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Leading Evolutionary Organizations

(Certified Agile Leadership Training)

The Michael K Sahota Experience

Conquering Today’s Toughest
Leadership Challenges

  • Integrating Agile into Traditional Organizations

  • Organization Misalignment

  • Communication Challenges

  • Talent Attraction and Retention

  • Hybrid Work Engagement

  • Balancing Delivery and Long-Term Goals

  • Navigating Organizational Change

  • Building a Healthy Organizational Culture

  • Leading Remote Teams

  • Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

Leading Evolutionary Organizations

The title of the course you will be taking is Leading Evolutionary Organizations. It gives you the step by step for how to create an environment where Agile and other new ways of working can thrive.

The Evolution Roadmap Diagram details how to identify traditional patterns and make the shift to new evolutionary patterns to uplift the people and the organization.


Your Leadership Journey:
Empower, Transform, Deliver

Empower Teams & Individuals

  • Bridge communication gaps between managers and staff, ensuring clarity and collaboration.

  • Ignite passion and drive within your team, fueling the desire to excel.

  • Overcome interpersonal and team-based communication hurdles, creating a harmonious workspace.

  • Foster an atmosphere of trust, ensuring everyone feels valued and confident in leadership.

To Deliver Outstanding Results

  • Minimize project setbacks, cutting down on wasted time and resources.

  • Enhance delivery momentum, providing clear and visible progress updates.

  • Ensure consistent alignment, focusing on what truly matters for valuable delivery.

  • Seamlessly integrate diverse work methodologies for a well-rounded approach.

Upcoming Training (CAL1)

Australia & New Zealand

North America

Leading Evolutionary Organizations - Virtual - Australia & NZ August 25, 2024 - August 28, 2024

Leading Evolutionary Organizations – Virtual – Australia & NZ

Leading Evolutionary Organizations - Virtual - Europe September 9, 2024 - September 11, 2024

Leading Evolutionary Organizations – Virtual – Europe

Leading Evolutionary Organizations - Virtual - North America September 16, 2024 - September 18, 2024

Leading Evolutionary Organizations – Virtual – North America

What You Will Learn

  • Move Beyond Agile: Understand how to integrate Agile into traditional cultures to overcome 90% of the challenges with transformation.

  • What To Do Tomorrow: Practical daily changes you can easily make that lead to a radical shift in your level of influence that impact your organizational performance.

  • Evolutionary Leadership: How you can move beyond traditional leadership models to reclaim your ability to create rapid change.

  • Culture Tools: How to diagnose culture and create a local culture shift without authority, power or budget.

  • Eliminate Resistance: Learn how to eliminate hidden causes of resistance.

  • Transformation: Change patterns to increase awareness, desire and motivation for change. Practical roadmaps to scale with your people.

  • Unlocking Metrics: Identify common traps to focus on the KPIs that really matter. Learn the Sahota Innovation of how metrics are measured. Unlock the truth of the how your organization is performing.

  • SELF Framework: A complete framework for Delivering Success Through People.

SELF Framework:
Deliver Success Through People

Overcome 90% of the Challenges with Agile Transformation

You will learn the maps, models, principles and tools needed to unlock Business Agility and create an environment where Agile (and Beyond) can thrive. The SELF Framework is fully compatible with all new ways of working.

This is the only Certified Agile Leadership Training based on the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework (SELF). 

What You Will Experience

You want agile? Do this first.
A. Graham
CIO, Metrolinx
This is a “must attend” class if you aspire to be a leadership coach- some really powerful task and techniques to enable leadership to create a high-performance culture and organizations.
N. Malhotra
Agile Coach
The best leadership training, I have ever experienced.
J. Bergeron
Partner, PwC
Amazing course. Take a dive into the psychology and spiritual elements of leadership. This is not something you will have experienced before. It’s beyond Agile. I feel enlightened.
M. Huynh
Scrum Master and Agile Coach
This promoted such beneficial reflection on what we do each day, why and how. And where we are getting it wrong!
K. Baker
Senior Director, Australian Government
During this training the most valuable insight gained was to get out of my own way. The delivery of the material challenged my way of thinking.
R. Ellerman
CEO of

Frequently Asked Questions

With the course changes through Scrum Alliance, which certification will I now receive?

You will receive the CAL1 certification from the Scrum Alliance.

Do all CAL trainings cover the same content?

No. And there is a good reason for this.

All CAL1 trainings cover the same high-level objectives.

However, each training is as unique as the instructor. Each CAL1 reflects the unique leadership and organizational development journey of the instructor.

Our CAL1 experience reflects the unique intellectual property developed over a decade of professional practice. Our approach has been proven around the world through the success of our graduates.

You get the SELF Framework and Leading Beyond Change to continue your journey.

What is the difference between SAFe and CAL1?

On the surface, the goals of SAFe and CAL1 are similar: An Agile Organization.

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 organization. One might say the focus is on Doing Agile. The focus here is on what we do to improve things with as little organizational change as possible.

The focus of the Michael Sahota CAL1 Experience is an integrated view of Organizational, Cultural, Leadership, and Org Change. It’s about Being Agile: How we use an Agile Mindset to create a nimble flexible organization powered by engaged, innovative people. It’s all about creating a High-Performance Organization using Agile. It is the missing foundation that will allow you to unlock your current approach to Agile be it SAFe, Less, etc.

Do you offer private CAL1 trainings?

Yes. Organizations are getting huge benefits from internal CAL1 training. With executives, managers, and coaches all in the same room, we increase the shared organizational awareness and alignment needed to get high performance. Participants can have internal discussions that are not possible in a public class.

We also offer an 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.

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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.

Continuing Your Leadership Journey: 
‘Leading Beyond Change’

Enduring Resource: Delve into the Evolve2B Evolutionary Leadership Framework (SELF) with your personal copy of “Leading Beyond Change.” This resource is tailored to support and extend your learning beyond our course.

Patterns for Ongoing Growth: Revisit and reflect upon dozens of business patterns across seven organizational dimensions. Whenever you seek clarity or deeper insight into course material, this guide will be your beacon.

Deepening Understanding: The journey from conventional to evolutionary leadership is rich and multi-faceted. With this book at your side, you can continually refine your leadership approach, ensuring your organization thrives amidst change.

“The Sahota” CAL2 Experience

Our CAL2 is a deep dive into the SELF Framework. Continue the journey with Playbook 2.0 for alignment, practical role-playing, and organizational listening, and advanced leadership skills.

Why you want to be here:

  • Increase your effectiveness on your personal and professional life

  • Achieve results faster

  • Use SELF Framework tools to look really smart

  • Journey together with other Evolutionary Leaders

  • Create rapid alignment and results that stick.

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