Last year we announced that we had joined the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as a Member Training Organisation (MTO).
The ICAgile learning roadmap provides clear paths for professionals and organisations who want to start or continue their Agile journey. If you’d like to understand the roadmap and pathways available, read our blog here.
We're always on the lookout to add new certifications to our course portfolio that can help advance your career. Our team have been developing a number of new courses that are aligned to the ICAgile Coaching Track: Agile Coaching and Agile Team Facilitation.
Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
We have successfully accredited our Agile Coaching or ICP-ACC course with ICAgile, which is available within our training portfolio as both an on-site course at a location of your choice, as well as being on our public schedule.
The ICP-ACC certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. The course will help any budding Agile Coach differentiate between and know when to use the skills of mentoring, facilitating, consulting, teaching and coaching. You will learn how to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an Agile team.
If you’re interested in developing an understanding of the Professional Coaching skill set and honing these skills to serve individuals on an Agile team, then this is the course for you.
Our two-day course uses discussion, practical exercises, case studies and the experience of our ICAgile certified trainers to cover the required learning objectives for this certification.
Who is the course for?
Agile team leaders or aspiring team leaders with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practice coaching. Relevant roles include Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Project Managers aspiring coaches, Product Owners, analysts, and anyone with the desire to harness the power of coaching.
Some of topics covered are:
- The Agile Coaching Mindset
- Responsibilities & Skills of the Coach
- Setting Boundaries for Coaching
- The Coaching Conversation - Coaching for Action
- Conducting the Coaching Conversation
- Mentoring Agile Roles & Transitions
- Mentoring vs Coaching
- Understanding Team Development
- Setting up the Team Environment
- Creating a Team kickoff/startup Agenda
- Handling Conflict and Dysfunction within the Team
- Planning to facilitate a conflict in a Team
Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)
ICP-ATF is the second certification on the ICAgile Coaching Track . It focuses primarily on the mindset and role of an Agile team facilitator, while also providing group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes.
Our team have developed a course which will cover the required learning objectives for this certification aligned to ICAgile criteria. The course will be formally certified by ICAgile shortly following its accreditation assessment.