Clean Language is an inquiry process which helps people find clarity, fast, in a way that strengthens relationships, encourages transparent communication and enhances results in complex environments.
Agile is a method of working with teams to foster self-organization and fast, local decision making. Used by many IT organizations for 20+ years, it has more recently found application in many other industries.
Forward-thinking Agile coaches around the world have realised that David Grove’s Clean Language can be very useful to support what they do. It provides a simple framework for guiding people’s attention with questions, while effectively preventing you from getting drawn into their confusion. In this workshop, you’ll find out how.
Clean Language for Agile Coaches is a two-day interactive workshop taught by Clean Language coach and author, Judy Rees, and Agile coach and facilitator, Olaf Lewitz. Judy and Olaf combine their respective skills to offer a collaborative and playful workshop to help you raise your game.
This workshop is designed for experienced Agile Coaches seeking to understand how the proven techniques of Clean Language can be combined with their existing abilities and skills to better serve their clients and colleagues.
In this workshop you’ll develop your enquiry skills with Clean Language, an approach that helps uncover the reality of what people are thinking and feeling—even when they start off confused.
You’ll learn to help somebody improve their own thinking, while you build rapport and relation in an inherently respectful way. People will understand themselves better and feel understood by you - great for peers, users, customers, bosses … anyone.
You’ll learn to focus your and other people’s attention on what matters. Neuroscience tells us that intention and attention are needed for lasting change in a human brain. With Clean Language, you help people discover and articulate what they want, and focus their attention on getting it.
It can be particularly effective in groups, when clear thinking leads to clearer communication. The resulting transparency can become a platform on which to create a system where feedback, learning and development are inevitable.
You can expect to develop advanced questioning and listening skills which you can use throughout any coaching relationship - and beyond.
16 Category B Scrum Alliance Education Units (SEUs) towards Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). Learn more about the CSP certification, please see here.
Why should you attend?
"I've done many Agile trainings over the past twelve years. Very few inspire me, and almost none surprise me. This one did both. As well as the very fine Clean Language tools themselves, I left with a different way of looking at relationships, and a radical new way of "seeking to understand".
"This highly interactive workshop, emergent in the best Agile way, had us engaged in practice from start to finish in a cyclic learning forum that was at the same time a wild journey and a calm reflection. Intriguing—and highly recommended." Tobias Mayer, London
"Thank you Olaf and Judy for introducing me to Clean Language - it's like I've got a magic wand for generating creative conversations." Richard Atherton, London
"A huge part of our job is about communication, collaboration and creating trust and safety. However what I typically see is huge amounts of expectation, assumption and judgement. Clean Language takes that away and replaces it with curiosity. That's when change can finally happen." Irene Kuhn, Germany
"[In this course] we experienced a deeper level of understanding regarding effective communication and the power that Clean Language can bring not just to conversations, but to Product Planning meetings, Daily Stand-Ups, Feedback, Retrospectives and all manner of other business activities.
"Clean Language for Agile Coaches is a course I can highly recommend to not just Agile Coaches, but anybody who works with or within an Agile Team." Ash Sheikh, London