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Certified Agile Leader (CAL-1)

Explore the definition, utility, and application of Agile leadership, as well as the mindset, knowledge, and awareness needed to serve Agile teams as a direct leader.

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In NextUp’s two-day Certified Agile Leader (CAL-1) course, students will complete the Scrum Alliance accredited agile leadership curriculum. This class explores the definition, utility, and application of Agile leadership, as well as the mindset, knowledge, and awareness needed to serve Agile teams as a direct leader.

Students will learn the 12 conditions that underly the formation of high performing Agile teams and essential coaching skills for nurturing them. Students also explore the impact of organizational structure on business Agility, learn to conceptualize value flow, and apply an empirical approach to organizational change management.

Our Certified Agile Leader training is a highly interactive experience. Participants will apply Agile leadership fundamentals, scaling, and teaming principles to the dynamics of their own organization.



Upon successful completion of this course, students will acquire the Certified Agile Leader (CAL-1) credential. This certification is governed and maintained by the Scrum Alliance.

Who Should Attend

NextUp’s Certified Agile Leader training is ideal for leaders who directly manage Agile teams as well those with enterprise-level authority over organizations interested in increasing business Agility. This training is also great for Agile coaches that are partnering with management to improve business Agility at the enterprise scale. Leaders who are interested in being more responsive to customer needs and market demands will benefit from learning the leadership skills necessary to meet these constantly moving targets with the use of high-performing Agile organizations.

What’s In Training for You

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Gain critical leadership expertise to set your resume and skillset apart from others

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Access resources designed to help you succeed long after the class is done

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Claim 16 Scrum Alliance Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

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Claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs)

What You Will Learn

NextUp’s Certified Agile Leader (CAL-1) training is designed by the experts in business and team Agility to help participants understand the cultural shift required to nurture high-performing teams. During class, students will use real-world examples and hands-on team exercises with like-minded professionals to understand core leadership concepts.

  • Why choose Agile leadership?
  • Becoming an Agile leader
  • An Agile leader’s knowledge, awareness, and mindset
  • Building high performing teams and growing people
  • Leading as a coach and with multiple teams
  • Impact of organization structure on Agility
  • Promoting value flow across an organization
  • Scaling vs. Agility
  • Capstone exercise

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Also Included in the Course:

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Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance

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Digital copies of all class materials and templates

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Dedicated customer support and scheduling flexibility

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Access to NextUp’s original content like blogs and webinars as well as trainer office hours