Monthly Alumni Calls

Each month The Center For Agile Leadership hosts a free alumni call for our graduates. In these calls, we discuss current leadership trends and new ideas and alumni have a chance to bring up issues or roadblocks that they face in their daily lives. By attending two of these calls, you also fulfill the prerequisite for Certified Agile Leader Credential II.

Each month the calls are limited to 15 participants so that everyone can get the most out of each call.

 

Wed, December 12, 2018
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Central Time

Speaker: Kate Megaw, CST
Topic: Organizational Retrospectives – Finally, a Retrospective Leaders can attend!!

When was the last time you got your team together and reviewed how closely you were following the Agile Principles? Are you incorporating the 3 pillars of Scrum: Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation, throughout your organization? This webinar will look at Organizational Wide retrospectives as a tool for leaders to get transparency into how things are going and allow inspection and adaptation organization wide. We’ll also do a retrospective on the CAL Alumni calls, so bring your 2018 feedback & ideas for 2019!

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


January 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Brian Rabon
Topic: Building Influence With Others

In order to successfully build an Agile Culture we need to enlist the help of others. In order to get others on-board we need to successfully influence them. Join us to about specific techniques that can be applied in order to build influence with others.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


Friday, February 15 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Central Time

Speaker: Rikki Schwartz
Topic: “Hustle X Heart”: Claude Silver’s (senior executive at Vayner Media) philosophy for creating a kinder culture at work.

A successful Agile culture relies on trust, and trust is built on the shoulders of compassion, empathy, and connection for/with your team.  Join to hear about Claude Silver’s philosophy for creating a kinder culture at work, and see why the Center for Agile Leadership’s mantra is “Learn, Love, Lead”.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


March 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Chrissy Scavezze
Topic: “Fit to Lead”

Are you using physical self-care to be a better leader for your teams? If you created more time for yourself with exercise and healthy eating, would you be able to show up more fully for those around you? Learn tips and tricks to make yourself a priority and in turn allow for greater leadership through your example.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


April 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Brian Rabon
Topic: IDS – Identify, Discuss & Solve

Brian will be facilitating a full IDS session with alumni. Together we will discuss issues and roadblocks and Brian will lend his expert advise to help solve real issues that alumni are facing in their daily lives.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


Friday, May 17, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM Central Time

Speaker: Rikki Schwartz
Topic: Tips for successfully managing a remote/virtual team in an Agile environment.

Even though virtual teams are becoming more common in the workplace, there still exists a number of reservations about whether remote teams can be managed effectively in an Agile environment.  Learn the tips and tricks for managing a virtual team from the President of the Center for Agile Leadership, who herself managed a remote team (that grew from 2 to 42 employees) for over a decade in her last position.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


June 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Chrissy Scavezze
Topic: Creating a culture of Trust and Transparency.

It’s hard for teams to perform at their best when they don’t feel safe in the work environment. Learn ways to help your teams feel safe, so they can feel comfortable to be themselves and contribute all that they have to offer.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


July 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Brian Rabon
Topic: True Agile Leadership

As Agile Leadership becomes more and more commonly accepted, there are a lot of false prophets out there. This month Brian will be looking at the difference between saying your an Agile Leader and actually becoming a True Agile Leader.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


Friday, August 16, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM Central Time

Speaker: Rikki Schwartz
Topic: Working with, or being, an “introvert” in an Agile environment (with references to the book “Quiet” by Susan Cain)

In the book Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows us how much lose in doing so. Join to learn how to differentiate introverts from extroverts (it’s not as easy as you think), how they work and think (particularly in a team setting), and most of all how to harness the power that they quietly possess.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


September 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Chrissy Scavezze
Topic: Motivating your teams

Do your teams seem unmotivated and disengaged? Learn from other leaders on how they have managed to motivate disengaged teams.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


October 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Brian Rabon
Topic: Book Review (book to be announced)

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Friday, November 16, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM Central Time

Speaker: Rikki Schwartz
Topic: The power of personal accountability and it’s incredible impact on customer service (with reference to John Miller’s book “QBQ – The Question Behind the Question”).

To get the most out of your team, it is critical to foster a culture of personal accountability. Author Henry Browning defines accountability as “Acknowledgement and internalization of a sense of ownership for a task, and willingness to face the consequences that come with success or failure’.  Join to hear why nothing impacts customer service more than a culture of personal accountability, as well as some key mechanisms of inspiring personal accountability on your team.

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.

 


December 2019
Date and Time Coming Soon

Speaker: Chrissy Scavezze
Topic: Managing stress during the holidays and encouraging teams to stay focused.

The holidays can sometimes create added stress to the work environment and disengage team members who are overwhelmed or “checked out.” Learn ways to keep your stress levels down and keep your teams motivated to finish the year out strong!

Email Chrissy Scavezze to request an invitation.