Certified Agile Leadership (level 1)

Our Certified Agile Leadership (CAL – 1) Course is two day immersive learning experience that enables participants to make a difference in the real world of work.

Find a CAL – 1 Workshop

Certified Agile Leadership Level I (CAL I) program is an introductory, education based program. The goal of CAL I is to bring awareness of Agile leadership thinking, mindset and behaviors. To start the Agile leader on their learning journey. The CAL I credential is required to advance to CAL II program in order to get accredited as Certified Agile Leader® by ScrumAlliance.

Virtual Classroom (online), Instructor led courses also available.
Course Objectives
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  • Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity (VUCA)
  • Organizational fragility
  • From Scientific Management to Learning Organizations
  • Agile Manifesto values and principles
  • Scrum, Kanban, XP overview
  • Agile mindset – “being” agile
  • High-performing Agile teams and Team performance models
  • Introduction to Cynefin – Leaders decision making framework
  • Leadership styles & self evaluation
  • MOI(J) Model of leadership
  • Value of dialogue in decision making
  • Systems Thinking
  • Motivation
  • Creating culture of safety and learning
  • Satir (J-curve) change model
  • Congruency
  • Agile approaches to change
  • Managing and measuring performance

Own don’t rent

Art of leadership cannot be boxed into a package of quick fix recipes. Therefore you must learn to see the science behind art of leadership. Realizing that everything connects to everything else, including yourself. Owning your personal transformation is first step towards becoming an Agile leader.

Our range of curriculum is designed to progressively enhance your understanding.We use systems thinking puzzles to challenge popular leadership  myths. Therefore we play. Through interactive activities you will incorporate your organization’s challenges into this workshop. As a consequence you will work through difficult organizational challenges in safe-to-experiment inclusive learning environment. This is your opportunity to get expert level guidance, peer feedback, and as consequence own your own insights.

Many competent managers experience imposters syndrome, fearful that deeper truths that they hold within cannot be shared. When you own your own insights, you will break free to make others feel empowered.

Learning by doing

NO POWERPOINT! – Hands on, interactive, and fun!

Scrum is easy to understand, but difficult to master. Therefore, we don’t use dry lectures. Learning new skills requires experiential environment where you can practice your newly acquired skills. More importantly learning happens when you are having fun!

This course is based on techniques from Accelerated Learning and in particular principles and concepts from Training from The Back of the Room. Our participants experience Scrum concepts and principles through case-studies, games, simulations, group discussions, and role-playing exercises.

Know-Why, Know-What, Know-How:

Your instructors are practitioner, and therefore able to go beyond canned responses. Because we encourage constructive dialogue you gain deeper appreciation about the why? of agile, and scrum values and principles.

You need practical grasp on agile practices to be effective in your world of work. Therefore we engage in fun, interactive role playing simulations. As a result you are better prepared to handle even the most challenging situations in your real world of work. In contrast to “test takers” you have much deeper  understanding to help your organization be agile, not just do agile.

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Are you ready?

Start your journey into a completely new way of thinking and acting. This one-of-a-kind learning experience instills confidence through emphasis on skills development. Certainly the skills you acquire in this workshop will help you grow personally and professionally. As a result, you will uncover new pathways to constructively engage with teams and executives on difficult organizational challenges.

This workshop includes application of Agile and Scrum outside of software development. It is suitable for both IT and non-IT participants.

What participants say?

  • “We went above and beyond those expectations and dove deeply into a discussion of organizational philosophy that helped to really motivate what I learned and provide me with a solid understanding to Evangelize within my company.”
    James Fort - Program Manager at Amazon Alexa

  • “Dhaval is a perceptive thinker with an endless supply of ideas for ways to tackle tough problems. His knowledge of lean thinking is not simple text-book recitation, but is genuinely in-depth. I think of him as the “Indiana Jones” of Agile, ready to cut-and-slash his way through whatever challenges he’s presented with.”
    Douglas Jones - Senior Analyst at Shelter Insurance

  • “He personified what he was instructing the class to become. His class truly experiences the agile process first-hand.”
    Mark Bondonese - Software Development Manager
  • ScrumAlliance CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) credit

    This course also allows participants to claim 14 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation.

    PMP and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certifications

    Participants may claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.

    Is there any Pre-Course preparation?

    Yes, You will need 3-4 hours of preparatory work that is spread over a week of observations that you will be expected to share with your peers in class. There is no right or wrong way to complete this assignment. Applying yourself before your participation respects prerequisite expectations that we have from all participants.

    After your registration you will be provided with detailed guidelines to prepare your materials for workshop participation.


    After your registration and 2 days before training you will also receive an email from the trainer outlining learning expectations.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please email

    What’s the refund policy?

    Cancellations more than 2 weeks before the course date receive a full refund. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the course date receive a 70% refund.

    Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
    • Yes, you can always transfer to a different date for the same course at no extra charge.
    • You can also transfer your registration to another attendee for no change fee.
    • Cancellation on transferred tickets receive 70% refund.

    Additional information for in-person (hosted) training courses

    Two (2) days before training you will receive a pre-course email re-confirming venue details, catering and parking options.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, electronic copy is fine.

    Is lunch provided?

    Lunch, snacks, coffee, and drinks are provided for all days.

    Is parking provided?



    Invest in yourself

    Certified Agile Leadership (Level I) course is beginning of your journey to learn skills that help you guide development of learning organization systems. Therefore, our CAL course is designed to accelerate skills development.

    Our goal is achieved when you graduate with confidence to make a positive difference in your world of work. Whether you are an experienced agile practitioner who wants a refresher or completely new to world of Agile. Evolve Agility’s learning program will prepare you with takeaways that you can apply immediately. We want you to succeed in transforming real world of work.