CAL Essentials for Team & Organization Leaders

Complete Agile Leadership Course

Participation in this certification course leads to all three certified Agile Leadership accreditations.

  1. Certified Agile Leadership – Essentials (CAL – E)
  2. Certified Agile Leadership – Teams (CAL – T)
  3. Certified Agile Leadership – Organization (CAL – O)

This one-of-a-kind learning experience instills confidence through an emphasis on skills development. You will uncover new pathways to constructively engage with teams and executives on complex organizational challenges. This includes the application of Agile and Scrum outside of software development to engineering solutions and business functions.

This course is hands-on, interactive, and fun!

Dhaval Panchal

Dhaval Panchal

Course Instructor

Experienced executive, Organization Design consultant, and Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Coach and Trainer (CEC, CTC, and CST), since 2008. He has been practicing agile since 2003 and helped build multiple agile organizations from the ground up.

He has led large-scale transformations at Fortune 500 companies, and mid-size Product Companies. Dhaval has first-hand experience with transformation challenges in Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Gaming, and Medical domains.

Systems Thinking

This is the only leadership course that integrates the Systems thinking toolset in its curriculum. Interactive activities and systems thinking techniques allow you to incorporate your organization’s challenges in the workshop. So that you can work through some of the most difficult topics, get expert-level guidance, and own your insights.

Are you adaptive?

Our range of curriculum is designed to enhance your understanding progressively. And more importantly, build your confidence to lead through uncertainty. This course explores human and systems dynamics so you can develop your agile leadership style. This workshop fosters an inclusive, safe environment where you can discover the leader within.

Learn together, grow together

We recommend leadership teams join this course together so you can explore your organization dynamics using the systems thinking techniques and strategize on the way forward.

Affable and engaging, Dhaval is a wise sage of Scrum and Agile principles. He’s also readily able to cite real-world examples of how it works in business.

William L Gray

Vice President of Product Management

Our curriculum will enable you to

  • Identifying opportunities and gaps in your agile organization
  • Develop an understanding of post-heroic levels of leadership agility
  • Develop a personal plan for improvement in becoming an Agile leader
  • Design holistic change initiatives for agile
  • Lead groups to become high-performing teams
  • Design Agile strategies for change management at the organization level
  • Organization design elements to collaborate, inspect, and adapt at scale
  • Develop a deeper understanding of your organization’s culture
  • Learn what you can do to change the culture.
  • Design and implement transformation experiments at scale

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Who Should Attend?

For leaders who value ongoing personal growth. Participant leaders will develop Agile leadership competency, and increase effectiveness to lead in complex and rapidly changing business environments.

Leadership is required at all levels within the organization. This workshop is designed for managers, and people who want to guide team and organizational development toward becoming learning systems. Participants come from diverse backgrounds in industry, and life experiences. Typically,

  • Executives, Directors, and Senior management
  • Product, Technical, and Functional managers
  • Team leader, Agile Coach, and Scrum Master
  • Practice leaders

Does it matter where you learn from?

Absolutely does.

ScrumAlliance accredited courses are uniquely designed by each Guide level educator against a common framework of course learning objectives. This means that no two CAL courses offered by Guide level instructors are the same.

Designed for accelerated adult learning, our course makes challenging topics easy to grasp. Our instructors are active practitioners who have the practical know-how that you need to lead in the real world.

11 Leadership Characteristics

This amazing infographic provides summary of eleven Servant Leadership characteristics. A helpful reminder as we serve to transform our world of work.

Certified Agile Leadership–Essentials (CAL–E)

Understand the foundations of agile leadership. You will learn how agile leaders think, focus, and behave. There are your topic modules:

  1. Forces of change: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity (VUCA)
  2. Agility: Unfair strategic advantage
  3. Managing in a complex world
  4. Systems thinking for learning organizations
  5. Leadership styles, and personal assessment
  6. Influencing organization change without power/authority
  7. Leadership agility

Certified Agile Leadership–Teams (CAL–T)

Lead teams through changing dynamics in today’s world of work and equip leaders with the practices they need to create high performing teams. We cover the following learning topics

  1. Workplace motivation
  2. Creating a culture of safety and learning
  3. Real teams & Self-Managing team canvas
  4. Leading teams to high performance
  5. Team metrics & measurements
  6. Multi-team collaborations in scaled settings

Certified Agile Leadership–Organization (CAL–O)

Apply practices and principles of agility to businesses and organizations. Understand the impact of organizational culture on transformation efforts and business strategy.

  1. How we play?: business alignment model
  2. Organization culture, sub-cultures, and Cultural alignment
  3. Typology of organization culture: Organization culture assessment
  4. Growing Agile: Overcoming resistance and enabling change
  5. Agile at Scale
  6. Empirical Agile change management approach

Pre-Work Assignments

You are expected to complete pre-workshop assignments that require you to reflect on your personal leadership style and motivation. The assignments take approximately 2-3 hours and prepare you to make the most out of your participation in the class.

Bring this course in-house

Customize focused learning sessions designed for your organization’s specific needs. References are provided upon request.

The Online Experience FAQ

Answers to some of the commonly asked questions from our students

  • We host our virtual training on Zoom. Please install the Zoom client on your computer.
  • For online collaboration, we use Mural. Participants are provided with a free guest account for the course days. Please confirm that you can access the website from your network.
  • We take breaks almost hourly, with a more extended lunch break
  • Certification fees are included
  • A color pdf of the workbook will be provided
  • Invitation to private Slack group where past and current participants network
  • Complimentary 1:1 personal coaching session with your instructor

Public Course Registration Policies


You can transfer to a different date for the same course at no extra charge.


  • Cancellations more than two weeks before the course date receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations within two weeks of the course date receive a 70% refund.

No show policy

Your fees will be forfeited in case of a no-show.