Agile Coach Expert Program (ICE-AC)

Book for earlybird prices for a January 2021 start!

Adventures with Agile is delighted to present – The Agile Coaching Expert Cohort Program – an experiential program that significantly deepens Agile Coaching Practice.

Are you ready to dramatically advance your skilfulness and impact as an Agile Coach, Mentor, Trainer, and Facilitator?
Are you ready to take a dive deep into your own self-development and apply this to your working life?

This is your opportunity.

The Agile Coach Expert Program takes what you learnt in the Agile Coaching and Facilitating courses and goes much deeper into your application of these skills, tools, and techniques. You will explore these topics thoroughly and apply these at your place of work within the teams you coach and get help when you find your own, your teams, or your organisation’s blockers in moving towards high performance.

Under the guidance of your program leaders and mentors, and within a powerful community environment, you will be both supported and challenged to move toward and beyond whatever personal challenges you’ve had difficulty with (or didn’t know you had).

This program is for participants who are serious about dramatically advancing their agile coaching, facilitating, teaching, and mentoring. Over the course of the program, a journey of inner growth builds on its own momentum, propelling both the individual and the collective toward a new possibility for what it means to coach, inspire, and help create amazing Agile Teams.  Those who successfully complete this program and pass the assessment will come away with the advanced ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) designation.

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WHY YOU NEED TO BE HERE

This program gives you the opportunity to get serious about the kinds of results you’ve been yearning for, especially since participating in the Agile Coach and Facilitation training courses.  As real-world problems arise, you will get the support you need to make better decisions and receive coaching and mentoring so that you can adapt your strategy and maximise your chance of success.

This program is available exclusively to participants who:

  • Hold the ICP-ACC and ICP-ATF certifications.
  • Work with a team or teams where you can apply the learning and experiment with new ideas and assignments from the program
  • Pass the application interview

OVERCOME COMMON CHALLENGES

  • Support and confidence to try out the tools and techniques
  • Generate more options for challenges you face in the day to day
  • Support in taking a stand for what you believe in
  • Help with coaching and facilitation
  • Support with adapting the tools and skills to your situation
  • Keep up to date with the latest thinking
  • Learn from each other and how tools and skills work in different environments

WHAT YOU WILL NEED DURING THE PROGRAM:

  • Open mind and curiosity
  • An active team with whom you can practice what you learn on the program
  • Enough time to attend all of the modules and complete homework
  • Complete the assignment work and attend all calls and residential
  • Complete a personal journey detailing your growth as a coach
  • Complete a case-study of your work with your team
  • Record a training and facilitation session
  • Contribute to discussions on the cohort Slack team
  • Give and receive feedback on personal and professional development
  • Attend a 3-hour assessment with ICAgile Experts to assess you and the work you have completed during the program.

You will also need to:

  • Have a good internet connection
  • Have a webcam that is turned on
  • Be able to use Slack and Zoom (at least 10 Mbps download / upload)
  • Be in a quiet space where you can speak freely
  • One person, one device

We also recommend (although not essential)

  • Two monitors
  • Space to move around the room

ICAGILE CERTIFICATION

This is one of the world’s only coaching cohort programs designed specifically for the advanced ICAgile Certified Agile Coaching Expert track. Following successful completion of the program and passing the assessment you will be eligible for the advanced designation of ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching.

Please note: This class is currently being accredited by ICAgile and will be a fully accredited class by the time the program starts.

COHORT FORMAT

PROGRAM TIMELINE: 13 January 2021 to the end of July

This program significantly raises the bar for Agile Coaching. Full attendance will be required to maximise your effectiveness, your capability and impact as an Agile Coach.

This transformative program includes:

  • 16 cohort calls. One call every two weeks (90 minutes) – starting 13 January 2021
  • 2 one to one coaching sessions
  • 2 assessment calls to make sure you are progressing well against the ICAgile competencies.
  • 3 day (or 5 long half day sessions online) residential towards the end of the program
  • Lots of coaching sessions with other attendees
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Please note:

  • All calls will be recorded
  • If you miss a call you will need to watch the video and complete the homework as planned
  • If you miss more than two calls you will need to pay for an additional coaching session with one of the trainers.
  • Calls at 5:30pm – 7:00pm (UK time)

WHAT WE WILL COVER

  • Safe Containers
  • The coaching arc
  • Staying present
  • Coaching teams
  • Dealing with difficulties
  • Mentoring
  • Be the bamboo: Agile Improv
  • Staying neutral
  • Designing facilitation
  • Teaching
  • Servant leadership
  • Dancing the X-Wing
  • Mastering intangibles
  • Agile Coach marketing
  • Neuroscience
  • Lots and lots of practice

CALLS AND THE RESIDENTIAL

We seal our program together during the 3-day immersive and extraordinary residential, during which you and others will play witness to how your capacity for agile coaching and facilitation has dramatically evolved. We will connect to our WHY, find our edge and continue developing the deeper connections within our cohort – and supported by your program leaders. Prepare to be stretched and challenged and to champion the life-long transformative work and practice we have achieved together and be absolutely proud at your growth.

Call Dates

  1. 13/01/2021
  2. 27/01/2021
  3. 10/02/2021
  4. 24/02/2021
  5. 10/03/2021
  6. 24/03/2021
  7. 07/04/2021
  8. 21/04/2021
  9. 05/05/2021
  10. 19/05/2021
  11. 02/06/2021
  12. 16/06/2021
  13. 30/06/2021
  14. 14/07/2021
  15. 28/07/2021
  16. 11/08/2021
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The location? we are exploring retreat venues in the Mediterranean (or close by) where we can be totally immersed in our community and the work we are doing together.

The date of the residential will be near the end of the program. We will update this page and notify you once as soon as this is determined. Please let us know any dates you cannot do when booking your place.

YOUR PROGRAM LEADERS

David Lowe

David is a business coach and trainer who believes that everyone has the right to improve their work and personal life, so divides his time between coaching and training individuals, teams and organisations. He has worked with all types of companies (from start-ups to established organisations) in a range of industries (including automotive, finance, fashion, government, hotels, recruitment, travel).

He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from Chester University, is a PCC with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has a wealth of agile-related qualifications. David is heavily involved in the Agile and Lean communities, co-foundering the London Agile Discussion Group, Agile on the Bench and London Lean Coffee.

David is the author of Scrum 101: The most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum and The Innovation Revelation: A story about how to satisfy customer needs

Rafa Ribeiro

After working as a Software Developer for 11 years, Rafa Ribeiro realised that despite the knowledge he had about machines and computers, he lacked skills to empower and support other people.

With the challenge of creating his own company, he felt the need to start a learning journey into the realms of Psychology, Expressive Arts and Professional Coaching. As a result of this mixture, Rafa currently works as an Agile Coach and Professional Coach with organisations, teams, and individuals, helping them discover and becoming aware of their goals, reflecting their behaviours and supporting their growth.

He has a range of deep experience working with co-located, distributed and full remote teams, as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Enterprise Agile Coach.

Louria Lindauer

For the past 25 years, Louria has empowered and co-created “People First Environments”, where talents are celebrated and voices matter.  As an international Executive Agile & Leadership Coach she utilizes her mastery of coaching, emotional intelligence, facilitation, teaching and mentoring to breathe life into ‘just surviving’ organizations to thriving. She is known to say, “It’s not if you will fall down, but when you do fall down; then How YOU Recovery?!”  Therefore, we love who we are, what we do and do what we love!

Louria has lived every role in an agile organization from software engineer to organizational agility enterprise coaching and strategy. In her own company, SuccessAgility, she has worked with hundreds of organizations and Agilists where they have elevated not only their skill set and are now the leaders that others want to be and foster collaboration and sustainable change and growth.

INVESTMENT

Program Fees
Program investment* when paid in one full payment after December 1st: £5600 +VAT

Early bird price of £5200 + VAT before December 1st 2020.

Payment Plan

We can also take deposits and monthly instalments according to the following payment schedule paid each month and in full by 30th March 2021 (total fees £5800 +VAT)

  • Deposit: £1500
  • 1st Instalment: £1075
  • 2nd Instalment £1075
  • 3rd Instalment: £1075
  • 4th Instalment: £1075

VAT: If you are a non-UK business please contact us before booking, on +44 203 369 1125 or training@adventureswithagile.com, as the VAT charge may be affected.

*fees do not include airfare, accommodation or meals for the Residential.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • 16 cohort calls. One call every two weeks (90 minutes) – starting 13 January 2021
  • 3 day (or 5 long half day sessions online) residential towards the end of the program – tail-end of September 2021
  • 2 one to one coaching sessions with the course leaders
  • Lots of coaching sessions with other attendees
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Mid and End Assessments to make sure you are on-track for your ICAgile assessment

APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE

Welcome to the Agile Coach Expert Cohort Program Application. Please note: you are not registered for the Cohort until your application has been approved and the deposit has been paid. Your application will also involve a 20 minute application assessment call with one of the Program Leads.

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