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ICE-AC - ICAgile Agile Coaching Expert

You don’t become an ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching after a quickfire 3-day class but you can after a 6-month intense learning experience focusing on real-world application and peer support.

Description

You don’t become an ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching after a quickfire 3-day class. However, after a 6-month intense learning experience focusing on real-world application and feedback through peer support, you will have achieved just that.

Our unique agile approach to this expert program gives you some clear advantages over other programs such as:

  • The ability to take breaks from the program whenever you need to.

  • The ability to take as long as you need to complete the program.

  • Being assessed as you go rather than at the end of the program.

  • Feeding into the topics you’d like to learn and focusing on practical application.

  • Guaranteed to run, as this is a rolling program, there is no need to worry about the start date being delayed.

What is Included in the price?

 

This unique life-changing program includes: 

  • ICAgile Expert in Agile Coach Certification - Assessed iteratively (no final assessment like other expert programs)

  • Endorsed by the ICF, including 15 CCEUs towards your ICF renewal 

  • Unlimited one on one and small group Coaching and Mentoring from Scrum Alliance certified coaches and trainers is the only program to use only Scrum Alliance coaches, guaranteeing you the highest quality support

  • Unlimited program calls - Take as long as you need to complete the program with the flexibility to take a break if you need to.

  • Over 100 contact hours offered during the minimum 6-month program length

  • Access to the Agile Affinity Academy to support you in your journey 

Plus THREE Additional Certified Courses for FREE*:

What’s the Value of this Expert Program?

  • Increase your existing knowledge and competencies in Agile Coaching 

  • Make yourself more valuable to your Organisation by helping them become the best they can be by using the new skills you will gain.

  • Get valuable tangible answers to your real-world questions from expert coaches in the field through ongoing peer support.

  • The opportunity to build long term relationships with some of the best agile coaches globally, including Scrum Alliance CECs and CSTs.

  • As the ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching is one of the most valued and respected Agile/Scrum certifications in the market, you can improve your internal and external career prospects.


What will you learn? 

The program explores the four core competencies of agile coaching whilst focusing on the agile principles and integrating them all together.

Teaching - Learn from a Scrum Alliance CST how using the latest proven learning and development techniques from the approach known as Training from the BACK of the Room! will help you further embed agile practices with your learners in a way that sticks. 

Facilitating - You will explore how to plan sessions using several different approaches. You will also participate in a facilitation dojo to sharpen your facilitation skills through a practice and feedback loop like no other. At the end of the dojo, you will receive your well earned ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) certification.

Mentoring - You will learn what makes an incredible mentor by giving and receiving mentorship throughout the program. Mentoring also includes how to support teams through complex situations, including conflict. You will also gain the brand new ‘Clean for Agile Teams’ certification from a Clean Learning course, Caitlin Walker's company, the Systemic Modelling creator.

Coaching - You will learn the art of Professional Coaching from ICF Certified Coaches. Competencies that you will develop and enhance will include Active Listening, Powerful Questions, Emotional Intelligence, Presence and Clean Feedback. During this module, you will also learn how to coach at the enterprise level through attending the ICAgile Professional in Coaching Agile Transitions course.

Integration - An Agile Coach’s skill is not in the separate competencies but having the agility to know when to use what approach. During the final few months of the program, you will continue exploring your agile coaching stance along with digging deeper into when to use each of your newfound skills.

What should I expect?

The program is facilitated in an agile way, with monthly iteration planning sessions where the iteration goal will focus on one of the competencies outlined above. You will join a team of fellow experts who will then create an iteration backlog covering what you’d like to learn and do.

Program delivery months will vary depending on the topic. You may have one of the certification training courses to attend, two team synchronisation calls, and an Iteration Retro & Review session. 

We currently have two regular program timings of 7 - 9 am GMT or 5 - 7 pm GMT (Some weeks are only 1hr). Courses tend to run the 2nd week of every module. If you have any specific questions about the course dates, please still apply, and we can discuss further in the application call or email talk@agileaffinity.com.

Who is this program suitable for?

This program is an advanced program for people who have been working in an agile coaching role for a minimum of one year. We believe ScrumMasters are agile coaches, so if you're an experienced ScrumMaster, this program is also suitable for you!

Are there any prerequisites for this program?

Due to the nature of this program, you will be required to fill in a short application form along with a call with one of the program facilitators to check the program is the right fit for you as this course is a big commitment.

Before receiving the expert certification, you will need to have achieved both the ICP-ATF and ICP-ACC certifications, both of which are included in the price of the expert program.

You will also need to be working in an agile coaching role to get the most out of the program. This can be as a ScrumMaster, Agile Coach or any other role that uses the agile coaching competencies of Coaching, Mentoring, Facilitating and Training.

What about exams and certifications?

The program is assessed by the instructors using a 4 stage competency framework defined by ICAgile. You will be evaluated throughout the program and given constant feedback on your progress. There will be multiple opportunities to archive a passing level per competency. We believe in avoiding a big bang waterfall approach and prefer the incremental Agile way to Inspect and Adapt.

Will I need any equipment for the course?

This is an online program with courses. You will need a computer with a camera and a headset. You will also need to install the zoom client and access google drive from your computer and some google suite applications.

FAQ:

Q: I love the program, but the price is more significant than most courses. Can I pay in instalments?

A: Unfortunately not, we cannot take instalments due to the number of courses you get for free. The real question is can you afford to wait? Especially as you delay, your peers get recognised for their expertise in Agile Coaching.

Q: When do I get these certs? At the end of the whole six months?

A: They are issued to you as you immediately earn them as you go along the program. No waiting till the end, product increment delivered again and again. 

Q: What’s the catch? Why such a great offering?

A: We have a mission to professionalise the world of Agile Coaching. This program helps us support that mission in a way we could never have imagined before. We want to catalyse as many Expert Agile Coaches as possible. Others may charge more, but are they dedicated to their passion for Agile Coaching as you and we are?

Q: I live outside the UK. Do I need to pay VAT?

A: You can select to pay in GBP + VAT, EUR or USD by choosing the location in the top right of the website.  This will also calculate the tax liability you are required to pay. However, if this is incorrect, please email us at talk@agileaffinity.com to discuss further.

Q: Is there a retreat that I might have to attend?

A: No retreats. We want you to coach your learning in the field. Real practical work experience, not retreats away from the real world.

If you have any questions about the program, please still apply, and we can discuss further in the application call or email talk@agileaffinity.com.

*The Courses do not form part of the program and can be changed to a similar or more valuable course by Agile Affinity at any time. However, this will not affect your ability to achieve the ICAgile Expert certification. We encourage you to attend the additional course again even if you already have a certificate, as these courses are unique and complement the expert content.

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