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A Unique Modular Learning Structure:
4 x 4hr Sessions
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation® details
The ICAgile ICP-ATF online course provides a deep dive into the world of facilitation; when working with remote teams or in person.
The course is split into 4 unique half-day (4-hour) modules with additional work provided to support your learning journey both before and throughout the course.
The training focuses on equipping you with new tools, techniques and skills to help you take your remote facilitation skills to the next level with an emphasis on learning through doing and receiving feedback.
The 4-day ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation® (ICP-ATF) course gives you the tools to enact the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an effective Agile Facilitator.
1. Select a date and register for an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation® (ICP-ATF) event
2. Join the pre-course call that sets you up for personal growth before the event
3. Attend 4 half-day instructor-led virtual ICP-ATF® days with experienced and accredited trainers
4. Access your ICP-ATF® certificate and badge on your ICAgile® learning portal
Who should attend:
- If you have been doing Agile for years and you want to improve on your facilitation skills as an Agile coach or leader; this course is for you.
- If you are considering becoming one of the champions of Agile in your organisation and the person people call upon to help with decision-making.
- If you want to learn how to plan successful remote facilitation sessions for your Agile transformation, what things to do… and what not to do!
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation® (ICP-ATF) is recommended for Agile Coaches or aspiring coaches with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practice facilitation, professional coaching, mentoring, and teaching in service of Agile teams.
ICP-ACC is for :
- Product Managers
- Agile Coaches
- Project Managers
- Scrum Masters
- Functional Managers
- HR Personnel
- Business Managers
- Iteration Managers
By successfully achieving the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation® (ICP-ATF) certification, you will learn about:
- Defining the Agile Coaching Pathway
- What is Facilitation & what is the Facilitation Mindset
- The importance of planning in facilitation and how to do it
- Top tips on how to perform common agile events such as the retrospective and planning
- Feedback on your facilitation including a personal improvement plan designed by you
- New decision-making techniques to try with your team
- New ideas on how you can facilitate agile events @ scale
- Working in agile teams you will explore and have a published outcome through 3 iterations of work
With BERTEIG you get much more than just the training. You also get access to the BERTEIG online learning portal with the following exclusive learning materials:
- Early access to Mishkin Berteig’s new ebook
- Access to all the videos for the REALagility – Management Track
- The full Facilitators Guide for the REALagility – Management Track
- Access to handouts and further facilitator materials
This is in addition to ongoing mentoring from your Scrum Alliance® Certified Agile Coaches at Agile Affinity.
Internationally recognized ICAgile credential with no exam
16 PDUs | 16 SEUs (REP with PMI® and Scrum Alliance®)
ICAgile membership for life
The BEST informative, practical and inspiring virtual learning environment. No slides, in-depth simulation
Perpetual access to all the content of the course in our learning management system
Free follow-up coaching support from Mishkin Berteig (some restrictions apply)*
Access to Mishkin Berteig’s new e-book for additional learning
“Agile Advice” – Creating High Performance Teams In Business Organizations e-book
Dozens of supplemental learning resources designed to help you create adaptive product teams in any business
Additional discounts including a “pay-it-forward” discount for your colleagues
Networking opportunities with agile professionals
Rickard Jones Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Online Remote Facilitator, AgileHR Manifesto Author, LeSS Trainer and ICAgile Trainer
He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead.
John Barratt Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Program Lead, Online Remote Facilitator
John loves seeing individuals, teams and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisation to descale and self-organise relying heavily on the Systemic Modelling skills he learnt through his ongoing training from Caitlin Walker.
Agile transformation requires changing of roles–so part of an Agile coach’s responsibility is to help people understand the skills needed and adapt1
52% of respondents say “Internal Agile coaches” are the number one factor for successfully scaling Agile2
A BERTEIG case study showed a three-fold improvement in time-to-market with an Agile coach3
Sources: 1Shift314 | 2Scrum Alliance | 3BERTEIG
I came into the course thinking this is what I do every day and therefore did not expect to have as many takeaways as I did at the end of the 4 days
John kept us the participants on our toes and ensuring we were getting honest and actionable feedback. I highly recommend the course for anyone who is looking for growth and not just the certification.
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ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation® (ICP-ATF)
Why do we charge what we charge?
We can justify our registration price for ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation in one word: quality.
Just read some of the 3000+ testimonials (not ratings, actual written testimonials) from past students and this video testimonial. Also, the focus of our course is on achieving maximum ROI as opposed to a general intro to product ownership.
We don’t compete on price because we don’t need to!
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation® (ICP-ATF)
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation® (ICP-ATF)
What will you learn?
Pre-work is provided for this course an will take up to 2 hours to complete. 1 hour of work is also required between modules in order to get the most out of the course.
With the 4 half-day (4-hour) modules completed in the order below and with the new friends you have made on the cohort you will learn the following:
- What is Agile Facilitation? – The first module is full of theory, tools and techniques about what agile facilitation is, how to plan successful remote facilitation sessions, What tools might work for you and your team, a development plan for what you’d like to improve in the coming modules and much, much more.
- Remote Facilitation – This module covers top tips for facilitating various agile events remotely including Iteration Planning, Reviews and Retrospectives along with Daily Sync events. However, the main focus for the rest of the course will be on your facilitation of these events and getting valuable feedback from your peers.
- Large Group Facilitation – After covering one team facilitation during this module we explore how to facilitate multi-person/team Iteration Planning, Reviews and Retrospectives events. Once again with a focus on the practical application over theory.
- Facilitation based on Team Maturity – The final module explores how facilitation changes as teams grow, with a continued emphasis through a deeper practice on honing the remote facilitation skills you have just learned. Ensuring that when you come away you will hopefully have an increased capability when it comes to Agile Team Facilitation.
By the end of the course not only will you be more confident in your facilitation but you will also have created new material to share with the wider agile community and felt what it’s like to be a member of a real agile team.
On successful completion of the 4 x 4-hour modules, you will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICA-ATF)
The certification will not expire and is a valuable industry known certificate.
In addition, this course is worth 16 SEUs towards Scrum Alliance renewal requirements.
- The course is assessed by the instructors during the course, there is no exam to be taken. This is a certification you earn through practice during the course.
- The course is made up of some Pre-work including 1 hr of homework to cement your learning between modules
- The course is made up of Pre-work followed by 4 x 4hr modules over the 4 days specified
- Each class has trainers who are ICF certified, ORSC Trained, and ‘Training from the Back of the Room’ certified
- Each trainer brings their own specialism to the course; no other provider comes close to this level of experience and expertise.
- ICP-ACC Learning Objectives
- Learning Path with ICAgile
- Important Course Follow-Up
Live virtual training is delivered based on the Canadian Eastern time zone (ET) from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM. People in different time zones can attend this training on following times.
05:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Vancouver, British Colombia
San Francisco, California
Los Angeles, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
06:00 AM - 10:00 AM
San Jose, Costa Rica
07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mexico City, Mexico
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New York, USA
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sao Paulo, Brazil
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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- The only exception to this is the SAFe training classes where we are a delivery partner and the materials come directly from Scaled Agile - in those classes there are typically a lot of slides to go through in the training.
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