Agile Leader® 1

for Digital Product Development Organizations

Skills you need as a product leader to lead your organization safely through the current challenges of modern digital product development.

Leading Digital Product Development

Agile leadership for product owners and product managers. Expand your professional expertise with leadership skills and competencies in order to communicate with your environment in a solution-oriented manner, lead initiatives effectively and structure teams and organizations in such a way that the creative potential for innovative product development is unleashed.

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On completion of the training, you will also receive the highly demanded certificate “Certified Agile Leader®” 1 (CAL-1) from Scrum Alliance and a two-year membership with the Scrum Alliance.

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Using practical examples, lively discussions and sharing experiences with other product leaders, you will learn what is behind the term “agile leadership” and why this type of leadership is essential to be successful in digital product development. Find out why post-heroic leadership styles can leverage potential many times over and what you need to change in yourself first. We use case studies to analyse the impact of organizational culture and leadership on product development and look at modern organizational structures.

Upcoming training dates

May 27 - 29, 2024
€ 2,740 + VAT.

Early Bird

June 11 - 20, 2024
€ 2.450 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

June 26 - 28, 2024
€ 2,640 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

July 17 - 26, 2024
€ 2.450 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

Aug. 6 - 8. 2024
€ 2,640 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

Aug. 12 - 21. 2024
€ 2.450 + VAT.

Super Early Bird

Cohort based

The better way of learning: with and from each other. Together we develop new skills in small groups using exercises. In this way, we deepen the knowledge acquired in the preparation phase to the point of proficiency.

Community powered

Before, during and after training, you have a community of like-minded people at your side who are going down the same path. Our experienced coaches support this journey at many points along the way.

Product Leader Focus

Our CAL-1 training is the only leadership training with a distinguished focus on product owners and product leaders. Our content is tailored to the needs of leaders of product development organizations and product ownership.

What you will learn
We will not leave you alone!
3 months Pro membership included

In the community, you can deepen your learning journey after the training and get answers, many more online courses to deepen your knowledge and exchange ideas with like-minded people. In addition, we hold regular events where we address current topics as well as the issues and special topics of our members.

Incl. 2 hours of professional agile coaching

Take advantage of this offer to deepen and grow your learning even after the training.

The contents in detail

Module 1
Understanding agile leadership

Why do traditional leadership styles no longer work and what changes in the framework conditions have led to “agile leadership”? Get to know agile leadership properly and understand why modern leadership is so essential for the complex world of digital product development.

Module 2
Self Leadership 1

Rediscover the leader in you: What attitudes, behaviors and subconscious actions are hidden within myself? How can I learn emotional intelligence and what impact does my mindset and self-awareness have on my leadership?

Module 3
Self Leadership Framework

Learn to lead yourself! In this module, you will learn tools and methods that will help you to reflect and consciously use your emotional and cognitive skills to make your leadership behavior more effective. Learn to manage your emotional states better.

Module 4
Leadership Agility

Get to know the most important levels of Leadership Agility: Expert, Achiever and Catalyst. You will find out what difference Catalyst Leaders can make for product development teams and why this is where the decisive difference lies. Learn what leverage this gives the entire organization.

Module 5
Leadership Agility Compass

In this module you will learn how to use the Leadership Agility Compass for your leadership development. You will learn how to apply the dimensions of Stakeholder Agility and Context Setting Agility, which are particularly important for product leaders, as well as Creative Agility to your leadership.

Module 6
High Performing Teams

Using a case study, we will analyze what lies behind the myth of high-performance teams. Why do these teams make such a difference and what contribution can you make as a product leader so that your team can develop in this way?

Module 7
High Performing Organizations

It takes much more than high-performance teams to develop outstanding products: In addition to the aspects of scaling, you will learn to take a broader view of the entire value creation and collaboration of the organization, including the entire team. culture, structures, processes and metrics.

Module 8
Organizational Culture

Learn to understand the interplay between culture and leadership behaviour and mindset and how this affects the efficiency and effectiveness of teams and organizations. Learn to diagnose the culture of your organization and understand the influencing factors. And how you as a leader can actively shape or change the organizational culture.

Module 9
Organizational Structure

Put the pieces of the puzzle together and learn how you as a Product Leader can further develop your organization to be effective and efficient . along the entire value chain, but also exploratory and profitable at the same time. What metrics are needed to take all the aspects we have learned into account? Which ones are a hindrance?

Why you should do your CAL training with us

Experienced and practical

Be inspired by two experienced personalities with several decades of combined experience as leaders in agile, digital product development! Instead of theoretical knowledge, we give you hands-on, authentic experience.

From daily practice

Our training content is based on real cases from the daily practice of organizations and agile teams from digital product development - under real conditions.

We practice what we preach

And because it does matter who you learn from, we have always acquired expertise in human learning.

So much more than just training

We know that the real challenges only come after the three days of training, so we won't leave you alone!

Any questions?


If you cannot find an answer in our FAQs, we will be happy to help you. Simply book an appointment with us!

Our CAL-1 training is tailor-made for people with “product responsibility”, whereby the management task should also be understood “laterally”. These are among others

  • Product Owner
  • Product Manager
  • VP Product
  • Head of Product
  • Development Manager in Product Development
  • Team leader
  • all persons who have both product responsibility and a management role
  • or will have in the future

Our CAL-1 training fulfills all learning objectives of the Scrum Alliance and has also been accredited by the Scrum Alliance. Nevertheless, we have tailored the learning content to this target group and highlighted relevant aspects. 

Of course, the training also offers a lot of value for people who have no connection to the product, although the value for this focus group is naturally the highest.

In March 2024, the Scrum Alliance changed the “Certified Agile Leader®” certification to a linear training sequence, with the CAL-1 now replacing the combination of CAL-E, CAL-T and CAL-O (CAL-E/T/O). The old certifications will be discontinued on 31.03.2024. Further information on “refactoring” can be found on the Scrum Alliance page.

The CAL-1 is therefore the successor to the CAL-E/T, CAL-E/O and CAL-E/T/O. Our CAL-1 is also tailored for product leaders (see question above).

You will receive 24 hours of CAL-1 training either live online (6 x 4h) or live on three days incl.

  • Optional preparatory or in-depth online training courses
  • The accompanying CAL-Online Training for the preparation of individual modules as well as a reference for “review” and thus access to our electronic training materials (handouts, slides, reading material)
  • Three months Pro membership in the Mixed Agile Arts® Community with all comprehensive online learning content and benefits.
  • Two sessions of professional coaching
  • Two-year membership of the Scrum Alliance incl. Certification fees
  • Two books
  • Printed documents, writing materials and other goodies arrive by post

No. You can book our training without any prior knowledge.

As part of the preparation, you will receive access to our online training courses and a recommendation as to what prior knowledge (agility in general) is helpful. It is expected that you either have sufficient knowledge or complete the Agile Foundations training online in advance (approx. 4 hours).

Some of the CAL-1 learning objectives are taught in the course of preparation through online content, so that the essential learning content can be developed and discussed in a focused manner on the training days and there is time for questions.

You will receive an overview of the modules and the respective preparations after your registration and a few weeks before the first training day. This includes some videos and reading two case studies.

You should allow around 6 hours in total to prepare for the training, but you can divide this up as you wish.

After your confirmed registration (online registration) for the training, you will receive an email from our workflow with access to the Community Platform and detailed instructions on what to prepare.

We will also activate the “Certified Agile Leadership 1” course for you, where you will find the preparation and content for each module.

No. Once you have completed the training and actively participated, we will register you for certification with the Scrum Alliance. You can download your certificate and badge directly on it.

Yes, there are different funding options depending on the country, federal state and your personal circumstances. Please understand that we cannot provide comprehensive information about the funding landscape in the various countries.

If you already know shortly before the training that you cannot participate, please contact our office. We will look for a solution where you can either postpone your participation or send a substitute participant.

If you are unable to attend a follow-up appointment, you have the opportunity to make up for this in one of the next training sessions. In this case, please also contact our office.

We use the Welo tool for video conferencing in our CAL training. Other tools are “Zoom” and “Miro”. Please understand that we cannot accommodate individual tool requests for public training courses with up to 16 participants. It may be that your company has restrictive guidelines regarding authorized tools or websites, incl. Protocols exist. Please check in advance whether the above-mentioned tools are approved in your professional infrastructure and function adequately. If necessary, please check alternative options for participation (e.g. without VPN, private PC or via mobile phone/tablet). You can check if Zoom works for you here; Welo here and Miro via this link.

As soon as you have registered as a training participant, you will receive all the information you need to participate and familiarize yourself with the tools in good time before the training.

In this form, small learning groups of approx. 4-6 people (“cohort”) embark on a learning journey together lasting from a week to a few months (“collaborative learning”).

The content prepared and structured by us is worked through in the group, with each person having prepared themselves beforehand.

In the so-called “Facilitated Peer Group Session” (approx. 90 min.), the respective module content is summarized and discussed with the trainers and the learning objectives are reviewed together. Depending on the training, we have either one or two such sessions per module.

Live online means that the training is “live”, but using teleconferencing and teleworking tools. We make sure that the interaction between you and our trainers, as well as with the other participants, is as close as possible to face-to-face training (i.e. “live” or on-site). This means you can take part from anywhere with a modern Internet connection.

Differentiation from (purely) “online”:

Fully online training courses, such as our Scrum Foundations training, can be completed at your own pace and at your own pace on our learning platform. There are no dates.

Yes, because you are important to us! To guarantee your learning success, there are no mass events with us!

We limit our training courses to 16 participants. This guarantees us and you that we can maintain our quality standards. We take the time to answer questions and create sufficient space for discussion and reflection.