Facilitators help groups do their best work together and practice shared leadership. From solving problems to improving processes, skilled facilitators draw on a variety of techniques according to the people and the context.
Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace invites you to discover a range of facilitation practices that will equip you, as an agile coach, scrum-master or any leader, to support the diverse team processes you’ll encounter. From exploration to decision making, every group interaction presents unique challenges.
In this participative and practical workshop, you’ll explore and practice group facilitation tools and techniques. You’ll learn to design group meetings that engage the audience and result in agreed-upon outcomes. It goes way beyond “memorize these rules.” You’ll build your capability in a safe and supportive group environment and gain valuable feedback.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
This course is designed for agile coaches who face the daily challenge of supporting different groups of people in working better together. You will do well in this program if you have a strong desire to help people improve existing interactions or adopt new practices.
WHAT WILL WE COVER?
- The agile facilitator role and stance
- Designing and facilitating meetings
- Facilitating collaboration
- Facilitating team decision making
- Facilitating team and project chartering
- Facilitating release planning
- Facilitating iteration planning
- Facilitating stand-ups
- Facilitating retrospectives
- Dealing with dysfunction, disruption, and discouragement
- Process facilitation, developmental facilitation and when to use each
WHAT’S YOUR REWARD?
Techniques – You’ll have new tools to draw on to foster collaboration.
Alignment – You’ll know which technique is appropriate for a particular group, purpose or context.
Fresh ideas – You’ll learn ways to bring new energy to group activities of all kinds.
Confidence – You’ll know you can assist group discussion in an effective and engaging way.
Clarity – Having a large toolbox and understanding which tool to use when will allow you to adapt with ease.
And, if certification is important to you, the ICP-ATF is one of two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the Agile Coaching and Facilitation track. It’s Understood is accredited by ICAgile to issue this credential. Certification cost is included in your fee.