The ICAgile Certified Professional Agile Coaching (ACC) course provides a deep dive into the world of agile coaching
The course is a 2-day intensive face-to-face learning experience with pre-work to support your learning journey. The Pre-work focuses on personal growth using the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel* to guide your journey. The 2-day course focuses on equipping you with new tools, techniques and skills to be the best agile coach you can be.
What will you learn?
The course focuses on 4 key areas of the Agile Coaching role:
Professional Coaching – Learn the basics of Professional Coaching from ICF Certified Coaches. Competencies you will start to build include: Active Listening, Powerful Questions, Emotional Intelligence, Presence and Clean Feedback.
Mentoring – When someone you are working with runs out of ideas what do we do? Learn the core skills of a good mentor and how to support people through the difficult transition to a new way of working and avoid falling into consulting.
Serving the team – We will look at the basics of team coaching, before moving on to looking at the importance of a solid team launch, coaching plan, impediment removal and conflict.
Facilitate Learning – Using Training from the BACK of the Room! techniques we will explore adult learning techniques culminating in creating a new learning experience you will be able to use.
What will you receive?
On successful completion of the course, you will receive the ICAgile Professional Agile Coaching Certification (ACC)
The certification will not expire and is a valuable industry known certificate.
This course is worth 20 SEU’s towards Scrum Alliance renewal requirements.
Please note: You will only receive the ICAgile Professional Agile Coaching Certification (ACC) when both the pre-work (4hrs), 2-day course and post-work (4hrs) has been completed.
We are the only ICAgile course in Europe to be approved by the ICF and provide 15 CCEUs including 10 in the Core Coaching Competencies towards ICF renewal.
What topics are covered?
- Self Reflection using the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel
- What is Agile Coaching
- Active Listening
- Clean Feedback
- Emotional Intelligence
- Coaching Presence
- Powerful Questions
- Professional Coaching
- Common Role Changes
- Empathy Mapping
- Systemic Coaching
- Cognitive Bias
- What is a high performing team
- Team Launches
- Team Structure
- Coaching Plans
- Conflict Management
- Training from the Back of the Room
Who is this course suitable 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.
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
Although it is not a formal prerequisite, we have found that this certification is best pursued after Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) or equivalent such as the CSM/PSM.
How should I prepare for this course?
Pre and Post work is provided focused on self-reflection using the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel.
What about exams and certifications?
The course is assessed by the instructors you must be able to complete a basic 10-minute coaching conversation to complete the course; however, the instructors will work with you until this is possible.