Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Vancouver, BC - December 2019

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Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 West Hastings St

Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6


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Is this the right course for you?

Being a manager in an Agile environment is a challenging job. On one hand, you know that self-organizing teams are essential for success. On the other hand, it feels uncomfortable to not have full control over the activities that take place.

Ask Yourself:

  • Now that the Agile train has started rolling, have you questioned your own position and relevance?
  • Are you met with expectations from your peers and employer to stay on top of things?
  • Are you being told by your team members to back off and step aside?

What is Certified Agile Leadership (CAL)?

The Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) is the Scrum Alliance educational program for people like you. It aims to provide you with the best possible frameworks and tools to do the following:

  1. Lead the Agile transformation in your organization
  2. Foster an Agile culture to achieve high performance
  3. Apply Agile principles in your day-to-day interaction with team members

This will help you and your company BE agile instead of just DO Scrum.

Note: The Certified Agile Leadership is a two-level certification program. Upon the successful completion of this 2-day course, participants will earn their CAL-1 certification.

CAL-1 Course Overview:

Our program consists of the following: Participant Preparation, CAL-1 Workshop (2.5-Day), and a Post Training Program. With the inclusion of peer discussion groups as well as the creation of a coaching and personal development plan, agile42 has uniquely designed the Post Training Program to help you achieve two objectives:

  1. Continue to grow as an Agile Leader
  2. Sketch out a possible path leading towards the CAL-2 credential level

Further Breakdown of the CAL-1 Program:

Part ONE: Participant Preparation

We will send you an invitation letter containing 3 different assignments that you must prepare for prior to the workshop. You will learn about the practice of the Gemba Walk and we will also explain the concept of Leadership in an Agile Context - encouraging you as a leader to be present, aware, and engaged.

  • Preparation Time: 3-4 hours
  • Purpose: To provide you an outline of the Agile Overview learning objective
  • Expectation: You will be asked to share your preparation work and results with the other workshop participants.

Part TWO: CAL-1 Workshop (Refer to Workshop Agenda)

Throughout the training, the instructor will make use of a specific Case Study to present examples, reflections, and exercises. During the training, we will provide an empty booklet for you to take notes about your own journey.

  • Duration: 2.5 days
  • Purpose: To cover the predefined learning objectives (***All of the learning objectives will be covered by multiple modules, rather than one by one.)
  • Expectation: You will be asked to document your activities and self-reflections.

Part THREE: Post Training Program - Journey towards the CAL-2 Credential

Following the CAL-1 workshop, we will present you with a transfer document that describes the requirements for the CAL-2 credential, agile42’s framework for the CAL-2 credential pathway, and the activities offered by agile42 in the Post Training program.

  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Purpose: To provide a framework for the CAL-2 credential

    Workshop Agenda:

    Day One (9:00 AM -5:00 PM)

    Morning Theme: Circumstances for Agile

    • Welcome & Introductions
    • Why Agile Leadership?
    • Introduction to Cynefin
    • Lean Thinking

    Afternoon Theme: Growing Agile Teams

    • Agile Overview and Experience Sharing (from your Individual Preparation)
    • Motivation of Teams
    • Synergy and Challenges in Teams
    • Team Performance Models

    Day Two (9:00AM - 5:00PM)

    Morning Theme: Leading in an Agile Organization

    • Self-Organization
    • Leadership Styles
    • Systems Thinking

    Afternoon Theme: Growing Organizations into Agile

    • Stakeholder management
    • Organizational Culture
    • Organizational Design

    Day Three (9:00AM - 12:00PM | HALF DAY)

    Morning Theme: Agile Transitions

    • Change Management Framework
    • Agile Strategy Map
    • Self-Development as an Agile Leader

    Why agile42?

    Although the CAL courses are standardized by using the same framework, each program will be different in the way that it is taught by the instructor.

    As a result, agile42 has taken this framework and combined it with our unique concept of accelerated learning, as well as our years of experience in delivering leadership trainings and working with organizations on developing a sustainable Agile program.

    About Course Trainer: Dave Sharrock

    Dave Sharrock is a senior consultant and enterprise agile coach for agile42; the only Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada who also holds an MBA and Ph.D. Ranging from Fortune100 companies and startups to telecommunications and branded consumer goods, Dave has over 15 years of experience in helping organizations understand and realize the benefits of applying an agile/ lean mindset to product development. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dave is an expert on organizational change and agile business processes.

    Certifications: CEC, CST, SPC, CSP, CSPO, CSM

    Industries: Traditional Product Development, Footwear Fashion, Gaming, Digital Agency

    Areas: Agile Adoption, Agile Management Disciplines, Manage Product Portfolio Using Scrum


    ***Note: 2 days before the training you will receive a pre-course email to re-confirm venue details and dates.

    Q: What is the refund policy? (Note: Please disregard the Refund Policy set out by Eventbrite. Refer to our refund policy listed below.)


    If we receive your request to cancel no later than 10 days prior to the class, you will receive a 100% refund of the ticket fees and taxes, minus the Eventbrite payment processing and service fees (2.5% + $8). If we receive your request less than 10 days prior to the class, you will not be eligible for any refund. At that time, however, you will still be able to transfer or reschedule your registration.

    Q: Can I reschedule to a different class date?

    If you would like to reschedule (i.e. transfer your registration to a different class date), we can do that for you as follows:

    • If the class to which you are transferring has a higher ticket price, you will need to pay the difference in price. If the class has a lower ticket price than what you originally paid, you would be eligible to receive the difference returned to you.

    • If you notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class and it's your first time rescheduling this particular registration, there will be no transfer fee. If you reschedule the same registration more than once, we will charge an additional 20% fee for each rescheduling after the first time.

    • If you notify us less than 10 business days prior to the class, we will charge an additional 10% fee if it is the first time you are rescheduling this particular registration. If the same registration needs to be rescheduled more than once, we will charge an additional 20% fee for each rescheduling after the first time. Transfer requests can only be accommodated up to 2 business days before the class.

    Q: Is my registration/ticket transferrable to another person?

    Please notify us and this can be done at any time free of charge.


    If agile42 has to cancel a class for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund.

    Q: Do I have to bring anything with me to the class?

    Leave your laptop at home and bring a pen and a smile. You will be provided with a workbook.

    Contact Us:

    If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact our friendly team at We will do our best to assist you.

    Onsite Courses and Training:

    If your team or organization is ready to make the transition, we can take this training to where you are. With the highest number of Certified Enterprise Coaches and Certified Scrum Trainers of any organization, agile42 offers a wide selection of public and private trainings. For more information about our in-house private trainings tailored to your organization's specific needs, contact us at or call 778.886.6303.

    Disclaimer: agile42 reserves the right to change the venue or cancel any course for reasons including, but not limited to, trainer illness or bad weather. In the event of cancellation, we will offer a transfer to a different course or a refund.

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