High Praise for this Training
Executives and Managers
- “Invigorating, Rejuvenating, Thought-provoking. I gained valuable insights into self, value of consciousness and better understanding of how to start to consider transformation to organizational agility.” – Greg Fields, Managing Director
- “Mind-opening, Intense, Deep. I gained key learning around working with culture, leadership models and listening. I enjoyed the diversity of exercises, energy of the space and movement.” – Michael Sapp, Program Manager
- “Enlightening, Inspiring, Energizing. I learned about self-leadership, 4 A’s Leadership model, Teal organizations and a decision-making framework. I liked the balance of telling vs asking and the different levels of sollaboaration.” – Yashar Rassoulli, CTO & co-founder.
- “Insightful, Challenging, Informative. I learned about the importance of wholeness, safety and trust in an organization. It was fun and engaging, but also gave opportunity to reflect.” – Isaac DeSouza, CTO
- “Inspiring, Humbling. I found the following valuable: VAST (vulnerability, Authentic connection, safety, trust) model, communications, and focus. Excellent facilitator, fearless, makes it look easy, practices what he preaches.” – Mitch van Huuksloot, CIO
- “Enlightening. Uplifting. Transformational. Culture is king and is the most important metric/KPI for understanding the health of an organization and improving it.” -Frank Leong, General Manager, Aimia
Agile Coaches, Change Agents, and Scrum Masters
- “Impactful, Engaging, Relevant. I gained valuable insights around frameworks & tools for dialogue and my attachment to Agile as an end. I now know how better to see and bring awareness of reality. I liked the informal tone, hands-on activities and mix of small/large group work.” – Anthony Mersino, (Agile+) Coach
- “Pure Magic! I gained the valuable insight into models and patterns that are more helpful than best practices. Love the focus on people as a way to be more healthy. I likedMichael’s energy – being surrounded by openess and love by Michael. Also, movement between sitting, standing, circle, quiet, sharing, and pair. work” – Paul Heidema, Director Agile Transformation & Innovation (Agile Coach)
- “Awareness, Growth, Impact. I learned about focus on myself – listening and 4 A’s leadership model. I now have techniques to work with leadership. I liked the safe environment and the emergent, rich discussion.” – Josh D’Jelal, Scrum Master
- “Honest, Engaging, Thought-Provoking. I learned about the importance of listening – purely listening, standing in the truth and inviting others. I liked the varied methods, group discussions and visual materials.” – Laura Prieto Umerez, Operational Excellence Sr. Business Advisor
- “Enlightening, Engaging, Empowering. I discovered valuable ways of approaching leadership, and transformation through patterns. This subject holistically has opened up my mind to the possibilities of what I can achieve with organizations.” – Auzma Ahmed, Scrum Master
- “Inspiring, Beautiful, Empowering. I now see the importance of going beyond Agile and clarifying leadership’s desire for transformation. I now have patterns for experimenting with. The energy and charisma engaged me. I also like the fluidity and creativeness.” – Jem D’Jelal, Organizational Coach
We create a highly interactive dynamic training environment. Each of you are unique – and so is each training. Although the essentials will be covered in every class, you will be involved in shaping the depth and focus of our time together. Each learning module is treated as a User Story (see photo) and we will co-create a unique learning journey that supports everyone’s needs.
Only the most valuable topics will be covered.
The training will draw from the learning areas identified in the CAL overview diagram.
Certified Agile Leadership Training gives managers and coaches skills needed to foster success.
Your success as a leader in an Agile organisation requires looking beyond Agile itself. It requires a deep understanding of your organization and your own leadership path. To equip you for this journey, you will gain a strong foundation in understandingorganizational culture. From there, you will learn key organization and leadership models that will allow you to understand how your organizational culture really works.
Now you are ready to start the journey! You will learn aboutorganizational growth – how you may foster lasting change in your organization. Key is understanding how it invites change in a complex system. You will also learn about leadership – how you may show up more effectively, and how to help others.
Though each Certified Agile Leadership course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Agile Leadership courses intend to create awareness of, and begin the journey toward, Agile Leadership.
Graduates will receive the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1) designation. See Scrum Alliance Website for further details.
Who Should Attend
There are two main audiences that are addressed by this training: organizational leaders and organizational coaches. The principles and practices of organisational culture and leadership are the same regardless of your role.
Organizational leaders include executives, vice presidents, directors, managers and program leads. Organizational coaches include Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, HR professionals, and internal change leaders.
“The only thing of real substance that leaders do is to create and manage culture.” – Edgar Schein
Pre-requisites: Agile fundamentals. Industry experience or CSM or CSPO is sufficient. This is course explores organisation & leadership needed to create an Agile organisation. Agile is not required to learn, it is a requirement for certification. If you are not sure, please contact us for clarification.
Note: This course is designed for anyone seeking to foster a more agile (flexible, nimble) organisation. Even though the historical context of Agile is software innovation, this training is applicable across all industries.
Course Pre-learning: Participants are expected to complete 2-3 hours of videos and readings in advance of the training. Then there is more time to focus on discussion and exploration. The reading guide will be shared with participants after registration.
PDUs: This training provides 14 PDUs in support of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMIACP as well as the PMP certification.
Tasty lunch, teas, coffees and water throughout the day.
Scrum Alliance Education Units (SEUs) towards Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). Learn more about the CSP certification, please see here.
Membership to the Adventures with Agile community and access to the best agile and lean meetups in London to support you on your agile journey for continuous improvement.
Learning Modules for Certified Agile Leadership Training (CAL1)
We create a highly interactive dynamic training environment. Each of you are unique – and so is each training. Although the essentials will be covered in every class, you will be involved in shaping the depth and focus of our time together. Each learning module is treated as a User Story (see photo) and we will co-create a unique learning journey that supports everyone’s needs. Only the most valuable topics will be covered.
“If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.” – Edgar Schein
- Why Culture? Clarify why culture is critical for Organizational Success.
- Laloux Culture Model: Discuss the Laloux culture model that will help us clarify current state and how to understand other organizations/models.
- Agile Culture: Explore how Agile can be seen as a Culture System.
- Agile Adoption & Transformation: – Highlight differences between Agile Adoption and Transformation.
- Dimensions of Culture: Look at key aspects of culture from “Reinventing Organisations”. Where are we and where might we go?
- Culture Case Studies: Organisational Design: Explore how leading companies use innovative options to drive cultural operating systems.
- Working With Culture: Given a Culture Gap. What moves can we make? Work with Culture or Transformation.
- Complex Systems Thinking: Effective change is possible when we use a Complex Systems model. Cynefin. Attractors. Emergent Change.
- Healthy “Agile” Initiatives: How to get to a healthy initiative. How to focus on the real goals of Agile and clarify WHY.
- Fostering Organisational Collaboration: Understanding collaboration and trust beyond the team. Organizational drivers. Patterns for change.
- Metrics: How do we measure success? What metrics help and which harm us?
- Transformation Case Study: Walkthrough of how a transformation unfolded with a 100 person internal IT group.
Leadership & Organisational Models
- Management Paradigms: Contrast of Traditional “Modern” Management practices with Knowledge worker paradigm. Theory X, Theory Y.
- The Virtuous Cycle: Key drivers of success emergent across different high-performance organizational systems.
- Engagement (Gallup): Gallup has 12 proven questions linked to employee engagement. How can we move the needle?
- Advice Process: More effective decision-making using Advice Process. Build leaders. Practice with advice cards.
- Listening: Subtle and deep listening practice as the basis for all human interaction.
- 4 A’s Leadership Model: Awareness, Acceptance, Aspiration & Ask for Help.
- Leading Through Culture: How to lead through culture so that innovation and engagement can emerge.
- Transformational Leadership: See how we may “be the change we want to see” in our organizations.
- Leadership in Hierarchy: Hierarchy impedes innovation. Listening and language tips to improve your leadership.
About Michael Sahota
I believe people deliver astounding results when they have Passion and Purpose. Joy and Meaning. Creativity, Safety, Trust and Belonging. I believe we can foster work environments where people can grow and evolve to unleash their best every day.
I help people cultivate their organizational culture. To invite a more conscious way of being and relating. To evolve organizational structures and practices that foster new ways of working.
I am a guide: I help leaders navigate the world of organizational reinvention. I support learning and growth through: training, coaching, consulting, and facilitation. I increase awareness of the connection between actions and outcomes. I invite change. I walk the talk.
Since 2001 I have been fostering an Agile way of working. Since 2010, I have been helping organizations evolve their organizational culture to create places where Agile may flourish. As a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), I help leaders bridge the world between Agile and organizational reality.
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You will be eligible for SEU points from the Scrum Alliance by taking this course.
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