Professional Agile Leadership Training and Certification

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The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials™ (PAL-E) training is a 2-day workshop for managers and leaders seeking to establish Agile practices in their organization. In this Agile Leadership training, you will learn the basics of the Scrum Framework, how to manage products with agility, and how agile organizations evolve and grow. We equip leaders to form and support Agile teams and be at the forefront of cultural and behavioral shifts necessary for successful agile transformation.

Training for Your Team

We offer private classes for organizations who have one or more teams that will attend training. Private classes can be held at your location and allow us to cater to the needs of your organization.

Training for You

Public classes are a great fit if you or a few of your colleagues are looking to attend training. We regularly teach public Scrum Master classes in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles.

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We offer Professional Agile Leadership Essentials to organizations looking to better prepare their managers and leaders for their transformation. Private training allows us to cater to the needs of your organization and can be held online/virtually, at your location, or at an offsite facility.

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The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course is designed for managers and those in leadership roles who are responsible for the introduction and establishment of Scrum and broader agile development practices and methods in an organization.


Our instructors have broad backgrounds in business and technology. We have deep experience with applying Scrum and broader agile development practices as developers, Scrum Masters, consultants, and managers. We draw on that experience in the classroom to ensure students understand how to support, grow, and lead their teams to a higher level of agile development maturity. Additionally, our trainers have several years of experience training, coaching, and advising leaders in agile organizations on how to cultivate an environment in which agile teams can thrive and consistently deliver value.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how agility can be a strategic advantage
  • Learn about common impediments teams face during a transformation
  • Understand how leading “self-managing” teams differs from traditional management
  • Learn how to grow a team’s agile maturity
  • Practice connecting values and clear goals to high-performing teams
  • Measure the impacts of agility in your organization

Course Topics

  • Why “agile” Matters
  • Developing People
  • Measuring Agility
  • Leaders Grow Agility
  • Challenges of an Agile Leader

Public Class Schedule

Browse our upcoming public PAL-E classes below for a date that meets your schedule.

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Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) Certification

Professional Agile Leaders have shown that they understand the value that increased agility can provide their organizations. This certification demonstrates that the leader knows the importance of supporting agile teams, managing products with agility, and how an agile organization evolves. Every attendee of the PAL-E course receives a free attempt at the PAL I certification from With a passing score of 85% or above, attendees will become PAL I certified.

Certification Retake Policy

Attendees that take the certification exam within two weeks of attending the Professional Scrum training course and do not pass will receive one free additional attempt at passing the certification exam. Learn more about the exam retake policy.


Attendees of our Professional Agile Leadership workshop are able to claim 14 PDUs with the Project Management Institute (PMI).


Our instructors are licensed Professional Scrum Trainers, ensuring you'll receive the most up-to-date and accurate picture of what Scrum is and how it can be applied to enable business agility.


Responsive Advisors is a proud member of's Professional Training Network (PTN).