The Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching track. The certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. After finishing the certification, the learner will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, professional coaching and teaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team. This certification introduces participants to foundational team coaching skills and team development concepts for starting and growing teams while focusing on teams and organizations as human systems. A key part of this certification focuses on developing an understanding of the professional coaching skillset and the value of honing these skills to serve individuals on an agile team.
Organizing accreditation of courses to support Agile education.
In the program:
1. Development in The Agile Coaching Discipline
Development Path for Agile Coaching
The Agile Team Facilitation Mindset
The Agile Coaching Mindset
2. Coach as Facilitator
Foundational Facilitation Skills
Conducting a Facilitated Session
Facilitating Collaborative Meetings
Skillfully Facilitating the Agile Practices
3. Coach as Professional Coach
Foundational Professional Coaching Skills
The Coaching Conversation – Coaching for Action
4. Coach as Mentor
Key Mentoring Skills
Mentoring Agile Role Transitions
5. Coach as Teacher
Key Teaching Skills
Agile Mindset Shifts and Frameworks
6. Coach as Team Coach
Foundational Team Coaching
Describing Team Development
Coaching the Journey toward High Performance
Handling Conflict and Dysfunction within the Team
Handle Organizational Impediments
7. Set Boundaries for Agile Coaching
Coaching Alliances and Contracts
Training helps to:
At the Agile Coaching step, the coach has expert-level understanding of current Lean-Agile practices; is significantly skilled in team facilitation; and has developed some professional coaching and mentoring skill. Coaches with these skills are likely operating at a scope of several teams or a program, starting new teams, mentoring others, or spending significant time working with managers and engaging with impediments outside the direct control of teams.
Training is useful for:
Agile Coaches or aspiring coaches with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practice facilitation, professional coaching, mentoring, and teaching in service of Agile teams. Other relevant roles include ScrumMasters, Iteration Managers and Agile Project Managers. Although it is not a formal prerequisite, we have found that this certification is best pursued after Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF).
What you get as a participant
21 hours of training
Intensive training will cover the required learning outcomes for this certification in approximately 21 hours of instructional activities over the course of three days.
Lunches and coffee breaks
Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the cost of the training. A vegetarian menu is also available.