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Culture Workshop: CAL II Advanced Ed — Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

March 19, 2019 March 20, 2019

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Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge
3088 Smith Springs Road
Nashville, TN 37013
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm CDT
2 Days

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Culture Workshop: CAL II Advanced Ed — Nashville, TN

Class Overview


Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Credential I, or the new CAL-E and CAL-T credentials, as well as 12 months of experience. If you have any questions about eligibility, please  reach out!


Requirements for this program include:

  • Access to a computer with a working webcam and the ability to run Zoom and Mural applications
  • Ability to attend a 4-hour virtual session once a month for 6 months
  • Ability to complete assigned homework
  • Willingness to interact and team-up with other program participants
  • Although anyone may join this program for the knowledge, to actually receive the CAL II credential you are required to have an active CAL I credential and spend 12 months since your CAL I class practicing what you learned.
  • You can take CAL II right after CAL I but we can’t submit you for the CAL II credential until 12 months after your CAL I, at which time you will get the CAL II credential.
SEUs 16
PDUs 16
CDUs 16

Are you ready to take your Agile Leadership journey to the next level? Join a small team of cohorts on this six-month program that explores leadership in an Agile context and an Agile approach to change. This program is a mix of live, virtual participation each month, combined with individual work and cohort check-in. Throughout the program, you will be identifying areas of personal growth and working on these with a Braintrust coach and members of your cohort. Guided by experienced CAL educators, this is an immersive program that helps advance your Agile Leadership skills.

This Braintrust CAL II immersive leadership experience meets the learning objectives of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership CAL II Program and focuses on:

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

It incorporates 3 components:

  • Advanced Education
  • Validated Practice – 12 months of leadership experience (after CAL I certification)
  • Peer Workshop experience and outcome.

Graduates of this program will receive the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL II) Certification.

Brian M. Rabon


Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP

Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Throughout his 16 years of IT industry experience, Brian has applied Agile methods in order to successfully deliver working product to his customers. Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

When not in the classroom, Brian can be found around the globe evangelizing the benefits of Agile to the likes of Agile 20XX, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) many chapters, and the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Gatherings. Brian is an avid blogger, writing for his company’s blog. To contact Brian please e-mail him at brian.rabon@braintrustgroup.com or join him on LinkedIn.

"Braintrust has great instructors. They kept the class, with several "unbelievers", engaged and the time flew. I was never bored."

Tom, Abacus Technologies

"An invaluable resource for learning, improving or cementing an understanding of Scrum."

Matt, Naxos of America

"This was a very good class with a very good instructor. There was NEVER a moment of anything even close to boredom and his methods of mixing up the class to create different dynamics really made a difference. Probably the best class I've had in many years of employment here."

Cathy, Supermedia LLC

"Instructor was very talented in his presentation methods. Not boring! Class activities challenge participants and drive home learning objectives."

Jesse, Scientific Research Corporation

"This was an energetic class presented by Erick, who is a very intelligent and well-versed developer and presenter. The information gained reinforced my appreciation for the role of testing in development."

Keith, NC2 Media

Class Information

Class Learning Objectives

Month 1

  • Kickoff & setting expectations
  • Leadership in an Agile Context
  • Explore my Agile Journey
  •  Self-Improvement
  • Introduction of 360 Evaluation
  • Crucibles


Month 2

  • Leadership in an Agile Context
  •  Crucibles
  • Power and Influence
  • 360 Evaluation


Month 3

  • The Agile Organization
  • Metrics, Performance Management – what’s working and not working
  • Culture—What can we do to shift culture, Values influence culture, Organization Culture Survey


Month 4

  • The Agile Organization
  • Culture Survey & Action Plan
  • Influencing Culture Deep Dive


Month 5

  • Agile Approaches to Change
  • What went well and not so well with influencing culture
  • Evaluate Change Models – Organizational & Personal


Month 6

  • Peer Review
  • Present an experience report from at least one area (Leadership in an Agile Context, The Agile Organization, Agile Approaches to Change), to the class of peers, highlighting how you have grown along the journey, what worked and what didn’t work.


  1. Accelerate your organization’s Agile adoption
  2. Build a culture that promotes purpose, mastery, and autonomy
  3. Improve team morale, motivation, and retention
  4. Impart continuous improvement and innovation
  5. Become more Agile yourself so that you can positively influence the culture of your organization
  6. Explore how to identify and successfully implement change in your Agile organization


You’ll leave with a complete understanding of why culture matters and a clear vision for how to influence your own culture. We’ll change the way you think about everything from your physical office space to the way you hire and fire team members. You’ll leave with tangible, practical steps that you can take on a day-to-day basis to positively influence your organization’s culture and to move it more towards Agility.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who has a desire to grow as an Agile Leader and is looking at change management. 

Take Aways

  • 360° Assessment of you as a Leader with Coaching debrief and improvement plan
  • A cultural assessment of my organization
  • A roadmap for affecting cultural change within my organization
  • Support group of colleagues within your program
  • 24 SEUs / 24 PDUs
  • CAL II certification from the Scrum Alliance for those with a CAL I or CAL-E and CAL-T credential, and 12 months post experience applying concepts learned in CAL I

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund you must notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 10 day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class within the next 12 months and are subject to a $150 transfer fee.

Virtual Satisfaction Guarantee: Offer only valid if you contact us within 10 days of completing your virtual training class and request a free audit of an in-person training. Free audit is only available for the same class type as the virtual training that you completed. Subject to availability.

Privacy Notice: We may on some occasions share your email address with a limited number of our trusted partners. We do not sell your personal information and we treat your privacy with the utmost regard. Please contact us at info@braintrustgroup.com if you have any concerns.

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