• #DramaFree Tools for Agile Coaches with Marian Way

    We are proud to present this interactive workshop with Marian Way, an internationally-recognised expert in and trainer of Clean Language, this November in London. An interactive workshop designed to help you to identify drama and contempt in yourself and in others. Once identified, Marian will provide tools to help you to understand and unpack your own dramas and to move from unnecessary conflict, towards curiosity, collaboration and action. During the session you will: Unpack your own drama and recognise what role(s) you are taking on the Drama Triangle. Explore some of the costs and benefits of drama. Learn about different brain states and how to recognise when you – and others – are in a less productive state, and ways you can move to a more productive brain state. Discover how to use Clean Language questions to uncover the hidden architecture of your drama states and of your desired outcomes. Learn how to unpack your dramas into evidence, inference and impact and so use this as the basis for giving yourself – and others – feedback. Explore how to use a 'Clean Set Up' to clarify what you want when you're with others – so reducing the possibility of drama occurring in the first place. Consider how you will implement your insights and learnings in your own context ABOUT MARIAN WAY An internationally-recognised expert in and trainer of Clean Language, Marian is the author / co-author of three books on the subject: Clean Approaches for Coaches, Insights in Space and So you want to be … #DramaFree. A former maths teacher, Marian went on to become a leading innovator within the Weight Watchers organisation, including co-developing the “points” strategy, a local idea that went on to become a global innovation. When she came across Clean Language, she left Weight Watchers and started her own company, before teaming up with Caitlin Walker, the developer of Systemic Modelling, a way of using Clean Language to help groups to become self-organising systems and high-performing teams. The pair now jointly own and run Clean Learning and Training Attention CIC, leading organisations in clean applications for corporate, educational and community development. Marian now divides her time between training, writing and developing new training courses and materials that allow this dynamic, respectful and incredibly powerful way of working to be accessed by a wider audience. Over the last few years, Clean Language and Systemic Modelling have come to the notice of Agile Coaches who have recognised that it gives coaches practical methods and tools for uncovering mental models, installing an agile mindset and reducing conflict across organisations. AGENDA 18:00 - 18:30 - welcome, networking, and pizza 18:30 - 20:35 - #Dramafree workshop 20:35 - 21:00 - networking, debrief and close

  • Training from the BACK of the Room with Ben Maynard

    Do you design and teach training classes and workshops? Would you like to learn a set of powerfully effective skills for designing and teaching empowering, engaging and memorable training that really helps people learn? Then this is the course for you! Take your training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns. Anyone involved in teaching, presenting, facilitating or coaching should attend this invaluable two-day train-the-trainer course. “A mandatory program for anybody delivering a training. Full of practice so you can’t just read the books and have the same results. Highly recommended!” BOOK YOUR PLACE 2nd – 3rd DECEMBER in LONDON https://training-back-room-december.eventbrite.co.uk Early bird: £790 Standard: £890 all prices ex vat. Talk to us about our training passes and bundles for a flexible and cost-effective way to meet your learning goals this year. email [masked] Want the skills and know how to design empowering, engaging and memorable training that really helps people learn? Then this is the course for you! Attend this course to discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others. These Accelerated Learning principles go hand-in-hand with team-based Agile and Scrum processes and principles. If you are an Agile coach or Scrum trainer, you will be especially pleased to discover how to combine Agile/Scrum concepts with collaborative learner-engagement. During this dynamic, two-day training program, you will also practice using the 4Cs instructional design “map” with the content you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. The 4Cs is a brain-based, four-step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by thousands of trainers, teachers, and Scrum and Agile coaches worldwide. WHY ATTEND? After participating in this informative and interactive program, you will be able to: Explain and define the most current brain science about human learning – information that is directly applicable to all instruction, whether in classrooms, one-on-one, or computer-based. Apply “The Six Trumps”– six learning principles based on brain science that will significantly enhance learning and retention, regardless of the content being taught. Recognise these six learning principles in action. Use these principles in any learning environment: classroom, elearning, one-on-one, small and large group instruction. Design any learning experience using “The 4Cs Map” as your guide – a four-step brain-based instructional design and delivery model. Combine brain science and technology and enhance learning by using both in creative, collaborative ways. Access new resources that will expand your knowledge of the most current brain science about human learning. Utilise a trainer’s tool-bag of practical tips and activities – a collection of best practices that you created during the training program. For Agile coaches and Scrum trainers: Combine Agile and Scrum processes and principles with Accelerated Learning to create collaborative, interactive, fun and memorable learning experiences. RECENT HIGH PRAISE FOR THIS TRAINING “Amazingly energetic & engaging course. Lots of learning to apply to creating better workshops.” – Clare Gridley, Scrum Master “I loved this training so much I cannot stop talking about all the learnings!” – Bianca Schobel, Scrum Master “The trainer was amazing and has opened me up to many new ideas to make my teaching more engaging & purposeful.” – Jonathan Lines, Customer Support Trainer “Best training I have received. Thank you.” – Fred “A must for any trainer.” – Karen Fleming, Scrum Master “This was a real learning by doing course! Ready to go back home and use what I have learned right away.” – Ana Roje Ivancic – DevOps Consultant WHY Gain the trainer’s tool-bag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies you can put to use immediately in your own training programs. Receive a 55-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information – the workbook is only available with this train-the-trainer program. Get two copies of Sharon Bowman’s best-selling book Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick,and a copy of her globally acclaimed book Training from the BACK of the Room. WHO SHOULD ATTEND trainers, teachers, coaches, facilitators, leaders, educators See the class registration page for course and trainer info and to book your place: https://training-back-room-december.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp (ICP-ENT & ICP-CAT) - SOLD OUT

    The 5 day double ICAgile-Certified Enterprise Agile Coach bootcamp returns to London this December. This immersive bootcamp combines two advanced ICAgile Certified courses, Enterprise Agility Masterclass and Coaching for Enterprise Agility into a week-long highly-interactive training experience During this highly interactive and advanced training, we will cover organisational development, leadership coaching, large group facilitation, structural and process design, organisational change process, human change process and organisational design. By attending this bootcamp, you will gain the advanced skills needed to coach at the enterprise level within an organisational change context. If you want to learn how to help individuals, teams and whole organisations through the challenges they face when moving towards enterprise agility then attend the Enterprise Agile Coach bootcamp with Adventures with Agile. Participants will also be eligible to attain both the advanced ICAgile Certified Professional - Agility in the Enterprise and Coaching Agile Transitions certifications. HIGH PRAISE FOR THIS TRAINING "Provides a level of thinking about your organisation and skills to work closer with your execs. A top-notch delivery and easy practical way to help deliver to future clients" - Paul Greco - Transformation & Exec Coach “I feel confident that I am well grounded in enterprise coaching and ready to accelerate our coaching practice both internally and externally” M. Parks – Director of Quality / Exec Coach “Equipping you to support non-IT organisations at enterprise level with an agile approach” – Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN WITH AGILITY IN MIND How does an organisation become more responsive and more value driven? What changes will your organisation need to go through in order to be sustainable and successful? The AWA Enterprise Agility Masterclass modules will teach you the answers to these questions. You will learn how to design processes with agile in mind as well as how marketing, sales, finance should be engaged for business agility. You will also gain skills, tools and techniques to overcome common dysfunctions like handoffs and waste and how to design a system that supports high-performance, customer focus, and facilitates agility. CO-CREATING CHANGE WITH LARGE GROUPS Purely top-down approaches cause resistance and fail. What we need is active participation and self-organisation in solving real business problems. To include everyone, we need facilitation techniques that allow everyone involved in the structure or process, to participate in its co-creation. Our Coaching for Enterprise Agility modules will teach you the skills and understanding of how to generate alignment, innovation, and clear direction forwards in large groups with diverse opinions, identify and overcome resistance systemically. You will gain the skills, tools and techniques for large group coaching in the context of enterprise-wide change. OUR TRAINERS: Our highly-experienced ICAgile Authorised coach trainers facilitate this course. All our Enterprise Agile Coach trainers are qualified professional coaches and trainers with deep experience in the fields of coaching and enterprise-wide agility. HOW TO BOOK: To book your place please visit the course page: https://enterprise-agile-coach-december.eventbrite.co.uk Please read our terms and conditions for bookings. http://www.adventureswithagile.com/events-training-terms-and-conditions/

  • Agile Team Coach (ICP-ACC) with David Lowe SOLD OUT!

    50-52 Chancery Ln

    "Wonderful, amazing. Really gave me some awesome tools/techniques and shifted my whole mindset. 5 stars!" - Scrum Master Join us on our ICAgile-Certified Agile Team Coach course, facilitated by Professional Coach & Trainer David Lowe. Agile and Lean work when there is deep respect and consideration for people. However, often the behaviours we experience and sometimes exhibit at work are not in alignment with our own goals and the goals of the organisation. This is what makes achieving agility so hard. Professional coaching helps individuals and teams increase transparency of their own internal and external blockers that stop them from being successful in achieving their goals. During this 3-day highly interactive ICAgile-Certified coaching course you will learn specific professional coaching skills required to help others who are moving towards Agile ways of working. You will also gain the understanding and skills required to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team and be exposed to team dynamics and the role the wider organisation system plays. At the heart of Agile is a continual improvement. After all, we can all improve, and with others, it is even more powerful. That's why at AWA we believe in providing continual learning support for our agile team coach grads with our regular agile team coach clinics which you will have access to immediately after attending this course. BOOK YOUR PLACE 9th - 11th DECEMBER in London https://agileteamcoachdecember.eventbrite.co.uk/ Super early bird: £1350 [sold out] Early Bird: £1450 Standard: £1550 all prices ex vat. Get ICP-ATF Certified in the same week! Book and save up to £550 using the Agile Coach Training Pass - see registration page for details! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: What an agile coach is and how this role plays out with your teams. An introduction to neuroscience and why it’s important as coaches we understand how the brain reacts when we’re stressed. Gain fundamental professional coaching skills and insights, like what powerful questions are and how to use them effectively and one of the important tools for team and personal growth – giving and receiving feedback. How to create a psychologically safe environment for your teams by looking at how to set up the team environment and help the team to know themselves and create a shared culture and vision. How to conduct the coaching conversation including techniques to improve the way you listen, brainstorm and help your client be effective with actions. Why it’s important to design a coaching contract with your team and stakeholders. How to coach and mentor through different kinds of change. How to coach toward high-performance and gain effective skills in encouraging team collaboration and trust and how to resolve conflicts. A powerfully effective conflict resolution coaching tool not found anywhere else. Connect with other participants/peers and exchange experiences first hand. Experience what it is like to offer and receive professional coaching and how profoundly helpful it is. AGENDA Team Emotional Intelligence Defining agile coaching The agile mindset Roles and responsibilities Achieving self-awareness Coaching principles, contract & patterns Neuroscience and coaching Coaching vs Mentoring Training & Facilitation Conducting the Coaching Conversation Goal & action based outcomes Presence & Listening Giving & receiving feedback Powerful questions Creating a psychologically safe environment Understanding team development Setting up the team environment Creating a team kickoff / startup agenda Characteristics of an agile team Coaching the journey towards high-performance Handling organisational Impediments Planning to facilitate a conflict within a team Putting it into practice ACCREDITATION Agile Team Coach is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agile Coaching track. After successful completion of Agile Team Coach, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC). OUR TRAINER - DAVID LOWE David is a coach, mentor, trainer and author. He has coached a variety of individuals and companies over a range of industries. David has a post-graduate certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from University of Chester, is certified by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach, and is one of only two people in the UK with both CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) and KCP (Kanban Coaching Professional) certificates.

  • Online Course: Remote Agile Facilitator with Judy Rees

    After two sold-out Remote Agile Facilitator cohorts, we are delighted to announce new dates for this highly-impactful training for 2020. Are you a Scrum Master, Coach or Manager who works with distributed or remote teams? Do you dread leading your online meetings? Would you like to have a set of tools that bring your online meetings to life; that inspire and fully engage everyone? With 50% of UK employees (ONS) expected to work remotely from next year, mastering remote meetings is fast becoming a critical skill. During this interactive online learning series, we will teach you a set of quickly-effective remote facilitation skills and tools to add to your Agile Facilitator’s toolkit. You will learn how to energise your online meetings resulting in better team connections, communication, and outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to try out these new tools and experience the online world in a fun and interactive way. By attending this interactive online course with Judy Rees - an expert in distributed team communication - you will gain an effective toolkit to design and facilitate impactful and engaging online meetings. FORMAT: This is an interactive online training course that will take place over two separate blocks lasting 4 hours each. Each course is limited to 12 participants only. The dates and times for this cohort are: Friday 10th January - 09:00 - 13:00 (GMT) Friday 17th January - 09:00 - 13:00 (GMT) HOW TO BOOK Remote Agile Facilitator £395.00 Bundle with Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) £1,495.00 Bundle with Agile Coach & Facilitator (ICP-ACC & ICP-ATF) £2,695.00 all prices ex VAT Secure your spot here: https://remote-agile-facilitator-january.eventbrite.co.uk/ WHY ATTEND? You dread leading online meetings Feel disempowered and frustrated when you can't see all your participants You want to feel the energy in the room and make real connections with the people involved You want to build trust and better relationships with your remote team members Overcome common remote meeting challenges like distraction, disconnection and discomfort. You want to make your remote meetings as good (if not) better than in-the-room ones. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Design and host great online meetings of all kinds, including meetings (eg updates, reviews, stand-ups, retros), innovation (eg brainstorming), training workshops, influencing events (e.g presentations) Adapt your in-the-room toolkit to work effectively online Eradicate distraction, make focus the default Inspire high-quality dialogue Create the conditions where great online meetings of all kinds 'just happen'. YOUR FACILITATOR: JUDY REES Author, speaker, consultant, trainer and coach based in London, UK. Leading on distributed diversity and communication clarity in complex contexts. I'm a facilitator, coach and trainer - mostly working over the internet. Not long ago I facilitated what was probably the world's first "video unconference" in which 150 people self-organised to talk about the things that mattered to them. I'm the co-author of a bestselling book, "Clean Language", which describes a precision inquiry toolkit which works especially well in complex systems. I coach using this methodology, and I also teach Clean Language to Agile coaches and others, mostly online. I'm the co-founder of the Rees McCann Partnership. T&Cs In this learning series, each live, experiential online workshop builds on the last. Attendance at - and active engagement in - all four workshops is expected. Please make sure you will be available, and in a quiet place with a decent internet connection, for all sessions. Together we'll make sure time flies - and you learn loads. Please read our full T&Cs here. http://www.adventureswithagile.com/events-training-terms-and-conditions/

  • Enterprise Agility Masterclass (ICP-ENT) with Georg Fasching

    etc.venues Farringdon- The Hatton

    Are you working as a coach, change agent or manager in an organisation that’s moving to agile ways of working? Do you want to learn how to engage the right people of influence in conversations that lead to real change? If you are tasked with helping organisations transition to agile, and these or similar challenges resonate with you then attend the Enterprise Agility Masterclass. During this three day highly interactive course you will learn what changes your organisation needs to go through in order to be sustainable and successful, how to design processes with agile in mind as well as how marketing, sales, finance should be engaged for business agility. You will also gain skills, tools and techniques to overcome common dysfunctions like handoffs and waste and how to design a system that supports high-performance, customer focus, and facilitates agility. This course can be taken alongside our other Enterprise Agile Coaching course “Coaching for Enterprise Agility” which teaches co-creating change with large groups of people. BOOK YOUR PLACE 29th - 31st January https://enterprise-agility-masterclass-jan2020.eventbrite.co.uk/ WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Why and how agile works and its place in the wider context of organisational change. You will be able to determine whether agile will work in a given context and the investment it needs. Learn how organisational structure impacts your desired agile ways of working, the end-to-end relationship of elements across the whole value stream and how they fit together from a systems thinking perspective. Core concepts of business agility, how it extends beyond team- level and how the organization can support or hinder business agility. How to work with end-to-end business processes and model how they can be improved using an Agile approach. Leadership styles and blockers for effective leadership team formation including coaching and advising skills to improve leadership relationships and effectiveness. Gain a variety of approaches to sustaining a healthy team culture and the common pitfalls that could emerge from their misuse. How to communicate with leaders and demonstrate how the organisation’s culture supports or inhibits Agile adoption. WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE "Excellent insights and practical applications on how to as a coach engage with leaders" - George Harley - Agile Coach “Amazing course with an amazing journey. Seems to attract people who are genuinely trying to make a difference and give them a space to explore. Thank you!” – Seamus Keogan – Agile Coach “An awesome, challenging and rewarding course, that has at once deepened my knowledge as well as providing directly applicable tools.” – Jas Singh – Agile Delivery Manager “A really valuable investment that stretched my thinking, and encouraged me about the exciting opportunities for whole organisational agility.” – Joel Robinson, Head of Strategy PRICE ex VAT: EARLY BIRD: £1600 STANDARD: £1700 CERTIFICATION - ICAGILE ACCREDITED Enterprise Agility Masterclass is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agility in the Enterprise track. After successful completion of Enterprise Agility Masterclass, you will be eligible for the ICAgile Certified Professional-Agility in the Enterprise (ICP-ENT) certification.

  • Coaching for Enterprise Agility (ICP-CAT) with Georg Fasching

    Moving towards Enterprise Agility is a combination of process and the reaction to that process by those involved. This course gives you the skills needed to help individuals, teams and whole organizations through the challenges they face when embracing the agility mindset. During the 3 day Coaching for Enterprise Agility course, you will learn the skills and understanding of how to generate alignment, innovation, and clear direction forwards in large groups with diverse opinions, identify and overcome resistance systemically. As well as gaining new tools and techniques for large group coaching in the context of enterprise-wide change. If you want to learn the skills needed to support the shift in moving towards sustainable enterprise agility then attend this course. You will also have the opportunity to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Coaching Agile Transitions. BOOK YOUR PLACE 5th - 7th FEBRUARY in LONDON https://coaching-enterprise-agility-feb2020.eventbrite.co.uk/ WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: What an Enterprise Agile Coach is, gain the skills and competencies needed and recognize your own strengths and limitations within the role. Ability to self-evaluate your own development pathway, come away with your own professional learning and development plan and how to address ethical concerns. Confidently demonstrate how change impacts people and organizations using agile compared to more traditional top-down approach. Successfully create a shared understanding of the goals and objectives of a change program and how to move forwards. Acquire a variety of new approaches for creating an organizational change strategy based on differing contexts, needs and readiness. Confidence in addressing organizational impediments and their likely impact on a change program. Generate active participation and self-organization in solving real business problems. Improved and renewed communication and education skills that will raise engagement at multiple levels across an organization. Multiple large group facilitation methods enabling you to generate new ways of thinking and fully engage people in the change process. HIGH PRAISE FOR THIS TRAINING “Helped create A ‘Mary Poppins’ bag of tools to help enable Enterprise Agile Coaches become vastly more successful in enabling business outcomes.” G.Lindsay – Director of Software Engineering “AWA coaches have a level of field experience and depth of knowledge that shows they walk the walk, and enjoy it. Amazing 3 days.” L-A. Vaughan – Consultant “Companies who don’t have this knowledge & toolkit are missing out. Period.” K.Greenwood – Agile Coach “Deep understanding and mastery of Agility and professional coaching for the whole enterprise rooted in realism. In fact it’s the coaches/facilitators relating the material to real world scenario that made it great for me.” J. Erikson – Agile Coach “The next demand for Agile is at a broader enterprise level, this course enables engagement of Leadership to get to real business challenge instead of expecting Agile as an answer.” A. Shah – Agile Coach PRICE ex VAT: SUPER EARLY BIRD: £1500 EARLY BIRD: £1600 STANDARD: £1700 CERTIFICATION This course is offered for the ICAgile Certified Professional- Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT) certification. This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving the ICAgile Certified Expert-Enterprise Agile Coaching (ICE-EC) designation the industry’s first competence-based certification for Enterprise Agile Coaching.

  • "Agile" Culture and Leadership (CAL1) London with Michael K Sahota

    We are delighted to welcome Michael K Sahota back to London this February for two days of transformative agile culture and leadership training. Michael is a leading trainer for the Certified Agile Leadership Program through the Scrum Alliance and has taught over 700 graduates worldwide. How may we foster an Agile mindset to create a nimble flexible organization powered by engaged, innovative people? The focus of CAL1 is cultural, with an outlook towards Being Agile. We look at topics such as leadership, organizational structure, culture, and organizational growth. Our focus is long-term sustainable growth from a holistic and integrated perspective. Overcome Top 90% of Organizational Challenges With Agile. Michael Sahota Will Help You Excel In Your Career By Teaching You How To: Use the Playbook for high performance organizations See causes of resistance and mitigate them Overcome key Agile challenges Develop leadership behaviours necessary to influence organizational culture Work more effectively as a manager and with managers Evolve culture at all levels of the organization Have key conversations to clarify what is desired Enhance your own leadership skills Breakthrough Your Agile Leadership Roadblocks With Michael Sahota This is not for you if you are looking for another tool or tactic that will get you marginal growth in your organization. This is for you if you want a breakthrough experience that turns you into the leader you want to be. You will be equipped with the right frameworks and mindset to go back into your organization and create real efficiency. This CAL is Advanced education for leaders, executives and change agents creating Agile environments. HERE'S WHAT LEADERS ARE SAYING "The best leadership and growth activity, I've done in 25 years!" - A. Heath, Delivery Manager " Take the course if you wish to lead. It's like no other." - K. Wilson, Agile Coach "Prepare to have your mind blown. Unlike anything you've experienced before. Get out of the matrix!" - K. Ali, Agile Development Manager MEET MICHAEL, YOUR BREAKTHROUGH CERTIFIED AGILE TRAINER Michael is a leading trainer for the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Program through the Scrum Alliance. He has taught over 700 graduates worldwide. His classes are controversial and unique. This is what allows his students to flourish. He shows them what the missing pieces are to common organizational challenges. You can go back to your organziation and implement right away. He's been in the Agile world for 20 years and is the expert in helping leaders bridge the gap between Agile and organizational reality. ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION Graduates will receive the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1) designation from Scrum Alliance®. REGISTRATION: Super Early Bird: £1445 (ends 10th December) Early bird: £1570 (ends 10th January) Standard £1770 Secure your seat here https://agile-culture-leadership-cal1.eventbrite.co.uk all prices are ex VAT. For bookings via invoice and PO please email [masked]