Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace – ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

I attended and successfully completed “Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace” course instructed by Sue Johnston offered from Its Understood in February/March 2016.

I also successfully received “ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)” certificate from ICAgile; as a result of successfully completing the course and its requirements.

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The topics covered in “Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace” are:

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.

Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace invites 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 participative 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 course is designed for agile coaches 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 release planning
  • Facilitating iteration planning
  • Facilitating stand-ups
  • Facilitating retrospectives
  • Dealing with dysfunction, disruption and discouragement
  • Process facilitation, developmental facilitation and when to use each

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.

The topics covered in IICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) are:

  • The Agile Team Facilitator Mindset
    • Defining Agile team facilitation
    • Agile team facilitator behaviors
  • Development Path for Agile Coaching
    • Defining an Agile coaching development path
    • Assessing one’s ability to serve the team
    • Calling for more advanced Agile coaching skill
  • Facilitation & the Facilitator Stance
    • Definition of facilitation
    • The facilitator stance
    • Agile team facilitator
  • Facilitating Meetings
    • Designing meetings for collaboration
    • Using the meeting organizing tools
    • Facilitating full participation
  • Facilitating Collaboration
    • Facilitating collaborative conversations
    • Facilitating team decision-making
  • Facilitating a Meeting
    • Facilitating a meeting
  • Setting the Facilitation Context
    • Choosing the level of facilitation intervention
    • Protecting the team boundary
  • Facilitating Chartering Activities
    • Project chartering
    • Team chartering
  • Facilitating Collaborative Meeting
    • Facilitating release planning
    • Facilitating iteration planning
    • Facilitating retrospectives
    • Facilitating stand-ups
  • Designing Meetings for Team Interaction
    • Designing meetings for team interaction
  • Facilitating an Agile Practice
    • Facilitating an Agile practice

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