified Agile Leadership Essentials Training (CAL-E/O/T)

Level: Foundation

The goal of this course is to bring awareness and understanding of the foundations/principles/practices of agile leadership. Exploring the way agile leaders think and apply this to businesses, organizations and teams. Through analysis of case studies, assessment, discussion and evaluation, participants will gain insight into what practices will enable them to lead real change across their organization.

Business leaders and organizations today are striving to stay on top of rapidly changing business needs and are coming to understand the need to respond and adapt quickly. Business leaders are now required to shift the way that they think about their role as a leader, their relationship to their employees, and the culture of their organization. Agile leaders are needed to help their organizations thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Agile teams require an alternative to the traditional leadership approaches of the past in order to achieve better outcomes and thrive in this VUCA world (as learned in the CAL-Essentials module).

This course will also help participants understand how their natural dispositions might affect their team and how to influence the workplace empowering teams to thrive. Leaders will learn how to create a safe-to-fail environment while fostering a culture of transparency, inspection and adaptation to allow for experimentation and continuous learning within their teams.

Key Features of this Certified Agile Leadership Essentials Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Certification following Instructor registering attendee with SA

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understanding why new thinking and approaches are required for an increasingly complex, unpredictable and volatile world
  • A different type of leadership
  • Self, situational and social awareness growth mindset
  • Respectful Engagement
  • The Importance of Leadership and Culture in Enabling Agility
  • Organizational Design, Constraints and Enablers
  • Organizational Change
  • Discovering new approaches to leading teams in an increasingly complex, unpredictable and volatile world
  • Leading High Performing Teams
  • How to help teams become high-performing
  • Collaboration across Multiple teams
  • Influencing as a leader

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Important Certified Agile Leadership Essentials Training Information

  • Who Should Attend this Course

    • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence
    • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams
    • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organization
  • Pre-Course Preparation

    • 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. 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.
    • This course provides 17 SEUs or 17 PDUs

Certified Agile Leadership Essentials Training Outline

  • CAL-Essentials

    Learning Objective – Global Challenge

    1.1 Describe at least three emerging global challenges and how each makes our world more complex, unpredictable and/or volatile.

    Learning Objective - VUCA

    1.2 Explain at least three challenges that traditional management approaches are facing in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world, and why a new leadership approach is needed to improve outcomes in these environments.

    Learning Objective - Complexity and Uncertainty

    1.3 Illustrate how a healthy agile approach supports the complexity and uncertainty of work.

    Learning Objective - Management Trends

    1.4 Identify at least two management trends and their historical fit with the business environments of their time.

    Learning Objective - Organization Transformation

    1.5 Discuss the qualities and characteristics organizations need to develop to be able to face today’s world and market challenges.

    Learning Objective - Agile Leadership Benefits

    1.6 Describe at least two benefits of becoming a more effective leader.

    Learning Objective - Mindset shift to support Agile approaches

    2.1 Describe at least three key mindset shifts required to effectively lead in conditions of high volatility and uncertainty, which are supportive of the agile values and principles.

    Learning Objective - Structured leadership development approach

    2.2 Explain the importance of having a structured leadership development approach that supports leadership capability development.

    Learning Objective - Leadership interactions and culture

    2.3 Explain how an effective leadership approach should support improving interactions with others. Given that leadership behaviors and interactions are related to the cultural context within which they happen, explain the importance of becoming aware of the culture and how leadership attitude can influence that.

    Learning Objective - Self Awareness

    3.1 Identify three focal points of self-awareness and explain how increased self-awareness is the key to better self-management. This improves situational adaptiveness and leadership effectiveness.

    Learning Objective - Situational Awareness

    3.2 Explain and demonstrate how an effective leadership approach should be flexible and adaptive to different situations, while being aware of the underlying cultural context.

    Learning Objective - Social Awareness

    3.3 Describe how increased social awareness, as the awareness of the impact that behaviors have on the people around us, can significantly improve our effectiveness when working with others.

    Learning Objective - Growth Mindset

    4.1 Explain why having a growth mindset for both personal and professional growth is a critical part of effective leadership and give an example of how you (will) show a growth mindset in your leadership practice.

    Learning Objective - Incorporating Feedback

    4.2 Apply at least one technique for incorporating feedback that improves your ability to inspect and adapt your own leadership behavior to increase effectiveness. This approach should be compatible with the leadership approach described at point.

    Learning Objective - Respectful Conversations

    5.1 Practice a dialog approach that can be used to coach, provide feedback, resolve conflict, and work through difficult challenges by integrating alternative perspectives and engaging others to improve outcomes.

    Learning Objective - Engaging without Micromanaging

    5.2 Practice at least two scenarios where evaluating whether to use power or influence would cause different techniques to be used to be present, aware and engaged, while avoiding over-influence and micromanagement.

  • CAL-Organizations

    Learning Objective - Organizational Culture

    1.1 Discuss at least five ways that organizational culture impacts agility in navigating challenges in today’s business environment.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Leadership

    1.2 Discuss the relationship between culture and leadership mindset and behaviors.

    Learning Objective - Agility and Value

    1.3 Discuss various interpretations of the term “value” and how agility impacts value creation.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Outcomes

    1.4 Explain how culture and the way value is interpreted are related, and how that relationship will affect organizational outcomes.

    Learning Objective - Organizational Design

    1.5 Explain the characteristics of organizations that make up its design including structure, policies and measures and how they impact the culture of the organization.

    Learning Objective - Organizational Structure

    2.1 Discuss at least three challenges to creating value flow when applying agile approaches across an organizational system.

    2.2 Assess at least three organizational structures and/or patterns to scale agile practices and how they impact organization culture and creating value.

    2.3 Assess at least three governance policies and their influence on culture and creating value.

    Learning Objective - Organization Metrics

    2.4 Compare at least three organizational metrics for alignment with agile values and how they impact behavior and results.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Design

    2.5 Explore at least one tool or technique to identify, understand and influence the culture within an organization.

    Learning Objective - Empirical (Inspect/Adapt) Organizational Strategy

    3.1 Explore at least one empirical strategy and the importance of transparency and feedback loops for continual revision.

    Learning Objective - Individuals and Organizational Change

    3.2 Explore how organizational change impacts people and describe three benefits of involving them in the change process.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Change

    3.3 Analyze how change might be approached differently based on existing organizational culture, and the influence that culture has on speed, risk, and receptiveness to change.

    Learning Objective - Learning Objective - Leading Change and Transition

    3.4 Explore at least one tool or technique to assist an organization and its leaders through a change process.

    Learning Objective - Case Study

    3.5 Introduce at least one case study of an agile transformation (success and/or failure) and discuss the organization’s decisions around direction, alignment, structure and/or behavior.

    Learning Objective - Your Organization

    3.6 Apply this information about culture, organizational design and change by identifying elements you can implement in your organization (or an organization you are familiar with).

  • CAL-Teams

    Learning Objective - Organizational Culture

    1.1 Discuss at least five ways that organizational culture impacts agility in navigating challenges in today’s business environment.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Leadership

    1.2 Discuss the relationship between culture and leadership mindset and behaviors.

    Learning Objective - Agility and Value

    1.3 Discuss various interpretations of the term “value” and how agility impacts value creation.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Outcomes

    1.4 Explain how culture and the way value is interpreted are related, and how that relationship will affect organizational outcomes.

    Learning Objective - Organizational Design

    1.5 Explain the characteristics of organizations that make up its design including structure, policies and measures and how they impact the culture of the organization.

    Learning Objective - Organizational Structure

    2.1 Discuss at least three challenges to creating value flow when applying agile approaches across an organizational system.

    2.2 Assess at least three organizational structures and/or patterns to scale agile practices and how they impact organization culture and creating value.

    2.3 Assess at least three governance policies and their influence on culture and creating value.

    Learning Objective - Organization Metrics

    2.4 Compare at least three organizational metrics for alignment with agile values and how they impact behavior and results.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Design

    2.5 Explore at least one tool or technique to identify, understand and influence the culture within an organization.

    Learning Objective - Empirical (Inspect/Adapt) Organizational Strategy

    3.1 Explore at least one empirical strategy and the importance of transparency and feedback loops for continual revision.

    Learning Objective - Individuals and Organizational Change

    3.2 Explore how organizational change impacts people and describe three benefits of involving them in the change process.

    Learning Objective - Culture and Organizational Change

    3.3 Analyze how change might be approached differently based on existing organizational culture, and the influence that culture has on speed, risk, and receptiveness to change.

    Learning Objective - Learning Objective - Leading Change and Transition

    3.4 Explore at least one tool or technique to assist an organization and its leaders through a change process.

    Learning Objective - Case Study

    3.5 Introduce at least one case study of an agile transformation (success and/or failure) and discuss the organization’s decisions around direction, alignment, structure and/or behavior.

    Learning Objective - Your Organization

    3.6 Apply this information about culture, organizational design and change by identifying elements you can implement in your organization (or an organization you are familiar with).

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Certified Agile Leadership Essentials Training FAQs

  • Can you describe the 3 Certifications that are required before moving on to the Advanced CAL-II program?

    • CAL-E: Provides the foundations on what is needed to be an effective Agile leader in a global business. This training will focus on answering the important why’s associated with Agile adoption before resolving the various how’s you might encounter in your organization.
    • CAL-O: Agile leaders looking to identify which organizational factors are preventing your business from realizing higher levels of organizational agility. This includes numerous case studies from a broad cross-section of companies who have successfully adopted the Agile mindset to achieve significantly better outcomes for customers and the business.
    • CAL-T: Helps Agile leaders acquire the mindset and new behaviors necessary to support the emergence and growth of high-performing teams. This training leverages multiple case studies from a broad cross-section of companies whose managers have put these concepts into practice to deliver real and measurable improvements for the business and customers.
  • Is there an exam that I have to pass in order to receive my Certification?

    No. 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 industry credits can I earn for this Certified Agile Leadership course?

    The program will also qualify for 17 PMI PDUs and 17 Scrum Alliance SEUs.

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