Coaching Program: Level 1
This 6-month cohort program will introduce you to our Agile Coaching methodology that emphasizes the Thinking, Being, and Doing of Agile Coaching. We leverage research-based models, phenomenological studies, eastern and western philosophies, and tangible practices to immerse you in a deeper way of approaching Agile Coaching, and generate lasting change within yourself and with your clients. Our curriculum will present you with practices that will allow you to shift how you are and what you do with your teams right now.
Our methodology brings you beyond the polarity that has emerged in the Agile community of “being versus doing.” In the complexity of our organizations, our decisions are rarely as simple as ‘this or that.'
We believe it is not one or the other, it is more.
To be effective, you must fully engage in Thinking, Being and Doing agile. We bring these three dimensions together to form the basis for our approach to developing yourself and for practicing Agile coaching.
Who is this for?
The Advanced Agile Coaching Program is for Agile Coaches who are committed to supporting a way of working that embraces the complex reality we face every day. If you have taken an introduction of some kind to Agile Coaching skills (such as the ICAgile ACC and ATF certifications), you are ready for our program. While new coaches can start their Agile Coach career by learning to practice an advanced and comprehensive coaching approach, we believe this program is most beneficial for coaches with at least 6-12 months of Agile Coaching experience. It is also for coaches with significantly more experience than this. We believe our program is useful for coaches at all levels of the organization. We have more to say on this topic in our FAQs. While there is no prerequisite for Level 1, everyone must apply and be accepted into the program to participate. Please complete your application here.
In the coming months, we will begin offering an Agile Coaching Bootcamp which will be intended for people who are brand new to the Agile Coaching profession. If you are just starting your agile journey and are interested in learning more, please sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive updates about this and other upcoming courses.
What will I learn?
Over the course of this program, you will:
Build the ability to more clearly identify and articulate the impact you want to have with your Agile Coaching.
Learn and practice a pragmatic and pluralistic approach to Agile Coaching that will develop your capacity to operate in the complexity of your clients’ world.
Establish new approaches to your Agile Coaching that allow you to more easily appreciate the change, flux, and uncertainty in which you, your teams, and your organization exist.
Practice, revise, and iterate on how this new methodology is best applied in the Agile Coaching work you are doing.
Become an integral member of an Agile Coaching peer community from whom you can elicit feedback and garner support as you continue your developmental learning journey.
For more detailed information on each sprint, please see the program description.
What should I expect from these 6 months?
While we could explain the experience of being an AACP student, we think it is more useful to hear previous students explain their experience directly. Check out the video below to learn more.
How much time will I need to invest?
With a focus on building Agile Coaching competence, our learning is conducted via the familiar structure of sprints. These rapid iterations will allow you to observe, analyze, and iterate on the knowledge and skills you are developing throughout the program. Over the course of 12 sprints, you will explore various methods, models, theories, and practices that will help you define and enact the impact you want to have through your Agile coaching.
We will meet as a group for faculty-led learning once every sprint for 3 hours.
You will meet with your Pod once every sprint, for approximately 2 hours.
Much of your practice will be part of your regular job - this is how you will do most of your learning!
The typical time commitment is ~4-8 hours per week during the duration of the course. The bulk of these hours will be spent practicing what you are learning in your day-to-day job and life. The remaining time is spent participating in the online sessions, practicing with your pod, and studying materials.
What does it cost?
The tuition for Level 1 is $2,499 USD. This fee includes tuition for the course (12 sprints) plus two 50-minute coaching sessions with course faculty to support integration and application. Additional coaching sessions with faculty are available for an additional fee. Contact your course faculty directly if you are interested.
Who teaches this course?
The teachers for all courses will be Katrina Ferguson & Tim Cunnane, the creators of TBDAgile.
Katrina began her journey into Agile as a Project Manager in a failing product, in 2010. Agile was brought in to save the day, and Kat was hooked within hours of beginning her CSM training. She went on to train several hundred people in that organization before moving on to the Agile consulting world. She became known as a go-to person for large transformations, and worked with teams at a number of top ten Fortune 100 companies. In 2015, Katrina studied Integral Coaching and is now an ICF certified coach. She has spent 5 years studying Systemic Coaching and Constellations, and is 5 years into a 10 year unfoldment practice program with Aletheia Academy. Katrina is a trained facilitator with practice facilitating groups of several to hundreds. Katrina spent 4 years teaching with Agile Coaching Institute, where she taught many hundreds of people around the world, and was the lead faculty and instructional designer for several years. Kat’s background is diverse, and as well as the teaching and Agile experience mentioned, includes years in deregulated electricity, a successful startup that created a new industry, 2 university degrees, 25 years as a glass artist, and 30+ years as a single parent. Katrina is coach to many Agile Coaches.
Tim has been an Agile Coach & Consultant since 2010. He has led numerous large-scale transformations in organizations ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 enterprises. In addition to his work as an Agile Coach, Tim is an ICF certified coach, a trained facilitator, and has held the positions of senior faculty member and instructional designer at the Agile Coaching Institute. Prior to his roles in the agile space, Tim has been a touring musician, manager for the largest college bookstore in the United States, and a race car driver all before turning 21. Since then, he has had his music compositions featured at numerous new music festivals, helped create the first technology focused senior center in the world, and co-created a remote learning curriculum for AARP to reduce social isolation in low-income older adult populations. He is a certified Integral Coach and serves as a coach to many coaches and leaders.
Together, they launched TBDAgile in 2020 as a platform for offering their developmental methodology and practices to Agile Coaches.