Facilitation for Agilists

Agile has been on the market for over 15 years. More and more individuals and organisations are entering into Agile transformations. Agile promotes a different way of approaching organisations, team work and leadership. In these processes, people make the difference
Agilists have to learn and practice how to design and lead high quality sessions. This is where we get into a grey zone. Too often Agilists “facilitate” without understanding the skills and competencies needed for facilitation. Leading Agile transformations requires specific facilitation competencies and the development of new models of collaborative leadership. 
These competencies have been identified and described by IAF – the International Association of Facilitators. Arie van Bennekum, one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and early adopter of the IAF-competencies for facilitation has combined both areas, Agile and Facilitation, for over 2 decades. Now it has been put together into a program embedding a training on December 8-9 called “Agile Introduction for Facilitators” (focussing on facilitators who want to know more about Agile to understand their role which has been published recently) and the training described below “Facilitation for Agilists” which is focussing on Agilists who want to know more about facilitation.
This 2-day hands on training has been specially designed for experienced Agilists that want to develop and practice their leadership and facilitation competencies. As in a gym, participants have the chance to practice how to facilitate Agile rituals, get an immediate feedback, reflect on group dynamics and develop their core facilitation competences. After the training participants can optionally continue to become a CPF - Certified Professional Facilitator (certification delivered by the International Association of Facilitators). 
The program is across 2 days divided into 3 major parts:
  • The facilitator’s gym: how to facilitate agile rituals;
  • The facilitator’s toolbox: facilitation methods and approaches suitable into agile processes;
  • The facilitator’s core competences: how to lead meetings that matter.
On completion of this training participants will:
  • Practice the facilitation of Agile rituals getting a structured feedback;
  • Expand their own knowledge of facilitation techniques and approaches; 
  • Understand and practice the basics of collaborative leadership and self-organisation;
  • Become aware of their personal facilitation competencies and reflect on how to improve them.
Logistical details
Time: 8.30 - 17.00 hrs
Location: in or around Utrecht, details will be shared at the latest 2 weeks before the training
Duration: 2 days
Facilities: training includes materials, lunch, coffee, tea
Pricing: the 2-day training has a price of Euro 650, exclusive of VAT
If you are interested in participating in this training, please contact Arie van Bennekum or call +31.616.535.445.