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Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Training in Toronto

Michael K Sahota, Culture & Leadership Expert

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, 9 November 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Training in Toronto

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Overcome Top 90% of Organizational Challenges With Agile. 

Michael Sahota Will Help You Excel In Your Career By Teaching You How To:

  •  You'll get the Playbook for high performance organizations 

  •  Learn how to consciously approach Agile

  •  Overcome key Agile challenges

  •  Develop leadership behaviours necessary to approach organizational culture 

  •  Work more effectively as a manager and with managers 

  •  Redefine executive leadership 

  •  Evolve culture at all levels of the organization  

  •  See causes of resistance and mitigate them 

  •  Have key conversations to clarify what is desired 

  •  Enhance your own leadership skills 

Breakthrough Your Agile Leadership Roadblocks With Michael Sahota.

If you're looking for an event that will teach you another tool or tactic that will get you marginal growth in your organization, then this event is not for you. This is a breakthrough experience that will turn our attendees into the leaders they need to be, equipped with the right frameworks and mindset to go back to their organization and create real efficiency.

We have limited seating so reserve your ticket now for the Toronto CAL1 with Michael.

Click here to see the full description of the course.

Praise from Executives and Managers

  • “Game Changing, Awesomely Enlightening & Fun.” I gained insight on the importance of listening and self-awareness about my own personal triggers. I enjoyed Michael’s authentic style of delivery.
    – S. Mann, Senior Manager of Technology Delivery

  • “Prepare to have your mind blown. This is unlike anything you will have experienced before. Get out of the matrix!”
    – K. Ali, Agile Development Manager

  • “Enlightening, Powerful, Life Changing. I see I am not alone and it’s OK to ask for help. I liked that the class was straight forward, amusing, and thought-provoking.”
    – C. Tan, Agile Program Manager

  • “Thought-Provoking, Refreshing, Broadening. There is an acknowledgment and desire among the agile practitioner community that something is broken and this is one step to fixing it. Michael has great energy and the delivery was very inclusive.
    – S. Ahmed, Head of Digital Products & Operations, Bupa

  • “Dynamic, Insightful & Practical. During this training the most valuable insight gained, was to get out of my own way.”
    – R. Ellerman, CEO

  • “Intense, Challenging, Growth Building. The value of leadership is the key to culture, agile and many other successes. Listening is the most valuable tool for a leader.”
    – M. Mullins, Head of Communications, Technology & Operations

  • “Powerfully awakening and inspirational for my personal journey. I learned to listen to the system, to let it go, and that it’s all about heart, body and soul.”
    – D. Whelan, Agile COE Lead

  • “Inspirational, Holistic, Honest. I learned that ‘Agile’ is not the goal. Any good that I might aspire to do in others must be fully internalized and true in me first. I like the group discussion and decision-making. Michael showed a great level of respect for the whole person.”
    – R El.ledge, Work Stream Lead, IT PMO

  • “The best leadership and growth activity, I’ve done in 25 years!”
    – A. Heath, Delivery Manager


Michael is the number one trainer for the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Program through the Scrum Alliance after teaching over half the graduates worldwide. 

His classes are controversial and unique but that's what allows his Agile students to fluorish by showing them the missing pieces and common organizational challenges you can go back and implement immediately.

He's been in the Agile world for 20 years and is the expert in helping leaders bridge the world between Agile and organizational reality.

WARNING: This training is NOT for everyone, it is designed for leaders who are ready for a breakthrough transformation. 


Advanced education for leaders, executives and change agents creating Agile environments. 

Graduates will receive the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1) designation from Scrum Alliance®.  

  • 16 PDUs | 16 SEUs
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance®
  • 2 free books, Decision Cards, and more
  • Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI  

About CAL1

The Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program is an education and practice-based program with the goal of developing Agile leadership competency and maturity in order to increase the effectiveness of a leader in complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing conditions. 

The CAL program provides a framework for vetted education providers to build flexible learning programs and provides a guide path for participants to know they are receiving high-quality, dependable, and experienced-based education. The program includes introductory education to bring awareness of the focus and journey of the Agile leader as well as an advanced path of validated learning and practice for the leader to continue the learning journey. Each of these levels includes a credential of completion:

CAL Credential Level 1 — The CAL Credential Level 1 program is an introductory, education-based program that consists of learning objectives across five categories. The goal of the CAL Credential Level 1 program is to bring awareness of Agile leadership thinking, focus, and behaviors and to start the Agile leader on their learning journey. The Level 1 credential is achieved upon successful completion of the education learning objectives.

CAL Credential Level 2 — The CAL Credential Level 2 program is an advanced education, validated practice, and peer-based sharing program that consists of learning and practice across three categories. The goal of the Credential Level 2 is to guide leaders in deepening, applying, and sharing their Agile leadership learning. The Credential Level 2 requires a Credential Level 1 and successful completion of the advanced education, validated practice, and peer-based sharing requirements.

"Awesome, Real, Supportive. It’s all about leadership and the climate created, agile is a by-product. Consciousness brings growth in many ways."

- Simone Hauser, Dev Ops HR Workstream Lead


Q: What is the difference between SAFe and CAL1?

A:  On the surface, the goals of SAFe and CAL1 are similar: An Agile Organization.

SAFe has an excellent focus on Tactical elements of Agile such as the process, roles, multi-team releases. It is a wonderful way to adopt Agile practices in a large organization. One might say the focus is on Doing Agile. The focus here is on what may we do to improve things with as little organizational change as possible.

The focus of my CAL1 is Cultural with an outlook towards Being Agile. How may we foster and Agile mindset to create a nimble flexible organization powered by engaged, innovative people? For this we look at topics such as leadership, org structure, culture, and organizational growth. The focus here is long-term sustainable growth from a holistic integrated perspective.

Q: What is the requirement for CAL1 certification?

A:  Attending the full class is sufficient. There is no exam.

Q: Do all CAL1 trainings cover the same content?

A:  Yes and No. All CAL1 trainings cover the same set of high-level learning objectives. But, each training is as unique as the instructor. Each CAL1 reflects the unique leadership and organizational development journey of the instructor.

Q: What are the pre-requisites before CAL1?

A:  You are expected to have basic knowledge of Agile. This may have come to you through industry experience, reading, meetups or formal training. This course is designed for anyone seeking to foster a more “agile” high-performance organization. It is accessible and essential for leaders in innovation, lean, human resources, etc. – not just Agile.

Participants are expected to complete 2 hours of videos and readings in advance of the training. Then there is more time to focus on discussion and exploration. The reading guide will be shared with participants after registration.

Click here to see the full description of the course.

Have questions about Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Training in Toronto? Contact Michael K Sahota, Culture & Leadership Expert

When & Where

Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, 9 November 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Michael K Sahota, Culture & Leadership Expert

Michael K Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He in the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. 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 with the Scrum Alliance, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1 & 2) Trainings 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. His upcoming trainings at


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.

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