What Is The Role Of An Enterprise Agile Coach?
“What Is The Role Of An Enterprise Agile Coach?”
I was asked this question just over two years ago. I was part of the team that set about defining the competencies for the Expert part of the Enterprise Coaching track for ICAgile, the world’s foremost certification body in all things to do with agility.
We had no idea that it would take nearly two years to answer this question during weekly or fortnightly meetings. To answer this question, the team pulled from their extensive knowledge, experience, and the wider community.
Effective Enterprise Coaching Essentials
We agreed on five areas that are essential for effective Enterprise Coaching. We specifically focused on what it would take to enable organisations to reach the right level of agility for their context. And to successfully achieve their goals.
These Enterprise Coaching competency categories are:
- Developing Self as Leader
- Guiding the Change Process
- Coaching Range
- Developing Leadership
- Guiding Organisational Agility
These might also be seen as Enterprise Agile Coach responsibilities. All competencies fit into one or more of these categories.
Below I explore the five competencies in more detail. Plus I explain how to shortcut years of learning to become an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach.
The AWA Enterprise Coaching Track
At AWA, we have poured our experience of Enterprise Coaching into a double ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp. In addition to this, we offer an ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coach Expert cohort program (ICE-EC). These enable the attendee to pass two ICAgile certifications (upon successful completion of the class and assessment) and to gain the experience and documentation needed to be assessed for the Expert Enterprise Coaching certification. We have written this 8-month program from the ground up, to be experienced for the new online world.
The ICE-EC is the highest Enterprise Coaching qualification in the world. It requires active engagement with an organisation going through a change program towards Enterprise Agility and some professional coaching experience.
The Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp is hosted by AWA’s most experienced trainers. The cohort program is hosted, trained, and participants are coached, by expert competency founders.
If you want to enrol in the ICE-EC expert cohort program but still need to get the two pre-requisite ICP-ENT and ICP-CAT certifications, then you will need to book your place on one of our forthcoming courses running before the cut-off date.
Find out more…
The next ICE-EC Cohort Program dates are to be announced. If you are interested in applying, please get in touch to request to be informed as soon as these go live. For more details, and to discuss payment plans and packages, please review:
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