Online Expert Agile Coach Program​

An extensive mentoring & training track to Agile Coaching Mastery

Expert Agile Coach program

Reaching Agile Coaching Mastery

ICE-AC expert in Agile Coaching

Take your agile coach career to the next level by taking a deep dive into your role as professional coach, mentor, Facilitator and teacher for your teams.

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ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching

How we help you reach Mastery

This 6 to 12 months long, intense mentoring program will take you on a journey to mastery of Agile Coaching. The Agile Company’s program is unique as it allows you to pass the ICE-AC before the program has finished, and gives you the choice to add more time to your journey, when you and your mentors feel that this is needed. The flexibility and personal support are what makes this journey unique.

Part 1 - The Mentoring Program

First you’ll enjoy a 6-month deep dive program in which you’ll meet with your Cohort peers and program lead(s) every week for two hours:

  • 24 live online cohort calls on specific Agile Coach role topics coaching, facilitating and teaching & practicing together with your peers and program leads. 
  • Unlimited “peer group calls” in which you can refresh, practice and work with your peers, ask your questions and prepare during the week.
  • Real time feedback, demonstration and peer reviews are part of this program as well as a mid-term review 
  • Full access to The Agile Company’s Community events and workshops  
  • 1 full assessment on the evidence collected and sent in for review, in which you will receive a recommendation or PASS by the evaluators. This could potentially mean you reach your ICE-AC designation at the end of your 6-month program!
The weekly calls focus on the four stances and the integration of the stances throughout the program and are focused on mentoring you in your mastery of each the stance, and prepare you for the final evaluation. Although the Certification is amazing to celebrate, we know what you really want is to achieve mastery in all professional Agile Coach  competencies, roles and stances! 
 

Part 2 - The Evaluation of Mastery

The evaluation of Mastery is a more personal journey in which your program leads make time and space for your next steps. This final step includes weekly calls with the evaluators and mentors to receive feedback on your evidence. This 2-month program can be started anytime, within the 6 months after having finished the Mentoring program. Joining this program, means you feel ready to polish up your skills, and reach the ICE-AC certification. 

This 2-month program includes:

  • 8 weeks of group and individual evaluation of competency against the Rubric by ICAgile for all 4 stances, as much as needed.
  • Final overview and review of the ICE-AC journey, covering all the requirements for passing the ICE-AC
  • The Certification costs for receiving the ICAgile ICE-AC certificate
Only the Mentoring Cohort by The Agile Company covers these programs:

Agile Facilitation Dojos

Interactive and online go together, we help you design facilitated sessions that stay focused on the object and results of your session and provide with with meaningful feedback on your facilitation skills when you facilitate your session live with your peers and even with a live team that needs your help, when you are ready!

Agile Trainer Skills Lab

Learn how to build interactive, immersive and experiential courses on the topic of your choice AND practice your trainer skills live with your peers and a live audience when you are ready! We demystify Training from the Back of the Room principles and teach you our easy to apply 5-step framework to (any) course design from scratch!

Forward Focused Coaching For Agilists - Laser Coaching

With the Agile Company’s Professional Coaching classes, you will start coaching immediately! All our programs are build with the Solutions Focused mindset, and this 24-hour module will leave you with real coach competencies and and teach you how to apply the Forward Focused mindset to your coaching conversations with your Agile Teams!

Mentoring Agile Team Development

We decided to give you all the tools you need to effectively accompany the team on their way towards not needing you as their Agile Coach! In this cohort we look at how we stay out of their way, AND play an active part in their development, proposing team coaching and individual mentoring sessions that help the members of the Agile team come together as one!

  • Professional Coaching Module:Reach Forward Focused Coaching conversation astery and learn to apply the skills in a laser focused conversation. You will learn to apply the Forward Focused Conversations framework, developed by The Agile Company, in coaching conversations, receive mentoring and tons of time to peer coach and ractice outside your regular sessions. Your course and feedback sessions are always led by ICF and ICE-AC certified Agile Coaches

  • Professional Mentoring Module: Using the Forward Focused Conversation Arc framework to allow for laser focused mentoring conversations, mentored peer practice and receive feedback by ICF and ICE-AC certified Agile Coaches

  • Professional Facilitation Dojo Module: Liberating structures, Gamification and facilitating in difficult situations and practice facilitating growth in the team with Forward Focused Facilitation techniques, peer practice and receive feedback by ICF and ICE-AC certified Agile Coaches

  • Professional Teaching Module: Training from the Back of the Room, inverted learning, experiential course building, peer practice and receive feedback by ICF and ICE-AC certified Agile Coaches

  • Professional Expert in Agile Team Coaching: Each module integrates the qualities from the learning and practicing, helping you to integrate your learning and practice in the “overall” stancepeer practice and receive feedback by ICF and ICE-AC certified Agile Coaches

Optional Programs (request your bundle discount!)

Either receive your ICP-ACC and ICP-ATF with The Agile Company or enjoy a refresher course.

  • Courses built by The Agile Company’s team of experienced professional (ICF – PCC) and Agile Coaches (ICE-AC)
  • Fully Authorized by ICAgile
  • You must have finished the ACC and ATF certification programs before starting the ICE-AC cohorts!

ICAgile Professional in Agile Coaching - Coaching Agile Teams

The most popular Agile Coach class! To be fully certified as ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching, you need to have completed the ICP-ACC certificate. If you already have this certification, you can join a refresher class with The Agile Company before you start the Team Coaching Module. Our ACC course counts for 21 CCEu's by ICF

ICAgile Professional in Agile Team Facilitation - Facilitation for growth

Build by The Agile Company, this class helps you facilitate growth in your teams! To be fully certified as ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching, you need to hold the ICP-ATF certificate. If you already have this certification, you can join a refresher class with The Agile Company before you start the Facilitation Module.

Depending on your journey we will propose additional courses to build your learning & development plan with you for maximum value

  • Core coaching competencies for Agilists course Module 4 & 5 
  • Professional Team Coaching for Agilists course
  • Coaching Agile Transitions ICP-CAT
  • Agility in the Enterprise ICP-ENT

ICAgile allows The Agile Company to evaluate your development as you grow. This means that you can complete your ICE-AC certification program in 6 months, or longer.

The Agile Company’s mentoring program supports your growth until you are ready with a full training program and extra practice sessions, fully focused on your growth as Agile Coach. Start with the mentor Program and depending your personal learning plan, we will work with you to build the best possible fit!

Online Expert Agile Coach ICE-AC

Agile EXPERT

Expert Agile Coach Program
5895
  • Full Mentoring program
  • Expert Coach training for Agilists
  • Language : English
  • Conditions: Holds ICP-ACC & ICP-ATF
  • Prerequisite to enrolling in the ICE-AC certification bootcamps
2023
REACHING EXPERT AGILE COACHING MASTERY
  • Reach the Expert Agile Coach level within the year
  • Become an expert level facilitator, mindful and coach mentor, effective and skilled trainer and a valued development partner for your team
  • Understand and apply the highly effective Solutions Forward Focused Conversations framework in all the different stances and competencies of the Expert Agile Coach
  • Weekly live meeting sessions with the Program leads
  • Intense peer learning, building and finishing your learning Backlog
  • unlimited Mentoring sessions with your program leads to prepare the materials you need to deliver for the ICE-AC Evaluation
  • unlimited Professional Coaching hours
  • Solution Focused Team Coaching Skills
  • Notebook and training material
  • Innovative and active learning methods taken from “Teaching From the Back of the Room” & “Liberating Structures”
  • The Agile Coach’s tool box 

We work together over the period of 6 months in the first part of the program, to helpn you really master the stances and get early feedback on what needs to be improved. The Cohort program is a weekly commitment and you meet every week with your program leads to learn, practice and deepen the stances.  All sessions are prepared by the program leads based on the “initial” structure, but personalized ” when possible to enable the group to move forward as soon as possible. 

The Second part is optional if you need more time than 6 months to receive a passing score on all 5 requirements.

The second part takes 2 months and it need your full commitment that you will show up for the intense evaluation work, peer review work and you will be sending in your evidence (as often as you want) and self-evaluation based on the feedback received. The second part can be booked anytime within  6-months after having finished the initial program.

To ensure high quality training for our students, we decided to limit our program to 12 seats per cohort

This course is perfect for

Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, Lean experts, team coach, project managers, managers working in an agile environment.

This program is for experienced Agile Coaches who wish to reach Expert Agile Coach level

  • To have obtained the ICP-ACC certification
  • To have obtained the ICP-ATF certification

Contact us for a personalised offer if you want to bundle your classes.

  • Have a good internet connection.
  • Practice with your teams and peers in between the sessions
  • Record training sessions and facilitated session at work or in your community, to be able to receive early feedback and understand your growth opportunities as soon as possible
  • Don’t wait until the 6 months have past for asking feedback
  • Walkin every session with agrowth mindset. A growth mindset is not something you have. You decide to face challenges with it
  •  Come to class prepared, homework done (when applicable) and have pen and paper nearby. 

The ICE-AC certification is awarded to Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters that have demonstrated competency Mastery in the 4 different stances (Facilitation, Coaching, Mentoring and training) and the integration work you bring in after the course. The evidence will be presented in the form of 4 short recordings of your competencies and a file with your work and vision on Team coaching.

To help you reach Mastery, The Agile Company has created a program that allows you to step into this Masteryon your own terms and in your own pace. Throughout the program, the mentors and evaluators are there to help ou reach mastery in Agile Coaching and the 4 stances we need to demonstrate. During the cohort calls, there will be learning moments, practice time and evaluation of competency.  After the 1st part of the cohort, you will be able to send in your full file for evaluation. The evaluators will look at your evidence for ICE-AC competency and share their recommendation with you. This means you could, theoretically walk away with your ICE-AC certificate at the end of the 6-month cohort!

Our success rate is based on the focused feedback we provide, during the 6-month cohort, but also after, when you decide you are ready to step into the light and work for 2 intense months with us to deliver the evidence needed to reach a passing score on all 5 elements. 

Access to all our training courses is immediate once the registration is validated.

For the Professional Agile Expert Coach training, you will benefit from a preliminary interview with Natascha Speets.

For the public trainings, you can register as long as the date of the training is posted in the agenda. You can book your training by buying your ticket on the website directly, or send us a message by email.

  • Hosting of trainees in a dedicated online training conference room (zoom)
  • Access to The Agile Company community
  • Access to the private group of the cohort
  • Toolbox
  • Work on «board Miro»
  • Exercises and work in sub-groups
  • Interactive and participative teaching methods such as training from the back of the room and liberating structures
  • Training support documents
  • On-line availability of support documents following the training
  • Training workbook

Every effort is made to make our courses accessible. In order to establish the necessary adaptation arrangements, trainees with disabilities are invited to contact us at contact@theagilecompany.org.
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Meet our trainers

Meet the Team of trainers that all bring in their passion, their diverse Agile experience and specific technical knowledge to your class!

All our trainers are professional ICF coaches, and authorized ICAgile Facilitators. You will also find certified “Training from the Back of The Room” and management 3.0 trainers, Scrum and Kanban specialists and PROSCI certified Enterprise Agility trainers! We believe our team work and multi cultural and multi-lingual diversity is what makes us the best partner for your learning journey!


About The Online Agile Coach Expert program

Welcome to the ICE AC Mentoring program

Are you ready to go on a journey towards real Agile Coaching mastery, both when dealing with a team member and working with an entire team at once?

This cohort will exceed all your expectations, there simply isn’t one like it out there! The Expert Agile Coach needs to be able to demonstrate true coaching skills and needs to stay present in that coaching role while giving advice, teaching a topic, and facilitating events and difficult conversations. To make sure our program stands out from the rest, we offer an extensive Professional Team Coaching program which we couple with the Solution Focused knowledge and framework, to equip you with real tools, real experience and real mentoring on your progression. We are in it for your progress!

The most comprehensive Agile Coaching training

There aren’t many programs out there that prepare you for the Agile Coaching Mastery, and our program is the most extensive and complete you will ever find. Team Coach Competencies, Professional Solution Focused coaching, Mentoring and expert facilitation programs…

Not just a certificate

This cohort is not built to just help you achieve the Expert Agile Coach certification: This cohort is built to mentor you toward Agile Coaching Mastery, the ICE AC certificate is the crowning that follows your and our hard work!

Solutions Focused Mindset

After this 6-month mentoring program you will be able to call yourself a Solution Focused Agile Coach and use the powerful tools and deep-rooted solution mindset that comes with this framework in each of the stances and competencies of Agile Coaching!

During the (at least) 7 months that we work towards your mastery in Agile Coaching, you will work closely with different peer groups and your program leads to deepen your learning about the Agile Team Coaching competencies, practice when you are available and prepare to reach the required level for each of the Agile Coach competencies covered in the ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching certification.  As The Agile Company’s program leads are fully authorized to assess your level, you may fulfill requirements as you grow and go! For each competency we Your peer group will also function as another mentoring point in which you can give and receive feedback, together you’ll learn from each other’s experience and challenges. We don’t see the certification as a goal, it is your growth and achieving mastery that we seek to facilitate!

To be eligible to obtain the ICE-AC certificate you will have to demonstrate mastery in ALL the competencies and skills of an Agile Coach; Coaching, Mentoring, Teaching and Facilitating meetings and events, but also demonstrate flexibility in choosing the different stances and knowing how and when to adapt the chosen event or stance to best serve the team. We see this program as an opportunity to help Agile Coaches become fluent in coaching, and helping them integrate the easy to understand and adapt Forward and Solution Focused Coach mindset in your work as a mentor, facilitator, a trainer and of course as a professional Team Coach.

How does it work:

This program is the most extensive you will find; meeting up for two hours every week, to fully focus on understanding and integrating the Solution Focused Agile Team Coach mindset in each of the stances, but also focus on online facilitation, how to build the most engaging workshops, how to help your team create a culture of coaching… As the cohort will grow and change as we go, anything is possible! And lots of room  to practice, deepen our learning and you can count on your mentors to help you in your journey toward achieving the Expert level in Agile Coaching.

You will also work in a peer group with whom you will prepare several assignments that will enhance your understanding of the high-quality level ICAgile demands from the ICE-AC alumni needed to show mastery in preparing your events, training sessions and to peer practice to prepare several “live” facilitated Agile events and training sessions.

Our trainers and cohort leaders are always on call for when you and your peers

 

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