Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)® Workshop

Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)® Workshop

Learn the secrets to nurture Agile organizations!

What is an Agile Leader?

Since 2001, tens of thousands of leaders all around the world have been creating workplaces in the spirit of the Agile Manifesto. These workplaces were initially most evident in software development. But Agile leadership is now spreading to all parts of the organization and across all sectors of the economy, particularly as software itself has become a key driver of business success.

Agile leaders are not just tinkering with the management practices that were once successful. They are creating something different — workplaces with a culture of agility and with Agile values, practices, and metrics.

An Agile Leader…

  • Operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change
  • Is knowledgeable about Agile values, approaches, and practices
  • Surfaces more creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset, and engaging others
  • Aligns and empowers teams toward delivering more customer value
  • Personally integrates feedback and experiments, and adapts their ways
  • Takes a collaborative continuous improvement approach to organizational effectiveness
  • Catalyzes change in others and facilitates organizational change.

What will you learn in this course?

The CAL Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)® course with Angel Diaz-Maroto intend to create awareness of, and begin the journey toward, Agile Leadership. The vision of this program is to make the values and principles of Agile accessible to every leader by making known the why, what, and how of Agile in a pragmatic and experiential approach.


Day 1

  • Context of Agile: Understanding Business Agility and why organizations are trying to embrace Agile
  • Leadership development in “The leader’s Dancefloor”: Learning and practicing an innovative leadership development framework based on Co-active coaching, ontological coaching, Agile and complexity thinking
  • Complexity: Learn and practice of complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework
  • Collective dimension of leadership: Understand and practice how to influence the collectivity you’re leading
    • Organizational culture: Understanding and practicing the competing values framework
    • Organizational Structure: Learn and practice how to structure organizations to better handle complexity
    • Agile processes: Learn how to lead the implementation of Agile practices and frameworks in organizations.

Day 2

  • Leading organizational Change: Learn and practice different approaches to lead organizational change such as: Lean change, Kotter 8 steps, and V. Satir model
  • Personal dimension of leadership: Understand and follow your leadership development journey
    • Interacting as a leader: Explore and understand different leadership Styles and when to use them
    • Acting as a leader: Learn how to give, receive and incorporate feedback to achieve the best results as a leader
    • Being a leader: Learn and practice how to emphatically connect with others and what’s the impact of that in your leadership.

Who should attend this course?

  • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence
  • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams.
  • Scrum Masters / Agile coaches
  • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organization.


Tools & Laptop: Do I need my laptop?
No, you won’t need your laptop to attend this workshop.

Prerequisites: Is there anything I need to do prior to the workshop?
Yes, all participants will receive an email containing links to videos and blog posts/articles to read and watch before the workshop. This email will be sent 1-2 weeks prior to the workshop date.
These videos and reading materials will be both in Italian and English and, although there won’t be exercises to be completed, we strongly recommend you do read and watch them prior to the workshop.

Number of participants: How many people will there be in the classroom?
The maximum number of participants in the classroom will be 25.

Confirmation: Is the workshop guaranteed to run?
Not yet, the workshop will be confirmed upon reaching the minimum number of requested participants.

Teaching language: What language will this workshop be in?
The scheduled workshop (9th – 10th December 2019) will be in Italian.
This course is available in English upon request. Drop us a line at [email protected].

What’s included?

  • All courseware materials in electronic format
  • PMI members can claim 15 PDU’s (click here for more info).


Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)®

After successfully completing this course, participants will obtain the Certified Agile Leader certification CAL1 from the Scrum Alliance, plus a two year paid membership.

Successfully completing this course: To be eligible for the CAL1 certification all participants are required to complete the indicated preparation assignments and to actively participate in all 16 hours of the training.

Testimonials: What people say about Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)® Workshop

Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)® throws open a window on the ways people, teams and organizations really work and interact. You’ll learn how to influence people in a proper and ethical way toward work sustainability and achievement of a common goal.Alessandro Giardina – Agile Coach

Angel Diaz-Maroto

Ángel is a very energetic Agile coach who truly enjoys challenges. Putting in place Lean and Agile concepts and practices in very complex environments is his specialty and passion.

About us

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We carefully select the most relevant topics and the best trainers and thought leaders worldwide with an eye to the most engaging teaching techniques.
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