About the course
In this course you will learn how to design and practice facilitating sessions for different levels of team maturity. Whether you’re conducting a retro with a single Scrum team or engaging in a Value Stream Budgeting session with senior management: facilitating team sessions is essential for every Agile Coach. Facilitating delicate decision making, guiding the way towards collective action means playing simultaneous chess on several boards. Maintaining the flow of divergence and convergence in session; balancing group energy levels and dynamics versus individual sparks of inspiration; time management and tooling.
The 16 hour course (with official ICAgile accreditation in Agile Team Facilitation) will give you the awareness and the toolkit to lift any group event to the level of a kick-ass experience.
The ATF-ICP course has been designed to meet the needs of Agile professionals with the ambition to become an independent Agile coach. To make this course the most beneficial for you, we strongly recommend a minimum of 1 year experience actively working with the Agile principles or alternatively, 1 year (or more) of working experience in the role of Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach.
The ICP-ATF certification is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching Track (the other certification being ICP-ACC). It focuses primarily on the mindset and role of an agile team facilitator, while also providing group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Through obtaining this certification, course participants will develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams. In addition, participants will build their facilitator toolkits and gain experience facilitating specific agile practices most relevant to their organizational context.
The Agile Team Facilitation course paves the way for teams to achieve true empowerment, collaboration and ownership of their actions and decisions. This is how you, with newly obtained facilitation skills, help the vision of Agile-done-well come true within your organization.