INNOVATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
As an aspiring Agile Coach, you are getting on a quest to becoming the best Agile Coach, you can be. It is designed as an online role playing game: You decide on a specific character, which has different expertise and skills in Experience Points. Experienced Points can be gained through attending live sessions in small groups on different topics. It is up to the student, which sessions to attend and helping them on their journey to become this character. While having access to certain self-learning material, the students gain the most experience through the live sessions, which are not designed as chalk and talk by going through a slide deck, but a series of exercises towards the topic.
In small groups, students are grouped together to solve a specific scenario. Throughout the weeks, the teams are confronted with challenges for which they can choose specific responses, actions, practices, etc. The application of those solutions is dependent on the Experience Points these coaches have.
The Experience Points
The content for the classes is built two-fold: On the one had, we will teach the students the different form of competencies and on the other hand, the different form of activities of an Agile Coach.
|Coaching is about helping others in their growth journey by increasing clarity.|
|Consulting is about suggesting or advising certain solutions though own expertise and based on the context.|
In general, certifications often do not mean, that the holder is good at something, but it shows a commitment to a certain topic and therefore can help to show a specific commitment to become better.
|Teaching is about helping others to learn new knowledge.|
|Mentoring is about helping others to learn from the coach's experiences.|
As coaches, we need to change our general behaviour towards people and follow some certain mindset principles, e.g. Empathy and Integrity to be able to support our clients.
|Facilitation is like coaching, but more in groups and through events such as meetings or workshops.|
Depending on the chosen aspiration (see below), the student needs to choose the relevant and respective Quests to gather and build the right experiences.
The Coaching Aspirations
During and latest after the Experience Level 1 (about 2 months), students decide for the first time, which aspiration, they would like to follow. The Aspiration cannot be compared to a fixed schedule, but is rather an attempt to help students to focus through the comprehensive program available.
Regardless of the chosen Aspiration, it is completely up to the student, which chapters and quests, they want to attend.
Currently, we offer the following Aspirations:
- Wizard (Focus on Strategy)
- Prince (Focus on Alignment)
- Halfling (Focus on Collaboration)
- Knight (Focus on Product / Service)
- Mason (Focus on Tech & Tools)
- Spirit (Focus on Sustainability)
- Magic Mirror (Focus on Mindset)
The focus of an Agile coach with the aspiration Wizard is about Knowledge Consulting and Teaching.
To become a Wizard, a student needs to collect 121 000 Experience Points in total.
The focus of an Agile coach with the aspiration Prince is about Facilitation, Practices and Behavior.
To become a Prince, a student needs to collect 118 000 Experience Points in total.
The focus of an Agile coach with the aspiration Halfling is about Practices, Skills and Facilitation.
To become a Halfling, a student needs to collect 105 000 Experience Points in total.
To become a Knight, a student needs to collect 109 000 Experience Points in total.
The focus of Agile Coaches with a Mason aspirations is on the right practices, skill and knowledge, which they can prove through Certifications.
To become a Mason, a student needs to collect 105 000 Experience Points in total.
The focus of Agile Coaches with a Spirit aspiration is on Coaching, Facilitating and Mentoring.
To become a Spirit, a student needs to collect 129 000 Experience Points in total.
The focus of Agile Coaches with a Magic Mirror aspiration is very diverse, with the biggest emphasis on Coaching and Mentoring.
To become a Spirit, a student needs to collect 116 000 Experience Points in total.