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ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF)

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The course will be Monday 7th – Thursday 10th October 2024 and run daily from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm (UK).

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7th - 10th October 2024

STANDARD PRICE £500 +VAT
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ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator

The highly interactive ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) workshop provides you with the necessary skills to design online and in-the-room meetings & events for maximum impact. Whether you are in an Agile Coaching role or just in an Agile Environment, this course will prove invaluable.

You will come away with an overflowing toolkit and practical experiences that you can take back into the workplace and with your remote, in-person or hybrid teams. Leveraging your new knowledge and skills to facilitate agile practices toward successful team outcomes.

You will learn how to foster a feeling of safety so everyone feels heard using quick, effective, and engaging collaboration techniques whilst applying the Agile Mindset.

Attending this highly interactive workshop will give you the necessary skills to design and facilitate online and in-person meetings for self-organizing teams or groups of peers for maximum impact.

This training program is deeply experiential, equipping you with the key skills by immersing you in hands-on exercises to make sticky the theories behind the practice. We will apply the concept of ‘real play’, not ‘role play’.

The ICP-ATF course is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the ICAgile Agile Coaching track. The certification focuses primarily on the coaching mindset and the roles and responsibilities of an Agile Coach.

What Makes Our Course Unique?

We are not slide slaves or lecture jockeys.

All Sheev trainers are not only skilled with Agile Team Facilitation they are also experts in facilitating collaborative conversations within an expert learner group.

This is not your standard agile training, this is agile training designed from the ground up to get you experiencing agile team facilitation with an agile mindset and then learning how to apply it yourself.

The ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) certification demonstrates an understanding of group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes.

Meet Your Trainer

My journey towards becoming a Product Agility expert began with the standard Scrum Alliance courses based on the teachings of Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. I worked as a team member in Scrum Teams and believed I had reached the end of my Scrum journey. However, when I attempted an Agile Project Management course, it turned out to be a forgettable learning experience.

Feeling disheartened by the agile world, I was recommended a book called “Scaling Agile and Lean Development” by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, which helped me forget Agile Project Management and fully embrace Product Agility.

Since then, I have focused on experimenting with ways to balance an organisation’s desire for control, collaboration, and innovation to untap the true potential of Product Agility. This has involved educating, coaching, and leading organisational transformations to move from traditional technology organisations with broken supply and demand models to organisations that move beyond this ineffective model towards the intersection of Product Management and Agility – Product Agility. 

The growth of people to be effective in achieving organisational and personal goals is the critical catalyst for success. Coaching, training, and mentoring people at all levels of the organisation are key components of this approach.

As the host of the Product Agility Podcast, I get to learn from industry experts from both the worlds of Product and Agile. All of this learning I love to share all with my audience and factor it into every engagement, talk and article I write or contribute towards.

Ben Maynard, Product Agility, Agile and LeSS Expert

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What Is Agile Team Facilitation?

The ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) course deepens your knowledge and experience of the world of agile coaching.

Based on the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel, this course covers one of the main competencies required to be an Agile Coach – Facilitating.

 

A Blue Wheel segmented into different competencies that an agile coach can utilise
The Agile Coach Competency Framework

Inspired By Leading Facilitators

The inspiration for the content of our course has come from the many models, techniques and tools of brilliant authors and facilitators all rolled together into one agile training experience.

We will provide you with a list of these great titles so you can begin building your own book collection.

What Else Do You Need To Know?

This knowledge-based certification is intended for agile team leaders or aspiring team leaders with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practice the art of facilitation in the context of team facilitation and coaching.

Relevant roles include:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Project Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Aspiring coaches
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • and anyone with the desire to explore the power of team facilitation.

This training course enables you to grow your toolkit as an Agile Coach. 

  • Designing and Presenting Meetings – How to design and present meetings with a clear purpose and various group activities to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Facilitate collaborative sessions – Unlock the skills needed to facilitate collaborative sessions with a clear decision scope while creating specific agile framework meetings that overcome obstacles and achieve overall purpose and outcomes.
  • Lead collaborative conversations – Learn how to lead better, more meaningful conversations, resulting in increased capacity to give and receive feedback.
  • Design retrospective techniques – Acquire the knowledge and understanding to use and design retrospectives techniques depending on a team’s context, enabling learners to build trust and work through common pitfalls.
  • Facilitate Agile Meetings – Design and facilitate Agile meetings in various contexts and for varied team maturity levels
  • Facilitation Toolkit – Acquire a new facilitation tool kit enabling participants to facilitate sessions for full participation.
  • The Facilitation Mindset
  • Facilitating Collaborative Conversations
  • Facilitating Selected Agile Meetings
  • Adjusting Facilitation Given Team Maturity
  • The Agile Team Facilitator role
  • Facilitation concepts and techniques
  • Facilitator Mindset
  • Importance of Self-Awareness and Self-Management
  • Setting team boundaries and knowing when to intervene
  • Working with Teams: Diagnostics and dysfunctions
  • Facilitating Meetings for collaboration and team decision making

There are no rigid prerequisites for attending this training. However, as this is an intermediate-level course for practitioners, delegates should have 6 months of agile experience. Dedicated coaching experience is not required. Instead, we will build upon the knowledge you already have working with agile teams.

Total attendance and participation are mandatory. The trainer will formally assess delegates to meet the certification criteria throughout the course. Upon successful completion, you will receive the ICAgile ICP-ATF certification.

Although it is not a formal prerequisite, we have found that this training is best for attendees after they have completed an agile foundation course (such as Scrum Foundations, Agile Fundamentals or Certified Scrum Masters or Professional Scrum Master).

  • Engaging and interactive live online training with world-class collaboration tools Miro and Zoom
  • Training from seasoned Agile Coaches with over a decade of experience each
  • Learn how to coach agile teams with different stances
  • All training and reference materials​
  • Facilitated with world-class collaboration tools Miro and Zoom
  • ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) certificate can be added to your LinkedIn profile

What are the timings?

Over four days, this interactive online course runs from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm (UK). We allow for regular breaks throughout each day. Please note that each course date’s start and finish times refer to the GMT zone.

Do I need a camera?

We recommend that each student have a camera available throughout every session to provide the best interactive experience.

Is online training an excellent way to learn?

To overcome the challenges currently associated with attending in-person training, we have adapted the delivery of this course into a live online training format with an added focus on how to work using agile with remote team members. Utilising live video and online collaboration tools, we can replicate the interactive nature of our face-to-face training within a virtual environment. Individuals can undertake this training from their home or any other remote location.

How should you prepare for this course?

Pre-work is provided ahead of the course via email and the student workbook.

What about certification?

Attendance of the course and engagement with each of the learning objectives will enable you to get the ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) certificate. The course is assessed by the instructor(s). Please note: You will only receive the ICAgile Professional Agile Team Facilitator Certification (ATF) when the pre-work, four modules, and post-work have been completed.

What software do I need?

As this is an online course, you will need a computer with a camera and a headset. You will also need to install the Zoom client. We highly recommend you use a personal laptop to comply with company security policies and ensure you can access everything you need during the course.

Is there an exam?

Although there is no official ICAgile exam, ICAgile allows their course accreditors to determine appropriate means for retention of the learning outcomes. Depending on your provider, there may be some type of assessment in order to earn certification. For example, we assess participation, activity and understanding conveyed via exercises and discussion, withholding certificates when appropriate.

There are a few videos to watch that we will share with you a couple of weeks before the course starts

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