What we're about

Welcome to the Agile Coaching Exchange (ACE) Austria!

This is the place for you and a community to share, learn and grow.

We have a lot of interactive formats going. Next to our online meetups (and unfortunately missed in-person meetups), we are more and more emphasizing the deliberate learning and growth bit for agile coaches:

• Regular Coaching Dojos in small groups

• Intervision Sessions with Practitioners

• And NEW to come: A pro bono Agile Coach Apprenticeship Program

This group draws inspiration from various sources. Many of us are Agile & Lean Coaches as a professional background. We regularly joined Agile Coach Camps. And we want to hone our our coaching skills on a regular basis. Last but not least several similar groups grew before ours in other areas on this planet (specifically ACE in London (https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange/)).

Coaching is no one-size-fits-all discipline. It is not an exact science. It stems from various similar and also different sources. Still, it is always about helping to engage clients own powers, strenghts to find their own way. Agile Coaching goes even further in a world of dynamic change, new ways of working and collaboration.

We connect Agile Coaches and changemakers from various backgrounds

• Provide a place for coaches to learn from each other and seek support
• Exchange coaching skills and experiences
• Develop new concepts collaboratively
• Learn from others and from diverse approaches
• Share, explore and learn together - and have fun

The target audience is everyone, interested in connecting the dots of Agile / Lean and Coaching, Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, but also Life Coaches, people who care about making a difference with the art of coaching.

No matter, if you feel already like a master or start fresh right away. Always feel free to share and also bring others along, people from your current workplace, clients, friends, anyone who could benefit from our meetups.

The general language we use on this online platform is English, being as open as possible for all people from Austria, but also international colleagues. In case a meetup is only attended by German-speaking members, well then let's talk 'Austrian'. Oh and yes, we don't want to chat only, but we really want to learn from experience.

We currently explore the option for using your contribution to our meetups as part of a potential application for the Certified Scrum Professional in category A.

Upcoming events (3)

Tobias Mayer - Meta-practices for Agility

Online event

This time we are happy hosting Tobias Mayer. Tobias is certainly one of the most inspirational people in the agile community. He started his own agile journey in 1998 when discovering XP, has been practicing Scrum since 2003, and in 2005 was among the first 25 people worldwide, certified to teach Scrum by Ken Schwaber, its co-founder.

✅⇢ About this Session
In the world of Agile coaching, consultancy, transformation there has always been a focus on frameworks, models, tools, techniques and other concepts and activities concerned with the immediate implementation of agility.

What is often missing is a sense of practice, and by this I do not mean the day to day practice of doing the work we need to do—although that as well—but something more like meta-practice, ways of engaging that encompass not only the action of doing but a spirit of being.

This session, a blend of presentation and group dialog, will explore five meta-practices that have been vital to my own understanding and practice when engaged as a change agent of one sort or another. I believe them to be important ideas for the field of organisational transformation as a whole.

✅⇢ About Tobias
Tobias' journey includes amazing stations, one of them serving for 2 years as "Human Systems Architect" (as he called it) at Yahoo's headquarters in 2013. And he went on elaborating the magic and nature of human beings, facilitating deep & skillful interactions.

Tobias draws on over thirty years experience in the fields of group facilitation, social service, technical theatre, graphic design, software development, theology, organizational restructuring and individual counseling.

He calls himself an explorer of human relationships. He is a writer, mentor, teacher and speaker. Tobias is committed to the liberation of the corporate workplace, and to that end, spends a lot of time thinking, talking and writing on personal responsibility, grassroots initiative and compassionate confrontation.

He is the author of "The People's Scrum". And this session will certainly be an extraordinary experience.

Leading Beyond Change: From Servant Leadership to Evolutionary Leadership

Our guest: Michael Sahota.

Leading Beyond Change: From Servant Leadership to Evolutionary Leadership
There is much attention on the organizational pursuit of Business Agility and other new ways of working to meet the demands of the changing world. Yet, most of what people believe about leadership, effective workplaces, and how to create lasting change is either incomplete or outright incorrect. For over 40 years, Servant Leadership has been the dominant model. It’s time to evolve.

Based on the book Leading Beyond Change, we introduce Evolutionary Leadership as the natural evolution of Servant Leadership. The emergence of a high-performance organization is wholly dependent on the evolution of those holding power. As such, the key factor for organizational evolution is the shift of leaders to a more evolved (Teal, Exponential, etc) consciousness (worldview, mindset). It’s about the inner shift needed to unlock the practical skills and techniques. We introduce the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides a comprehensive system for navigating culture, leadership and organizational change.

Michael K Sahota, M.Sc., C.E.C.

Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc - a boutique training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational culture and leadership shifts needed to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, etc. He is the co-creator of the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides practical step-by-step for the inner and outer shifts needed to unlock Business Agility, Teal and other new ways of working. Michael has trained thousands of leaders worldwide through his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership Training. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael’s upcoming book “Leading Beyond Change” will be released Aug 2021.

SAVE-THE-DATE: Esther Derby

Online event

We are looking forward hosting Esther Derby, consultant, advisor, writer, speaker. Esther is an internationally recognized thought leader in the space of leadership.

She is author of "7 Rules, For Positive, Productive Change", "Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management" and co-author of "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great".

Stay tuned for more details on this session to come and save the date.

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