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Facilitation for the Agile Workplace - Toronto - November 5-6, 2020

Facilitation for the Agile Workplace - Toronto - November 5-6, 2020

Facilitators help groups do their best work together and practice shared leadership. From solving problems to improving processes, skilled facilitators draw on a variety of techniques according to the people and the context. You absolutely cannot be a team coach without facilitation skills.

In Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace, Sue Johnston and Ellen Grove  invite you to discover a range of facilitation practices that will equip you, as an agile coach, scrum-master or any leader, to support the diverse team processes you'll encounter. From exploration to decision making, every group interaction presents unique challenges.

In this interactive and practical workshop, you'll explore and practice group facilitation tools and techniques. You'll learn to design group meetings that engage the audience and result in agreed-upon outcomes. It goes way beyond "memorize these rules." You'll build your capability in a safe and supportive group environment and gain valuable feedback.

This workshop is designed for those who face the daily challenge of supporting different groups of people in working better together. You will do well in this program if you have a strong desire to help people improve existing interactions or adopt new practices.

  • The agile facilitator role and stance
  • Designing and facilitating meetings
  • Facilitating collaboration
  • Facilitating team decision making
  • Facilitating team and project chartering
  • Facilitating Scrum events and other regular meetings
  • Dealing with dysfunction, disruption and discouragement
  • Process facilitation, developmental facilitation and when to use each
  • Making your meetings productive and enjoyable - so people want to attend and participate

Ellen and Sue have incorporated many of the techniques of visual facilitation in this two-day workshop. Making ideas and situations visible is an important practice for agilists and bringing visual impact to our facilitation of meetings and group decision making adds clarity. 

Techniques - You'll have new tools to draw on to foster collaboration.
Alignment - You'll know which technique is appropriate for a particular group, purpose or context.
Fresh ideas - You'll learn ways to bring new energy to group activities of all kinds.
Confidence - You'll know you can assist group discussion in an effective and engaging way.
Clarity - Having a large toolbox and understanding which tool to use when will allow you to adapt with ease.

And, if certification is important to you, the ICP-ATF is one of two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs) on the Agile Coaching and Facilitation track. It's Understood is accredited by ICAgile to issue this credential. Certification cost is included in your fee.


Date:     5-6 November 2020
Time:     9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where:  Boardroom, Design Exchange
              TD Centre, EY Tower
              234 Bay Street, Toronto


It's understood is a tiny company dedicated to helping people create better workplaces through improved interactions. We are inspired by the first value of the Agile Manifesto that highlights the value of "individuals and interactions." We believe helping people learn the skills of coaching and facilitation increases the chances of productive and enjoyable working relationships and helps teams and individuals do great work and shape awesome workplaces. 

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