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Professional Coach Training for Agilists

Immersive and Live online professional Coach training

Coach Training for Agilists - Become a
Certified Professional Coach for Agile

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75-hour Coach Training for Agilists (ACC) 2.900 €

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About The Online Professional Coach Training for Agilists Course

What makes this Coach Course different

Forward Focused Conversations help the client move from the “issue” they want to work with to “awareness and learning” on how they can move forward from their learning in the entireness of their (professional) life.

The Arc of the Forward Focused Conversation is designed to give coaches a structure they can use during the conversation with their clients, leaving enough room for flexibility and experimentation, but also providing focus to the movement of forwarding the client in their own learning.

Fully accredited for certification by...

The International Coaching Federation: Quality training guaranteed and the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching institutes: a solid coaching approach

An extensive program...

which you can easily integrate into your work life, only two hours per week training Engaging, interactive and online: comfortable, virtual participation from anywhere in the world Designed for a diverse global audience (work with coaches and trainees from all over the globe)

Created by The Agile Company...

based on the principles of Solutions Focused Brief coaching, non-violent communication, appreciative inquiry, the GROW model and Systemic coaching techniques, this program concentrates on a highly transferable, easy to learn and respectful coaching approach: Forward Focused Conversations.

International Coaching Federation

Course Program Coach Training for Agilists

This course is divided in two modules: We start by exploring Coaching Agile Teams towards self-organized teams, the roles you play as their coach,  after which we will discover the Core competencies of professional Coaches and how they apply in your daily reality as Agile Coach 

Module 1 - Coaching Agile Teams - 40 hours

Development in the discipline of coaching
Definition of the role of a coach for Agile Teams
Achieving essential changes in Mindset, self-awareness and self-management

Professional Coaching Skills Fundamentals
Active Listening and Powerful Questions
Determining the Coaching Question
Exploration of the subject and its solutions
Commitment & action plan (Forwarding the learning)
Conducting the coaching conversation

Team Coaching Fundamentals
Contrast between mentoring and coaching
The Team as a complex system
Understanding Team maturity and development
Helping the team develop its path towards high performance

Coaching a Team and its members through Change
Understanding the impact of change for the team and individuals
Identify and address resistance to change
Conducting a conversation about motivation in change

Coaching a Team and its members through Conflict
Identifying and helping teams overcome conflict
Helping teams and facilitators stand tall in the storm
Working with dysfunctional behaviour in a team
Coaching teams through challenges, impediments and building self awarenessss
Solution Focused Team Coaching – introduction

Building Capacity in Teams
Being an Agile role model when teaching values
Creating a safe space for mutual learning
Designing sessions that favour self-learning and discovery

Facilitating Growth in Teams
Asking the right questions
Helping teams to make their own decisions
Coaching the team to develop awareness of growth and learning
What does Neutrality mean?
Preparing and designing collaborative discussions
Facilitating meaningful discussions
Practice Team coaching and facilitation techniques in Agile meeting

Module 2 - Core Competencies For Agilists With Forward Focused Conversations 35 hours

The Coaching Conversation
Definition of coaching
The Arc of the coaching conversation
Understanding the need behind the want
Identifying the gap
Coaching questions and what they do
Solutions Focused Coaching for Agile and Forward Focused Conversations
Systems coaching
Professional Coaching Competency Framework (ICF)
Decisions and difficult sessions

ICF Core Competencies
Demonstrates Ethical Practice
Embodies a Coaching Mindset
Establishes and Maintains Agreements
Cultivates Trust and Safety
Maintains Presence
Listens Actively
Evokes Awareness
Facilitates Learning and Growth

Practical Coaching Considerations
The Mindset and posture of a coach
Contracting with single and multiple stakeholders
Supervision and dealing with Agile Leadership
The Agile Organization as a System
Ethical considerations when coaching Agile Teams
Self awareness and development

Coaching Leadership
Coaching Leadership in times of change
Using Metaphors & Coaching Blind spots
Focus Area – The Self
Developing the leader’s mindset, strength and awareness
Focus Area – The Other
Developing the leader’s ability to connect and reach others in his circle
Focus Area – The Organization
Developing awareness of the system, the strategy and innovation
Leadership styles and awareness

 

Natascha Speets

Your Instructor and Coach
Natascha Speets PCC

Natascha Speets

The Forward Focused Conversations Arc was designed by Natascha Speets (PCC) who came to the realization that most modern coaching styles and frameworks promote the same wish for their clients: Positive change, sustained learning, and deep awareness of self. 

Natascha is a certified Solutions Focused practitioner, but also uses her knowledge of systemic coaching, the GROW model, non-violent communication, and appreciative inquiry when engaging with her clients in coaching conversations.

THE ONLINE ICF COACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Course Objectives

  • How to integrate the Core Competencies in every different role we carry as Agile Coach
  • Understanding and applying the principles and tools of a Professional Coach working with Agile Teams
  • Understand and live the core competencies of a professional coach
  • Using Coaching skills to enhance your own leadership and that of others
  • Understanding how to build a coaching service
  • Bring coaching competencies to the workplace
  • The Forward Focused Conversations Arc Practitioner Certificate
  • 65 hours of live training sessions with your group (in 2 or 3 hour interactive sessions 
  • 7 hours of group mentoring sessions
  • 3 individual mentor coaching sessions
  • Self study components to deepen your learning ( non-mandatory)
  • Lecture, exercises and live discussions in an interactive environment
  • Innovative and active learning methods
  • The Professional Coach’s tool box to get you started

This class is taught online using Zoom as our online meeting place where we will discuss, present and practice coaching competencies.

We meet weekly online in a live conference call we work towards our goal which is accompanying you to becoming a professional coach and receiving the ICF ACC credential.

To ensure high quality training for our students, we decided to limit our online Coaching Fundamentals classes to only 15 participants per cohort.

This course is perfect for

Agile Coaches, of course, but this class is open to anyone who wishes to become a professional coach; Consultants, leaders, HR-professionals, Scrum masters, managers and people looking for a career change.

The Coaching Fundamentals with Forward Focus  Conversations module will focus mostly on the Coaching stance. We are Agile Coaches, but most of all, we are professional coaches, and this class focuses on that aspect.

This course is open to anyone who wishes to become an ICF certified Professional Coach 

Attendance in the Coaching Fundamentals course sessions
Active participation in 7 Group Mentoring sessions
6 hours of self-study reading articles, watching coaching videos etc. on our online learning platform
A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).
Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) (Not included in the course fee)
The instructors of The Agile Company will help you in reaching your 100 hours and are always available for mentoring when needed. We also host regular mentoring sessions in which you can practice recording Coaching sessions for your evaluation.

PRACTICAL INFO

Language : English
Duration : 6 months
Times: Find your timezone in the events
Certification : YES, with conditions
Level : Professional
Path: ACCTPH

Online Professional Coaching Program

What to expect

ICF Credential

This ICF accredited professional coach training course covers the fundamentals of Solution Focused Coaching and teaches you the ICF core competencies needed to apply for the ACC or PCC ICF credential. Combined with 7 group mentoring hours, 3 private mentoring hours and the 6 hours home study, this class will allow you to apply for the ICF ACC credential through the ACSTH track.

Variety

This class is a highly practical, interactive and live online course in which you will interact with people from all over the world. With this class you will also work with your peers in a group mentoring cohort in which you will dive deeper into the different subjects you have learned throughout the week!

Practical Knowledge

With the Agile Company’s Professional Coaching classes, you will start coaching immediately! Right from day one we will give you the tools to move towards having coaching conversations with the people you have available to you. Also, as we are The Agile Company, you get the benefit of joining a large community of Agile Coaches you can coach, co train or just take advise from. Your learning never stops!

Forward Focused Conversations help the client move from the “issue” they want to work with to “awareness and learning” on how they can move forward from their learning in the entireness of their (professional) life.

The Arc of the Forward Focused Conversation is designed to give coaches a structure they can use during the conversation with their clients, leaving enough room for flexibility and experimentation, but also providing focus to the movement of forwarding the client in their own learning.

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Drop us a line and we’ll call you back as soon as possible to arrange a meeting with you and your teams. This meeting is of course free of charge! Inviting The Agile Company to meet with your teams is usually the first step into getting objective and honest feedback and may serve as an eyeopener to your organisations cultural dynamics.”