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Certified Agile Coach/Facilitator (ICP-ACC/ICP-ATF) (Brussels, Oct 2019)

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"Amazing week with a beautiful group of people, a great deal of learning and experimenting - challenging and lots of fun. Thank you to all the group and particularly to Ryan Behrman and Colin Brett for your patience, skill, knowledge and spirit."

--Luis Carvalho, Delivery Manager at Vodafone


Overview of The Agile Facilitator (ICP-ATF) (2 days, 9:30am to 5:30pm)


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The Agile Facilitator

The Certified Agile Facilitator Training course will help you develop the attitudes and learn the skills of an effective Agile facilitator. You will learn and practice techniques and behaviours from the world of professional facilitation and creative problem solving, in the context of typical Agile-related meetings such as Standup Meetings, Planning Meetings, and Retrospectives. Participants will leave the course feeling empowered with skills, models and styles of facilitating in an Agile environment.

Pre-requisites

This course does not teach the basics of Agile. It is therefore a pre-requisite that you have at least a grounding in the basics of Agile values, principles, and common models, and at least 6 months experience as a practitioner. If you have any queries about your suitability for the course, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Course Content

In this course you will learn about:

The Agile Team Facilitator Role and Mindset

Agile Team Facilitators facilitate Agile practices, foster collaboration amongst team members, and generally support teams. Here we introduce you to the attitudes and behaviours that make a good (even great) facilitator. You will have the chance to reflect on your own personality characteristics and when certain characteristics are useful (or not).

Development Path for Agile Coaching

Additional skills are required as one advances along the Agile Coaching development path. These include not only facilitation skills but also professional coaching, mentoring, teaching, and consulting skills. In this part of the course, you will learn when to seek the help of more advanced Agile Coaches.

Designing and Setting Up Meetings

A lot of the work around facilitation is thinking work in advance of a meeting. In this part of the course, you will encounter tools and techniques for use before, during, and after meetings.

Facilitating a Meeting

As this training is particularly experiential, you will have the opportunity to facilitate part of a meeting and to receive feedback from peers, using the facilitation tools and skills learned.

Facilitating Collaboration

Maintaining awareness of our own style of working, and of other styles, allows us to facilitate more meaningful and inclusive intra-team dialogues. Here you will learn about your own working styles, and consider what changes you might want to make to your working style profile.

Facilitating the Agile Practices

In this part of the course, you will be presented with approaches to facilitating such practices such as standup meetings, planning meetings, and retrospectives. You will experience witnessing and facilitating these activities.

Skillful Facilitation Techniques

This part of the course offers approaches for working with different stages of team maturity and team development, and working with team dysfunctions.


Overview of The Agile Coach (ICP-ACC) (3 days, 9:30am to 5:30pm)

Past Participant Feedback

“Thank you to the very talented Colin Brett and Ryan Behrman for running an awesome Agile Coach course, certified by ICAgile, which attracted some very talented Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and Agile practioners from around the world.”

--Conrad Swinfield-Wells, Project Manager at Equinix EMEA

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Using Lego to learn coaching and facilitation skills

The Certified Agile Coach Training course will help you develop the attitudes and learn the skills of an effective Agile coach. Through the 3 days you will learn and practise coaching, mentoring, and teaching skills in the context of Agile. You will leave the course feeling empowered with skills, models, and styles of working with individuals and teams in order to help them continuously improve, all within an Agile context.

Pre-requisites

This course does not teach the basics of Agile. It is therefore a pre-requisite that you have at least a grounding in the basics of Agile values, principles, and common models, and at least 6 months experience as a practitioner. If you have any queries about your suitability for the course, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Agile Coach

Course Content

In this course you will learn about:

The Agile Coaching Context & Mindset

Agile Coaches draw on a variety of skills and practices. In this part of the course we will put Agile coaching into context and attempt to answer the question: What is Agile coaching and what mindset shifts might we need to adopt?

Professional Coaching Skills & The Coaching Conversation

A coach assumes that team members have an individual and a collective wisdom, and that her job is to elicit the answers within. The main skills taught are listening actively, asking effective questions and following a coaching process. As this training is particularly experiential, you can expect to learn about your strengths and your own areas for development.

Coaching Alliances and Contracts

Setting the stage for a coaching relationship involves clear contracting and designing of alliances. Here we expand on the typical coaching triangle (coach, team, and organisation) and present a wider stakeholder view. You will learn how to design a coaching alliance and how to contract with all parties.

Key Mentoring Skills & Mentoring Agile Role Transitions

At times an Agile coach needs to impart her Agile expertise and to guide the team by making suggestions, giving feedback, giving advice, instilling practices, and guiding transitions to Agile roles. Along with such changes come fears and resistances and so a framework for working with change is presented. Knowing when to coach and when to mentor is a key skill of an Agile coach.

Key Teaching Skills & Teaching Agile

Teaching the basics and mindsets of Agile is an activity the Agile Coach performs again and again and is conducted both in and out of the classroom. There are different learning styles, and you will practise including these in your teaching methods.

Foundational Team Coaching

In this part of the training we focus on the dynamics at play within groups and teams, and in building our observational skills as coaches. This involves looking at the system of all humans involved, and the connections between them. It also involves being able to articulate these observations in service of the team.

Team Development & Coaching the Journey Toward High Performance

How can we as Agile coaches help a team to develop as a team, along with developing trust and a healthy team culture? Along with a series of models, much of the learning here will come through reflecting on our lived experience in this and other groups and teams.

Handling Conflict and Dysfunction

In this part of the training we look at our individual attitudes toward conflict and dysfunction, building self awareness in the team, and strategies for surfacing and working with conflict.

Handling Organisational Impediments

Often the forces that impede the team come from other parts of the organisation. In this part of the training we will look at ways that the Agile coach can help the team to surface such impediments and to make decisions on how to work with them.


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FAQ

Is certification included in the cost?

Yes, all participants who attend and participate in a full course will be issued with the relevant knowledge-based certificate(s) by ICAgile (either ICP-ATF or ICP-ACC, or both).

Is lunch included?

Yes, lunch is included, with a variety of options offered.

Any further questions?

Please email us at info@touchthink.com or call +44 (0) 208 6096538

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About the Trainers

Ryan Behrman

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Ryan Behrman

Ryan's work is about coaching, mentoring, and training teams and individuals to work more effectively together. He's influenced senior stakeholders to adopt more agile ways of working, introduced widespread process change, and helped to align and coordinate teams in multi-team environments.

With a background in project and programme management in the e-commerce sector, Ryan turned to coaching, facilitation, and training after discovering the limitations of traditional management. He runs regular public and in-house trainings and workshops including Agile Coaching and Facilitation, Management 3.0, StrongSuits, Scrum, and Kanban.

His early education and work were in engineering and web development. He holds an MBA degree from Warwick Business School where he wrote his dissertation comparing agile methods to traditional methods of management and workflow.

Ryan is a certified coach (ICF) with Coaching Development Ltd and subsequently served as a mentor on their programme. He's trained in action learning facilitation with Action Learning Centre and he facilitates monthly coaching practice and peer mentoring groups for agile coaches. He is the organiser of the London Agile Coaches Circle meetup group.

Ryan's worked in the UK, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Poland and Germany with industries spanning retail, supply chain, publishing, government, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, FinTech, and Telco.

He regularly speaks and facilitates sessions at Agile conferences and publishes articles on topics around management, coaching and facilitation.


Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

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Frederik Vannieuwenhuyse

Frederik is on a journey of discovery and learning on how to grow effective, resilient and agile organisations. Together we search, experiment, discover, reflect & improve how organisations can experience business agility.
Frederik takes on many roles in his work – that’s why he sometimes describes himself as a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional person.
The roles, “stances” he takes are a combination of ... Servant Leader, Facilitator, Coach, Conflict navigator, Manager, Mentor, Teacher, Impediment remover, Change agent, Team navigator, Complexity navigator, System thinker, Social thinker.

Frederik is an active member of the agile community. He’s actively occupied with studying, practicing agile leadership, professional coaching, facilitation, training, personal development, and public speaking.

Frederik has several certifications of different certification bodies (ICAgile, Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org)





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