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Certified Agile Leadership 1 Workshop

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With the growing global attention that COVID-19 (otherwise known as coronavirus) is gathering, Agile Velocity has taken an active stance to monitor its progression and the recommended prevention strategies. Given what we know about the current situation, we believe that holding our classes will not provide an increased risk for those in attendance. We will continue to hold all scheduled classes unless the situation changes, in which case we will communicate with registrants and transfer all attendees to a later class, free of charge.

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We want to ensure the safety of everyone who comes to Agile Velocity, and to do that we all need to work together and follow best practices.

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Certifed Agile Leadership 1

Humans are not resources and the old ways of managing–command and control–are no longer effective. Data has shown old-school leadership merely result in bad morale, wasted effort, and high turnover. The days of being the hero and doing things alone won’t work anymore.

Modern teams need…

  • To have a clear mission they believe in
  • To be treated as whole people with lives outside of work
  • To feel like their work matters
  • To be challenged but supported
  • To have the opportunity to grow their skills, build new ones, and advance in their career

Alongside teams moving forward to a more agile and modern way of working, managers, directors, and the C-suite should improve their leadership skills in order to encourage speed, flexibility, and innovation. They need skills that can build a culture that supports organizational agility.

The Certified Agile Leader® I (CAL-1) executive training teaches leaders new skills to help them manage their day-to-day interactions with colleagues and team members and the tools to improve team collaboration.

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Register for the Certified Agile Leadership Class

“I was looking for deep insight into the agile methodology and how to enable and support teams to be successful in agile. Yes, this course met my needs. Fun class, great/knowledgeable instructor(s) and activities to get participants engaged.” VP of Engineering Operations, BazaarVoice

CAL-1 Executive Program Testimonials

“I liked the leader focus on day one then going to organizational focus. It helped me ground some of the organizational challenges to personal ones.”

“I would love for this class to get wider adoption in the Agile curriculum.”

“I was looking for how management actions impact agility and this absolutely met my needs.” Daniel Wilhite, Agile Team Coach, SpiceWorks

“I feel CAL 1 was a great introduction and lays the foundation on what tools one can take away, implement, and adapt. I would highly recommend this class to the executive leadership.” Cristina Albarran, IT Program Manager

“Ways to improve as a leader and empower teams. Yes, my objectives were met overall.” Nick Parker, CTO, EverlyWell

Receiving Your CAL-1 Certification From Scrum Alliance

  1. Register for the CAL-1 class
  2. Participate, dive deep into the material and conversations
  3. The instructor will submit your name to Scrum Alliance
  4. Receive your credential

The class is worth 16 SEU’s (Scrum Education Units) and/or PDU’s.

**Venue may change based on availability

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About the Instructor

Brad Swanson, Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST)

Brad Swanson is a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, and Certified Leadership Agility® 360 Coach. He has coached leaders from non-profits to global enterprises through Agile transformation and personal leadership development. Brad is also a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®)and Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC) who has coached and trained thousands of people since 2009.

Brad previously worked in the software industry as a Vice President and Director. Brad is former President of Agile Denver, a speaker at international conferences, and also serves as an Associate Board Member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

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Public Workshops

Certified Agile Leadership 1 Workshop

Austin, TX
December 17, 2020 8:30 am -
December 18, 2020 5:00 pm
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