Workshops

Agile Facilitation and Coaching Intensive

Agile leaders, coaches and scrum masters develop the necessary mindset and skills to effectively facilitate and coach others – yielding higher team performance with greater adaptive capacity and collaboration within their teams

Overview

During this 5 Day intensive, agile leaders, coaches and scrum masters will learn the mindset and skills required to effectively facilitate, coach and mentor others on how to bring out the best in teams as they help them navigate change.

Facilitation is a cornerstone skill for successfully leading agile teams. Agile teams rely on collaboration to grow and if you cannot facilitate powerful and productive discussions within the team, you hinder the team’s progress toward success.

Throughout the Agile Facilitation and Coaching Intensive, we will place an equal emphasis on helping you to master the skills of coaching and mentoring individuals and teaching you how to coach teams. That way, you can help individuals grow and help teams gracefully navigate change and level up their performance together.

What They Say

I was greatly impacted by the facilitation and coaching tactics. I feel so much more confident in my skills after taking this class. – Bennett

Wow! this course was life changing.  I look forward to taking these lessons back to my team. – Lena

I feel more confident in describing my current team conflicts and helping to design a path forward. I see a change in some of the services my team offers to better serve individuals, teams and other coaches. – Keri

I have hand many “ah-ha” moments this week. This course has changed the way that I perceive communication and interactions within teams. The coaching sessions were valuable from both the coach/mentor and content knowledge stance. I came to several realizations that I would not have gotten to by myself. – Frances

The Key Components

Our Agile Facilitation and Coaching Intensive combines three key components to any team’s success:

 

THE JOURNEY

We understand that coaching agile teams requires a strong focus on the journey to high performance. That’s why we help you understand the difference between a team versus a group, know what makes teams grow and perform, and identify where your team might be in their journey toward high performance.  That way, you can adjust your approach accordingly. In this process you will also learn a variety of things about yourself. You will experience the impact you have on others by how you show up, what you believe and how you respond.   

THE RELATIONSHIPS

From there, we’ll help you understand team development, which happens through relationships. Teams need to focus on both tasks and relationships. So, you’ll practice a  balanced approach to teaming that places equal emphasis on relationships and tasks. This builds trust within the team and enables them to hold difficult conversations and navigate conflict in a helpful and productive manner.    

THE RESULTS

Lastly, we’ll help you inspire a deep commitment from each member of a team that produces repeatable and sustainable results.

What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect to walk away with from the Agile Facilitation and Coaching Intensive  

  • Understand the beliefs and assumptions underneath the facilitation and coaching mindset.
  • Achieve faster and more creative decisions by facilitating team processes.
  • Make collaborative conversations easier, flow better and take less time.
  • Listen fully and ask essential, powerful questions that propel people into action.
  • Uncover and effectively work with team conflict, resistance and dysfunction.
  • Coach and mentor people through the change required to occupy Agile roles fully.
  • Coach the journey to team high performance.
  • Give and receive feedback in a way that grows yourself and others.
  • Nurture and mentor staff to mastery of their skill or craft.

The 5-Day Agenda

Day One: Redefine Facilitation

  • Leave feeling challenged and even unsettled because together we will transform what it means to powerfully facilitate.
  • You’ll also transform the way you approach and design meetings because you have the end in mind.  

Day Two: Deepen Your Team Coaching Skills

  • You will build the skills of listening and of asking questions to further the group’s conversation and deepen their ability to work cohesively.
  • We’ll address common group conflicts that naturally arise and teach you how to prevent conflict and intervene in service to the group.
  • We’ll wrap the day up putting your new skills into practice so you feel confident and accomplished in your new skillset.

Day Three: Expand Your Leadership Skills through Individual Coaching

  • You’ll learn how to take a coaching stance with individuals when they need extra support.  
  • Asking powerful questions is the key to effective coaching and you’ll learn exactly how so you can create results rather than simply react to challenging situations.
  • We’ll also demonstrate a powerful coaching conversation arc so you can master the process on your own.  When you master this, you’ll help individuals explore new ways of thinking about their goals and their role in the team.

Day Four: Distinguish the Right Time to Mentor

  • You’ll learn a specific formula to share your expertise without overwhelming others.  
  • You’ll also clarify your strongest expertise so you always know when to offer mentorship and when to stay in facilitation.
  • We’ll wrap the day up helping you to develop your empathy skills that will better support team members transition through change in the organization.

Day Five: Crystallize the Big Picture of Team Development

  • When you know what you do and why you do it, you become a more effective leader.  
  • You’ll learn how to distinguish between coaching, facilitation, mentoring and teaching so you can consciously decide which role to play to better serve your team.
  • You’ll also learn how to gracefully and quickly transition between your roles as you work with teams and individuals.
  • You’ll look at the team as a system rather than a group of individuals.  When you do, you’ll be able to help the team see the patterns and change them for the better.  

Course Materials

You'll receive:

Full color spiral bound participant guide and toolkit

A facilitator’s bag filled with tools: box of markers, large post-it notes, small post-it notes, blue tape, white tape, play money for activity, and a pen.

A ring-bound 200 card deck of Powerful Questions

Meeting Planning and Design Canvases

*Available for download after the class

A Kindle or iBooks copy of the participant guide,

*Available for download after the class

Certifications:


ICAgile Team Facilitation Certification (ICP-ATF) and
ICAgile Coaching Agile Coaching Certification (ICP-ACC).

The course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Participants are eligible for the ICAgile Team Facilitation Certification and Agile Coaching Certification upon completion of this course.

Training Event Includes:

  • 5-day intensive training
  • 5 nights lodging
  • Opening Reception on Sunday night; three-meals Monday through Thursday; all-day beverages and snacks; breakfast and lunch on Friday

Total Cost:

  • $4,190 Early bird price
  • $4,490 Regular

 

Register for November 5 – 9, 2018

Chatham Bars Inn
(Cape Cod area)
297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA 02633

If you are interested in a private in-house class, please contact us at info@teamcatapult.com

Dates

November 5th, 2018

Praise From Our Participants