Which agile leadership certifications are available?

The Agile Academy offers Agile Leadership trainings delivered by trainers that are vetted by us and other leading organizations e.g. the Scrum Alliance. Currently, our partners offer the following trainings:

  • Certified Agile Leadership® Essentials (CAL-E)
  • Certified Agile Leadership® Teams (CAL-T)
  • Certified Agile Leadership® Organizations (CAL-O)
  • Certified Agile Leadership® II (CAL-II)

The training is offered as either 1-3 day intense workshops or in a modular fashion e.g. 11 modules over the course of 2 months so that you can integrate it better into your work.

How do I become a certified Agile Leader?

Once you successfully participate in one of our workshops, you will be a Certified Agile Leader. Now, does this mean you are a great leader already? No! As mentioned before, it takes a lot of practice.

Our goal is to create awareness and share with you applicable tools and techniques for you to grow, but you need to do the hard part of working on yourself.

What Makes Me a Good Agile Leader?

From our perspective the most important characteristic of any agile leader is your willingness to continuously learn. That’s what we refer to as a growth mindset. As long as you want to learn and do not consider yourself as a master of the art, you will become better.

That willingness to learn combined with discipline to practice and the ability to respond to feedback are great ingredients for becoming not only a good, but a great Agile Leader.


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Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is a long-standing Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and CEO of the Scrum Academy GmbH based in Cologne. He is a trained medical doctor and worked for Bain & Company as a consultant and as a CIO at SE-Consulting, among others, before founding the Scrum Academy. As a consultant and trainer, he has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries for over a decade on topics related to agile transformation, innovation and organizational development.

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