Introducing a Customizable Path to Certified Agile Leadership

Now, more than ever, we need agile leaders to navigate this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Successful leaders understand that the ability to respond and pivot quickly is the difference between a business that adapts and thrives and a business that doesn’t. Now those leaders, who come to you for critical training, can choose options that fit their personal and professional goals, bringing you into the broader agile space with the ability to offer certification courses as short as one day.




 

 

Based on feedback from Scrum Alliance certified educators and their students, we’re adapting CAL I, with your collaboration, to include three courses: CAL-Essentials, CAL-Teams, and CAL-Organizations. The model for these Certified Agile Leadership courses is flexible, allowing you the autonomy to choose how you deliver the program to provide the most impact for your participants. From the models you choose to the mix of training and coaching you provide, how you bundle these learning objectives in distinct learning sessions is up to you.

About Certified Agile Leadership Essentials

The goal of this course is to bring awareness and understanding of the foundations of agile leadership. Exploring the way agile leaders think, focus, and behave allows the participants to begin their learning journey regarding what it takes to lead in today’s workplace.

Organizations today are striving to stay on top of rapidly changing business needs and are coming to understand that the need to respond and adapt quickly is becoming increasingly important. 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.

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About Certified Agile Leadership for Teams

The goal of this course is to create awareness about the changing dynamics in today’s world of work and equip leaders with the practices they need to effectively lead their teams. 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 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.

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About Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations

The goal of this course is to bring awareness to the practices and principles of agility and how they apply to businesses and organizations. 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 are encouraged to shift their mindset, evolve and lead their organization in empowering employees and becoming agents of change. In this module, participants will gain tangible knowledge, skills, and techniques that will help them towards making organizational agility a reality for their companies.

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Designed with Your Audience in Mind

  • CAL I was 17 hours of educator/student contact. A modular approach overcomes scheduling challenges and can improve completion rates, with training sessions as short as one day.
  • This new structure better supports what customers and clients are asking for, so your courses more naturally fit with what the market requires right now.
  • Your customers can now easily schedule a combination of training courses that fit their personal and professional goals, and meet the needs they currently face in their career.
  • Your newly expanded portfolio of training options empowers you to help more clients, more effectively, by addressing contextual needs with a more personalized curriculum.
  • Reach new customers in the broader agile space with an expanded, customizable offering.

Rollout Plan

  • Phase 1:
    • Educators update current course materials and descriptions to reflect program changes.
    • Educators may begin offering the new CAL-E and/or CAL-T modules, as well as provide feedback to Scrum Alliance for program updates via the links above.
    • The CAL-Educator application process reopens to the guide community for teaching CAL-E and CAL-T.
  • Phase 2:
    • CAL-O learning objectives are finalized.
    • Educators may begin offering the new CAL-O module, as well as provide feedback to Scrum Alliance for program updates via the links above.
    • The CAL-Educator application process reopens to the guide community for teaching CAL-O.
    • CAL-Educators will be able to continue offering CAL I until a yet to be determined date.
  • Phase 3:
    • CAL I will be discontinued and we will only offer the new modules.
    • CAL Educators that had a CAL I scheduled before the end of this phase will be able to upload students but new CAL I courses cannot be scheduled.
 
CAL-Educators Pete Behrens, Bob Hartman, Kate Megaw and Andrea Tomasini worked in partnership with the Scrum Alliance leaders team to make these programmatic changes. We thank them for their insights and valuable contributions.

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