Agile Team Coach Cohort Program

ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)

ABOUT THE AGILE TEAM COACH COHORT PROGRAM

The Agile Team Coach Cohort Program is a transformational journey, which grows agile coaches from the inside out. It’s designed to help you thrive as an agile coach, deepen your agile coaching mastery, and unleash your agile coaching potential. You will discover your own coaching and leadership style, resulting in exponential growth as a coach and as a human being.

This is the program for you, if you are passionate about coaching teams and dream of being recognised for your agile coaching mastery. Over 8 experiential, intensive months, you will work with and be supported by an incredible cohort community of agile coaching colleagues and your expert program leads.

Our unique “supportive” cohort environment provides an enhanced learning experience as well as the opportunity to meet likeminded colleagues with whom you will connect on a deep level. Together we will sharpen your agile coaching expertise and get you ready to sit before the ICAgile Expert Agile Coaching accreditation panel.

HONE YOUR EXPERTISE

The Agile Team Coach Cohort program provides you the opportunity (and confidence) to not just learn but experiment too. We give you quests to try with your teams, knowing that you have the full support of the cohort by your side. Over time (and with your commitment) you will sharpen your expertise and mastery in five different competencies:

You will become proficient in:

  • Professional Coaching – Skilfully establish trust with your clients and zero in on their agenda resulting in outcomes that resonate and provides a clear way to forward their goals.
  • Facilitation – Masterfully create bespoke agile practices that not only embody the agile values and mindset but are contextual to your teams’ needs. Confidently hold space for your teams to co-create, decide and move forward in meetings that engage and inspire everyone.
  • Mentoring – Confidently surface conflict and other complex situations and expertly help your teams navigate them. Masterfully differentiate between different teams’ maturity, discern what their needs are and confidently provide them with options that will help solve their challenges.
  • Training – Expertly relay new concepts and techniques in engaging ways that enables deeper understanding with learning that sticks. Refined confidence in knowing when a team needs your leadership rather than holding space for them to make their own decisions.
  • Navigating the roles – Skilfully and smoothly choose between the different roles depending on your clients’ needs ensuing effective results with your teams.

ICAgile have set an incredibly high bar to pass this certification. We know, we have been there! We will share the “secret sauce” on how to pass, what they are looking for, and ample time to practice and integrate knowledge within a feedback rich learning environment.

WHAT IS THE VALUE?

  • Create a safe place with peers and mentors with whom you can grow as coach, leader and human
  • Research shows that people learn better in groups and our unique cohort community format provides numerous opportunities for learning and growth
  • Support from a rich cohort community which will support and guide you as you experiment with new techniques and approaches with your teams
  • Renewed clarity in your coaching practice as both internal and/or external coach
  • Discover your identity and style as a coach through greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-mastery and self-authority
  • Experience exponential growth as you tweak your approach and refine your style
  • Gain tons of accountability and practice and tools
  • Benefit from extensive group work and continuous feedback loops with your cohort community and program leaders
  • Enjoy greater demand for your coaching services by clients who recognise your ability to operate at a higher level
  • Build deep connections with a life-long community of people who will be there for you long after the program has ended

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

This transformative program includes:

  • 16 cohort calls. 1 call every 2 weeks (2 hours)
  • 4 deep dives (90 – 120 minutes)
  • 16 peer-to-peer led triad calls
  • 1 one to one coaching sessions (60 – 90 minutes)
  • 2 assessment calls to make sure you are progressing well against ICAgile’s competencies
  • 3 day deep dive in-person residential in Lisbon, Portugal (November 2022)*
  • Online support and guidance throughout the cohort
  • Access to online content and materials via university grade learning environment
  • ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching Certification upon successful completion of the assessment

*program fees do not include flights or accommodation

WHAT ARE THE PRE-REQUISITES?

This program is for experienced agile coaches who are passionate about coaching agile teams and are committed to honing their craft and learning from others.

  • 2+ years agile coaching experience
  • Deep knowledge in agile ways of working, frameworks and practices
  • ICP-ACC certification (get certified here)
  • ICP-ATF certification (get certified here)
  • Pass the initial assessment call with our team
  • Commitment – at least 2 – 5 hours each week

Interested in attending, but unsure if you qualify. Speak to a member of our team today.

START DATE

23 March 2022 

Duration: 8 months

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HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The Agile Team Coach Cohort program is for you if you are passionate about coaching, facilitating, teaching, and mentoring and love creating and building amazing agile teams. This program is designed for: Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Agile Coaches, Consultants and Program Managers.

WHAT WE 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

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 awarded the advanced designation of ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching.

Those who successfully complete this program and pass the assessment will come away with the advanced Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) designation.

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DATES & FEES

Dates and Program Fees*

  • Start and end date – 23 March 2022 –  November 2022
  • Early bird price before 23 February 2022 – £5,299 +VAT /  $7,099
  • Standard price to be paid if booked after 23 February 2022£5,499 +VAT /  $7,399

*program fees do not include flights or accommodation

Payment Plan
We can take deposits and monthly instalments (total fees £5,800 +VAT / $7,950). Speak to us to find out more information about our payment plan.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our program is a transformative experience underpinned by three key qualities to ensure an outstanding and high-quality service.

Universal Experience: Our thorough application process ensures that everyone in the cohort is at the same level in coaching, facilitation and mentoring and are equally skilled and like-minded. Resulting in a powerful shared learning experience featuring enriching discussions of real-world issues as they arise.

Rigorous Focus: The content of this program is not just rigorous but dense too. This means our focus is the ICE-AC certification and the ICE-AC certification only. That’s because we have a lot of ground to cover in only 8 short months and we need your focus on this content and this content alone! This ensures you stay on track and acquire all of the necessary content, skillset and experience to pass the accreditation.

Experienced International Faculty:   Our team is globally distributed with our Certified Coach Trainers based in the UK, US and Europe. All our trainers are highly experienced, qualified and provide consistent, effective approach. This means you will benefit not just from their knowledge, expertise and years of experience but from diversity of thought and background too. They are focused on results. Our training makes a difference.

  • 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

PROGRAM LEADERS

David Lowe

DAVID LOWE

David has coached a variety of individuals and companies (ranging from start-ups to traditional organisations) over a range of industries (including pharma, travel, health, fashion, wine, government, automotive and finance). He is currently conducting doctoral research into how humour can be used effectively in coaching (at Oxford Brookes), has a post-graduate certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from University of Chester, is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach, as well as having a bundle of agile-related qualifications. David is heavily involved in the Agile and Lean communities: he founded the London Agile Discussion Group, Agile on the Bench and London Lean Coffee, and speaks at conferences and events around the world. He is the author of ‘The Innovation Revelation: A story about how to satisfy customer needs‘, ‘The Lemonade Stall: How to test and validate ideas‘ and ‘Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum‘, as well as the host of THE COACH’S BACKPACK podcast.

rafa

RAFA RIBEIRO

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.

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.

NEXT STEPS: HOW TO APPLY

Welcome to the Agile Team Coach Cohort application. The first step in the process is to complete our online application (below) which includes basic information and some essay questions.

Upon receipt of your application, we will set up a brief coaching assessment call with one of our program leads to get to know one another and determine if this is a fit for you.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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