Here is what CAL2 Graduates are Saying
Incredible ROI in 1 month
“This week my company launched a new network in Italy with two of the biggest online gaming companies in the world. Getting through the regulatory bodies was a grind and I knew it would be our most challenging release to date. Under extreme pressure, we got the performance of a lifetime out of the two teams assigned to launch this network. We basically just got out of the way and let the team shine. We have been getting congratulatory emails all day from members of the board, my CEO, CTO, COO, etc… Wouldn’t have happened without my 5 days in CAL. Wanted to share with you how appreciative I am.” – N. Shulman, Director of Agile Product Management at Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc.
New Way of Thinking and Being for High Performance
“CAL1 & CAL2 helped to shape and organise my thinking around a new way of running organisations; a more caring, compassionate and emancipatory approach which I found to be truly inspiring. It also gave me space and confidence to deeply reflect on my impact and how I show up.
Since CAL I’ve taken the message back to my organisation and to my great excitement have found the it resonating widely. We are in the process of dissolving our hierarchy and exploring new methods of decision making, adapting our organisational structure to this brave new world.” – T. Holliss, Product & Development Director at ZappiStore
Mind-Blowing, Incredible Journey
Michael Sahota’s CAL 2 is a continuation and extension of CAL 1.
It is a deep dive into the concepts of the CAL1 that includes practical role-playing experiences and advanced personal growth skills. It also covers additional material that builds on CAL1 around organizational evolution and high performance.
It consists of a 3 day in person training/workshop followed by a 4-month integration program.
This is an intense 3 days of deep exploration into leadership, organizational growth and the connection of culture to high performance organizations. During this experience, participants will undergo a process of letting go of existing behaviours that block their abilities to be an effective leader; they will explore models of culture and receive a strategic/tactical playbook to guide the next steps on their journey of creating high performance organizations.
- Certified Agile Leader Certification (CAL) Designation from the Scrum Alliance
- The Sahota CAL 2 Playbook for High Performance Organizations
- Tactical/practical skills to create high performing organizations
- Cultivate an organizational and cultural context where Agile may flourish
- Personal growth practices for high performance
- Development of leadership mindset needed to support growth
- Advanced practical skill in “Agile” Organizational and Leadership approaches to decision making, change, engagement and high performance
- Network and community of participants around the world
Michael Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He has a proven practical playbook for leading change. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile™ guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results.
As a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Training reflects his growth and capability as a leader. He has been traveling to India for the past 4 years in an intense study of personal growth and transformation for his own leadership path. He practices and models what he teaches to create transformative experiences.
Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. Since 2010, he has held his Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book “An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture”. Michael has two books that are to be published this year: Emotional Science and Agile Leadership
#1. In-Person Training/Workshop
This is an intense 3 days of deep exploration into leadership, organizational growth and the connection of culture to high performance organizations.
During this experience, participants will undergo a process of letting go of existing behaviours that block their abilities to be an effective leader; they will explore models of culture and receive a strategic/tactical playbook to guide the next steps on their journey of creating high performance organizations.
#2. Integration Program – Peer Review Sessions
(after in person course)
In groups of 4-6 people, participants will continue as a peer-group to integrate and deepen the learning as they are put in practice. Participants will document their application of course learning and get peer feedback and review on their analysis.
*This work and participation in these sessions is mandatory for certification.
#3. Integration Program – Large Group Review
The whole class will have a half-day online meeting to review and integrate learning. Each participant will make a short presentation to the group – it can be from an existing topic already shared in small group or any topic related to the course.
Full Duration: 4 months. (3 day training followed by approx. 1 day/month)
CAL1 certification by Michael K Sahota. See F.A.Q. for additional Details.
Certification will be granted to participants who:
- Prepare for and participate in peer-review sessions.
- Pass peer and instructor assessment on final ½ day review meeting.
You are welcome to attend the training to get the knowledge without going through the certification process.
How soon after CAL1 can I take CAL2?
Many people report our CAL1 as a transformational experience. It is an intense shift in perception and a powerful exploration of our own personal limitations. Our CAL2 is an even more intensive personal growth experience.
They can be taken back to back. And this is only recommended for people who are ready and seeking serious personal development.
Where possible, we suggest taking 3-6 months between CAL1 & CAL2. We offer CAL2’s on an annual basis around the world.
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How do I know I am ready for CAL2?
Why do you recommend 3-6 months between taking CAL1 and taking CAL2?
Isn't it easier to take CAL1 & CAL2 at the same time since the material will be fresh?
Have others taken CAL1 & CAL2 together and have gotten successful results?
Is there a discount if you take CAL1 & CAL2 together?
What if I took CAL 1 from another instructor?
Each CAL is as unique as the instructor. Michael Sahota provides a unique CAL1 experience where people learn his Playbook for High Performance Organizations ™ .
In CAL2, we build on unique information shared only in the Sahota CAL1. As a result all CAL2 participants must have completed Michael Sahota’s CAL1 or taken online Leadership Training.
If you have already taken a CAL1 with another instructor, we would be happy to offer you a heavily discounted seat to reflect your commitment to learning and growth or assist you with Online training registration.
Our recommendation is to take our CAL1 in person since there is material that is unique, deep and different from other CAL1 programs. It is well worth the additional time invested to get deep change in organizations.
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Why is there no CAL2 Credential?
The Scrum Alliance has a two part program.
Part 1 of the program (CAL1) gives the Certified Agile Leader I Credential.
Part 2 of the program (CAL2) gives the Certified Agile Leader Certification. This is when you actually get certified
For more information, please see Scrum Alliance CAL Program Page.
What if I cannot participate in the Peer Review sessions?
To get certified you must fully participate in the peer review sessions. This is a time where you will learn from your peers, share experiences and network. Certification of CAL 2 through the Scrum Alliance will depend on full participation, and positive peer review. Please allow for a 4 month process for the complete CAL 2.
You are welcome to attend the training to get the knowledge without going through the peer certification process. Course fee is the same.
How do I arrange my travel?
This course is a very intense process where the participant will need time for integration. It will be advised to stay on site or close to the course location. To receive the most out of your course; arrive early on the first day of the course, stay on site and book flights for the following morning after the course is over.
Should I take a CAL1 refresher before taking CAL2?
If it’s been awhile since you had taken your CAL1, here is some information for you to consider if you’d like to take a CAL1 refresher before moving forward and taking a CAL2.
Evolution of CAL1
The CAL1 we are teaching is evolving at a rapid rate. Every time we teach a CAL1, we take a CAL1. We look for ways to deepen understanding. There are new insights and inter-connections.
Here are some of the key reasons that we encourage graduates to join us in a “modern” CAL1:
- There is new information. Get up to speed with a new baseline of understanding so you can be more successful.
- Now that your consciousness has shifted you can receive more of what the course offers. Your first time through, there was a lot of letting go and releasing that limited the reception of new information. Grads who have been multiple times report a deepening and unlock each time.
Here are some key evolutions:
- Introduction of the Sahota Playbook for High-Performance (Jan 2017)
- Playbook refinement & clarity (Spring 2017)
- Linking Sahota Culture Model to Agile Culture (Fall 2017)
- Inter-weave of complexity model to culture models (Spring 2018)
- Addition of Agenda (Self-Sabotage) (Spring 2018)
- New Playbook Step – Relationship Health (Fall 2018)
- Integration of Theory X-Y with Leadership Behaviour (Fall 2018)
- Enabling “Autonomous, Self-Organizing Teams” (Spring 2019)
What comes after CAL 2?
We all understand that leadership is a lifelong commitment, where growth happens over time and experience. We at Agilitrix are excited to announce the next step in your leadership path. The Academy of Leadership Mastery (aka JEDI School). Starting in 2018, a new approach to conscious leadership will begin. Taking your leadership beyond Extraordinary. Please contact us for more details.