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Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)

Conteneo Inc.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST)

Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)

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Certified Agile Leadership Training gives managers and coaches skills needed to foster success.

Your success as a leader in an Agile organization requires looking beyond Agile itself. It requires a deep understanding of your organization and your own leadership path. To equip you for this journey, you will gain a strong foundation in understanding organizational culture. From there, you will learn key organization and leadership models that will allow you to understand how your organizational culture really works.

Now you are ready to start the journey! You will learn about organizational growth – how you may foster lasting change in your organization. Key is understanding how it invites change in a complex system. You will also learn about leadership – how you may show up more effectively, and how to help others.

Though each Certified Agile Leadership course varies depending on the instructor, all Certified Agile Leadership courses intend to create awareness of, and begin the journey toward, Agile Leadership.

  • Graduates will receive the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1) designation. See Scrum Alliance Website for further details.

Learning Modules for Certified Agile Leadership Training (CAL1)

We create a highly interactive dynamic training environment. Each of you are unique – and so is each training. Although the essentials will be covered in every class, you will be involved in shaping the depth and focus of our time together. Each learning module is treated as a User Story (see photo) and we will co-create a unique learning journey that supports everyone’s needs. Only the most valuable topics will be covered. 

Organizational Culture

“If you do not manage culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening.” – Edgar Schein

  • Why Culture? Clarify why culture is critical for Organizational Success.

  • Laloux Culture Model: Discuss the Laloux culture model that will help us clarify current state and how to understand other organizations/models.

  • Agile Culture: Explore how Agile can be seen as a Culture System.

  • Agile Adoption & Transformation: – Highlight differences between Agile Adoption and Transformation.

  • Dimensions of Culture: Look at key aspects of culture from “Reinventing Organizations”. Where are we and where might we go?

  • Culture Case Studies: Organizational Design: Explore how leading companies use innovative options to drive cultural operating systems.

Organizational Growth

  • Working With Culture: Given a Culture Gap. What moves can we make? Work with Culture or Transformation.

  • Complex Systems Thinking: Effective change is possible when we use a Complex Systems model. Cynefin. Attractors. Emergent Change.

  • Healthy “Agile” Initiatives: How to get to a healthy initiative. How to focus on the real goals of Agile and clarify WHY.

  • Fostering Organizational Collaboration: Understanding collaboration and trust beyond the team. Organizational drivers. Patterns for change.

  • Metrics: How do we measure success? What metrics help and which harm us?

  • Transformation Case Study: Walkthrough of how a transformation unfolded with a 100 person internal IT group.

Leadership & Organizational Models

  • Management Paradigms: Contrast of Traditional “Modern” Management practices with Knowledge worker paradigm. Theory X, Theory Y.

  • The Virtuous Cycle: Key drivers of success emergent across different high-performance organizational systems.

  • Engagement (Gallup): Gallup has 12 proven questions linked to employee engagement. How can we move the needle?

  • Advice Process: More effective decision-making using Advice Process. Build leaders. Practice with advice cards.

Leadership Development

  • Listening: Subtle and deep listening practice as the basis for all human interaction.

  • 4 A’s Leadership Model: Awareness, Acceptance, Aspiration & Ask for Help.

  • Leading Through Culture: How to lead through culture so that innovation and engagement can emerge.

  • Transformational Leadership: See how we may “be the change we want to see” in our organizations.

  • Leadership in Hierarchy: Hierarchy impedes innovation. Listening and language tips to improve your leadership.

Who Should Attend

There are two main audiences that are addressed by this training: organizational leaders and organizational coaches. The principles and practices of organizational culture and leadership are the same regardless of your role.

Organizational leaders include executives, vice presidents, directors, managers and program leads. Organizational coaches include Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, HR professionals, and internal change leaders.

What Past Attendees Think

Class Attendees

  • Invigorating, Rejuvenating, Thought-provoking. I gained valuable insights into self, value of consciousness and better understanding of how to start to consider transformation to organizational agility.” – Greg Fields, Managing Director

  • “Mind-opening, Intense, Deep. I gained key learning around working with culture, leadership models and listening. I enjoyed the diversity of exercises, energy of the space and movement.” – Michael Sapp, Program Manager

  • “Enlightening, Inspiring, Energizing. I learned about self-leadership, 4 A’s Leadership model, Teal organizations and a decision-making framework. I liked the balance of telling vs asking and the different levels of sollaboaration.” – Yashar Rassoulli, CTO & co-founder.

  • “Awareness, Growth, Impact. I learned about focus on myself – listening and 4 A’s leadership model. I now have techniques to work with leadership. I liked the safe environment and the emergent, rich discussion.” – Josh D’Jelal, Scrum Master

  • “Pure Magic! I gained the valuable insight into models and patterns that are more helpful than best practices. Love the focus on people as a way to be more healthy. I liked Michael’s energy – being surrounded by openess and love by Michael. Also, movement between sitting, standing, circle, quiet, sharing, and pair. work” – Paul Heidema, Director Agile Transformation & Innovation (Agile Coach)

Meet Your Instructor - Michael Sahota

Michael Sahota

I believe people deliver astounding results when they have Passion and Purpose. Joy and Meaning. Creativity, Safety, Trust and Belonging. I believe we can foster work environments where people can grow and evolve to unleash their best every day.

I help people cultivate their organizational culture. To invite a more conscious way of being and relating. To evolve organizational structures and practices that foster new ways of working.

I am a guide: I help leaders navigate the world of organizational reinvention. I support learning and growth through: training, coaching, consulting, and facilitation. I increase awareness of the connection between actions and outcomes. I invite change. I walk the talk.

Since 2001 I have been fostering an Agile way of working. Since 2010, I have been helping organizations evolve their organizational culture to create places where Agile may flourish. As a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), I help leaders bridge the world between Agile and organizational reality.

Have questions about Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)? Contact Conteneo Inc.

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1296 Kifer Rd
Suite 601
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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