Professional Coaching for Agile Organizations

Coaching the entire organization towards growth and development

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level 2 coach for agile the agile company

International Coaching Federation

Coaching in Agile Organizations​

March 2024
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Natascha Speets

Your Instructor and Coach

The Forward Focused Conversations Arc was designed by Natascha Speets, PCC Certified, 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.

ICF Level 2

Coaching in Agile Organizations​
5199 Excellence in coaching
  • 135 hours coach training
  • Duration : 6 to 12 months
  • Interactive environment
  • Innovative learning methods
  • Notebook and training material
  • Module 1 - Coaching Agile Teams
  • Module 2 - Facilitate growth in Agile Teams
  • Module 3 - Core Competencies For Agilists
  • Module 4 - Systemic Coaching for Agile
  • Module 5 - Coaching the Agile Organization
  • ICF Level 2 Evaluation
  • Language : English
online
This course includes everything you need to reach your ICF Credential! If you'd like to start sooner, feel free to reach out so we can create a personal learning plan with you!
THE ONLINE ICF COACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Course Objectives

  • How to integrate the Core Competencies in every different role we carry as Coach for Agile Teams
  • Coaching the larger system the teams and people work with
  • Coach the organization towards positive transformation
  • Using Coaching skills to enhance your own leadership and that of others
  • Coaching the discovery and implementation of transformation in the Agile Organization
  • Elevate your professional Coaching skills to the LEVEL 2 PCC credential
International Coaching Federation

Course Program Professional Coaching for Agile Organizations

This course is divided in 5 modules. This course offers a comprehensive exploration of integrating Core Competencies in diverse coaching roles for Agile teams. It focuses on coaching within the broader system, guiding organizations towards positive transformation, and enhancing leadership through coaching skills. The course also covers coaching strategies for discovering and implementing transformation in Agile organizations, aiming to elevate your professional coaching skills to the Level 2 PCC credential.

Module 1 - Coaching Agile Teams

Development in the discipline of coaching for Agilists
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
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

Module 2 - Facilitating Growth in Agile Teams

The Forward Focused Conversation
Professional Coaching Competency Framework (ICF)

The difference between simple facilitation, Team Facilitation and Team Coaching
Decisions and difficult sessions
Helping teams and coaches stand tall in the storm
Working with dysfunctional behavior in a team

Team Dynamics and growth

ICF Core Competencies Practiced
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

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
Preparing and designing collaborative discussions
Facilitating meaningful discussions
Practice Team coaching and facilitation techniques in Agile meeting

Module 3 - Coach Competencies For Agilists With Forward Focused Conversations

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.

 

Group Mentor coaching sessions
You can join these session at any time during your training, and even after you have finished! You need to participate in at least 10 practice sessions in which you will be coached, are coaching (at least 5 observed sessions) or you can observe and give feedback. We will note your attendance internally.

Individual Mentor coaching sessions
Throughout the program you can book 3 sessions with your mentor in which you will be working on a recorded coaching session and identify core coaching competencies you have or will need to develop to reach your desired Credential by the ICF

Module 4 - Systemic Coaching for Agile

Foundational Systems Work

Development in the discipline of Systemic coaching
You, your systems, you development and responsibility towards your systems
Complex adaptive systems, Adaptive Action coaching
Systems thinking & perspectives

Using coach competencies

Coaching competencies for systemic coaches
Active Listening
Co-coaching
Enhancing collective insight
Human centered Systems thinking
Systems awareness questions
Systems forwarding questions
Observations, challenges and silence
Facilitation vs Coaching – When how and why?
Coaching a system in conflict

Being a systemic coach

Different types of Systemic Coaching
Ethical considerations for Systemic Coaches
Awareness of the system in the system
Alignment, agreements & Contracts
Identifying the Coaching Need & preparations
Forward Focused Conversations in Systemic Coaching

The Conversation

Entering the system
Relationships
Exploration of team realities, legacy roles and functional and dysfunctional parts
Forward learning, growth and establish success with the system
Tools and activities for Systemic coaching
Designing your Team coaching session

Module 5 - Coaching the Agile Organization

Our changing world – ethics and Coach Minset

Defining Business agility and your role as coach
Personal Agility and Ethical outlook on the job
Enterprise Agile Coaching Skills & goals
Personal and professional mastery – Coach Mindset
Learning Journeys and Professional Development

A Systemic approach to enterprise coaching – The Why

The Agile Company Business Agility Compass
Systems thinking , awareness and systems Dynamics
Systemic vs Systems Coaching

Sense making for Scaling

Coaching the conversation on the scaling need
Coaching the organisation in their decision to scale

Agile Transition and Transformation Change Strategies

Helping the organization see itself
Strategy and Contract for Change
Blockers and Organizational Impediments to Change

Coaching Leadership in transformation

Coaching Leadership in their role change
Leadership alignment

Stepping into change

Organizational Systems Entry
Stakeholder alignment & Work definitions
Crafting a Systems Entry plan & proposal
Coaching the Business Case
Evoke awareness of the Human change process

Responsive organisation design – The What

Organisational evolution 
Innovation and Adaptation as levers for success
Ambidextrous design and flexible structures

Coaching Organizational Change

Bringing the Coaching mindset to change
Co-creating an organisational change strategy
Understanding impediments

Breaking Boundaries

Boundary spanning levels and information gathered
Cross-boundary coaching

Culture Shift and transformation

Awareness of Organizational Culture
Nudging Cultural shifts
Coaching the culture as a system

  • The Forward Focused Conversations Arc Practitioner Certificate
  • 135 coach specific training hours
    • 115- teacher led synchronous learning hours
    • 10 hours of group mentoring sessions
    • 3 individual mentor coaching sessions
    • 20 hours of Self study components and peer practice to deepen your learning 
  • 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 PCC 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
14 hours of self-study reading articles, watching coaching videos etc. on our online learning platform
A minimum of 500 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)

PRACTICAL INFO

Language : English
Duration : 6 to 12 months
Times: Find your timezone in the events
Certification : ICF PCC, with conditions
Level : Professional
Path: Level 2

Online Professional Coaching Program

Weekly sessions leading to ICF certification

ICF Credential

This ICF accredited professional coach training course will give the advanced knowledge and practice needed to start coaching the entire Agile Organisation. We focus on the ICF core competencies needed to apply for the ACC or PCC ICF credential and broaden our reach by applying these to team session and leadership coaching. We also help you become more effective in conflict coaching. Combined with at least 7 group mentoring hours, 3 private mentoring hours and the peer coaching practice, this class will allow you to apply for the ICF PCC credential through the ACTP track (Level 2).

Mastery

This program is an intense journey towards coaching mastery in which you will interact with people from all over the globe. 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!

Fully accredited for certification by ICF...

The International Coaching Federation for either ACC and PCC: Quality training guaranteed. 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!

An extensive program...

which you can easily integrate into your work life, as we meet only two hours per week for an interactive, engaging and thought-provoing session. We cover topics such as designing team coaching sessions that promote stro,ger and healthy relationships, how to coach the entire syteme, or team identity, leadership coaching and leadership style awareness sessions, all together with your group Agile Coaches that live the same challenges you do, from all over the globe)

Created by The Agile Company..

this program concentrates on a highly transferable, easy to learn and respectful coaching approach: Forward Focused conversations. The types of conversations are based on the Solutions Focused framework and Systems Coaching Theory. We integrate principles from GROW and even Co-Active coaching, as we all share the same goal; Helping our coachees move forward in their development in highly effective coaching conversations.be able to use this framework in your daily work as Agile Coach and apply it to your coaching sessions with teams, individuals and leadership.

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“Nothing beats a face-to-face conversation to understand your company’s history and discover its needs.”

Natascha SPEETS, founder of The Agile Company

A totally free and non-binding meeting.
We explain everything about Organizational Agility and how we can help you reap its benefits for your team.