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Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

About the training
The ICP-ATF is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching Track. 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 training program is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). The course is designed for advanced participants with experience in team work and relevant theoretical knowledge. At the end of the training, participants receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) personal certificate (ICP-ATF) which is recognized worldwide.

Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) is one of the blocks in the Agile Coaching track of the ICAgile training roadmap.
Training is useful for
  • Acting or potential leaders of Agile teams
  • Heads of the projects
  • Scrum masters
  • Acting or potential Agile coaches
  • Line managers
  • Anyone who wants to perform the facilitation function in an Agile team
Training helps to
  • Learn to plan and conduct team activities
  • Organize and manage work meetings
  • Teach each team member to contribute to the effectiveness of shared work
  • Identify the potential pitfalls of the workflow, and learn how to avoid them
  • Master the basics of facilitation and its key tools
  • Learn how to create exciting and effective team activities
  • Use facilitation tools to find new applications for common Agile practices
What you get as a participant
ICP-ATF Certificate
Participants who actively work throughout the training receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) personal certificate which is recognized worldwide and a personal profile on ICAgile.com.
After training support
At the end of the training, each participant is invited to a closed group on Facebook, where they can ask the trainers any questions, as well as learn about exclusive offers.
Post-pack
A letter with additional materials, a list of articles and literature for self-study.
Access to Facilitation Tools
You will get access to facilitation tools and PDF files with the results of exercises.
16 hours of training
Two day intensive training with a lunch break, coffee breaks every one hour and a half.
We fix the theory by practice, working in small groups of 4-5 people.
PDU/SEU Points
By attending this course you will be eligible to earn up to 15 Category C SEU Points and 21 PDU Points of continuing education.
In the program
1. Agile facilitation fundamentals
Basic concepts of facilitation as it currently is, and in the context of Agile:
  • Agile facilitator's way of thought; the role and functions of an Agile facilitator
  • Promoting various Agile practices and strengthening teamwork
  • Supporting a self-organized team
2. Tools and methods of facilitation
Understanding the facilitator's tools in the context of Agile team work:
  • Working with various team practices
  • Working with large and heterogeneous groups
  • Knowing the tools and methods of facilitation of work meetings, group conversations and decisions
3. Agile practices facilitation
Leading an Agile team to a successful result as the main objective of the Agile facilitator; methods for achieving it:
  • Recognizing common obstacles in an Agile team's work
  • Assisting team members in overcoming difficulties when using key Agile practices
  • Applying common facilitation techniques to key Agile practices
  • Team and project chartering
  • Planning and other iteration activities
  • Retrospectives

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