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A great deal of learning and experimenting – challenging and lots of fun.

Luis Carvalho

Course Overview

Radical shifts are happening. Many teams are disillusioned with the promise of “Agile” to transform their ways of working. Hybrid working has magnified the problem as psychological safety and effective team dynamics are even harder to facilitate online.

It’s not that good processes and tools aren’t necessary – they certainly are. But how we facilitate teams to collaborate effectively both in-person and online makes a vastly greater impact than simply following frameworks and tools.

Who is this course intended for?

This course is intended for you if:

  • You’re a Scrum Master or Agile Coach who wants to go beyond processes and tools
  • You want to facilitate highly engaging meetings and workshops that focus, unite and mobilise your teams
  • You want to facilitate in such a way that encourages self-management and self-organisation in the team

This Team Agility Deep Dive is NOT intended for you if:

  • You don’t want to be safely stretched or challenged
  • You expect the majority of the programme to be about Scrum “because team agility = Scrum and Scrum = team agility”
  • You hold tightly to the belief that cheatsheets titled “100 team retrospectives” or “100 icebreakers” will magically transform you into a great team facilitator
  • You’re fixed in your belief that you’re not contributing to the problem, ever

Topics Covered

In this course you will..

  • learn how to create a safe container for the team and how to hold space for creativity to flourish.
  • grow an awareness of your own style of facilitation and of other styles, allowing you to facilitate more meaningful and inclusive team dialogues.
  • be provided with the meeting organising tools and techniques to prepare for, set up and facilitate purposeful meetings and workshops, whether online or in-person.
  • learn how to design a meeting and workshop flow from end to end that delivers results for any creative process or retrospective.
  • discover decision-making approaches that break the cycles of groupthink or deadlock.
  • learn pro tips and common pitfalls to facilitating typical “Agile” team meetings such as “standups”, planning meetings, retrospectives and creative brainstorming sessions.
  • explore ways of navigating common sub-optimal meeting behaviours.

Some Practices You’ll Explore

  • The importance of expanding your facilitator stance beyond Servant Leadership to adopting the 6 roles and 4 positions of Host Leadership
  • The 12P Facilitator Canvas for preparing and setting up meetings and workshops for maximising engagement and favourable outcomes
  • Video Analysis for building our capacity to observe, focus, unite and mobilise teams
  • The Double Diamond Meeting, a flexible meeting and workshop flow from end to end that ensures favourable outcomes for any creative process or retrospective
  • Dysfunctional Improv, a series of role-playing exercises that teaches us strategies for dealing with sub-optimal meeting behaviours
  • StrongSuits® – games for facilitating and promoting better communication in teams
  • Creative & Design Thinking – tools for getting those creative juices flowing in teams
  • And several more…

Certification

Those who participate in the full course will be issued with the Team Agility Facilitation certificate issued by Systemic Agility and the Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) certificate issued by ICAgile.

Interested in this?

Check our schedule here or contact us for bespoke requirements.

Coaching and facilitation to transform teams and organisations

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