Certified Agile Leader

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The Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leader (CAL) program is a unique three-part education and practice-based program to develop agile leadership competence and maturity. Increase your leadership effectiveness and learn how to be a better leader, no matter what your role.

CAL is an advanced education, validated practice, and peer-based sharing program that consists of learning and practice across three categories (Leadership in an Agile Context, The Agile Organization, and Agile Approaches to Change)The goal of CAL is to guide leaders in deepening, applying, and sharing their agile leadership learning. 


CAL is often a year-long journey, with deep dives into personal agility and leadership development. CAL requires an active combination of two or more of CAL-Ess, CAL-T, or CAL-O, as well as successful completion of:
  • Advanced Education  -  additional education on a unique leadership development topic, customized to your learning journey and mentored alongside an approved CAL Educator.
  • Validated Practice  -  taking your new skills and insights and putting them into practice back at work. Document and share your experience in a CAL Experience Report, similar to a case study. 
  • Peer-based  -  share in cohorts and networks from around the globe, meet and share with other leaders at global organizations and learn together. Take part in a facilitated, peer-based workshop with others in the program. Share at least one of your CAL Advanced Practice reports with your cohorts, then discuss, analyze, and share feedback for mutual learning. Maintain your Certified Agile Leader certification by earning Scrum Education Units ®  (SEUs) and renewing your certification every two years.
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