Our unique approach to organisational change comes from Rethinking Agile. We take you on a journey to a deeper understanding of Agile.
We go Beyond Agile – it’s about how to create a Cultural and Leadership environment where Agile, Digital, DevOps and other new ways of working can thrive.
This is a journey of Evolutionary Leadership and Organisational Performance.
Discover the SHIFT314 unique approach to unlock organisational performance.
Our “Agile” Culture & Leadership Training is an intense deep exploration into Leadership, Organisational Change and Culture that will deliver a high performance organisation.
The SHIFT314 Certified Agile Leadership training has migrated from CAL 1 to the Scrum Alliance’s new CAL-E and CAL-O certifications.
Live monthly Zoom call. This allows you to ask Michael questions and share with other participants as you implement the Sahota Playbook.
Join us on the SHIFT Continuum through Mighty Networks. This is a free, without ads community. Connect with our graduates worldwide who have the desire and passion for high performance organisations. We support each other with shared learning, free courses and resources to create a community designed for sustained success.
Join Michael with the CAL1 Live Virtual Training. This is a high quality production, multiple cameras, and breakout interactions to give you a compelling high paced experience. Join others from across the globe, share insights and Rethink Agile with this unique learning journey.
Join us for the LIVE Virtual Sahota CAL1 Experience.
“Michael and his team are creating an online experience which puts traditional face-to-face training in the shadows." - Dr. Emler
“An extraordinary virtual workshop with so many insights supported by practical tools to support learning.” - M. Rood
“The virtual CAL1 with Michael and Audrey was amazing. It is not just a training, it is an experience." - I. Aramendi
“What an amazing experience! Eye-opening and very inspiring indeed. I particularly enjoyed the way Michael, and Audree made the "virtual" session feel very real and tangible.” - N. Baumann
Equinox IT Principal Consultant Jasmin Wilkins interviewed Michael about Agile leadership and high performance organisations during an earlier trip to New Zealand. You can watch that interview here:
Executives, managers, coaches and leaders who need to enable success by fostering agility within their organisations. The principles and practices of organisational culture and leadership are the same regardless of your role.
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 organisation. 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.
Speaker, Trainer, Consultant & Author on Evolutionary Capabilities (Culture, Leadership, Change);
Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
Michael K Sahota, CEC, is a Thought Leader, Author and Speaker in the Agile Industry. Michael is the co-founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc.
Michael’s life’s work is a system to enable evolutionary capabilities in people and organizations to create high performance through Business Agility. He published the ground-breaking book An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture. In 2018, he published Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance. Michael is working on his upcoming book on Evolutionary Change.
Q. What is CAL-E, CAL-T, & CAL-O?
Scrum Alliance is replacing our Certified Agile Leadership 1 (CAL 1) program and will now be: CAL-Essentials (CAL-E), CAL-Teams (CAL-T), and CAL for Organisations (CAL-O). More information can be found on the Scrum Alliance website: https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified
The Sahota CAL1, will continued to be offered as a 2 day training as: CAL-E + CAL-O: “Certified Agile Leadership Essentials for Organisation Leaders”
Q. With the credential changes through Scrum Alliance, which credential will I now receive?
After completion of the current “CAL1”, we will process your credentials through Scrum Alliance for CAL-E & CAL-O, as CAL1 credentials will no longer be issued through Scrum Alliance after December 31, 2020.
Q. What is required to achieve the credentials?
There is no test, but full participation is required. You will receive the CAL-E and CAL-O credentials from the Scrum Alliance.
Q. Do all CAL1 trainings cover the same content?
No. And there is a good reason for this.
All CAL1 trainings cover the same set of high-level learning objectives.
However, each training is as unique as the instructor. Each CAL1 reflects the unique leadership and organisational development journey of the instructor.
The Michael Sahota CAL1 experience reflects the unique intellectual property developed over a decade of professional practice. Michael' approach has been proven around the world through the success of our graduates.
Q. Do you offer private / in-house CAL1 training?
Yes. Organisations are getting huge benefits from internal CAL1 training. With executives, managers and coaches all in the same room, we increase the shared organisational awareness and alignment needed to get high performance. Participants can have internal discussions that are not possible in a public class.
Michael also offers integrated training and coaching approach that gives leaders the ongoing support they need to make the shift to a new way of working and being.
New Zealand private / in-house CAL1 training courses can be organised by contacting Equinox IT.
Q. What is the difference between SAFe and CAL?
On the surface, the goals of SAFe and CAL are similar: An Agile Organisation.
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 organisation. One might say the focus is on Doing Agile. The focus here is on what may we do to improve things with as little organisational change as possible.
The focus of the Michael Sahota CAL1 Experience is an integrated view of Organisational Cultural, Leadership and Org Change. It’s about Being Agile: How we use an Agile Mindset to create a nimble flexible organisation powered by engaged, innovative people. It’s all about creating a High-Performance Organisation using Agile. It is the missing foundation that will allow you to unlock your current approach to Agile, be it SAFe, LeSS, etc.
Q. What is the breakdown of PDU's?
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. You can claim 1/2 as strategic and 1/2 as leadership.
Q. Why retake CAL1?
If it’s been awhile since you have 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.
The CAL1 Michael is teaching is evolving at a rapid rate. Every time he and Audree teaches a CAL1, they take a CAL1. They look for ways to deepen their understanding. There are new insights and inter-connections.
Here are some of the key reasons that Michael encourages graduates to join us in a “modern” CAL1:
Here are some key evolutions:
Q. What happens to CAL1 credential holders with CAL-E, CAL-T & CAL-O now replacing CAL1?
Not to worry, your CAL1 credential is transferrable. You may elect to change/upgrade to the new credentials. With migration, participants will get all three certifications: CAL-E, CAL-T and CAL-O certification.
The caveat here is that the new badges are certifications and have annual renewal requirements unlike the existing credential.
More information can be found on the Scrum Alliance website:https://www.scrumalliance.org/get-certified
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