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Agile Coach Academy

Agile Centre is built on the foundation of “cultivating high-performance, Agile organisations that unleash people’s creativity and passion’, and the Agile Coach Academy (ACA) is a cornerstone in the organisation’s skills development framework that helps to achieve that purpose.

Mentoring, coaching, and guiding skilled Agile practitioners in coaching, business agility, and through the complexity of enterprise and executive-level Agile coaching is how we grow the next generation of practitioners who will lead the evolution of Agile in the 21st Century.

This programme is primarily aimed at those Agile coaches who are looking to create, embed, and grow deep Agile capabilities within their organisation, reinforced by in-house coaches and Business Agility coaches that will lead the culture of Business Agility within the organisation.

As the old saying goes, ‘Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach them how to fish and you feed them for life.’ The Agile Coach Academy not only teaches you how to master fishing, it embeds within you the ability to master teaching others how to fish too.

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Agile Coach Academy – Autumn 2021 Programme Agile Coach Academy – Autumn 2021 Programme

14:00 – 15:30 Online (UK Timezone) John McFadyen £1,695.00 + VAT

Also included:

  • 50% discount on an Agile Centre course of your choice, worth up to £647.50
  • Access to Agile Centre’s On-Demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum course, worth £129.99
  • Access to Agile Centre’s growing Alumni group, including:
    • Quarterly workshops on becoming Scrum Alliance Guide-level Coaches (CTC & CEC)
    • Quarterly workshops on becoming Scrum Alliance Guide-level Trainers (CST)
    • Opportunities to present at the alumni-led meetup

Take a look at our ACA programme schedule for upcoming dates.

We’ve created a handy one-page guide for this programme.

Free On-Demand Intro to Agile & Scrum with every ACA purchase

Want a private ACA programme for your organisation? Find out more

Upcoming Training

Agile Coach Academy – Autumn 2021 Programme Agile Coach Academy – Autumn 2021 Programme

14:00 – 15:30 Online (UK Timezone) John McFadyen £1,695.00 + VAT

Autumn 2021 Programme Dates

Group Mentor Sessions – 14:00–15:30 UK
  • 29 September 2021
  • 27 October 2021
  • 24 November 2021
  • 22 December 2021
  • 26 January 2022
  • 23 February 2022
Deep-dive Workshops – 14:00–17:00 UK
  • 13 October 2021
  • 8 December 2021
  • 9 February 2022

The coaching academy is far more than a training course. It taught me new things, but the combination of coaching and group workshops really enabled me to develop my own thinking. I could synthesise lots of different concepts from agile and beyond into my coaching and facilitation that have made me much more effective.

Simon Girvan, private ACA delegate

Sparking ideas off an engaging group of keen, experienced Agilistas turbo-charged my own personal journey to becoming a Certified Team Coach. I felt supported, encouraged and motivated to achieve so much more on the journey than I would have done on my own. Through working with AC via coaching and varied workshops to suit a range of learning styles, my own learning developed at pace. I met some of my greatest friends that I speak to daily – a launchpad for your Agile Coaching mastery for sure!

Richard Freeman, private ACA delegate

The coaching academy has unlocked the knowledge and confidence I needed to be a better coach. This has made a real difference for individuals and teams in my organisation and has given me a platform to achieve my own personal goals. The level of support and advice is exceptional throughout.

Chris Yardy, private ACA delegate

Who should attend the ACA?

The Agile Coach Academy is the perfect vehicle for individuals who are currently Scrum Masters or Agile practitioners with a reasonable amount of experience as Scrum Masters. Ideally, delegates would hold the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster certification or equivalent credential from other certification authorities.

The Academy is aimed primarily at those Agile coaches who are looking to create, embed, and cultivate Agile capabilities within their own organisation. Agile Centre do also facilitate assessments and interviews to assist in identifying great candidates for the Agile Coach Academy within the organisation.

If your organisation are seeking to become a high-performance, Agile organisation that unleashes people’s creativity and passion, reach out to our Agile Coach Academy team and discover how we can assist you with that.

What will you learn on the ACA?

There is a significant difference between an Agile practitioner and an Agile Coach. The obvious being the ‘coaching’ element, in that coaching individuals to their highest performance is a separate and valuable skill set in itself that must be mastered both theoretically as well as in practice.

What is less obvious is the difference between being a Scrum Master with a few years of experience in an Agile environment, who occasionally teaches others their knowledge or via their experience versus an Agile Coach who enables, facilitates and mentors high-performance agility across all levels of the organisation, at both the local and/or enterprise level.

Graduating from the Agile Coach Academy makes YOU the difference. Makes your organisation the difference between hiring the very best Agile consultants versus cultivating the very best Agile coaches within the organisation.

What will you receive by taking part in the ACA?

At Agile Centre, our focus lies in creating, embedding, and cultivating Agile capabilities. That said, we get that certification and validation of those capabilities matter too. For this reason, the Academy includes access to heavily discounted certifications including the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Certification and Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) Certification from Scrum Alliance.

Attendees will also be mentored and guided through the Certified Team Coach (CTC) and/or Certified Enterprise Coach application and certification process via the Scrum Alliance.

The Academy takes the form of:

  • monthly group coaching and mentoring sessions,
  • bi-monthly workshops,
  • access to principal and executive-level Agile coaches with 10+ years of experience,
  • and all the associated curriculum, tools and learning materials necessary to succeed at the highest levels of Scrum and Agile coaching.

How is an Online ACA different from the In-Person ACA?

Bringing the Agile Coach Academy online means that we can open it to a wider audience. Previous cohorts that have come through the Academy have been all been from the same organisation. The benefit of interacting with Agile coaches outside of the same organisation is not only the breadth of experiences that others encounter but also the different perspectives those experiences and cultures bring.

The format of the online Agile Coach Academy is similar to the in-person approach, broken down into shorter time-slots to make it more accessible to coaches working with people to bring Agile thinking to life in their organisations.

Free On-Demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum

To help delegates refresh and develop their Scrum knowledge, purchases of Agile Coach Academy training with Agile Centre includes free access to our On-demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum training, worth £129.99.

This online, on-demand modular training is a high-impact video course covering why modern organisations need a new approach to business, as well as exploring the Theory, Practices, and Rules of Scrum.

Delegates will automatically be enrolled onto this on-demand course upon registration to the Agile Coach Academy programme.

About Your Trainer

This Agile Coach Academy will be led the below experienced Agile Coach mentor:

John McFadyen

Why choose Agile Centre to help you develop as an Agile Coach?

Agile Centre’s mission is to help you to develop your own agile capability. Whatever your stage, whatever your goal, we are passionate about unlocking your potential.

  • We have designed this course from the ground up for remote delivery using tried and tested techniques to provide an engaging and compelling remote experience
  • Maximum cohort size of 8 delegates to ensure our attendees have the highest quality learning experience possible
  • Highly respected Agile coaches with decades of experience delivering high-quality Scrum training, coaching and consulting
  • Free access to our On-demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum training, worth £129.99
  • Access to the training MURAL board that is worked on during the class, as well as supporting course materials after the training
  • 50% discount on an Agile Centre course of your choice, worth up to £647.50
  • Access to Agile Centre’s growing Alumni group, including:
    • Quarterly workshops on becoming Scrum Alliance Guide-level Coaches (CTC & CEC)
    • Quarterly workshops on becoming Scrum Alliance Guide-level Trainers (CST)
    • Opportunities to present at the alumni-led meetup
ACA Pre-requisites

There are no requirements for joining the Agile Coach Academy, however, this is an intermediate to advanced programme that will build upon your existing experience and knowledge of working with Agile teams and the wider organisation.

Ideally, delegates would hold the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster certification or equivalent credential from other certification authorities.

What tools do I need?

We will be using Zoom and MURAL for the online training. We require delegates to use a laptop, computer or device with a large screen to ensure you can participate without the limitations of using a smaller device. Some people have found a second screen beneficial.

Reliable internet connection is vital.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is possible up to 30 days before the start of a course without cost. For cancellation requests received between 15 and 30 days prior to the start of the programme, 50% of the fees will be refunded. For cancellation requests received less than 15 days before the start of the programme, the full programme fee is due independent of whether the registered person takes part in the programme or not. Participants can be substituted without charge.

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