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Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O)

Today’s businesses are constantly bombarded with a mix of dynamically shifting challenges and opportunities, requiring aligned and transparent leadership across the entire enterprise. The Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) workshop is designed to bring greater awareness to leaders in how to better understand and foster greater organization-wide agility. We’ll explore the intertwined relationships between organizational culture, strategy, structure/design, governance, and metrics, and how these concepts impact overall transformational change across an organization.

This workshop runs over the course of two half-days. By completing this live-online leadership workshop, participants will be recognized with a Certified Agile Leadership® for Organizations (CAL-O) certification from the Scrum Alliance. It is worth 8 SEU’s (Scrum Education Units) and/or PDUs.

What makes Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations different from other leadership training?

Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations is not your typical virtual lecture-based training session. This is a collaborative and interactive workshop, filled with real-time exercises focused on helping leaders build the foundational skills needed to be a more effective leader in turbulent times. As a leader in your organization, you are tasked with encouraging those around you to be empowered in their actions and push the team towards their goals You will leave with greater confidence and skills to take action, as well as a network of leaders to learn with.

Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) learning outcomes include:

  • Exploring how an organization’s culture impacts agility and the role a leader plays in identifying and influencing a sustainable organizational culture
  • Explaining how culture and the way value is interpreted are related, and how that relationship will affect organizational outcomes.
  • Discovering how an organization’s design, including its strategy, structure policies and measures impact organizational culture and the creation of value 
  • Understanding how organizational metrics can impact desired agile behaviors and results
  • Exploring impacts of continuous change and the influence of organizational culture on the speed, risk tolerance, and receptiveness to change
  • Investigating through a case study how strategy, structure, and culture can impact the outcome of an Agile transformation
  • Explore how organizational change impacts people and the benefits of involving them in the change process.
  • Applying the concepts regarding culture, organizational structure, and change management to your organization

For full course learning objectives, refer to Scrum Alliance’s CAL-O Learning Objectives document

Recommended Workshop Prerequisites

While not required, it is highly recommended to have participated in the Path to Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) workshop prior to attending this Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) workshop. The CAL-E workshop covers foundational leadership principles and practices needed for greater agility, including topics such as how leading with agility is different from traditional leadership approaches, how organizational culture impacts leadership skills, leadership awareness, and a leadership profile self-assessment. For more information, click here.

Should I take CAL-T or CAL-O?

The Path to Agile Leadership is not a linear journey. Being an agile leader means consistently iterating on your skills as your responsibilities and market demands change. Review your current goals and work environment to determine which course you should take next. 

If you are leading one or two teams, the CAL-T is most likely a great fit for you. The CAL-T course will help you lead and inspire your Agile team members. 

If your leadership responsibilities span multiple teams and their interactions with the rest organization, the CAL-O may be a better option for you. The CAL-O course focuses on teaching leaders how to better understand and create greater organization-wide agility. 

For those looking for an immersive experience to truly stretch your leadership capabilities, you may consider our cohort series, where we enable all of your agile leadership capabilities, from essential foundational agile leadership concepts (CAL-E), along with leading teams (CAL-T), and leading in the organization (CAL-O). Reach out to training@agilevelocity.com for more information. 

How Our Virtual Workshops Work

At Agile Velocity, we use a few different platforms for our virtual training workshops.

For audio/video connections, we utilize Zoom. Your pre-event email will provide you with the Zoom meeting ID.

For collaboration, we use Miro. If you’d like to a quick overview of this tool: Miro “101” – Getting Started

How to Receive Your Certified Agile Leadership® for Organizations (CAL-O) Certification From Scrum Alliance

  1. Register for Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O)
  2. Participate, dive deep into the material and conversations
  3. The instructor will submit your name to Scrum Alliance
  4. Receive your credential

CAL-O badge from Scrum Alliance

Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations Corporate Training

Agile leadership is key to the success of transforming to working with agility and focusing on value delivery. Organizations contemplating or in the middle of an Agile transformation can benefit from executive training like the Path to Agile Leadership for Organizations workshop. In addition to the public (open to the general public), we can offer this class in a private setting.

A private class allows for a more tailored discussion around your leadership teams’ specific challenges. Corporate training classes consist of 10+ individuals. For more information, contact training@agilevelocity.com.

Meet the Instructors

Steve Martin has over 25 years’ experience, with the last decade focused specifically on helping organizations make the transition to Scrum and Agile ways of working. Steve has worked in a wide range of industries including Healthcare IT, Finance, Insurance, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Publishing, and Communications. Steve is an avid distance cyclist and can often be found at your local bakery. He is known for his highly interactive, thought-provoking workshops and conference presentations.

Expertise: Leadership, Software/Technology Solutions,

Certifications: CST, CAL-Educator, PMI-ACP, PMP, Path to Agility Facilitator

Richard Dolman is a pragmatic Enterprise Agility Coach and Trainer who has been practicing Agile and Lean since 2001. As a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) he works at all levels of an organization to help them learn and improve. He is passionate about helping companies and teams to solve critical business and technology challenges, as well as empowering and enabling collaborative, high-performing teams. His goal is to help people and organizations unlock their hidden potential.

Expertise: Leadership, IT/Software, Business Operations, Multi-Industry

Years of Experience: 30+

Certifications: CEC, CAL-Educator, SPC5, ICP-ACC, PMI-ACP, Path to Agility Facilitator

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