Certified LeSS Practitioner training is going to be online - October 5-9, 2020 with Jurgen De Smet

Next week's Certified LeSS Practitioner course has been adjusted to a full remote, online provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course. We'll start on Monday, October 5th and continue till friday, October 9th.

There are a couple of seats left to reach our max 12 attendees limit as some CLP attendees prefer to wait for an in-person event. Registre here.

Book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay is available in the Japanese language

I’m glad that my book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay was officially translated into the Japanese language and is already available from 9th September 2020. The translated name is: “SCRUMMASTER THE BOOK 優れたスクラムマスターになるための極意”. The publisher is “ 翔泳社” (Shoeisha) and you can buy the book at different online stores.

CAL2 – Certified Agile Leadership II program is open for registration and confirmed to run - Fall 2020

The next run of CAL2 – Certified Agile Leadership II program will start on October 10, 2020. It's opened for registrations and confirmed to run. It will consist of individual leadership circle profile, series of coaching video calls, and individual assessment. You can find all the details about the program here.

The program will be delivered as an online program, schedule and all details about conditions, execution can be found at Scrum Alliance website.

Register for the program here

CAL II - Certified Agile Leadership Program

CAL - Certified Agile LeadershipThe CAL 2 program is a continuation and extension of the CAL1 (CAL-E + CAL-O) class. It brings an advanced education deepening the concepts discussed in the CAL, validated practice, and peer-based sharing program that consists of learning and practice.

Booking with online payment: The fall 2020 cohort is confirmed and guaranteed to run.

The goal of CAL II is to guide leaders in deepening, applying, and sharing their Agile leadership learning. CAL II requires a CAL I (CAL-E+CAL-O) credential and successful completion of the advanced education, validated practice, and peer-based sharing requirements.

CAL2 program

We focus on three areas

CAL II focuses on three categories defined in the CAL I program:

  • Leadership in an Agile Context
  • The Agile Organization
  • Agile Approaches to Change

Participants are expected to document and share their experience and learning in a CAL II Experience Report for each category and share it with other participants in their cohort to discuss, analyze, and share feedback for mutual learning. All participants need to actively participate in all facilitated peer-based workshops with others in the program.

Agile Leadership concept by Zuzana Sochova

You will learn

In short, you’ll learn to transform your workplace into a well-oiled, dynamic environment that delivers value to your customers, your employees, and your bottom line. You will …

  • Be a better leader, no matter what your role, experience, or management style
  • Develop an organizational culture where Agile may flourish
  • Gain skills to create high performing organizations
  • Approach change from multiple angles
  • Nurture a more successful and joyful workplace
  • Deal effectively with workplace cultural challenges
  • Development of leadership mindset needed to support growth
  • Get access to the community network of participants and get the opportunity to collaborate with an international group of leaders experiencing a similar context.

CAL II Program is a great step for you

  • An executive, manager, or organizational influencer
  • A change agent who’s been charged with Agile adoption
  • A leader who supports, leads, or interacts with Agile teams

What is the CAL II Program structure?

The program is distributed in the 7 months and is structured into three different areas. 

Agile Leadership Program CAL2

  1. Leadership development– is focused on personal development and enhancement of individual leadership skills. Each participant will get their Leadership Circle Profile. Leadership Circle Profile assessment measures and provides leaders feedback through the lengths of two primary leadership domains – Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies – and integrates them into visuals so key opportunities for leadership development rise to the surface. The profile includes the debrief follow up and coaching session with Leadership Circle Certified Practitioner Coach.
  2. Extended education is building on top of the theory and concepts discussed at the CAL1 class, and consists of 4 modules of deep dive into the following areas. 

    • Organization (Organizational vision, Organizational design, Organization as a System)
    • Culture (‘We’ culture, Green&Teal organizations, Case-studies) 
    • Change (Leaders first, Steps for successful change, Experiments, Changing the system)
    • Leadership (Leader-Leader style, reflection on Leadership Circle Profile)

    Extended education consists of individual preparation, education modules facilitated by CAL Educator, peer workshops, teamwork, and individual experience report preparation and feedback.

    Peer Workshops are the core of the CAL2 program. Through the peer collaborative sessions, you gain practical experiences and have time to critically evaluate the practical usage of the discussed concepts. Participants will share at least one of their CAL II experienced reports with their cohort and discuss, analyze, and share feedback for mutual learning. Such module reports are the building blocks of the final individual experienced report. 

    Each module includes individual pre-reading/listening, team discussion around different case-studies, teamwork and experience sharing with other leaders in the group and working on the individual experienced report. Expect to spent about 8-12h per module working time, plus some time for individual reading.

    Agile Leadership Program CAL2

  3. Integration Work– is the last step of the CAL2 program. The program is finished by the individual experience report summarizing the learning journey and application of the concepts discussed during the program that will be validated by the CAL Educator. The experience report is created during the whole program and participants get feedback on it during the peer workshops. The experience report shall cover all four areas (Organization, Culture, Change, and Leadership) and describe jour leadership journey during the CAL program. 

Upon successful completion of CAL I (CAL-E + CAL-O) and CAL II (including the validated experience report), you will be eligible to apply for the CAL Certification.

How to sign up?

As part of your application, please write us a short paragraph about yourself as an Agile leader, describe what is the goal you want to achieve in this program. 

I shall join if…

  • I successfully completed a CAL I training (CAL-E + CAL-O), with a Certified Agile Leadership Educator accredited by the Scrum Alliance.
  • I’m committed to personal and organizational leadership growth.
  • I’m willing to join and actively participate in the 8-month program and share my learnings and aha moments with the other people in my cohort and summarize my learning in an individual experience report.

NOTE:

Certification will only be granted to participants with full participation in the program.

You are welcome to join the program without going through the full certification process.

2020 dates

EUROPE & USA/Canada Region - October

The dates for CAL II—Advanced Education and Validated Practice video calls are as follows:

  • Sat Oct 10, 2020, 6pm - 9pm PRG (12pm - 3pm ET)
  • Sat Nov 14, 2020, 6pm - 9pm PRG (12pm - 3pm ET)
  • Sat Dec 5, 2020, 6pm - 9pm PRG (12pm - 3pm ET)
  • Sat Jan 23, 2021, 6pm - 9pm PRG (12pm - 3pm ET)
  • Jan-Mar, 2021: Leadership Circle Profile/Agile Leadership Assessment
  • Sat Mar 20, 2021, 6pm - 8pm PRG (12pm - 2pm ET) - Final Peer Workshop

The dates of peer workshops and teamwork are flexible and will be discussed during the program.

Program Closure: Apr 30th, 2021

AUSTRALIA & ASIA (APEC) & Europe Region - November

The dates for CAL II—Advanced Education and Validated Practice video calls are as follows:​

  • Sat Nov 14, 2020, 9am - 12pm PRG (5pm - 8pm Sydney)
  • Sat Dec 5, 2020, 9am - 12pm PRG (5pm - 8pm Sydney)
  • Sat Jan 23, 2021, 9am - 12pm PRG (5pm - 8pm Sydney)
  • Sat Feb 27, 2021, 9am - 12pm PRG (5pm - 8pm Sydney)
  • Feb-Apr, 2021: Leadership Circle Profile/Agile Leadership Assessment
  • Sat Apr 17, 2021, 9am - 12pm PRG (5pm - 8pm Sydney) - Final Peer Workshop

The dates of peer workshops and teamwork are flexible and will be discussed during the program.

Program Closure: May 30th, 2021

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