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Certified Agile Leadership I

http://agilitrix.com/agile/certified-agile-leadership-training/
9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM Agilitrix Inc. Maritime Museum Conference Centre 2 Murray Street Sydney 2000 Australia -33.8693567 151.1986328 3245

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Agilitrix Inc.

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  • Course

    Date: 27-28 September, 2017
    Location: Sydney, Australia

    Regular Price: $3245

    High-Performance: Redefined

    Michael Sahota’s CAL1 experience is an intense 2 days of deep exploration into leadership, organizational growth and the connection of culture and high performance organizations. During this experience, participants will undergo a process of letting go of existing behaviours that block their abilities to be an effective leader. They will explore models of culture and receive a playbook to guide the next steps on their journey of creating high performance organizations.

    What You Will Learn

    Michael Sahota Will Help You Excel In Your Career By Teaching You How To:

    • 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

    Here is what people have to say about it:

    Praise from Executives and Managers

    • “Game Changing, Awesomely Enlightening & Fun.” I gained insight on the importance of listening and self-awareness about my own personal triggers. I enjoyed Michael’s authentic style of delivery. – S. Mann, Senior Manager of Technology Delivery
    • Prepare to have your mind blown. This is unlike anything you will have experienced before. Get out of the matrix!” – K. Ali, Agile Development Manager
    • Enlightening, Powerful, Life Changing. I see I am not alone and it’s OK to ask for help. I liked that the class was straight forward, amusing, and thought-provoking.” – C. Tan, Agile Program Manager
    • Thought-Provoking, Refreshing, Broadening. There is an acknowledgment and desire among the agile practitioner community that something is broken and this is one step to fixing it. Michael has great energy and the delivery was very inclusive. – S. Ahmed, Head of Digital Products & Operations, Bupa
    • Dynamic, Insightful & Practical. During this training the most valuable insight gained, was to get out of my own way.” – R. Ellerman, CEO
    • Intense, Challenging, Growth Building. The value of leadership is the key to culture, agile and many other successes. Listening is the most valuable tool for a leader.” – M. Mullins, Head of Communications, Technology & Operations
    • Powerfully awakening and inspirational for my personal journey. I learned to listen to the system, to let it go, and that it’s all about heart, body and soul.” – D. Whelan, Agile COE Lead
    • Inspirational, Holistic, Honest. I learned that ‘Agile’ is not the goal. Any good that I might aspire to do in others must be fully internalized and true in me first. I like the group discussion and decision-making. Michael showed a great level of respect for the whole person.” – R El.ledge, Work Stream Lead, IT PMO
    • “The best leadership and growth activity, I’ve done in 25 years!” – A. Heath, Delivery Manager

    Praise from Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters

    • Inspiring, Provocative, Challenging. Michael explained the role we all have and it starts with you. Be the inspirational leader and be the model of the desired culture shift. I liked how the delivery was a mix of exercises, lectures, drawing, and conversation. I feel I connected with the content.” – M. Fagan, Agile Coach
    • Exhilarating, Soul Searching, Addictive. I now understand that I need to gain insight on my own leadership journey first.” – L. Fowler, Scrum Master
    • Consciousness Expanding, Unexpected, Positively Different. There was a whole other dimension of leadership that I was not aware of, but that makes all the difference. The delivery was done with love, compassion, with a wonderful attitude and environment.” – T. Gruber, Scaled Agile Coach
    • Inspiring, Beautiful, Empowering. I now see the importance of going beyond Agile and clarifying leadership’s desire for transformation. I now have patterns for experimenting with. The energy and charisma engaged me.” – J. D’Jelal, Organizational Coach
    • Enlightening, Engaging, Empowering. I discovered valuable ways of approaching leadership, and transformation through patterns. This subject holistically has opened up my mind to the possibilities of what I can achieve with organizations.” – A. Ahmed, Scrum Master
    • Scintillating, Frame-shifting, Upleveling. I learned to be humble about what progress can be made and my role in it. Extraordinary sequencing, pacing and energy.” – M. de la Maza, Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
    • Welcoming, Caring, Not pushing. I gained valuable insights on safety, growth and culture. I like that Michael uses polls to see the voice of the system and the drawings to discuss concepts.” – Z. Sochova, Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
    • Impactful, Engaging, Relevant. I gained valuable insights around frameworks & tools for dialogue and my attachment to Agile as an end. I now know how better to see and bring awareness of reality.” – A. Mersino, (Agile+) Coach
    • Illuminating, Challenging, Inspiring. I gained insight on getting better at how I turn up. I understand I need to use the playbook and be the change I want to see. Drop agile – listen to the system.” – T. Haayema, Senior Agile Coach

    Course Overview

    Your success as a leader in an Agile organization requires looking beyond Agile itself. It requires a deep understanding of your organization and your own leadership path. To equip you for this journey, you will gain a strong foundation in understanding organizational culture. From there, you will learn key organization and leadership models that will allow you to understand how your organizational culture really works.

    Now you are ready to start the journey! You will learn about organizational growth - how you may foster lasting change in your organization. Key is understanding how it invites change in a complex system. You will also learn about leadership - how you may show up more effectively, and how to help others.

    Certified Agile Leadership

    When we examine culture and leadership closely, we see that they are two sides of the same coin; neither can really be understood by itself.” – Edgar Schein

    Our Partner: Scrum With Style

    We are delighted to have our parter Scrum With Style host this event.


     

    Though each Certified Agile Leadership I course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Agile Leadership courses intend to create awareness of, and begin the journey toward, Agile Leadership. Graduates will receive the Certified Agile Leadership I designation.

  • Details

    Date: 27-28 September, 2017
    Location: Sydney, Australia

    Venue:
    Maritime Museum Conference Centre
    2 Murray Street
    Sydney, 2000 Australia
    http://agilitrix.com/agile/certified-agile-leadership-training/

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    Regular Price: $3245

    Notes

    Logistics

    Pre-requisites: You are expected to have basic knowledge of Agile. This may have come to you through industry experience, reading, meetups or formal training. This course is designed for anyone seeking to foster a more “agile” high-performance organization. It is accessible and essential for leaders in innovation, lean, human resources, etc. – not just Agile.

    Course Pre-learning: Participants are expected to complete 2 hours of videos and readings in advance of the training. Then there is more time to focus on discussion and exploration. The reading guide will be shared with participants after registration.

    Certification Requirement & Schedule:
    As part of the tuition, you will receive the Certified Agile Leader 1 (CAL1) certification from the Scrum Alliance.

    As there is no test, the only requirement for certification is your full participation in the class. This means that you will need to schedule any travel so it does not conflict with scheduled class time. Late arrivals and early departures are not advised as it will interfere with creating a safe learning environment for others and will make certification discretionary.

    SEUs/PDUs: This training provides 14 SEUs in support of the Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and 14 PDUs in support of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMI­ACP as well as the PMP certification.

    FAQ

    Q: What is the difference between SAFe and CAL1?

    A: On the surface, the goals of SAFe and CAL1 are similar: An Agile Organization.

    SAFe has an excellent focus on Tactical elements of Agile such as the process, roles, multi-team releases. It is a wonderful way to adopt Agile practices in a large organization. One might say the focus is on Doing Agile. The focus here is on what may we do to improve things with as little organizational change as possible.

    The focus of my CAL1 is Cultural with an outlook towards Being Agile. How may we foster and Agile mindset to create a nimble flexible organization powered by engaged, innovative people? For this we look at topics such as leadership, org structure, culture, and organizational growth. The focus here is long-term sustainable growth from a holistic integrated perspective.

    Q: What is the requirement for CAL1 certification?

    A: Attending the full class is sufficient. There is no exam.

    Q: Do all CAL1 trainings cover the same content?

    A: Yes and No. All CAL1 trainings cover the same set of high-level learning objectives. But, each training is as unique as the instructor. Each CAL1 reflects the unique leadership and organizational development journey of the instructor.

     

  • Agenda

    Training Environment

    We create a highly interactive dynamic training environment. Each of you are unique – and so is each training. Although the essentials will be covered in every class, you will be involved in shaping the depth and focus of our time together. Each learning module is treated as a User Story (see photo) and we will co-create a unique learning journey that supports everyone’s needs.  Only the most valuable topics will be covered. 

    The training will draw from the learning areas identified in the Certified Agile Leadership overview diagram.

    Learning Modules

    Organizational Culture

    “If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.” – Edgar Schein

    • 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.

    Organizational Growth

    • 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.

    Leadership & Organizational Models

    • 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.

    Leadership Development

    • 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.

    What’s Surprising and Delighting Participants?

    The 2 days are more than a training. It’s an experience. It’s about letting go of our assumptions that are blocking our success.

    See what other participants give as to you as advice to get the most out of this unique experience for fostering high-performance.

  • Who Should Attend

    There are two main audiences that are addressed by this training: organizational leaders and organizational coaches. The principles and practices of organizational culture and leadership are the same regardless of your role.

    Organizational leaders include executives, vice presidents, directors, managers and program leads.

    Organizational coaches include Agile coaches, HR professionals, management consultants, internal change leaders and Scrum Masters.

    The only thing of real substance that leaders do is to create and manage culture.” – Edgar Schein

    What People are saying about this Training

    Executives and Managers

    • "Amazing. Life-changing. Mind Opening. I learned that it’s my journey first. To change the way I show up. That Culture bubbles are good. It was a creative open space that focussed on the needs of the team.” – Michelle Krupa, Director Agile COE
    • Invigorating, Rejuvenating, Thought-provoking. I gained valuable insights into self, value of consciousness and better understanding of how to start to consider transformation to organizational agility.” – Greg Fields, Managing Director
    • Enlightening. Awesome. I learned about the importance and value of starting with myself. And the importance of consciousness about structures. I like the learning journal, poll everywhere, and mix of slides and flipcharts.” – Mark Staelgraeve, Sr. Project Manager
    • Powerfully awakening and inspirational for my personal journey. I learned to listen to the system, to let it go, and that it’s all about heart, body and soul.” – Danielle Whelan, Agile COE Lead
    • Inspirational, Holistic, Honest. I learned that ‘Agile’ is not the goal. Any good that I might aspire to do in others must be fully internalized and true in me first. I like the group discussion and decision-making. Michael showed a great level of respect for the whole person.” – Rich Elledge, Work Stream Lead, IT PMO
    • Enlightening, Powerful, Life Changing. I see I am not alone and it’s OK to ask for help. I liked that the class was straight forward, amusing, and thought-provoking.” – Charlotte Tan, Agile Program Manager
    • Transformational. Rewarding. Its not about the process, it’s about the goals. I learned to listen and focus on myself: how I show up. I loved the safe environment, trust, respect and customization of course content.” – Chris Gullet, AVP Enterprise Platforms

    Agile Coaches, Change Agents, and Scrum Masters

    • Inspiring, Beautiful, Empowering. I now see the importance of going beyond Agile and clarifying leadership’s desire for transformation. I now have patterns for experimenting with. The energy and charisma engaged me. I also like the fluidity and creativeness.” – Jem D’Jelal, Organizational Coach
    • Enlightening, Engaging, Empowering. I discovered valuable ways of approaching leadership, and transformation through patterns. This subject holistically has opened up my mind to the possibilities of what I can achieve with organizations.” – Auzma Ahmed, Scrum Master
    • Honest, Engaging, Thought-Provoking. I learned about the importance of listening – purely listening, standing in the truth and inviting others. I liked the varied methods, group discussions and visual materials.” – Laura Prieto Umerez, Operational Excellence Sr. Business Advisor
    • Every Agilist should be aware of these concepts. I learned patterns for understanding organizations. And specific tools/ways to engage leaders to identify what they really want – to increase awareness to create an environment where people can thrive.” – Maria Matarelli, Coach & CST
    • Awareness, Growth, Impact. I learned about focus on myself – listening and 4 A’s leadership model. I now have techniques to work with leadership. I liked the safe environment and the emergent, rich discussion.” – Josh D’Jelal, Scrum Master
    • Impactful, Engaging, Relevant. I gained valuable insights around frameworks & tools for dialogue and my attachment to Agile as an end. I now know how better to see and bring awareness of reality. I liked the informal tone, hands-on activities and mix of small/large group work.” – Anthony Mersino, (Agile+) Coach

 

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