Certified Agile Leadership Experience (CAL1) with Michael Sahota

“It was a powerful course. It was one of those courses that will go down
as a pivot point in life. A marker where thinking changed.”


Learn how to let go of existing behaviours that are blocking your abilities to be an effective leader. During this highly-participative course you will explore models of culture and receive a playbook to guide the next steps on your journey of creating high performance organizations.  Join us on a public course or book a private session to be held at your business, anywhere in the world. 

Michael Sahota’s Certified Agile Leadership 1 experience is an intensive 2 days of deep exploration into leadership, organizational growth and culture to deliver high performance organizations. 


  • Agile Mindset Challenged or Lacking
  • Create the context for a High Performance Organization
  • Organizational Culture
  • Lots of “Doing Agile”, not “Being Agile”


8th – 9th OCTOBER in LONDON – 09:00 – 18:00
with Michael Sahota
from £1445 + VAT


    • Sahota Playbook for High Performance Organizations™
    • Sahota 4A’s Leadership Model™
    • Create the context for a high performance organization
    • Connect leadership behaviours with organizational culture
    • Foster an “agile” organization aligned with the Agile Mindset
    • Redefine effective executive leadership
    • Engage people to create high-performance organizational culture
    • Sahota change model for Consciously Approaching Agile™


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 playbook to guide the next steps on their journey of creating high performance organizations. We shift the consciousness of participants so they they become aware of the root challenges and are able to discover lasting solutions.


Praise from Executives and Managers

“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

Praise from Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters

“Consciousness Expanding, Unexpected, Positively Different. There was a whole other dimension of leadership that I was not aware of, but that makes all the difference. The delivery was done with love, compassion, with a wonderful attitude and environment.” – T. Gruber, Scaled Agile Coach

“Inspiring, Beautiful, Empowering. I now see the importance of going beyond Agile and clarifying leadership’s desire for transformation. I now have patterns for experimenting with. The energy and charisma engaged me.” – J. D’Jelal, Organizational Coach

“Enlightening, Engaging, Empowering. I discovered valuable ways of approaching leadership, and transformation through patterns. This subject holistically has opened up my mind to the possibilities of what I can achieve with organizations.” – A. Ahmed, Scrum Master

“Scintillating, Frame-shifting, Upleveling. I learned to be humble about what progress can be made and my role in it. Extraordinary sequencing, pacing and energy.” – M. de la Maza, Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)

“Welcoming, Caring, Not pushing. I gained valuable insights on safety, growth and culture. I like that Michael uses polls to see the voice of the system and the drawings to discuss concepts.” – Z. Sochova, Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)


The  Certified Agile Leadership and Enterprise Agility Masterclass course are a worthwhile and valuable combination. Our learners have reported important benefits when they have attend both classes.

How are these classes different?

The Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) course looks specifically at leadership on both a personal and professional level and how this impacts our organisations, our organisations’ culture and in particular those organisations that are moving towards agile ways of working. There is lots of practice with valuable leadership models. It will leave you feeling like you have gone through a deep transformation that has significant impact on the your understanding of leadership, culture and agile transformation.

This is very different to the Enterprise Agility Masterclass (ICP-ENT) although this class does touch on some of the leadership and culture perspectives it doesn’t go into the depth of leadership and culture like the CAL1. The Enterprise Agility Masterclass teaches design processes with agile in mind as well as how marketing, sales, finance should be engaged for business agility. You will also gain skills, tools and techniques to overcome common dysfunctions like handoffs and waste and how to design a system that supports high-performance, customer focus, and facilitates agility.



2 Days


  • Book as part of the AWA Training Pass to build a full training plan for your learning goals and objectives
  • Evolve culture at all levels of the organization
  • Identify causes of resistance and eliminate them
  • Engage leaders using a proven step by step playbook
  • Enhance your own leadership skills
  • Work more effectively as a manager and with managers
  • Recognize the actual problems blocking success


  • Team coaches
  • Multi-team coaches
  • Enterprise Agile Coaches
  • Leadership
  • Senior Managers


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.


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.


As part of the tuition, you will receive the Certified Agile Leader 1 (CAL1) certification from the Scrum Alliance.

As there is no test, the only requirement for certification is your full participation in the class. This means that you will need to schedule any travel so it does not conflict with scheduled class time. Late arrivals and early departures are not advised as it will interfere with creating a safe learning environment for others and will make certification discretionary.

SEUs/PDUs: This training provides 14 SEUs in support of the Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and 14 PDUs in support of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMI­ACP as well as the PMP certification.




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


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