Certified Agile Leadership Program

The vision for this program is to make the values and principles of Agile accessible to every leader, regardless of prior education and experience, by making known the why, what, and how of Agile in a pragmatic and experiential approach.

Who's the CAL program is for?

The CAL program is intended for:

      • executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence;
      • leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams;
      • any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organization.

The CAL program includes introductory education to bring awareness to the focus and journey of the Agile leader as well as an advanced path of validated learning and practice for the leader to continue the learning journey. Each of these levels includes a credential of completion.

cal overviewagile42 delivers official Certified Agile Leadership (Level 1) training for organizations. Get in touch to learn more about the availability of our coaches. Public classes are available in multiple cities, please check the calendar at the bottom of the page.

CAL 1 (Credential Level 1)

The CAL Credential Level 1 (CAL1) program is an introductory, education-based program that consists of learning objectives across five categories. The goal of the CAL Credential Level 1 program is to create awareness of Agile leadership thinking, focus, and behaviors and to start the Agile leader on their learning journey. The Level 1 credential is achieved upon successful completion of the CAL learning objectives. The CAL1 certification can be achieved through participation in the 2 ½ -day training described below, when the required preparations have been completed.


2 ½ days

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for the CAL1 cover five categories, which are delivered over a mixture of student preparation as well as lectures and exercises in the classroom:

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

The learning objectives for the program are based on the Agile Manifesto, Scrum, research in leadership effectiveness, and organizational patterns that are effective in complex and rapidly changing environments.

In order to enrich the Learning Objectives and take a deeper dive into Leadership in the context of organizational complexity, we introduce concepts such as ORGANIC agility and the Cynefin framework, developed by Dave Snowden and foundational to the tools and methods of Cognitive Edge, a leading consultancy in bringing methods from the natural sciences, complexity science, and anthropology to social and organizational systems.

Attending the entire course qualifies you to receive the Certified Agile Leadership Credential Level 1.

PDUs and Scrum Alliance SEUs (toward CSP cert): 14

CAL 2 (Credential Level 2)

The CAL Credential Level 2 (CAL2) program is an advanced education, validated practice, and peer-based sharing program that consists of learning and practice across three categories. The goal of the Credential Level 2 is to guide leaders in deepening, applying, and sharing their Agile leadership learning. The Credential Level 2 requires a Credential Level 1 and successful completion of the advanced education, validated practice, and peer-based sharing requirements.

The CAL2 is an individual pathway for each participant. As an Approved Education Provider agile42 will offer support to several activities during their journey towards the CAL2 credential.

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