TCS Integration: Honing Your Professional Coaching Skill & Becoming a More Adept Agile Coach

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Practicum Description

TCS Integration is run as a tele-practicum for students who have completed The Coaching Stance class and wish to deepen their agile coaching practice. TCS Integration solidifies the professional coaching skills you learned in class, allowing you to integrate them as you work with the difficult, and even previously intractable, situations that don’t have a straightforward “agile practices answer.”

It is an intensive program of nine sessions run over three months with a cadence of “three weeks on-one week off.”  Each session focuses on a specific coaching skill and includes hands-on practice (in private, virtual breakout rooms), offline exercises, and a coaching challenge in your own agile coaching context. In addition, your coaching will be assessed twice during the program.  An experienced co-active coach will support you as “angel on your shoulder” and also assess your skill as you coach one of your colleagues.  Your coaching skill will be assessed against industry-standard professional coaching competencies, allowing you to get a clear picture of where your skills are strong and where they could use some more practice.

Practice, practice, practice is the mantra of the TCS Integration.  To give you more opportunities to practice, for the length of the program, you must maintain at least two coaching relationships in which you use your professional coaching skills.   The coaching relationships can be with a product owner, team member, manager, a colleague, your hairdresser — anyone with whom you create a coaching alliance.

Working within a cohort of up to 15 coaches and a master professional coach + an agile coach, TCS Integration drills in the skill and coaching presence needed to constructively work with the people and situations that hold agile back.

Sessions Agenda

#1: Naturally Creative, Resourceful
and Whole

1.5 hour session

  • Practicum Overview
  • Designing a Coaching Alliance
  • Logistics/Requirements of the Practicum
  • Skill Focus: Listening, Curiosity &
    Self-Management.

 

#6: Working with a Stuck or Pissed-off Person
1 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Skill Focus: Clearing, Articulating What’s Going On
  • Coaching skill practice
  • Personal coaching challenge
#2: Curiosity: What is it it to be honestly curious? 
1 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Skill Focus: Powerful Questions, Inquiry
  • Coaching skill practice
  • Personal coaching challenge
#7: Triad Coaching, Support & Assessment
1.5 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Triad Coaching, Support & Assessment
  • Focus: The Coaching Stance + Skill Bingo!
#3: Self Management or Self Editing –
what’s the difference?

1 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Skill Focus: Self Management, Intuition
  • Coaching skill practice
  • Personal coaching challenge

 

#8: Creating a Safe & Courageous Space
1 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Skill Focus: Challenging, Acknowledging, Championing
  • Coaching skill practice
  • Personal coaching challenge
#4: Triad Coaching, Support & Assessment
1.5 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Triad Coaching, Support & Assessment
  • Focus: Being in The Coaching Stance

 

#9: Completion
1 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Skill Focus: Putting it all Together
  • From here forward
#5: Deepen the Learning, Forward
the Action

1 hour session

  • Check-in
  • Skill Focus: Accountability
  • Coaching skill practice
  • Personal coaching challenge

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