Certified Agile Leadership Essentials – CAL-E

Certified Agile Leadership Essentials - CAL-EWe are going to walk through the three sections of Agile Leadership Training offerings from the Scrum Alliance, explaining their particulars in three separate posts to empower you to make decisions on the best course for your needs.

First, we’ll talk about the base course, Certified Agile Leadership Essentials.

Certified Agile Leadership Essentials – CAL-E

In CAL-E, we first focus on having an Agile mindset. We ask, what does it look like to show up differently? 

Who is this class for?

  • Scrum masters
  • Product owners 
  • Chief product owners
  • Project managers
  • Team members who show leadership
  • Team leads

This class is not only for those who have positional leadership, but for anyone who shows up as a leader. 

Class Takeaways 

Agile Mindset: You don’t need to be an expert to lead with an Agile mindset

It is not: “I’m in this role because I have all the answers”

It is: “I’m in this role to help people make the best decision we can.”

Where there is a culture of, “just tell me. I don’t want to have to figure it out.” How do we tap into people to bring out their very best?

Leadership Development:

  • “How do we show up differently?”
  • “If we’re not going to be the expert, how do we have difficult conversations?”
  • “How do we give and receive feedback?” 
  • “How do we tap into the wisdom of the team, wisdom of crowds and empower them to make decisions?”

We are reliant on feedback in the Agile space. One of the big shifts we are experiencing is, we don’t have all the answers. Technology is moving faster than we can stay on top of it. We want to foster ownership of decisions, avoiding becoming dictatorial and telling them all the answers. We don’t want to micromanage. We want our teams to make the best decisions they can. 

Certified Agile Leadership Essentials, CAL-E,  is the mindset shift to problem solve and show up differently.

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