What are the Different Agile Coaching Certifications?

What are the Different Agile Coaching Certifications?

Agile ways of working are increasingly popular. This is due to their emphasis on adaptability, collaboration, people first and continuous improvement. As a result, the demand for skilled agile coaches is also growing significantly. Agile coaching certifications provide professionals with the knowledge, skills and credentials necessary to effectively guide teams and organisations through their agile transformation journeys. This article will explore some of the different agile coaching certifications available at AWA.

1. ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

Firstly, the  ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching certification is designed for individuals who aspire to effectively coach agile teams. This certification focuses on equipping coaches with the necessary skills to support teams in:

  • Adopting agile ways of working
  • Cultivating a safe, supportive, collaborative environment
  • Empowering individuals and teams to reach their full potential

The program covers topics such as coaching techniques, team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring and teaching. Participants gain practical experience through hands-on exercises and receive guidance from experienced coaches. The AWA Agile Team Coach course is certified by ICAgile’s rigorous learning outcomes and provides a valuable credential for aspiring agile team coaches.

2. ICAgile Certified Professional Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

Secondly, the Certified Agile Team Facilitator course is aimed at individuals who want to enhance their facilitation skills and effectively design and facilitate agile events and meetings. This certification focuses on developing facilitation techniques that foster collaboration, engagement, and agreed outcomes within agile teams. The class covers a variety of useful facilitation methods, tools, and techniques. Participants learn how to plan and facilitate successful meetings, retrospectives, and other team events.

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3. ICAgile Certified Professional in Enterprise Coaching (ICP-ENT) and Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT)

This is a natural choice for agile coaches and leaders looking to up-level their coaching practice to the enterprise level. We offer both certifications through our flagship Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp, a comprehensive 5-day course. These certifications are designed to equip coaches with the skills required to guide large-scale agile transformations within organisations. This program covers topics such as:

  • Working with leadership
  • Coaching large groups to co-create organisational change
  • Designing and running experiments as the engine of change
  • Identifying and overcoming systemic handoffs and waste
  • And a bonus for coaches attending our course: you will learn how to implement ing the Enterprise Change Pattern – our effective collaborative strategy for creating change using a people-first experiments-based approach

Participants gain practical experience through real-world case studies and collaborative exercises through our learn-by-doing approach. The Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp is a combination of the ICP-CAT and ICP-ENT certifications, providing participants with TWO recognised credentials in the agile coaching community.

4. ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)

The ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) is an advanced certification program. It is specifically designed for experienced agile coaches looking to deepen their expertise and expand their coaching capabilities. This program focuses on:

  • Professional coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Facilitation
  • Tailoring your approach and offering the right stance depending on your teams needs

Participants engage in group mentoring, peer coaching, and practical assignments, skills drills and quizzes, refining and honing their approach. Thus enabling them to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios and get feedback on what worked and what didn’t. The AWA Advanced Agile Team Coach Cohort is certified by ICAgile for the ICE-AC certification and equips coaches with a feedback-rich supportive environment to dramatically improve their ability to grow, lead and inspire amazing agile teams. In addition to this, each cohort develops into a supportive community of experienced agile coaches and a life-long network.

5. ICAgile Certified Expert In Enterprise Coaching (ICE-EC)

This advanced certificate is for Enterprise Coaches looking to deepen their skills, broaden their perspectives, and strengthen their knowledge of enterprise coaching, agility, change strategy, and leadership all in service to guide organisations to be more purposeful and value driven.

Competencies include:

  • Designs the Change Strategy
  • Develops Transformational Leaders
  • Coaches Individuals and Systems
  • Designs Organisational Structures
  • Develops self as an Agent of Change

Coaches looking to take this certification can do so with AWA on our Enterprise Agile Coach Expert Cohort Program which runs over 6 months and acts as a support mechanism for coaches working in real-world transformations, actively applying their skills and knowledge with their clients and getting feedback from our experts and community. Support their growth, mindset shift and ability to catalyse deep, meaningful change across the enterprise.

Which agile coaching certification is right for you..?

So, we’ve seen that agile coaching certifications play a vital role in preparing professionals to effectively guide teams and organisations in their agile journey. The certifications mentioned in this article offer a range of options to suit different coaching aspirations and levels of experience. Whether you are looking to coach agile teams, facilitate team events, guide enterprise-level transformations, or deepen your coaching expertise, these certifications provide valuable knowledge, skills, and credentials. Investing in agile coaching certifications can help build out your organisation’s coaching capability, enhance career prospects and position you as a trusted and capable agile coach in the dynamic world of agile ways of working.

Still not sure which agile coaching certification is right for you..?

Get in touch! We’re always happy to talk through options and help with your learning pathway.

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