• ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Team Facilitation (ATF)
    22nd Feb 21 - 25th Feb 21
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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What is this course?

The ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) provides a deep dive into the world of facilitation when working with remote teams as well as when in person. This course is not for beginners and is the hardest 2-day (4 half-day) course you are ever likely to do.  The course is made up of Pre-work followed by 4 x 4hr modules over the 4 days specified

“I came into the course thinking this is what I do every day and therefore did not expect to have as many takeaways as I did at the end of the 4 days”

The course is split into 4 unique half-day (4-hour) modules with additional work provided to support your learning journey both before and throughout the course. The course focuses on equipping you with new tools, techniques and skills to help you take your remote facilitation skills to the next level with an emphasis on learning through doing and receiving feedback rather than theory.

“John kept us the participants on our toes and ensuring we were getting honest and actionable feedback. I highly recommend the course for anyone who is looking for growth and not just the certification.”

The course follows the principles of the Scrum Alliance agile coaching retreats focusing on working in small agile teams to create something you and the agile community can use.

What will you learn?

With the 4 half-day (4-hour) modules completed in the order below and with the new friends you have made on the cohort you will learn the following ...

What is Agile Facilitation?
The first module is full of theory, tools and techniques about what agile facilitation is, how to plan successful remote facilitation sessions, What tools might work for you and your team, a development plan for what you’d like to improve in the coming modules and much, much more.

Remote Facilitation
This module covers top tips for facilitating various agile events remotely including Iteration Planning, Reviews and Retrospectives along with Daily Sync events. However, the main focus for the rest of the course will be on your facilitation of these events and getting valuable feedback from your peers.

Large Group Facilitation
After covering one team facilitation during this module we explore how to facilitate multi-person/team Iteration Planning, Reviews and Retrospectives events. Once again with a focus on the practical application over theory.

Facilitation based on Team Maturity
The final module explores how facilitation changes as teams grow, with a continued emphasis through a deeper practice on honing the remote facilitation skills you have just learned. Ensuring that when you come away you will hopefully have an increased capability when it comes to Agile Team Facilitation.

By the end of the course not only will you be more confident in your facilitation but you will also have created new material to share with the wider agile community and felt what it’s like to be a member of a real agile team.

What will you receive?

On successful completion of the 4 (4-hour) modules, you will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Team Facilitation (ICA-ATF)

The certification will not expire and is a valuable industry known certificate.

In addition, this course is worth 12 Section C - SEU's towards Scrum Alliance renewal requirements.

What topics are covered?
  • •  Defining the Agile Coaching Pathway
  • •  What is Facilitation?
  • •  The Facilitation Mindset
  • •  The importance of planning in facilitation and how to do it
  • •  Top tips on how to perform common agile events such as the retrospective and planning
  • •  Feedback on your facilitation including a personal improvement plan designed by you
  • •  New decision-making techniques to try with your team
  • •  New ideas on how you can facilitate agile events @ scale
  • •  Working in agile teams you will explore a topic of your choosing and have a published outcome through 3 iterations of work
Who is this course suitable for?

ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches or aspiring coaches with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn, improve and practise facilitation in service of agile teams. Other relevant roles include Iteration Managers, Agile Project Managers, Professional Coaches, Development team members.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?


How should I prepare for this course?

Pre-work is provided this will take up to 4 hours to complete. 1 hour of work is also required between modules in order to get the most out of the course.

What about exams and certifications?

The course is assessed by the instructors during the course, there is no exam to be taken. This is a certification you earn through practice during the course.

Venue:   Live online

The live online courses will be delivered over Zoom video conferencing, all you will need is a computer, internet connection and to situate yourself somewhere quiet.

A headset with mic would be advisable, though not essential.

Theses courses will be delivered in small groups (3 or 4 people) and will break out into virtual rooms for any group discussion and group exercises on key topics. We ensure there is a balance of experience across the groups in order to share experiences, as we find delegates learn as much off each other as they  do from the trainer.

We have tried to maintain as much of the interactive nature of our in-person training when transferring courses online.  Whilst the lack of physicality limits what we can do, a number of the exercises do transfer.


  • Trainer: John Barratt

    John loves seeing individuals, teams and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. He spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and self-organise relying heavily on his Systemic Coaching approach along with training the fundamentals of agility through the LeSS framework.

    John has worked mainly in the financial sector in the last few years helping break down some of the frustrations when working in a heavily regulated and distributed environment.

    His passion for the London agile community is clear and he can often be found at meetups around the city looking for new ideas to try and experiment with.

    In his spare time John has a love for Martial Arts, achieving a black belt in both Taekwondo and kickboxing, as well as looking after his 3 amazing children.

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