Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

About the training:
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.

International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is an international consortium for Agile development. The consortium's activities include:
  • Developing Agile training plans and programs;
  • Accrediting training organizations;
  • 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.
    ICP-ACC Certificate
    Participants who actively work throughout the training receive an ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) international certificate and a personal profile on
    After training support
    At the end of the training, each participant is invited to a closed group on Slack, where they can ask the trainers any questions, as well as learn about exclusive offers.
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