Detailed Description of ICP-ATF Course
The goal of the ICP-ATF course is to help you make your meetings more effective, both as a participant and facilitator, by exploring a variety of models, ideas, and techniques so that you may be influential in creating a culture of collaboration. The course focuses on skills, techniques, and the mindset of the facilitator stance of an Agile Coach.
An Agile coaching mindset and approach to team facilitation can unequivocally transform the dynamics of an organization. By empowering Scrum Masters, Agile leaders, and others at all levels with coaching skills, their impact on the organization will boost team morale, engagement, collaboration, performance, and productivity.
Participants will learn group facilitation tools and techniques to effectively structure meetings and workshops that result in meaningful outcomes. As a result of this class, you will develop a deep appreciation for the art and science of facilitation as key to growing collaboration and empowering teams to be self-directed.
Through this knowledge, participants will be able to identify and interact with teams at each stage of team development to have the greatest impact as an Agile Team Facilitator. This will empower coaches, leaders, and their organizations to achieve the next level in overall Business Agility and Servant Leadership.
At Kintsugi Training Institute we believe in an immersive learning experience. Our courses are led by our expert facilitators that together have multiple decades worth of knowledge to be shared. Those that participate in our courses will be active participants who engage with our trainers. All of our courses include printable workbooks and are built with multiple activities and use interactive tools such as Mural.
We utilize the existing knowledge of our participants, combined with the knowledge and expertise of our trainers to create a more immersive and impactful learning experience. This brain-based, adult learning style allows for transformational learning to take place that can immediately be applied and have a lasting impact.
This course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives for the Agile Team Facilitation course. In order to earn an ICAgile certification for this course, participation is required in the entirety of the course. Participants must also have the ability to demonstrate competency to their trainers that they have acquired the necessary knowledge to earn the certification. After successful completion of this course, participants will receive an email from ICAgile with the link to claim certification for the ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) and be considered an Agile Certified Facilitator.
This certification, combined with Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), are the foundational steps toward achieving the ICAgile Expert Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) This is the Agile industry’s first competency-based certification.
Professional Development Unit & Scrum Education Unit
Successful completion of this class enables you to be eligible for the following:
- 14 Scrum Education Units toward Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
- 14 PDUs toward the PMI-ACP or for PMP continuing education
DEVELOPMENT PATH FOR AGILE COACHING: Defining an Agile Coaching Development Path, Assessing One’s Ability to Serve the Team
THE AGILE TEAM FACILITATION MINDSET: Definition of Facilitation, Definition of Agile Team Facilitation, The Facilitation Mindset
FOUNDATIONAL FACILITATION SKILLS: Defining the Purpose and Outcomes, Design the Flow
CONDUCTING A FACILITATED SESSION: Maintain Neutrality, Create a Collaborative Space, Facilitating Full Participation, Using the Meeting Organizing Tools, Facilitating Collaborative Conversations, Clarify team decision-making authority
FACILITATING COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS: Facilitating Agile Framework Meetings, Facilitating Retrospectives, Facilitating Stand-ups, Facilitating Selected Agile Meetings
SKILLFULLY FACILITATING THE AGILE PRACTICES: Design and Facilitate an Agile Meeting, Adjusting Facilitation Given Team Maturity
Advanced Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Iteration Managers, Agile leaders, Agile Coaches, Managers, Directors, Delivery Managers, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Analysts, C-Suite Leaders, Organizational Development Change Agents, Change Managers, also anyone who is passionate about Agile Coaching and wants to enhance their skills.