AGILE TEAM FACILITATION

Honing Your Cornerstone Skills

Facilitation is a cornerstone skill for successfully leading agile teams. As much of the work in agile teams occurs through face-to-face communication and involves collaboration in nearly all decisions, the ability to facilitate discussion is paramount to success.

With this Agile Team Facilitation course you will develop a greater sense of self-awareness, an improved ability to self-manage, and will be able to continually show-up powerfully with a strong presence.

The course is brought to you in partnership with TeamCatapult in the US and it holds the distinction of the first ever ICAgile accredited Facilitation class, back in 2012.

The more I learn about facilitation, the more I realise EVERYTHING is about facilitation. And as facilitator your presence is your biggest tool.”  – Antoinette Coetzee

AGILE TEAM FACILITATION

Honing Your Cornerstone Skills

Facilitation is a cornerstone skill for successfully leading agile teams. As much of the work in agile teams occurs through face-to-face communication and involves collaboration in nearly all decisions, the ability to facilitate discussion is paramount to success.

With this Agile Team Facilitation course you will develop a greater sense of self-awareness, an improved ability to self-manage, and will be able to continually show-up powerfully with a strong presence.

The course is brought to you in partnership with TeamCatapult in the US and it holds the distinction of the first ever ICAgile accredited Facilitation class, back in 2012.

The more I learn about facilitation, the more I realise EVERYTHING is about facilitation. And as facilitator your presence is your biggest tool.” 
– 
Antoinette Coetzee

AGILE TEAM FACILITATION

Honing Your Cornerstone Skills

Facilitation is a cornerstone skill for successfully leading agile teams. As much of the work in agile teams occurs through face-to-face communication and involves collaboration in nearly all decisions, the ability to facilitate discussion is paramount to success.

With this Agile Team Facilitation course you will develop a greater sense of self-awareness, an improved ability to self-manage, and will be able to continually show-up powerfully with a strong presence.

The course is brought to you in partnership with TeamCatapult in the US and it holds the distinction of the first ever ICAgile accredited Facilitation class, back in 2012.

The more I learn about facilitation, the more I realise EVERYTHING is about facilitation. And as facilitator your presence is your biggest tool.” 
– 
Antoinette Coetzee

CLASS INFORMATION

DATES & TIME ZONES:
25 – 29 October 2021   |   1pm – 5:30pm ET (US-led)
1 – 5 November  2021   |   11am – 3:30pm CAT

Please use this TIME ZONE CONVERTER to check your local time.

METHOD: Virtual

DURATION: 4½ hrs/day over 5 days

PRICING:

DISCOUNTED PRICE for Africa**
Early Bird* €1,700 R14,000 (+VAT***)
Regular €2,000 R16,800 (+VAT***)

*Limited bookings, available until 1 month prior to class date
**Applies to residents of Africa and developing countries
**15% VAT applicable to SA citizens

IN-HOUSE TRAINING:
Private in-house classes for groups of 8 – 20. Request pricing.

CLASS INFORMATION

DATES & TIME ZONES:
25 – 29 October 2021   |   1pm – 5:30pm ET (US-led)
1 – 5 November  2021   |   11am – 3:30pm CAT
Please use this TIME ZONE CONVERTER to check your local time.

METHOD: Virtual

DURATION: 4½ hrs/day over 5 days

PRICING:

DISCOUNTED PRICE for Africa**
Early Bird* €1,700 R14,000 (+VAT***)
Regular €2,000 R16,800 (+VAT***)

*Limited bookings, available until 1 month prior to class date
**Prices only applicable to persons residing in Africa and developing countries

***15% VAT applicable to SA citizens

IN-HOUSE TRAINING:
Private in-house classes for groups of 8 – 20. Request pricing.

WHY ATTEND THIS CLASS

Marsha Acker is the founder of TeamCatapult and the author of The Art & Science of Facilitation. She is an industry thought leader and a founding member of the ICAgile tracks on Agile Coaching, as well as Enterprise Agile Coaching for the last 5 years.

TAKEAWAYS, READY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

  • Emerge with the mindset of a facilitator. Know how to achieve it and maintain it, even under the toughest of environments and with jaded teams
  • Specific tools to deploy in specific scenarios that will break down barriers, get to the heart of issues, and encourage teammates to speak candidly and respectfully
  • An in-depth understanding of the 5 cornerstones of highly productive meetings:
    • hold a group’s agenda
    • honour the wisdom of the group
    • maintain neutrality
    • uphold agile values and principles
    • stand calmly in the eye of the storm
  • A comprehensive toolkit to help you prepare productive and useful meetings every time
  • Improved ability to work with conflicts and dysfunctions between team members

The objective is for you to leave the course as a trained facilitator — the most critical skill in helping teams be successful.

WHY ATTEND THIS CLASS

Marsha Acker is the founder of TeamCatapult and the author of The Art & Science of Facilitation. She is an industry thought leader and a founding member of the ICAgile tracks on Agile Coaching, as well as Enterprise Agile Coaching for the last 5 years.

TAKEAWAYS, READY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

  • Emerge with the mindset of a facilitator. Know how to achieve it and maintain it, even under the toughest of environments and with jaded teams
  • Specific tools to deploy in specific scenarios that will break down barriers, get to the heart of issues, and encourage teammates to speak candidly and respectfully
  • An in-depth understanding of the 5 cornerstones of highly productive meetings:
    • hold a group’s agenda
    • honour the wisdom of the group
    • maintain neutrality
    • uphold agile values and principles
    • stand calmly in the eye of the storm
  • A comprehensive toolkit to help you prepare productive and useful meetings every time
  • Improved ability to work with conflicts and dysfunctions between team members

The objective is for you to leave the course as a trained facilitator — the most critical skill in helping teams be successful.

Agile Team FaciliTation WILL ENABLE YOU TO…


Design meetings that are
engaging, purposeful, fun and get desired results every time.

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Create an environment that engages all voices.

AGILE TEAM FACILITATION WILL ENABLE YOU TO…

Design meetings that are engaging, purposeful, fun and get desired results every time.


Create an environment that engages all voices.

Agile Team FaciliTation WILL ENABLE YOU TO…

Design meetings that are engaging, purposeful, fun and get desired results every time.


Create an environment that engages all voices.

Agile Team FaciliTation WILL ENABLE YOU TO…

Design meetings that are engaging, purposeful, fun and get desired results every time.


Create an environment that engages all voices.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The Role of FacilitatorsUnderstand the role of facilitators and how it differs from other methods of running meetings.

The Facilitator StanceDiscover the specific mindset and skills required for team facilitation.

The Facilitation Process: Learn a proven, structured process for planning, designing, and conducting your facilitated sessions.

Planning and Designing Meetings: Explore how to design an outcome-oriented facilitated session that is collaborative and meets desired outcomes.

Listening and QuestioningImprove these critical skills in working with groups. Learn specific techniques for building these muscles and improving group communication and your own communication skills.

Getting Started: Gather and practice these techniques and tools for kicking off each facilitated session.

Exploring and EvaluatingExperience different facilitation tools for exploring and evaluating – before you begin deciding.

DecidingUnderstand different decision-making models, when to use them, and learn techniques for helping the team move out of the ‘spin cycle’ and reach consensus.

Remote FacilitationDevelop key techniques for using facilitation skills in virtual environments.

Facilitation Simulations: Get hands-on practice and feedback in designing and facilitating sessions.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The Role of Facilitators: Understand the role of facilitators and how it differs from other methods of running meetings.

The Facilitator StanceDiscover the specific mindset and skills required for team facilitation.

The Facilitation Process: Learn a proven, structured process for planning, designing, and conducting your facilitated sessions.

Planning and Designing MeetingsExplore how to design an outcome-oriented facilitated session that is collaborative and meets desired outcomes.

Listening and Questioning: Improve these critical skills in working with groups. Learn specific techniques for building these muscles and improving group communication and your own communication skills.

Getting StartedGather and practice these techniques and tools for kicking off each facilitated session.

Exploring and Evaluating: Experience different facilitation tools for exploring and evaluating – before you begin deciding.

DecidingUnderstand different decision-making models, when to use them, and learn techniques for helping the team move out of the ‘spin cycle’ and reach consensus.

Remote FacilitationDevelop key techniques for using facilitation skills in virtual environments.

Facilitation Simulations: Get hands-on practice and feedback in designing and facilitating sessions.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The Role of Facilitators: Understand the role of facilitators and how it differs from other methods of running meetings.

The Facilitator StanceDiscover the specific mindset and skills required for team facilitation.

The Facilitation Process: Learn a proven, structured process for planning, designing, and conducting your facilitated sessions.

Planning and Designing MeetingsExplore how to design an outcome-oriented facilitated session that is collaborative and meets desired outcomes.

Listening and Questioning: Improve these critical skills in working with groups. Learn specific techniques for building these muscles and improving group communication and your own communication skills.

Getting StartedGather and practice these techniques and tools for kicking off each facilitated session.

Exploring and Evaluating: Experience different facilitation tools for exploring and evaluating – before you begin deciding.

DecidingUnderstand different decision-making models, when to use them, and learn techniques for helping the team move out of the ‘spin cycle’ and reach consensus.

Remote FacilitationDevelop key techniques for using facilitation skills in virtual environments.

Facilitation Simulations: Get hands-on practice and feedback in designing and facilitating sessions.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?

This is an intermediate course for practitioners with at least 3 months of hands-on agile experience.

You should also be grounded in Agile Fundamentals (ICAgile Certified Professional), a Certified ScrumMaster, or equivalent agile training because the course builds directly on your agile team experience.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Our virtual classes require you to have access to a computer with an up-to-date web browser, video camera, headset and microphone.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?

This is an intermediate course for practitioners with at least 3 months of hands-on agile experience.

You should also be grounded in Agile Fundamentals (ICAgile Certified Professional), a Certified ScrumMaster, or equivalent agile training because the course builds directly on your agile team experience.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Our virtual classes require you to have access to a computer with an up-to-date web browser, video camera, headset and microphone.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES?

This is an intermediate course for practitioners with at least 3 months of hands-on agile experience.

You should also be grounded in Agile Fundamentals (ICAgile Certified Professional), a Certified ScrumMaster, or equivalent agile training because the course builds directly on your agile team experience.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Our virtual classes require you to have access to a computer with an up-to-date web browser, video camera, headset and microphone.

A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

This course is a fast-paced, deep dive into both the mindset and skills of facilitation in the context of agile practices. Participants will explore both the being and doing of facilitation.

Learn by doing
Facilitation cannot be taught in a traditional classroom setting alone. It is a practice that is best learned through doing and learning. Because of this, we place a heavy emphasis on experiential learning.

You’ll have several opportunities to practice the skills and receive feedback throughout the workshop, and you’ll observe as an active participant in others’ facilitated sessions as well.

Many participants describe their experience in this course as transformational, seeing a new way of leading their teams.

What else can you expect?
Through a variety of hands-on experiences and opportunities to practice facilitation you will learn to:

  • Understand the beliefs and assumptions underneath the facilitation mindset that enable you to lead collaborative meetings with confidence and ease.
  • Explore and practice the art of planning, designing and conducting effective collaborative sessions.
  • Engage teams in collaborative processes that allow all voices to be heard so that outputs are more effective.
  • Define and reach consensus on decisions within the team’s scope of authority.
  • Identify and understand the impact of different facilitation techniques and learn the art to making in-the-moment decisions.
  • Give and receive feedback to grow your own facilitation skills and those of others.

WHAT SOME ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

“Great value for money, your facilitation skills will never be the same again!”

Lesego Ramapaputla

“Do it! If you work with teams, leaders or facilitate conversations of any kind, you’ll be much more effective if you take this course.”

Willem van der Walt

“Excellent, practical, empowering and the facilitators have deep knowledge and experience.”

Nono Donsa

“It was so good that I cannot wait to practice what I have been taught. I would highly recommend others to attend as there is so much to learn about facilitation coupled with great facilitators. The facilitators are very well educated in what they are teaching. You are guaranteed to walk away knowing that you have learnt from top facilitators.”

Denroy Galant

“Awesome, great, I already mailed it to my team asking them to check which module they will be interested to attend, and I look forward to attending more courses.”

Lerato Sojane

“This course made me realise my role as a facilitator, the tools and techniques that I can use to achieve the team’s outcomes. It’s worth the money in Gold – Go for it!”

Zanele Mngoma

“Really helped me realise that I have so much areas of improvement in my life, especially my listening skills and also how I can improve in my personal and professional life. Really fun and educational and I’m so excited to implement this at my workplace.”

Maxine Ada

“It has taken my understanding of facilitation to a next level. I feel confident to use the tools and techniques presented in the real world.”

John Steinberg

“Now I am much more comfortable using the tools Kay and Antoinette taught us. I can adapt and change virtual meetings with greater success. I would definitely recommend it – and doing it virtually was great fun!”

Zelda du Plessis

“Thank you for helping re-energize me to continue my Agile journey. I’m really enjoying practicing the various things I learned too. I believe they will make me a better facilitator.”

“…the facilitation course not only re-ignited my passion for the facilitation side of things, but reminded me that that was a very important part of what I was doing in my role and provided me with new insights and tools to help me do it even better.”

A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF
THE COURSE

This course is a fast-paced, deep dive into both the mindset and skills of facilitation in the context of agile practices. Participants will explore both the being and doing of facilitation.

Learn by doing
Facilitation cannot be taught in a traditional classroom setting alone. It is a practice that is best learned through doing and learning. Because of this, we place a heavy emphasis on experiential learning.

You’ll have several opportunities to practice the skills and receive feedback throughout the workshop, and you’ll observe as an active participant in others’ facilitated sessions as well.

Many participants describe their experience in this course as transformational, seeing a new way of leading their teams.

What else can you expect?
Through a variety of hands-on experiences and opportunities to practice facilitation you will learn to:

  • Understand the beliefs and assumptions underneath the facilitation mindset that enable you to lead collaborative meetings with confidence and ease.
  • Explore and practice the art of planning, designing and conducting effective collaborative sessions.
  • Engage teams in collaborative processes that allow all voices to be heard so that outputs are more effective.
  • Define and reach consensus on decisions within the team’s scope of authority.
  • Identify and understand the impact of different facilitation techniques and learn the art to making in-the-moment decisions.
  • Give and receive feedback to grow your own facilitation skills and those of others.

WHAT SOME ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

“Great value for money, your facilitation skills will never be the same again!”

Lesego Ramapaputla

“Do it! If you work with teams, leaders or facilitate conversations of any kind, you’ll be much more effective if you take this course.”

Willem van der Walt

“Excellent, practical, empowering and the facilitators have deep knowledge and experience.”

Nono Donsa

“It was so good that I cannot wait to practice what I have been taught. I would highly recommend others to attend as there is so much to learn about facilitation coupled with great facilitators. The facilitators are very well educated in what they are teaching. You are guaranteed to walk away knowing that you have learnt from top facilitators.”

Denroy Galant

“Awesome, great, I already mailed it to my team asking them to check which module they will be interested to attend, and I look forward to attending more courses.”

Lerato Sojane

“This course made me realise my role as a facilitator, the tools and techniques that I can use to achieve the team’s outcomes. It’s worth the money in Gold – Go for it!”

Zanele Mngoma

“Really helped me realise that I have so much areas of improvement in my life, especially my listening skills and also how I can improve in my personal and professional life. Really fun and educational and I’m so excited to implement this at my workplace.”

Maxine Ada

“It has taken my understanding of facilitation to a next level. I feel confident to use the tools and techniques presented in the real world.”

John Steinberg

“Now I am much more comfortable using the tools Kay and Antoinette taught us. I can adapt and change virtual meetings with greater success. I would definitely recommend it – and doing it virtually was great fun!”

Zelda du Plessis

“Thank you for helping re-energize me to continue my Agile journey. I’m really enjoying practicing the various things I learned too. I believe they will make me a better facilitator.”

“…the facilitation course not only re-ignited my passion for the facilitation side of things, but reminded me that that was a very important part of what I was doing in my role and provided me with new insights and tools to help me do it even better.”

A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

This course is a fast-paced, deep dive into both the mindset and skills of facilitation in the context of agile practices. Participants will explore both the being and doing of facilitation.

Learn by doing
Facilitation cannot be taught in a traditional classroom setting alone. It is a practice that is best learned through doing and learning. Because of this, we place a heavy emphasis on experiential learning.

You’ll have several opportunities to practice the skills and receive feedback throughout the workshop, and you’ll observe as an active participant in others’ facilitated sessions as well.

Many participants describe their experience in this course as transformational, seeing a new way of leading their teams.

What else can you expect?
Through a variety of hands-on experiences and opportunities to practice facilitation you will learn to:

  • Understand the beliefs and assumptions underneath the facilitation mindset that enable you to lead collaborative meetings with confidence and ease.
  • Explore and practice the art of planning, designing and conducting effective collaborative sessions.
  • Engage teams in collaborative processes that allow all voices to be heard so that outputs are more effective.
  • Define and reach consensus on decisions within the team’s scope of authority.
  • Identify and understand the impact of different facilitation techniques and learn the art to making in-the-moment decisions.
  • Give and receive feedback to grow your own facilitation skills and those of others.

WHAT SOME ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

An electronic copy of the participant guide, available for download after the class.

Meeting Planning and Design Canvases, available for download after the class.

Access to the TeamCatapult Resource Hub.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

An electronic copy of the participant guide, available for download after the class.

Meeting Planning and Design Canvases, available for download after the class.

Access to the TeamCatapult Resource Hub.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

An electronic copy of the participant guide, available for download after the class.

Meeting Planning and Design Canvases, available for download after the class.

Access to the TeamCatapult Resource Hub.

CERTIFICATIONS

ICAgile Team Facilitation Certification (ICP-ATF) – the course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Participants are eligible for the ICP-ATF Certification upon completion of this course. In order to receive the certification participants must attend the full course (not missing more than 1 hour of class time) and complete the simulation exercises.

Badge for ICP-ATF Agile Team Facilitation Certification from ICAgile

This course also qualifies for 19 PDU’s under Leadership with the Project Management Institute.

Learn more at the PMI.

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CERTIFICATIONS

ICAgile Team Facilitation Certification (ICP-ATF) – the course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Participants are eligible for the ICP-ATF Certification upon completion of this course. In order to receive the certification participants must attend the full course (not missing more than 1 hour of class time) and complete the simulation exercises.

Badge for ICP-ATF Agile Team Facilitation Certification from ICAgile

This course also qualifies for 19 PDU’s under Leadership with the Project Management Institute.

Learn more at the PMI.

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MEET YOUR COACHES FOR THE NEXT CLASS

Our experienced coaches have invaluable experience and an absolute passion for growing leaders and teams. They have dedicated years to studying, practicing and coaching individuals and teams to reach higher levels of success.

The 25 - 29 October class will be led by

Kari McLeod

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David Levine

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The 1- 5 November class will be led by

Antoinette Coetzee

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MEET YOUR COACHES FOR THE NEXT CLASS

Our experienced coaches have invaluable experience and an absolute passion for growing leaders and teams. They have dedicated years to studying, practicing and coaching individuals and teams to reach higher levels of success.

The 25 - 29 October class will be led by

Kari McLeod

Photo of Agile Coach Kari McLeod

David Levine

Photo of Agile Coach David Levine

The 1 - 5 November class will be led by

Antoinette Coetzee

Photo of Agile Coach Antoinette Coetzee

MEET YOUR COACHES FOR THE NEXT CLASS

Our experienced coaches have invaluable experience and an absolute passion for growing leaders and teams. They have dedicated years to studying, practicing and coaching individuals and teams to reach higher levels of success.

The 25 - 29 October class will be led by

Kari McLeod

Photo of Agile Coach Kari McLeod

David Levine

Photo of Agile Coach David Levine

The 1 - 5 November class will be led by

Antoinette Coetzee

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CONTACT US

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T: +27 (0)61 835 6809

CONNECT WITH US

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The Coaching Agility from Within Cohort starts 25 October 2021. We are now taking in applications.

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