Enterprise Agile Coach Expert Cohort Program (ICE-EC)

Starting this Autumn 2021. Apply now for European & USA Cohorts.

Adventures with Agile are delighted to present – The Enterprise Agile Coach Expert Cohort Program – an experiential one-of-a-kind program that significantly raises the bar for Enterprise Agile Coaching.

  • Are you ready to advance your skilfulness and impact as an enterprise transformation coach?
  • Are you ready to take a dive deep into new territory for yourself as a coach, leader and practitioner?

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The Enterprise Agile Coach Expert Program integrates theories (of human and organisation development, deep systems work, organisation design, and systemic thinking) coaching, and practice within a “deliberately developmental environment” for a life-time of transformation.

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 leadership edges you’ve had difficulty crossing (or didn’t know you had).

Over the course of the program, a journey of inner growth builds on its own momentum, propelling both individual and collective toward a new possibility for what it means to lead, inspire, and catalyse deep change in the organisations in which your leadership is being called forth.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 15 cohort calls. One call every two weeks (90 minutes) 
  • Additional 3 day online “deep dive” residential
  • 1 leadership assessment
  • 2 individual coaching sessions with program leaders

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This program is for participants who are serious about significantly advancing their enterprise agile coaching and leadership. Here are some of the types of people who have attended this program:

  • CEOs / Directors
  • Agile Coaches / Enterprise Agile Coaches
  • HR Managers
  • Delivery Managers
  • Consultants
  • Scrum Masters
  • Heads of Departments

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

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?

  • Hold the ICP-ENT and ICP-CAT certifications. (Please see here if you need to take these pre-requisite certifications.) – If this was not taken with AWA, you will need to review and understand the AWA playbook, we will provide you with this additional resource before the course begins.
  • Work with an organisation or department where you can apply the learning and experiment with new ideas and assignments from the program
  • Have some kind of professional coaching training
    • have the ICP-ACC certification, OR
    • any ICF accreditation
    • or pass a basic coaching conversation test with one of the course tutors
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START DATE

19 October 2021 – UK/EUROPE
2 November 2021US

Duration: 8 months
15 cohort calls.
One call every two weeks (90 minutes)
Cohort call times:
UK/Europe: Tuesdays – 5.30 pm – 7:00 pm (UK time)
USA: Tuesdays – 12:00 pm – 1.30 pm (Pacific time)

PROGRAM LEADERS

UK/Europe:
Antoinette Coetzee
Georg Fasching

USA:
Louria Lindauer
Kevin Callahan

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

APPLY TODAY

Due to Covid-19 we are now hosting our courses ONLINE until further notice, therefore we are offering a reduced price across selected courses.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAM?

Enterprise Agile Coaching is a leadership role. As a result, self-development of yourself as a leader is a crucial cornerstone in becoming an enterprise coach. Not least because over time we have learned to be the experts and internalised biases that limit us.

We can overcome the expert mindset and biases by demonstrating demonstrable self-development and growth, which benefits our relationships with others and the organisations that we serve. Because the world is constantly changing, we need to have the capacity and awareness to continually adapt and evolve too.

This isn’t just a one-off process. It’s a continual reformation of our own self character, abilities and to look inside oneself and actually improve not only our skills, our external skills, but our internal ability to work with others and ourselves.

Throughout our ICAgile Accredited Enterprise Agile Coaching Expert program we support you in taking the right steps to unlearning existing mindsets so that you can not only demonstrate self-awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, and belief systems, as well as their impact on others, but also to the ability to manifest and “stand-in” one’s own leadership within the role of Enterprise Coach.

An enterprise coach needs to be able to help guide the process of change with a diverse range of people at various levels. This is due to the fact that people react differently to change, and different people react differently to others. The phrase “guiding the change process” means exactly what it says. An enterprise coach serves as a guide. It does not imply imposing, coercing, telling, or directing.

It does not mean introducing an enterprise-level process (for example, a scaling framework) into an organisation. That is a telling process, not a guiding process, and studies show that telling is not an effective approach to manage enterprise organisational change. Instead, we want to have a coaching conversation with the entire organisation.

This “coaching conversation” must be planned, and in our program, we will show you how to use the AWA Playbook to co-create a strategy with your client and help them through the process of implementing, adapting, and sustaining the desired change.

This is a vast domain that encompasses a wide range of skills and scope, necessitating a thorough understanding of how to navigate it. It isn’t simply about agile coaching. You must also be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in professional coaching. For example, while IT is frequently the emphasis of agile, this could not be further from the truth from an enterprise standpoint. All elements of the organisation, including HR, leadership, legal, and finance, must have a customer-centric focus.

As a result, this skill necessitates that you have the appropriate coaching scope to comprehend and navigate the many wants and desires of these various business areas at the enterprise level. You must demonstrate how you can bring the entire organisation out of its various silos and into a delivery system capable of effectively delivering products and services to customers.

As an enterprise coach, you need to be able to identify and recognise that different people have different experiences, needs and problems. And it is your job to know what it takes to coach everyone (and whether you have the skills to do so or not)) – whether that is at one-on-one, team or systemic level and as well as how to bring the right people together at the various levels of the organisation to ensure that the organisation moves and adjusts as well.

This necessitates demonstrating your knowledge and competency in growing leadership so that they understand what business outcomes they require and what behaviours they must exhibit in order to accomplish those business outcomes. For example, how do you promote that behaviour throughout the organisation and implement a leadership development program to achieve the desired business outcomes?

To truly demonstrate proficiency in this area, Enterprise Agile Coaches must first improve their own leadership skills (as outlined in Developing Self as Leader), before helping others in accomplishing the same. This means that as an enterprise coach, you must have access to organisational leaders and work with them from a position of leadership yourself. If you don’t have access to senior leadership, how can you impact change in an organisation?

All of your knowledge and experience, as well as your ability to flex your expertise in agile, complexity theory, systems Intelligence, systems thinking, and systems awareness, among other things, come into play in this final competency, as does your ability to navigate between these practises using the AWA Playbook for Organisational Agility.

Above all, you must be able to demonstrate your skill and capability to guide your clients/organisations through an experimentation process using the aforementioned competencies to design the right approach for their specific context and level.

CERTIFICATIONS

ICAGILE ACCREDITED

This is one of the world’s first cohort programs designed specifically for the advanced ICAgile Certified Enterprise 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 Enterprise Agile Coaching.

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PROGRAM DATES & PRICING

UK Dates and Pricing

  • UK start and end date – 19 October 2021 – May 2022
  • Early bird price before 28 September 2021 – £5,999 +VAT
  • Full price to be paid if booked after 28 September 2021 – £6,200 +VAT

Payment Plan
We can take deposits and monthly instalments (total fees £6,500 +VAT). Speak to us to find out more information about our payment plan.

US Dates and Pricing

  • US start and end date – 2 November 2021 – June 2022
  • Early bird price before 5 October 2021 – $8,515
  • Full price to be paid if booked after 5 October 2021 – $8,800

Payment Plan
We can take deposits and monthly instalments (total fees $9,299). Speak to us to find out more information about our payment plan.

Please note: UK Prices above do not include 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This program is available exclusively to participants who:

  • Hold the ICP-ENT and ICP-CAT certifications. (Please see this page if you need to take these pre-requisite certifications.) – If this was not taken with AWA, you will need to review and understand the AWA playbook, we will provide you this additional resource before the course begins.
  • Work with an organisation or department where you can apply the learning and experiment with new ideas and assignments from the program
  • Have some kind of professional coaching training
    • have the ICP-ACC certification, OR
    • any ICF accreditation
    • or pass a coaching conversation assessment with one of the program leads

The Enterprise Agile Coaching Expert Programme is exclusive to Adventures with Agile.

This program gives you the opportunity to get serious about the kinds of results you’ve been yearning for, especially since participating in the Enterprise Agile Coach 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.

Overcome 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

For a full list of reasons to train with AWA, you can see our founder and CEO provide 15 reasons to work with AWA as your training provider.

  • Open mind and curiosity
  • An active enterprise client with whom you can practice what we learn on the program
  • A coach so you can be coached during the program
  • Complete leadership profile assessment
  • 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 leader and coach
  • Complete a case study of your work at your organisation(s)
  • 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.

please note: you do not have to be coaching at the C-level, but you do have be working beyond just a team level coaching engagement.  For example, working with HR, Portfolio/Program, Leadership Coaching etc.

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
  • The Why?
  • Alignment & Ethics
  • Systemic awareness
  • Sensing and Sense-Making with Mirrors
  • Developing Self-awareness
  • Self-Development
  • Strategies for Change
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching Stances
  • Systemic Coaching
  • Experiments
  • Learning and Development
  • Organisational Design and Structure
  • Organisational Culture
  • Exit Strategy

Along with being trained by highly-skilled and accredited trainers, you will also receive:

  • 9 months of coaching, mentoring, guidance
  • 3 day online “deep dive” residential
  • 2 private coaching sessions
  • Leadership profile assessment
  • ICE-EC certification accreditation (certification fee included) – you will need to pass to get the certification

ABOUT THE PROGRAM LEADERS - UK COHORT

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ANTOINETTE COETZEE

Antoinette is a Team, Leadership and Enterprise Agile coach, who focuses on growing inner agility in leaders at all levels of the organisation. Her forte is growing agility in EVERYONE, and putting her own experience in practice by showing others how to do bring about greater agility in their organisations themselves. She is a coach of coaches and teaches and develops transformation, coaching and facilitation skills at both the Team and Enterprise level. She is certified in Organisational and Relationship Systems Coaching and loves working with systems in conflict.

GEORG FASCHING

Over the past 18 years, Georg has developed a passion and proficiency in Digital Product Development while working predominantly in the banking and engineering spaces. His experience transitioned to Agile in 2010. Having practised as a Product Owner and also as Scrum Master provides him with an intriguing blend of complementing perspectives. Georg now improves the flow and happiness for people, and products, through coaching and training.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM LEADERS US COHORT

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Louria Lindauer

KEVIN CALLAHAN

Kevin is a leader with over two decades’ experience creating value and stewarding change toward desired results. He works to realise the mutual benefits to people, organisations, society, and the world that become possible when we work together under a positive unifying purpose. He is also an authorised trainer for ICAgile and a member of the ICAgile Expert – Enterprise Agile Coaching certification committee.

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 utilises her mastery of coaching, emotional intelligence, facilitation, teaching and mentoring to breathe life into ‘just surviving’ organisations to thriving. she has worked with hundreds of organisations 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.

NEXT STEPS: HOW TO APPLY?

Welcome to the Enterprise Agile Coach Expert Cohort Program 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. Once your application is approved, our Sales Manager will send you an invoice and work with you to make your deposit payment.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read our terms and conditions for bookings.

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