This two-day bundled class will teach you the skills necessary in order to become an effective leader in an Agile culture. Agile Leaders are flexible and capable of leading across; cultures, generations, and geographies. Delivered online through Zoom's interactive platform. This new bundle replaces CAL-1 with the new CAL-Essentials and CAL-Teams.


$1,495.00 excl. Tax

Interested in attending? Have a suggestion about running this event near you?
Register your interest now


Over the last four years, the Scrum Alliance has gathered feedback from students and inspected and adapted their Certified Agile Leadership (CAL I) program. What was originally a two-day program is now broken out into three one-day classes: Certified Agile Leadership—Essentials (CAL-E), Certified Agile Leadership—Teams (CAL-T), and Certified Agile Leadership—Organizations (CAL-O) (coming soon!). 

Braintrust is currently bundling two of the classes as Certified Agile Leadership Essentials + Teams. Together, this two-day bundle class will earn you both the CAL-E and CAL-T certifications. We are currently converting all scheduled CAL I classes to the new format.

Led by our expert Agile trainers, this leadership experience delivers the quality you’ve come to expect from The Braintrust Consulting Group. This training meets the learning objectives of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Essentials and Certified Agile Leadership Teams. Graduates will receive CAL-E and CAL-T certification.

Certified Agile Leadership—Essentials (CAL-E)

The Certified Agile Leadership—Essentials (CAL-E) class will teach you the skills necessary in order to become an effective Agile Leader.  CAL-E is very much about exploring “you as a  Leader”—your leadership journey, leading in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) and how to lead from a position of Influence. 

Agile Leaders are flexible and capable of leading across cultures, generations, and geographies. Agile Leaders focus on building self-organizing and self-managing teams, setting a vision and supporting the team as they produce amazing results.. We’ll explore the mindset shift required for successful Agile Leadership and how self-awareness, social awareness and situational awareness are critical for a leadership role. Leadership Agility is especially important in uncertain times to help teams and organizations grow.

Certified Agile Leadership—Teams (CAL-T)

The Certified Agile Leadership—Teams (CAL-T) class will build strong leaders who can use their unique strengths for the betterment of the whole. CAL-T continues your leadership journey looking at ways to influence culture and support your teams on their journey to High Performing teams. It explores the multiple facets of your leadership role around mentoring and coaching and challenges you may face as you scale Agility in your organization. It looks at ways to be engaged with your team without micromanaging them, and using metrics that support your team’s growth.  You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of what it takes to lead a fully functional Agile team and organization.

A. Prerequisites

  • Past leadership experience. 
  • You will get the most from this certification if you are currently serving in a leadership position.

B. Who Should Attend

  • This leadership class is ideal for anyone who manages a team or has direct reports under them.
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Product Owners
  • ScrumMasters 

C. Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives for CAL—E

  • This class is an introspection and about you as a leader, your leadership growth and the mindset change to lead in an agile environment.
    • Changing management trends required in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world.
    • Mindset shifts required to effectively lead in conditions of high volatility and uncertainty.
    • Authentic Leadership Framework to support your leadership development.
    • Self, Situational and Social Awareness, Growth mindset to engage and interact with my team(s).

Learning Objectives for CAL—T

  • This class looks at how to lead teams, help them become high-performing, deal with challenges, and set them up for success.
    • Strengths Finder to help team development
    • Leading Teams in a volatile, uncertain world
    • Influencing Culture
    • High Performing Teams
    • Scaling Agile to Multiple Teams
    • Coaching across the Organization

D. Benefits

  • The ability to lead diverse teams, across remote locations
  • Understand the changing management trends required in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world
  • Focus on developing people through an organization-wide growth mindset
  • Ability to drive, inspire and embrace change and continuous improvement
  • Happy and productive; self-organizing, self-managing teams

E. Takeaways

  • With a passion for learning, a focus on developing people, and a strong ability to define and communicate a desired vision, Agile Leaders leave this class with all of the tools necessary to successfully inspire others and become a change agent within any organization.
  • The tools and techniques necessary to apply Agile Leadership throughout organizations
  • Cal-E and CAL-T certifications, and Credential 1 of the Scrum Alliance legacy Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Program
  • A clear view of the values and principles of an Agile Leader
  • 16 SEUs / 16 PDUs

Similar courses


    This live, virtual class will teach you how to shift your mindset about the culture and employees in your organization. CAL-O will give you the tools necessary to become a change agent and effectively use Agile to strengthen your organization. Delivered online through Zoom's interactive platform.

    This two-day immersion into the world of the ScrumMaster role explores Agile Facilitation and Agile Coaching, and how the ScrumMaster uses these skills to support the team, the Product Owner, and the Organization.

    Certified Scrum Professional®-Product Owner (CSP®-PO) is an in-depth, two-day immersion into the world of Scrum and the role of a professional Product Owner. The class provides a deep dive into Product Strategy.

    This class will teach you the skills necessary in order to become an effective leader in an Agile culture. It's an introspection and about you as a leader, your leadership growth, and the mindset change to lead in an Agile environment.