Advanced Agile Coaching Program
2 x 2 x 2 days
About the Course
This advanced program is aimed at Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners or Team Members who have been working in an agile context and wants to move to the next level of capability. Over a period of several weeks participants will move to a professional level of coaching by developing skills and knowledge that covers advanced topics related to systemic coaching, team coaching, systems thinking and facilitation.
The program is designed to seamlessly interweave theoretical knowledge with hands on experience in a safe and supported environment where collaboration and mutual learning is encouraged. Small cohorts (study groups) are formed for the duration of the program (and sometimes beyond) so new experiences can be shared and feedback used to accelerate and embed the learning.
The structure of this program is designed with 2 initial days of training, where theoretical topics and hands-on practise techniques are used to provide a safe learning environment. This is followed by a few weeks of regular working time, where participants can practise their newly learned skills, but with the ongoing coaching support from the trainer and their program study group. The next 2 days of the program (days 3 and 4) are conducted in the same way, with theoretical learning followed by opportunities to practise in a real working environment. The final 2 days (days 5 and 6) is a workshop format and used to solidify everyone's learning and map-out their ongoing coaching development program.
There are many topics covered in this comprehensive program, some of which are:
What is coaching; systemic coaching, agile coaching, team coaching and beyond
Advanced team coaching techniques
Systems thinking and how to apply it to coaching
How to give and receiving feedback without the stress
Coaching conversations and powerful questions
Coaching beyond the team
Conflict resolution & none violent communication techniques
How to deal with complexity and change
Understand the human response to change
Team motivation and team building techniques
This class is delivered using techniques from Accelerated Learning and Training for the Back of the Room which maximises the retention of the participants. This training is not a lecture format, where a teacher talks and participants listen, it is a fully immersive and interactive 2-day learning experience.
Who should attend
This Advanced Agile Coaching program ideally suited towards agile professionals who want to move beyond the standard 2-day Agile Coach, Scrum Master or Product Owner training courses. It is designed to move the participants to an advanced level of professionalism and accelerate their effectiveness in bringing the benefits of agility to their organisations or clients.
The prerequisites for attendance to this program are 2-3 years of agile environment experience, as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Product Owner or agile team member. This program is also useful for managers and leaders who have also worked in an agile environment.