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Certified Agile Leader® 2 (CAL 2™)

Today's organizations must understand agile capabilities to dominate the market, deliver maximum value to customers, and achieve their goals. Support your organization with agile leadership skills that drive those capabilities.

In the Certified Agile Leader® 2 course, you'll find out how to apply what you learned about agile leadership in CAL 1™ to organizational strategy, delivery, and your own professional growth.

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Advance your agile leadership skills

Leadership to drive agility

In CAL 2, you'll continue to make connections between the defining capabilities, behaviors, and practices of agile leadership and how you can enable rapid adaptation, customer focus, and responsiveness to change across an organization.

You'll learn about:

Organizational structure and design

  • The benefits and challenges of different organizational structures and designs
  • How these structures impact your organization's performance and strategy
  • How to inspect organizational structure and make recommendations for its transformation

Value and metrics

  • Learn about techniques you can leverage to deliver end-to-end value to customers
  • Inspect how your current organizational structure supports or obstructs value delivery

Leadership competencies

  • Focus on your personal leadership development so you can empower people, improve team dynamics, and achieve organizational outcomes

Understand how to deliver more value to customers, execute organizational strategy, and lead people and teams toward desired outcomes with agile leadership skills.

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Execute strategy, deliver value

This advanced program is designed for anyone who is ready to elevate their leadership capabilities in complex and dynamic businesses. If you want to maximize your impact on an organization's success, this is the certification for you.

The course is presented in two sections:

  1. Organizational Strategy and Delivery
    • Understanding mission, vision, and values, and how they can impact success both positively and negatively
    • Identifying how strategy impacts your organization's agility and its ability to thrive amid constantly changing conditions
    • How a company's structure can impact customer value delivery
    • Understanding change management and related misconceptions
    • Tools needed to lead organizations through change initiatives
  2. Developing as a Leader
    • Overcome common obstacles to personal growth
    • Develop your personalized leadership approach
    • Communicate strategies during difficult conversations
    • Deliver and receive feedback
    • Understand challenges leaders face when managing people and approaches to overcoming those challenges
    • Discover how collaborative leaders handle delegation and decision-making

See the Learning Objectives for a detailed look at the course.

Presented by experienced trainers with a wealth of lived experience, this course offers transformative leadership knowledge, equipping you with the skills and insights you need to inspire teams, drive organizational change, and achieve sustainable success in an ever-evolving global market.

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Leadership skills for success

Take CAL 2 so you can:

  • Understand how mission, vision, and values impact organizational success and empower teams to deliver results
  • Understand how leadership culture impacts success and the ability to achieve goals
  • Learn how to design team and organizational structures to execute strategy
  • Understand change management and how it is critical to transformation
  • Take your leadership skills to the next level in any role

This course will provide you with relevant, applicable knowledge and a professional certification from a globally recognized agile organization. Scrum Alliance certifications are among the most requested in agile job descriptions and will open the door to discussing your qualifications and skill set in job interviews.

The "Skills in the New World of Work" report found that 55% of organizations say they will pay more for candidates with relevant certifications. And 77% of hiring managers ranked the importance of certifications as a 3 or higher on a 1-5 scale. Don't miss this chance to stand out as an agile leader prepared to support your organization's ability to reach its goals and outperform the competition.

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Certifications with substance

Choosing Scrum Alliance means you will earn a certification badge that is recognized by employers and recruiters globally.

Established in 2001, Scrum Alliance provides certifications with substance: Once you earn the badge, the renewal requirements include proof that you've continued to grow your knowledge—by reading books, watching webinars, attending events, etc.

Earn Scrum Education Units with every learning opportunity you complete. SEUs are required for certification renewal every two years. Instead of a one-and-done lifetime certification, you'll have a badge that proves to employers your commitment to continuously growing, evolving, and expanding what you know.

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Frequently asked questions

You must have completed Certified Agile Leader 1 to enroll in and complete CAL 2. What you learn in CAL 1 is an important foundation for the concepts, tactics, and discussion that take place in CAL 2.

When you enroll in CAL 2, your CAL 1 can be active or inactive. It will renew automatically when you earn CAL 2.

CAL 2 courses may be delivered in person or online, depending on the specific course listing by the trainer. Scrum Alliance-certified trainers provide CAL 2 courses. While the Learning Objectives are common to all CAL 2 courses, each training provider offers a unique learning experience, which you can read about in the Course Details sections of the Course Search listings.

Each Scrum Alliance certification you earn is on a two-year renewal cycle, so it will be listed as "inactive" if you don't renew. You can renew it no matter how long it's been inactive.

Scrum Alliance requires renewal to uphold the substance of your certification: Your certification signifies your commitment to growth. That's because we require Scrum Education Units along with a fee to renew your certification. You earn an SEU for every hour of knowledge growth you complete—reading a book or article, watching a webinar, volunteering at an event, or other activities that expand what you know about scrum and agile.

Taking the CAL 2 course will put all the pieces together and leave you with a comprehensive skill set for leading teams and organizations with greater agile capability. While CAL 1 provides an essential foundation, CAL 2 will help you connect the dots between that foundational knowledge and your day-to-day endeavors to drive strategy and surpass goals at your organization.

Earning any new Scrum Alliance certification automatically renews all of your other Scrum Alliance certifications, whether they're currently active or inactive.

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