Two Classes wrapped up in a Retreat Setting:
When we have studied in retreat settings ourselves, we have been led to more profound insights and experiences than day-use classrooms can afford. The Agile Coach Bootcamp will provide you with more tools and frameworks than you are likely to be able to exhaust in the next year, as well as a community-oriented experience unlike any you have had. Staying together at a retreat center ensures that you and your Agile Coach Bootcamp colleagues can fully benefit from the immersive experience, including sharing physical space, building camaraderie, and taking advantage of opportunities for unstructured learning with your fellow students after class hours. The Agile Coach Bootcamp was designed to be a transformational experience. Many people report that being at the retreat center all week was an integral part of their learning and a highlight. See the Schedule page for details and to register.
The Agile Facilitator We partnered with two great facilitators – Leslie Stein and David Chilcott – to design a course that fulfills industry requirements for becoming a qualified Agile Team Facilitator. The Agile Facilitator focuses on gaining in-depth and practical understanding of a wide array of techniques practiced by professional facilitators, and gaining rich, well-delivered feedback on your growing facilitation skills. This class will give you ideas for designing meetings in which the team interacts with the team so they can do the heavy-lifting and understand how to address some of the dysfunctional behaviors you see preventing your team from achieving maximum success. Like all Agile Coaching Institute classes it is a bit different than typical Agile Coaching classes. Learn more.
Coaching Agile Teams focuses on the four basic competencies of mentoring, professional coaching, teaching, and facilitation. It also explores the four Integral quadrants (mindset, practices, relationship/culture, and environment), as the “environments” that teams and their members find themselves in. The class does not emphasize Agile practices per se and is really more an exploration of the professional coaching mindset (advanced asking vs telling), working with changes in people, using ourselves as the instrument of change. It is quite different than what most coaches, even very experienced ones, are used to in a class. When we started teaching Coaching Agile Teams in 2010, the main job of most ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches was to get teams up and running well. Now, Agile teams are almost the norm, although many are not running well. And, if they are, they can easily be held back by the broader organizational landscape that is not as “agile-enabling” as needed. Learn more.