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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

With Cherie Silas, MCC, CEC

Elevate Your Agile Facilitation Skills and Boost Team Performance

Welcome to Tandem Coaching Academy’s ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) course, a premier training program designed to enhance your facilitation skills, enabling you to lead Agile teams more effectively. This course offers a deep dive into the art and science of facilitation as it applies to Agile practices and team dynamics.

Why Choose Our ICP-ATF Course?

Our ICP-ATF certification course stands out by providing:

  • Expert-Led Training: Learn from seasoned Agile coaches who bring real-world experience into the classroom.
  • Interactive Learning Experience: Engage in simulations, role-playing, and real-life scenarios that prepare you for actual Agile team facilitation.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering essential topics such as Agile methodologies, team dynamics, effective facilitation techniques, and conflict resolution.
  • Global Recognition: Earn an internationally recognized certification from ICAgile, a leading global Agile accreditation and certification body.

Course Overview

Duration: 2 Days Live Virtual Training
Format: Combines theoretical learning with practical exercises, including live sessions, group discussions, and hands-on facilitation practice.
Certification: ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF).

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Master Agile facilitation techniques to guide teams towards self-organization and high performance.
  • Develop skills in designing and conducting effective meetings and Agile ceremonies.
  • Learn how to navigate conflict and help teams resolve differences constructively.
  • Gain insights into team dynamics and how to foster collaboration and inclusivity.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and aspiring coaches.
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders transitioning to Agile frameworks.
  • Anyone involved in Agile transformations looking to enhance their facilitation skills.

Why Facilitation Skills Matter in Agile

Effective facilitation is key to Agile success. It empowers teams to collaborate efficiently, make decisions faster, and achieve better outcomes. Whether you’re guiding planning sessions, retrospectives, or daily stand-ups, your facilitation skills make a significant difference in how teams perform and interact.

ICP-ATF Comprehensive Learning Objectives

The ICP-ATF (Agile Team Facilitation) class is meticulously designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively facilitate Agile teams and maximize their performance in a dynamic environment. Here are the detailed learning objectives for the course:

1. Agile Team Facilitation Fundamentals

  • Understand the Role and Responsibilities of an Agile Team Facilitator: Participants will learn the key functions, responsibilities, and attributes of an effective Agile team facilitator, distinguishing between facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and teaching.

  • Grasp the Core Values and Principles of Agile Facilitation: Gain a deep understanding of the Agile values and principles that underpin successful facilitation, including the importance of creating a collaborative team environment that encourages self-organization and empowerment.

2. Facilitating Agile Practices

  • Design and Facilitate Agile Ceremonies: Acquire the skills to plan and execute essential Agile ceremonies (e.g., sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives) in a way that ensures active participation and achieves the desired outcomes.

  • Effective Use of Facilitation Tools and Techniques: Learn to utilize a variety of facilitation tools and techniques to enhance team collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities.

3. Team Dynamics and Collaboration

  • Explore and Improve Group Dynamics: Learn about the different phases of group development and discover methods to assist Agile groups in progressing through these stages, nurturing a high-performance environment.

  • Facilitate Collaboration and Healthy Team Interactions: Develop strategies to promote effective communication and collaboration within the team, including conflict resolution techniques to handle disagreements constructively.

4. Continuous Improvement

  • Drive Continuous Improvement through Effective Retrospectives: Master the art of facilitating retrospectives that lead to actionable insights and continuous improvement, tailoring techniques to meet the team’s maturity and specific context.

  • Implement Feedback Loops for Team and Process Enhancement: Learn how to establish and maintain feedback loops that encourage adaptive planning, early delivery, and continual improvement.

5. Meeting Design and Facilitation

  • Design Engaging and Productive Meetings: Learn how to design meetings that have clear objectives, engage participants, and achieve tangible outcomes, including the selection of appropriate facilitation techniques and tools.

  • Adapt Facilitation Style to Team Needs: Understand how to adapt your facilitation style to suit the team’s development stage, culture, and context, ensuring inclusivity and maximizing participation.

6. Agile Mindset and Cultural Change

  • Foster an Agile Mindset: Encourage the development and reinforcement of an Agile mindset within the team, highlighting flexibility, growth, and a focus on value delivery.

  • Champion Agile Culture and Principles: Equip participants with the knowledge to champion Agile culture and principles within their teams and wider organization, facilitating cultural shifts towards more Agile ways of working.

7. Personal Development as an Agile Facilitator

  • Reflective Practice and Continuous Learning: Emphasize the importance of self-reflection and continuous learning in the development of facilitation skills, including the establishment of personal goals and the pursuit of professional development opportunities.

  • Build a Personal Facilitation Toolkit: Assist participants in building their own facilitation toolkit, including techniques, activities, and templates that can be customized and applied in various team scenarios.

By achieving these learning objectives, participants will emerge from the ICP-AT class as competent Agile team facilitators, equipped with the skills and confidence to guide Agile teams towards enhanced performance, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Meet Your Instructor for the ICP-ATF Class: Cherie Silas, MCC, CEC

Welcome to the ICP-ATF (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation) class, where your journey into effective Agile facilitation begins. Leading you through this transformative experience is Cherie Silas, a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation and a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). Cherie’s expertise in Agile coaching and facilitation, combined with her passion for teaching, makes her an ideal guide for those looking to enhance their facilitation skills in Agile environments.

A Rich Background in Agile Coaching

Cherie Silas brings a dynamic blend of professional coaching and Agile expertise to her role as an instructor. With years of experience working with Agile teams and organizations, she has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with Agile transformation. Her credentials as an MCC and CEC are a testament to her commitment to excellence in coaching and her deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices.

Why Choose Cherie Silas and Tandem Coaching?

  1. Unparalleled Expertise: Cherie’s dual certification as an ICF MCC and Scrum Alliance CEC places her among the elite in the coaching world. Her expertise ensures that participants receive training that is both deep in coaching competencies and specifically tailored to the challenges of Agile coaching in large-scale environments.

  2. Proven Results: Through her career, Cherie has facilitated remarkable transformations. Her practical approach to teaching, grounded in real-world experience, equips participants with strategies and tools that have been proven effective in diverse organizational contexts.

  3. Personalized Learning Experience: Cherie’s commitment to excellence is reflected in her teaching methodology, which emphasizes personalized feedback and mentorship. Participants are not just learning Agile coaching techniques but are also guided on a personal growth journey to enhance their coaching stance and impact.

  4. A Comprehensive Curriculum: The ICP-ENT class under Cherie’s guidance covers a breadth of topics crucial for enterprise coaching. From understanding organizational culture and structures to navigating change dynamics and fostering leadership at all levels, the curriculum is designed to prepare coaches for the challenges of today’s fast-paced, complex enterprise environments.

  5. Community and Network: By joining Cherie Silas’s ICP-ENT class at Tandem Coaching, participants become part of a vibrant community of Agile professionals. This network is a rich resource for collaboration, learning, and professional opportunities long after the class concludes.

The Tandem Advantage

Choosing Tandem Coaching for your ICP-ENT certification means aligning yourself with an organization that values quality education and transformative learning experiences. Tandem’s commitment to excellence is mirrored in its selection of instructors, like Cherie Silas, who are not just leaders in their field but passionate educators dedicated to the growth of their students.

For those ready to deepen their understanding of enterprise coaching and elevate their Agile coaching capabilities, there is no better mentor than Cherie Silas. Her expertise, combined with Tandem Coaching’s innovative and supportive learning environment, makes this ICP-ENT class a pivotal step in your professional journey. Join us to unlock your potential and become a catalyst for change in your organization.

Got Questions? We Have Answers!

ICP stands for ICAgile Certified Professional and ATF stands Agile Team Facilitation. It's a certification that focuses on developing essential facilitation skills needed to lead Agile teams effectively. The course covers tools and techniques to design and conduct effective meetings and foster collaboration and inclusivity within Agile teams.

This course is ideal for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Project Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone in a role that requires leading or facilitating teams in an Agile environment. It's also beneficial for individuals looking to enhance their facilitation skills and Agile knowledge.

There are no strict prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of Agile principles and practices is helpful. The course is designed to cater to both newcomers to Agile facilitation and experienced practitioners looking to formalize and enhance their skills.

The course is typically delivered through a mix of interactive workshops, hands-on practice sessions, and discussions. It is offered fully online to accommodate your busy schedule.

The course takes 2 days (16 hours total).

Key topics include the fundamentals of Agile facilitation, designing effective meetings and Agile ceremonies, techniques for encouraging collaboration and participation, handling group dynamics, and strategies for conflict resolution within teams.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and meeting the ICAgile requirements, participants will receive the ICP-ATF certification, which is recognized globally.

The ICP-ATF certification demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement and professional development in Agile facilitation. It equips you with the skills to lead Agile teams more effectively, enhancing team performance and collaboration. This certification can open doors to new career opportunities and roles within Agile environments.

Yes, participants can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) by taking this course, which can be used to maintain other certifications such as those from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or Scrum Alliance.

Elevate Your Agile Coaching Journey: Upgrade to the Full ATF+ACC Bootcamp

As you embark on your journey with the ICP-ATF (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation) class, you’ve taken an important step toward mastering the art of Agile facilitation. But why stop there? The world of Agile coaching is vast and full of opportunities to deepen your impact on teams and organizations. This is where our exclusive offer to upgrade to the full ATF+ACC Bootcamp at a discounted price becomes your gateway to becoming a fully rounded Agile coach.

Unlock a New Realm of Agile Expertise

The ICP-ACC (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching) module adds an essential layer to your facilitation skills, focusing on one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and professional development techniques that are crucial for anyone looking to excel in the Agile coaching space. Together, the ATF and ACC certifications cover a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance your capabilities in facilitating team collaboration and driving Agile transformations.

Why Upgrade to the Full Bootcamp?

  • Comprehensive Skill Set: By upgrading to the full bootcamp, you extend your skill set beyond team facilitation to include Agile coaching competencies. This holistic approach prepares you to support Agile teams not just in effective meeting and process facilitation but also in their continuous improvement and Agile journey.

  • Enhanced Career Opportunities: With both the ATF and ACC certifications, you significantly boost your credentials and marketability as an Agile professional. This dual certification is highly regarded in the industry, opening doors to new career opportunities and advancements.

  • Greater Impact on Organizational Agility: The combined knowledge and skills from both ATF and ACC enable you to have a broader impact on your organization’s Agile transformation. You’ll be equipped to address challenges at both the team and individual levels, fostering a culture of agility, continuous learning, and adaptation.

  • Learning from the Best: Continue your learning journey with Cherie Silas, a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). Cherie’s depth of knowledge, real-world experience, and passion for teaching make her an unparalleled guide through both the ATF and ACC landscapes.

  • Special Discounted Price: As a token of our commitment to your Agile coaching journey, we offer this upgrade at a special discounted rate. This is an investment in your professional development, enabling you to gain comprehensive training and certification at exceptional value.

Personalized Learning Experience

Our bootcamp is designed to cater to your unique learning needs, offering personalized feedback, hands-on practice, and real-world application. Cherie Silas creates an interactive and supportive learning environment, where you can explore different facets of Agile coaching, share experiences, and learn from peers.

Join a Community of Agile Professionals

Upgrading to the full bootcamp not only enhances your skills but also connects you with a vibrant community of Agile practitioners. This network is an invaluable resource for collaboration, mentorship, and continuous learning, supporting you long after the bootcamp concludes.

Take the Next Step in Your Agile Coaching Career

By upgrading to the full ATF+ACC Bootcamp, you’re not just acquiring certifications; you’re embracing a journey of professional growth that will elevate your Agile coaching practice. This is your opportunity to deepen your expertise, expand your impact, and achieve your career aspirations in the Agile world. Join us at Tandem Coaching for this transformative experience and become the Agile coach that teams and organizations need.

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