SELF – Level 2: Codebreaking Leadership

A Certified Agile Leadership (CAL2) Training

CAL2, The Masterclass Preview Webinar

Join Michael on August 3rd as he offers a glimpse inside the SHIFT314 CAL2 Program.

This is a LIVE Webinar with Q&A.

“The Sahota” CAL2 Experience

The SHIFT314 CAL2 is a deep dive into the concepts of the CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1), and we 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

  • Evolutionary Leadership is the key to your success and want to grow

  • Use crucial conversation skills for resistance, implementation and change

  • Learn facilitation techniques to unlock Org. performance

  • Playbook 2.0 extensions for Gain the competitive edge to influence culture shift in organizations

  • Gaps in your leadership, gain skills to evolve faster

CAL2 Course Overview

Learn more about our advanced CAL2 course, directly from Michael K & Audree Tara Sahota.

In this overview video, the founders of SHIFT314 explain what it takes to move past the blocks preventing you from achieving truly evolutionary leadership.

What You Will Experience

SHIFT314 CAL2 Program

Wisdom, Tools, Mindset Shift
This is an intense 3 days of deep exploration into high performance. SHIFT314 Technologies unlock participants to undergo a process of letting go of existing behaviours that block their abilities for effective leadership.

Explore models of culture and receive a strategic/tactical playbook to guide your next steps on their journey of creating high performance organizations.

Integration Program – Peer Review Sessions
*This work and participation in these sessions is mandatory for certification.
The Certification Journey Continues: In an applied practice, participants will document the application of course learning, receive peer feedback within their cohorts monthly. Plus attend monthly integration calls for deeper learning.

Large Group Review
A half-day online meeting to review and integrate learning at the end of 6-8 months. Each participant will present their understanding and application of the CAL content for review and certification.

Full Duration: approx. 6-8 months. (3 day training followed by ~6 months of group calls).

“This week my company launched a new network in Italy with two of the biggest online gaming companies in the world. Getting through the regulatory bodies was a grind and I knew it would be our most challenging release to date. Under extreme pressure, we got the performance of a lifetime out of the two teams assigned to launch this network. We basically just got out of the way and let the team shine. We have been getting congratulatory emails all day from members of the board, my CEO, CTO, COO, etc… Wouldn’t have happened without my 5 days in CAL. Wanted to share with you how appreciative I am.”

N. Shulman
Director of Agile Product Management at Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc.

“CAL1 & CAL2 helped to shape and organise my thinking around a new way of running organisations; a more caring, compassionate and emancipatory approach which I found to be truly inspiring. It also gave me space and confidence to deeply reflect on my impact and how I show up. Since CAL I’ve taken the message back to my organisation and to my great excitement have found the it resonating widely. We are in the process of dissolving our hierarchy and exploring new methods of decision making, adapting our organisational structure to this brave new world.”

T. Holliss
Product & Development Director at ZappiStore

“Don’t think it. Do it. You can’t explain the course to anyone who has not done it. Just do it.”

S. Smith

“Personal rollercoaster ride: Opens up your eyes, challenges & changes your current believes in a very effective & efficient way. Audree & Michael facilitate & steer these sessions in a very unique way!”

M. Feller
Head Agile Delivery & Transformation

“My recent virtual CAL2 experience with Michael and Audree was fantastic. It was like no other leadership training I’ve ever taken. Their command of the content, clear delivery and unconventional technologies kept us all off balance and growing. Forget the Agile mindset. This experience is light years beyond that!”

F. Leong
Agile Transformation Consultant

“Taking CAL2 will not only make you a better change agent, it will change your being.”

R. Rogers
IT Project Manager at City of Naperville

“This was the most intense workshop that I’ve ever been to.  Mind-blowing.”

G. Koehle

“I thought CAL 2 would be an evolution of techniques and methods, but it is much more, a dive into myself to reveal what is really preventing success.”

M. Patel
Agile Transformation Consultant

Course Outcome

  • Certified Agile Leader Certification (CAL) Designation from the Scrum Alliance

  • The Sahota CAL 2 Playbook for High Performance Organizations

  • Tactical/practical skills to create high performing organizations

  • Cultivate an organizational and cultural context where Agile may flourish

  • Personal growth practices for high performance

  • Development of leadership mindset needed to support growth

  • Advanced practical skills in “Agile” Organizational and Leadership approaches to decision making, change, engagement and high performance

  • Network and community of participants around the world

Course Pre-Requisities

Course Prerequisites: As our course builds on our earlier course, attendance in Michael K Sahota’s CAL1 or CAL-E & CAL-O is required. See F.A.Q. for additional Details.

Certification will be granted to participants who:

  • Prepare for and participate in peer-review sessions.

  • Participate in monthly integration calls.

  • Pass peer and instructor assessment on final ½ day review meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know I am ready for CAL 2?

1. You are hitting up against your “leadership edges” and want to grow through them to show up more as the leader you want to be.

2. You have been able to apply parts of the Sahota Playbook for High Performance but want to learn how to use it better to influence others and unlock success.

3. You want to learn more practical details – the step-by-step “how to” of operating the material in the Sahota CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1).

What if I took CAL 1 from another Instructor?

Each CAL is as unique as the instructor. Michael K Sahota provides a unique CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) experience based on the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF).

In CAL2, we build on unique information shared only in the Sahota CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1). As a result, all CAL2 participants must have completed Michael Sahota’s CAL1.

If you have already taken a CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) with another instructor, we would be happy to offer you a heavily discounted seat to reflect your commitment to learning and growth. 

Not sure? Contact us?

Should I take a CAL-E/O (formerly CAL 1) refresher before taking CAL 2?

If it’s been a while since you had taken your CAL1, now called CAL-E & CAL-O, here is some information for you to consider if you’d like to take a CAL1 refresher before moving forward and taking a CAL2.

Evolution of CAL1, now CAL-E & CAL-O

The CAL-E/O we are teaching is evolving at a rapid rate. Every time we teach a CAL, we take a CAL. We look for ways to deepen understanding. There are new insights and interconnections. Here are some of the key reasons that we encourage graduates to join us in a “modern” CAL-E & CAL-O:

  1. There is new information. Get up to speed with a new baseline of understanding so you can be more successful.
  2. Now that your consciousness has shifted you can receive more of what the course offers. Your first time through, there was a lot of letting go and releasing that limited the reception of new information. Grads who have been multiple times report a deepening and unlock each time.

Here are some key evolutions:

  • Introduction of the Sahota Playbook for High-Performance (Jan 2017)
  • Playbook refinement & clarity (Spring 2017)
  • Linking Sahota Culture Model to Agile Culture (Fall 2017)
  • Inter-weave of complexity model to culture models (Spring 2018)
  • Addition of Agenda (Self-Sabotage) (Spring 2018)
  • New Playbook Step – Relationship Health (Fall 2018)
  • Integration of Theory X-Y with Leadership Behaviour (Fall 2018)
  • Enabling “Autonomous, Self-Organizing Teams” (Spring 2019)
  • New Playbook Step – “Tactical Go”. (Summer 2019)
  • Upgrade to Evolutionary Leadership (Fall 2020)
  • Integration with SELF Maps, Models, Tools and Principles (Spring 2021)
  • Addition of Organisational Change Readiness Model (Summer 2021)

If you would like some guidance, please reach out to us directly at SHIFT314.

How soon after CAL 1 can I take CAL 2?

Many people report our CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) as a transformational experience. It is an intense shift in perception and a powerful exploration of our own personal limitations. Our CAL2 is an even more intensive personal growth experience.

They can be taken back to back. And this is only recommended for people who are ready and seeking serious personal development.

Where possible, we suggest taking 3-6 months between CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) & CAL2. We offer CAL2’s on an annual basis around the world.

Not sure? Contact us?

Why do you recommend 3-6 months between taking CAL 1 and CAL 2?

Our CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) course is an intense two day experience. Our CAL2 experience is an even deeper exploration into your leadership journey and very practical application of the CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) material. Taking time between the two CALs allows you time to implement your learning and understanding from CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1), to help you better identify your leadership edges and apply the Sahota Playbook for High Performance to feel ready to move forward. Many people report benefits in taking time to integrate and apply the information.

Isn't it easier to take CAL 1 and CAL 2 at the same time since the material will be fresh?

Much like anything the experience is different for different individuals. On the one hand, our CAL2 Masterclass is very beneficial to reinforce and integrate our CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) by going deeper into the concepts and connecting with application in a variety of perspectives. Many people describe our CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) as “Enlightening” and “Life-Changing”. Our CAL2 is even more so. Take a moment to consider how ready you are to be deeply challenged around your beliefs about how you personally show up. If you are ready to be deeply challenged, and your desire for personal growth is a 9 or 10 out of 10, then taking these back to back will be perfect for you.

How will the new Scrum Alliance credentials impact the prerequisite course(s)?

The updated guidelines by Scrum Alliance allow for these standards for prerequisites: active combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O. Or CAL 1. In order to take a Sahota CAL2, you must have attended the above course(s) with Michael K Sahota.

What Scrum Alliance credentials are required to take the Sahota cal2?

An active combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O, delivered by Michael K Sahota OR CAL1 certification by Michael K Sahota.

Have others taken CAL 1 & CAL 2 together and have gotten successful results?

Yes. We have had several students take the CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) & CAL2 in succession of one another, with tremendous results and having a fantastic experience to continue to learn and grow from.

Is there a discount if you take CAL 1 and CAL 2 together?

Yes. We do offer a small discount if you choose to register for CAL-E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) & CAL2 together when they are offered in the same week at the same location.

Why is there no CAL 2 Credential?

The Scrum Alliance has a two part program.

CAL E and CAL O Certified

Part 1 of the program CAL- E & CAL-O (formerly CAL1) gives the Certified Agile Leader E & O Credential.

Part 2 of the program (CAL2) gives the Certified Agile Leader Certification. This is when you actually get certified

For more information, please see Scrum Alliance CAL Program Page.

What if I cannot participate in the Peer Review sessions?

To get certified you must fully participate in the peer review sessions. This is a time where you will learn from your peers, share experiences and network. Certification of CAL 2 through the Scrum Alliance will depend on full participation, and positive peer review. Please allow for a 4 month process for the complete CAL 2.

You are welcome to attend the training to get the knowledge without going through the peer certification process. Course fee is the same.

How do I arrange my travels?

This course is a very intense process where the participant will need time for integration. It will be advised to stay on site or close to the course location. To receive the most out of your course; arrive early on the first day of the course, stay on site and book flights for the following morning after the course is over.

What comes after CAL 2?

We all understand that leadership is a lifelong commitment, where growth happens over time and experience. We at Agilitrix are excited to announce the next step in your leadership path. The Academy of Leadership Mastery (aka JEDI School) is our next step after the CAL program.


This training provides 30 SEUs in support of the Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), and 30 PDUs in support of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMI­ACP as well as the PMP certification. You can claim 10 PDUs as strategic and 20 PDUs as leadership.

– Live Virtual –
“Agile” Culture & Leadership- Deep-dive (CAL2) Training

This is a LIVE Sahota CAL2 experience from the comfort of your home or office. You will receive the exact same information
as you would with an in-person experience and all the live interactions with Michael and the other class attendees that make for a unique learning journey.
All you need is an internet connection.

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Michael Sahota, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant & Author

Michael K. Sahota

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Certified Enterprise Coach, Trainer, Consultant, Culture and Leadership Expert.

Michael teaches his proven framework for leading successful Agile Transformations in his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1 & 2) Training worldwide with over 40% of graduates with the Scrum Alliance.

Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314, Inc – a boutique training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational culture and leadership needed to unlock success with Agile Transformations. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results.

Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. As a thought leader, in 2012, 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 “Agile” Culture and Leadership. His vision is to create Evolutionary Leaders that create change and impact on a global scale.

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