Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL)

December 3-4
Reston, VA

Reston Education Center
1820 Discovery Street
Suite 200
Reston, VA  20190

The pressure to perform is real.

Whether it’s market competition or budget cuts, your job is to build the team that can overcome the rising challenges of today’s organization.

Your job is to lead others to victory.

This course is an immersive exploration of leading people through complexity and uncertainty.

We will prep you to be an agile leader.

Your Organization is the result of your leadership. But the question remains: Where do I focus my energy? How do we craft the organization we want to have? What is the key driver for getting there?

The Models 
that describe the modern organization all point to a common theme for getting there.

Your Organizational health drives performance
The ability to exhibit both stability AND agility is correlated to positive cultural attributes. This course offers a survey in the prevailing research-driven models that describe high performing organizations, and how to move yours in that direction.


The Framework we use to explore is the Leadership Circle Profile by researcher Bob Anderson. It explores several competencies across two key leadership domains: creative leadership and reactive leadership.

The Context of Agility:

  • Business Drivers
  • Complexity

Overview of the Agile Movement

  • Common methods and best practices
  • Proven business benefits

Leadership in an Agile Context

  • Moving to a Growth Mindset
  • Leadership Models

The Agile Organization

  • Creating a culture of collaboration
  • Leverage modern org structure

Agile Approach to Change

  • Output vs. Outcomes
  • Change Management



  • Participants will receive the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) designation and a two year membership in the Scrum Alliance
  • This program is also the next step towards achieving the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification, recognizing your professional experience and deep education in agile methods.
  • The program will also qualify for 17 PDUs/SEUs 



  • To participate in the Advanced ScrumMaster event, you must already hold the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential with the Scrum Alliance.
  • To qualify for the Advanced ScrumMaster designation, you must attend this event, and also demonstrate 12 months of collective experience using agile methods.

This was not my first scrum class but it certainly was the best and most fun!


Definitely recommend to anyone interested in Agile and how to quickly implement at work.


Fun activities & important points put in a simple fashion.


The class was very Interactive and not just a presentation.


After taking Jesse Fewell's seminar I now have the confidence to begin my scrum journy and provide true PM value to my company.

Your Instructor: Jesse Fewell
A bridge-builder in the world of project management, Jesse is the founder of the original PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-creator of the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-author of the upcoming Agile Practice Guide. As a Certified Enterprise Scrum Coach (CEC), he is the creator of the Injective Coaching Method™ and has helped improve teams across the world from Boston to Bangladore to Beijing.


How do the certifications work?
All certifications are granted based on full and complete participation in the associated programs. During the program sessions, more instructions are given for how to claim the certification. Some programs require a post-class test (e.g. Certified ScrumMaster).

Something happened at work and I can’t attend. How do I cancel?
By Drop us a line, and we’ll do whatever we can to get you booked in another session.

Will this workshop really happen?
To create a meaningful learning experience, workshops must have a minimum number of registrants before they are “Guaranteed to Run”. In order to get an early-bird discount, you will usually have to register before most others. In the rare event we don’t have enough people to run the course, we will give you a new date or a refund.

Are there any extra fees I need to worry about?
Jesse’s programs feature all-inclusive pricing. Unless otherwise stated, program prices include books, supplies, and certification fees. 

Will there be breaks during the day? I have a lot of work to do.
In order to maximize focus on learning, Jesse’s immersive workshops offer limited time to do your regular daily work. It is recommended you make arrangements beforehand to set appropriate expectations that you will be unavailable during a given day.