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Being a manager in an agile environment is a challenging job. You know on one hand, that self-organizing teams are essential in order to succeed but on the other hand, at the same time it feels a little uncomfortable not to be totally in control about what is going on. Maybe you have also questioned your own position and relevance now that the agile train has started rolling. You are met by expectations from your peers and employer to be on top of things, and you are told by your team members to back off and get out of their way. Life is not that easy for you, is it?


The Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) is the Scrum Alliance educational program for people like you. It aims at providing you the best possible frameworks and tools in order to foster an agile culture for high performance in your organization. It will help you and your company to BE agile in stead of just DO Scrum.


The Certified Agile Leadership has been developed by coaches who are affiliated with the Scrum Alliance as a two-level certification program. It has learning objectives in five areas, which are:

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


Only the Scrum Trainers with the highest expertise can be approved to deliver the CAL program. The requirements for those highly-qualified Trainers are a combination of being a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), having a certification or accreditation in a recognized leadership development program, as well as having proven leadership development skills.


The structure of the program is a mixture of participant preparation, a 2,5-day workshop (the CAL1 course) and a post training program. The latter part includes peer discussion groups, coaching and personal development plan to grow into an agile leader. The post training program has two objectives: first of all to help you on your ongoing journey as a leader, and secondly to sketch out a possible path for you towards the CAL 2 credential level.


The purpose of this preparation is to provide you with a path for the Agile Overview learning objective. You must expect three to four hours of preparation for the training. We will provide you with some homework in preparation for the workshop, by means of an invitation letter containing 3 different assignments.


We will invite you to learn about the practice of the Gemba Walk and we will explain to you the concept of Leadership in an Agile Context which encourages you as a leader to be present, aware, and engaged. We expect you to share your preparation work and results with the other workshop participants.


The course will be covering the predefined learning objectives by means of multiple self-contained training modules. All of the learning objectives will be covered by multiple modules, rather than one by one. Through the whole training, the trainer will make use of a specific Case Study that will be used to present examples, reflections and exercises. For the training you will be provided with a little empty booklet for taking notes about your own journey. This will be used in journaling activities and self-reflections.


Session Outline

Day One


Circumstances for Agile

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Why agile leadership?
  • Introduction to Cynefin
  • Lean thinking


Growing Agile Teams

  • Agile Overview (from your preparation) and Experience Sharing
  • Motivation of teams
  • Synergy and challenges in teams
  • Team Performance Models

Day Two


Leading in an Agile Organization

  • Self-organization
  • Leadership styles
  • Systems thinking


Growing Organizations into Agile:

  • Stakeholder management
  • Organizational culture
  • Organizational design

Day Three


Agile Transitions

  • Change management framework
  • Agile Strategy Map
  • Self-development as an Agile Leader

By successfully completing the course and the online certification test, you will receive

  • Through theoretical understanding, activities, games, exercises and case study, participants will leave with raised awareness in the minds of participants as to the benefits, mindset, skills, and characteristics of an Agile leader, insights to agile leadership, areas of organization improvements, concrete practices and enhancement to individual improvements, in addition to earning a Certified Agile Leader™ certification.
  • American Project Management Institute (PMI) 20 PDU Credits.

Speakers

  • Martin von Weissenberg (CEC, CAL Educator, Path to CSP Educator, CSP)

    Martin von Weissenberg

    CEC, CAL Educator, Path to CSP Educator, CSP

    Martin has worked across the software industry for over 20 years, in startups as well as multinationals, as a senior developer, sysadmin, sales engineer, project manager, process developer and partner. Since 2006 he's worked exclusively with agile and lean methods.

    Martin has worked for agile42 since 2012, helping clients of all sizes organize themselves for improved collaboration and communication, so that they can develop better products faster. Over the last few years, he has performed substantial work with Siemens Motion Control, ABB, Swedbank and the IT department of Helsinki University, plus countless shorter training and coaching engagements with companies in the banking, media, educational and telecom sectors.

    Martin has a M.Sc. (Tech) in Software Engineering and is working on a PhD on how to organize and lead for agility. He has full training and coaching fluency in English, Finnish and Swedish.

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  • Jim Wang (Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Path to CSP Educator, Agile Coach, MBA)

    Jim Wang

    Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Path to CSP Educator, Agile Coach, MBA

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with mandate or desire to introduce agility into the organization
  • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with Agile teams such as Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches
  • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile transformation within their organization


Tickets

A prepayment is required for all full-day training sessions. 

全天培训课程需要提前付款。


Half-day session training vouchers cannot be used for full-day training programs.

全天会员培训无法使用"半天会员培训免费"券。

Early Bird Ticket
Standard Ticket
Standard Price RMB 10,800

Registration

  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For half-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend free of charge with Training Credit*; AmCham Shanghai members without Training Credit are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate".
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at “Employee Rate”; Non-members are eligible to attend at “Non-Member Rate”.
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a half-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5671 or email ivette.corominas@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the session starts.

Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai

88, West Nanjing Road
Shanghai, China

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