“It’s a transformational way of leading teams. I’m continuously surprised at how effective it is in breaking down barriers, speeding up understanding, and getting to consensus quickly!” – Marsha Acker
Facilitation is a cornerstone skill for successfully leading agile teams. As much of the work in agile teams occurs through face-to-face communication and involves collaboration in nearly all decisions, the ability to facilitate discussion is paramount to success.
In this 3-day course you will develop a greater sense of self-awareness, an improved ability to self-manage, and will be able to continually show-up powerfully with a strong presence.
Takeaways, ready for immediate action:
This 3-day course is a fast-paced, deep dive into both the mindset and skills of facilitation in the context of agile practices. Participants will explore both the being and doing of facilitation.
Learn by doing
Facilitation cannot be taught in a traditional classroom setting alone.It is a practice that is best learned through doing and learning. Because of this, we place a heavy emphasis on experiential learning.
You’ll have several opportunities to practice the skills and receive feedback throughout the workshop, and you’ll observe as an active participant in others’ facilitated sessions as well..
Many participants describe their experience in this course as transformational, seeing a new way of leading their teams.
What else can you expect?
Through a variety of hands-on experiences and opportunities to practice facilitation you will learn to:
A facilitator’s bag: A black messenger bag, box of markers, large and small post-it notes, blue tape, white tape, play money for activity, and a pen.
Full color, spiral-bound participant guide and toolkit
A Kindle or iBooks copy of the participant guide, available for download after the class
Meeting Planning and Design Canvases, available for download after the class
ICAgile Team Facilitation Certification (ICP-ATF). The course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Participants are eligible for the ICP-ATF Certification upon completion of this course. In order to receive the certification participants must attend the full course (not missing more than 1 hour of class time) and complete the simulations on Day 1 and Day 3.
This course also qualifies for 19 PDU’s under Leadership with the Project Management Institute.