The ICP-ACC Course Program
The in-class Agile Coach Certification training (ICP-ACC certification) is a highly interactive and deeply experiental 21-hour program that focuses on the mindset, roles and responsibilities of an agile coach. The Agile Coach certification course is filled with activities, discussions and exercises to help you acquire essential agile coaching skills such as self-awareness, agile coaching stances, agile mentoring, facilitation techniques, active listening, powerful questioning and coaching in the moment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the pre-requisites or qualifications required to enter the course?
There are no conditional pre-requisites for this Agile Coach Certification program. It is however advised to have good working knowledge of at least one Agile framework, and if you have working experience in an agile environment, that would be a plus. But, many people start their journey as a professional coach, or even as a manager. This course will help you take up your new role as an Agile Coach
Do I have to take an exam to receive the Certificate?
No. The ICP-ACC Agile Coach Certification course is a knowledge based certification program. This means that the course is designed to cover all the learning objectives required by ICAgile. We ask you to keep your camera on and have a good working microphone so you can actively participate in the many coaching and mentoring activities, breakout sessions, teach-back moments and presentations.
How often do I need to renew the ICP-ACC certificate?
Never. The Agile Coach Certificate issued by ICAgile after this certification program has lifetime validity.
When will I receive my certificate?
Usually within a few days after completion of the course, ICAgile will send you your certificate.
Do I need to prepare anything before entering the classroom?
You will receive your student notebook before the start of your course and during the course in the form of handouts. At the end of the program you can bind them together with other notes you took during the session, to keep as a reference.
What happens after the course has finished?
We offer an extensive follow-up program to all our students including two sessions with a professional coach. You can claim your two coaching sessions after your course. These sessions are there to help you get on your feet as an Agile Coach, but if you wish, you may address a completely different challenge with your coach. It is up to you how you use these valuable moments with your coach.
About The Agile Coach Certification
The Agile Coach Certification training (ICP-ACC certification) is a highly interactive and deeply experiental 21-hour program that focuses on the mindset, roles and responsibilities of an agile coach. The online Agile Coach certification course is filled with activities, discussions and exercises to help you acquire essential agile coaching skills such as self-awareness, agile coaching stances, agile mentoring, facilitation techniques, active listening, powerful questioning and coaching in the moment.
You will practice individual coaching, team coaching and mentoring conversations as soon as you arrive in the virtual training room! The online certified Agile coach course includes topics that cover the differentiation between mentoring, facilitation, consultation, teaching and coaching. You will acquire the skills necessary to create a healthy agile work environment that fosters collaboration and you’ll learn how to deal with conflict in an Agile team. You will actively practice and experiment with the concepts of team development and dynamics, change management, alliance building and coaching contracts.
We work in an immersive and interactive learning environment in which you will develop professional coaching skills, understand the different roles of a Certified Agile Coach and immediately start putting to your newly acquired knowledge to work in and outside the virtual classroom. Topics include:
- Use professional coaching tools such as powerful questions, active listening, creating coaching alliances and contract, and how to give and receive feedback in an intelligent and constructive way.
- Help create an environment in which individual team members feel safe to participate fully in creating a shared team vision and an agile culture that unites in their journey to Agile Excellence,
- Conduct the coaching conversation, including techniques to improve the way you listen, facilitate meetings and help your client become more effective.
- Design and explain the coaching contract with your team and stakeholders
- Coaching and mentoring teams and stakeholders through different types of change.
- Acquire effective skills to foster collaboration and trust within the team
- Understand when and how to intervene in the case of conflict
In addition, every day you will discover what it is like to give and receive professional coaching and how profoundly useful it is.