Certified Agile Leader® 1 (CAL 1™)

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Change is constant. To thrive, businesses need leaders who are prepared to deliver results in the face of this uncertainty. Become an extraordinary leader by sustaining adaptive work environments and shaping cultures that support flourishing, innovative teams. You'll drive better ROI, mitigate risks, and stay ahead of the competition.

(CAL) has provided me with a skill set and ability to convey an agile mindset and begin to make some changes within my organization to the extent that we are now going to hold a workshop with the ‘C’ suite.

What is CAL 1?

CAL 1 is a Scrum Alliance certification course for anyone who wants to impact an organization's journey to resiliency and success. By leading with agile skills like collaboration, team empowerment, adaptability, and continuous improvement, you'll be prepared to mentor teams to create the best products, solve enterprise-level problems, and produce outcomes that directly affect your organization's ability to thrive.

Once you complete CAL 1, you'll earn a certification and badge to showcase your validated competency and commitment to agile leadership.

Take CAL 1 to:

  • Navigate rapidly changing environments
  • Explore the mindset shifts required to be an agile leader
  • Discover new agile leadership skills
  • Discover how to create and lead innovative, responsive teams
  • Support an organization's agile transformation

After completing CAL 1, you'll be equipped to positively influence organizational and team structures to thrive in an unpredictable and complex world. You'll also have a widely recognized certification to demonstrate your agile leadership capabilities.

CAL 2 is the next step in the leadership program. Another certification course, CAL 2 will be launching later in 2024.

Looking for CAL-Ess, CAL-T, or CAL-O?

We've recently refactored the leadership learning program. CAL Essentials, Teams, and Organizations have been restructured into the updated and enhanced CAL 1 and 2. Please visit the CAL FAQs to find out how this change may impact you if you hold any of the existing Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leader certificates or are currently enrolled in one of the courses.

Please contact Scrum Alliance Support if you have any questions.

What you'll learn in CAL 1

Learn to lead agile teams and organizations by embracing agile leadership concepts and leveraging agility to drive sustainable improvement in any business. 

In CAL 1, you can expect to learn:

  • What makes an agile leader agile
  • Why agile leadership matters and when it matters most
  • How to lead change management and transformation
  • Agile principles applied to any business context
  • Frameworks and tools for growing as a leader
  • Leadership models to grow as a leader
  • Tools for fostering growth in your team members
  • How to build high-performing, cross-functional teams
  • How to increase the effectiveness and agility of teams and organizations
  • Why and how organizational culture impacts team effectiveness

In CAL 1, you'll shift the way you think about organizational culture and employees to recognize their full potential in your agile enterprise.

Who should take CAL 1?

CAL 1 is designed for:

  • Scrum masters
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Senior directors
  • C-suite executives
  • Coaches and consultants
  • Anyone who leads or wants to lead people

This course is right for professionals in any industry who want to expand their leadership skills, develop and lead teams effectively, and manage organizational change. It's a good match for anyone leading or participating in an agile transformation, or anyone who wants to grow into a leadership role with tools tailored to today's business challenges.

Why should I take CAL 1?

Leaders today are striving to stay on top of rapidly changing business needs and must recognize rapid adaptation as critical to their success. You are now required to shift the way you think about your role as a leader, your relationship with your employees, and the culture of your organization. CAL 1 is a deep dive that will challenge you to expand your capabilities, your mindset, and your leadership toolkit.

CAL 1 is a master class in leadership that is designed for today's enterprises. With a live virtual or in-person format, CAL 1 provides the opportunity to connect with other people in leadership roles to grow and evolve your own knowledge. For those seeking to expand their leadership skills, develop and lead teams more effectively, and manage organizational change, this course provides the skills and guidance needed to do so.

Register for CAL 1

Build a foundation in agile leadership, cultivate an empowering work environment, and confidently guide any organization toward sustainable agility with CAL 1. Certified Agile Leader courses, delivered by experienced agile practitioners, are designed to prepare you to bring positive change to your organization.

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