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Monday, August 5
 

10:45

The Answer is the Question (Bernie Maloney)

Abstract:
As a Scrum Master, Coach or Trainer, do you ever wish you could practically snap your fingers & influence your colleagues or students to facilitate their own answers?
Most questions we receive are requests for something our listener is missing. But questions themselves can be repatterned and used for so much more than a direct answer. WIth a series of exercises, this session introduces facilitation skills & techniques that enable a teacher (be they a Scrum Master, Coach or Trainer) to use questions to restructure a listener’s thinking, and therefore their experience, opening a path for a listener (be they a colleague, coachee or student) to discover an answer for themselves.
Come learn how to influence your colleagues and students to think “outside the box” powerfully leading them beyond their conscious mind to tap into their unconscious & find an answer within their question.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Practice a state for increased situational awareness, to better grasp a student or colleague’s question
  • Outline a pattern of questions that can be used to loosen up a student or colleague’s perspective on a question or problem
  • Use the pattern of questions to coach a fellow workshop participant through thinking “outside the box” and find new answers to their question or problem
  • Summarize this coaching technique and choose a situation where you’ll apply it “in real life”

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Speakers
avatar for Bernie Maloney

Bernie Maloney

Agile Coach | Accelerating Genius, Persistent Systems
Bernie’s career started with a flash and a bang. Literally. His first position was designing devices that protect telephone networks from lightning strikes. A few career pivots later, he had a flash of insight: it was possible to tap into latent potential in every person, every... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Maryland Ballroom A

14:00

Choose Your Own Coaching Adventure and Other Games (Damon Poole, Gillian Lee)

Abstract:
Everybody loves to play games, so we have created five games that quickly teach the basics of being an Agile Coach. In "Flash Card Coaching," you will witness the power of powerful questions and the value of coaching by using only a deck of 24 powerful questions to silently coach a fellow attendee from "what's on your mind" do "what will you do next and when will you do it?"
There are three categorization games where you will work together in small groups to sort cards into categories and then turn them over to get feedback on how you did. The first game has you sort questions into powerful or not, the second into different kinds of advice giving or advocating, and the third into coaching, mentoring, teaching, or facilitating.
Finally, there are two "Choose Your Own Coaching Adventure" games. These are just like the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" games. You are presented with a scenario and multiple choices. Each choice may either lead further down the path to a successful coaching outcome or end up with an unhappy coachee. Each unhappy ending comes with an explanation and you can always back up and try again.
All of the games are freely downloadable for your future use.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The differences between coaching, mentoring, teaching, and facilitating
  • How to provide advice as a coach without advocating a particular option
  • The difference between powerful questions and closed or leading questions
  • How to use a coaching arc

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Speakers
avatar for Damon Poole

Damon Poole

Founder, Nexxle
Damon is the founder of Nexxle, an Ad-hoc Priority Management System for Everyone. He is an entrepreneur and software industry veteran who deeply understands how to create an environment of technology and market innovation that leads to business success. Prior to Nexxle, he was Chief... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Lee

Gillian Lee

Agile Coach, Nulogy
Gillian helps teams and organizations deliver better business results by coaching and mentoring them on Agile. She helps engage and grow the people around her through playful facilitation and intentional peer-to-peer learning. Gillian is an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Maryland Ballroom A

14:00

Improv Your Coaching! Using Comedy to Connect, Adapt, and Respond to Any Situation. (Mary Lemmer, Jason Hall)

Abstract:
How would Steve Carell or Tina Fey handle a coaching situation?! During this session, we’ll do improv games and exercises popularized by theatres and used by popular comedians like Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Amy Poehler to boost our coaching muscle memory. This interactive session will blend the funny with the serious and empower you to handle any coaching situation.
Great coaches are great improvisers. It’s the in the moment experiences that define and separate impactful coaching from the lackluster. Amazing coaches and improvisers both need to empathize with, actively listen to, connect and collaborate with the people to be successful. Improvisers and Coaches both operate within the context of uncertainty. During this session, we’ll discuss and use improv comedy exercises to practice handling coaching situations. It will be interactive, fun, funny, and a safe and creative space to practice some of the most challenging aspects of our jobs as coaches.
Session attendees can expect to leave this session with:
-Feeling empowered to handle any coaching situation
-Ideas for how to handle different coaching situations
-Less fear
-Having discovered how to empathize with others as part of coaching
-Greater emotional intelligence
-A methodology for learning and practicing failure, in a safe and fun environment
-A way to handle changing environments and the changing learning needs of others
-A strengthened ability to think quickly
-Exercises and games they can play with their teams to share their ways of strengthening connection with and understanding of others
-A huge smile on their face!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to handle and feeling empowered to handle any coaching situation
  • Align on a path before fully engaging on a problem
  • Practice reading and interpreting body language and altering your in-the-moment approach
  • Become aware of how your status affects the outcomes you’re going after and know how to modulate your status accordingly
  • Ability to empathize with others as part of coaching
  • A way to handle changing environments and the changing learning needs of others
  • A strengthened ability to think quickly
  • Exercises and games they can play with their teams to share their ways of strengthening connection with and understanding of others


Speakers
avatar for Mary Lemmer

Mary Lemmer

Founder, Improv4
Mary Lemmer is an entrepreneur, improviser, comedian,and writer. Mary is the founder of Improv4, an improv training company specializing in cultivating leadership and team building skills for companies, teams and leaders. Mary has helped dozens of companies, including Plenty, Ozlo... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hall

Jason Hall

Independent Coach, Collaborative Structures LLC
I'm a team and organizational servant with coaching strengths in creating safe spaces for teams to thrive, experiment, learn, and have fun. I've helped organizations develop a more customer-centric approach to product delivery grounded in measurable success. Always learning, always... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake D/E/F

15:45

Thing Three: The Power of Peer Coaching (William Kammersell, Lieschen Gargano)

Abstract:
Peer coaching can make a huge difference in reaching your work and personal goals, but how do you get started and and make it stick? We’d love to share our informal peer coaching method that combines personal responsibility, agile, and goal setting in a way that is guaranteed to be successful. We call it “Thing Three.” In this interactive session, we will teach you the basic format we follow, along with the research to back up why it works. We will also demonstrate how it has helped even the busiest colleagues stay accountable consistently, over years, and continue to reach every goal they set. You’ll get to exercise these skills too and immediately see the value of peer coaching!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Thing Three is an informal process we’ve created and have been using for years to facilitate peer coaching for both work and life. Participants will learn how to leverages agile techniques, like commitment/objective setting, limiting WIP, cyclical planning & reviews, and constant collaboration for their personal goals and challenges. They will leave with the tools to succeed in today’s VUCA world by providing vision, understanding, clarity, and agility.

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avatar for William Kammersell

William Kammersell

Product Manager, Scaled Agile
William Kammersell is a Product Manager and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) at Scaled Agile, provider of SAFe. With over a decade in agile software development, he loves researching customer problems to deliver valuable solutions. His journey as a developer, scrum master, agile coach... Read More →
avatar for Lieschen Gargano Quilling

Lieschen Gargano Quilling

Agile Coach, Scaled Agile
Lieschen Gargano Quilling is an agilest and facilitator extraordinaire. In her current role as Scrum Master for Scaled Agile Inc., she is focused on business agility and building powerful teams and leaders. She has a Master's degree in conflict resolution and a background in large-scale... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
National Harbor 12/13
 
Tuesday, August 6
 

09:00

Coaching with Presence using the Kominsky Method (Timothy Meyers)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
One of the foundational professional coaching skills described by ICAgile in their certification track for Agile Coaching is Presence.
Says ICAgile, "being fully present as a coach is key to successful coaching. Methods for presence include building rapport, awareness of the environment, self- management and consciously preparing for coaching."
While recently watching the Kominsky Method on Netflix, I saw Sandy Kominsky (an acting coach) describe Presence as "possibly feeling a little flakey, maybe a little uncomfortable" but "being the most important thing" he could teach. I immediately sat up in bed and said "he's right!" and my wife looked at me like a crazy person. Come join me to experience this flakey, uncomfortable, yet most important thing I can teach you: being "totally present."
In this talk hear Tim Meyers, an ICAgile certification track contributor, unpack the varying forms of Presence and offer a few ways to practice them.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Attendees will be exposed to four levels of presence (moment, self, another, environment)
  • Attendees will be given several short activities to help them practice presence

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Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 10/11/12

09:00

Mission Not Impossible: Coaching Data Warehouse (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI) Teams (Scott Ambler)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
Coaching a data warehousing (DW)/business intelligence (BI) team in agile is very hard. Very hard, but not impossible. The cultural impedance mismatch between traditional data strategies and agile strategies is huge - most data professionals still believe in detailed up-front modeling, downplay the importance of user experience (UX), and rarely have testing skills. Data professionals often believe that data is special, that agile thinking and strategies cannot apply in their context. Nothing could be further from the truth.
To successfully coach an agile team an Agile DW coach must have a deep background in enterprise agile, in data, and in DW/BI. They must have the technical skills to perform agile database techniques - including agile data modeling, database refactoring, and automated database regression testing - and be able show how those skills are better suited than traditional strategies to address the complexities faced by data teams. A formidable challenge.
In this workshop we will explore the challenges faced when coaching agile DW/BI teams, the knowledge required to do so, and strategies for successfully engaging with such teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the challenges faced when coach DW/BI teams in agile techniques
  • Discover how to take a disciplined agile approach to DW/BI development
  • Learn about proven agile development techniques for database evolution
  • Discover how to overcome the cultural, process, and tooling challenges surrounding agile DW/BI development

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Speakers
avatar for Scott Ambler

Scott Ambler

Senior Consulting Partner, Disciplined Agile, Inc.
Scott is a Senior Consulting Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, working with organizations around the world to help them to improve their software processes. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the project and organizational... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 1/2/3

10:45

Cultural Values Mapping (Brandi Olson)

Abstract:
We each bring a set of social and emotional skills to the ways we show up and interact with others. Our ways of feeling, ways of relating, ways of getting work done are deeply influenced by our cultural values and preferences. And yet, our personal cultural values are often unexamined, leading us to make value judgments about the “right” way or the “wrong” way to communicate, resolve conflict, make decisions, etc.
For example, what’s your value around time? Is time a scarce resource? If so, starting a meeting when the clock says it’s time is the “right” way to behave. What if you see time as an unlimited resource? This value might lead you to believe that the “right” time to start a meeting is when everyone who needs to be there has arrived. Even the Agile Manifesto and Principles are steeped in a set of cultural values + preferences that privilege some behaviors over others.
Failing to recognize the diverse values and cultural preferences of colleagues usually leads to the harmful assumption that a difference in behavior is the result of a personal flaw, instead of recognizing it as a difference in social-emotional skills or cultural values. This reality plays out frequently as we try to make sense of agile adopters and agile resistors.
This workshop is for scrum masters, coaches, and leaders who coach humans, teams, and organizations towards more agile and authentic ways of being, collaborating, and delivering. We will explore a simple, yet profound, tool called Cultural Values Mapping, designed for individual and collaborative examination of the diverse cultural values and preferences that are always influencing the social and emotional skills we bring to work. Participants will have the opportunity to map their own cultural values + preferences and will explore practical coaching strategies for using the tool with teams and their leaders to open honest conversations about how we work together.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Build awareness of how cultural values shape the social and emotional skills we bring to an agile team.
  • Map personal and organizational values across a variety of dimensions culture dimensions.
  • Explore how to use the Cultural Values Map as a coaching tool to increase understanding, deepen relationships, and improve collaboration in agile teams and organizations.

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Speakers
avatar for Brandi Olson

Brandi Olson

CEO, The Olson Group
I wholeheartedly believe that agile has the power to change the way smart people solve complex problems and make the world a better place. I got my start in agile when I was a special education teacher, and now I coach leaders on agile delivery and organizational design. I love talking... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Chesapeake 4/5/6

14:00

What I’d loved to have known when I started coaching teams (Olaf Lewitz, Martin Alaimo)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
As agile coaches, we work with teams and organisations. Most coaching programs focus on individual coaching. That does not enable us to effectively coach teams and organisations.
Our own learning path included many errors and pitfalls. In hindsight, learning about systems coaching only late in the journey was not helpful. In this session, we will summarize what we’d have liked to have known when we started.
Our three main pitfalls are:
  • Coaching individuals and not systems
  • Coaching without agreed and measurable outcomes
  • Suggesting and/or Controlling how the team/organization “should” work
In our session, we will explore these and learn what to do instead.

Learning Outcomes:
  • understand common coaching pitfalls specific to the coaching of organisations and teams
  • reflect my own experience of such pitfalls and take away strategies to avoid and improve
  • new ideas and approaches to help me improve my agile coaching


Speakers
avatar for Olaf Lewitz

Olaf Lewitz

Trust Artist, TrustTemenos Academy
Olaf Lewitz loves his life and his work. He helps all with the art to love like that; an art that requires and fosters trust. He's the trust artist. Will stay when needed and leave when wanted.
avatar for Martin Alaimo

Martin Alaimo

Agile Coach & Trainer, Founder, Kleer
I work as Organizational Coach and professional trainer. As a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), my main area of intervention is team work under a collaborative and relational environment within the scope of technological products development. My main concern... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Maryland Ballroom A

15:45

Facilitating Distributed Teams (Mark Kilby)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Facilitating distributed team meetings can feel like having one arm tied behind your back and one eye covered, but you can free yourself of these virtual constraints using other agile practices. We struggle with meeting tools and keeping people engaged online, but what if we collaborate with our teams to get the most value out of their meetings? If we leverage pairing, mobbing and other practices, we can co-facilitate successful outcomes with our teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What are different types of distributed and dispersed teams and how you can facilitate them.
  • How a chat backchannel can help keep team members connected.
  • How you can pair or mob with your audience to facilitate.
  • See how you can use these practices to prepare for a typical distributed meeting.

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Speakers
avatar for Mark Kilby

Mark Kilby

Agile Coach, Sonatype
I have cultivated more distributed, dispersed, and virtual teams than colocated teams for more than two decades. Since 2014, I serve as an agile coach with Sonatype, a 'remote first' software development company focusing on automation of software supply chains. Previously, I led agile... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Chesapeake 10/11/12

15:45

That's Not Coaching! - a story that started over drinks (Chris Li, Brock Argue)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Everyone is looking for a great "Agile Coach" and everyone else describes themselves as such. Often, both the client and coach have a misunderstanding of what coaching actually is. Not being on the same page about the basic concepts of coaching while mixing in other concepts around mentoring and consulting muddy the waters even further. This leads to a challenging situation of figuring out what success looks like for a coaching engagement.
Chris Li and Brock Argue were sharing a meal and some adult beverages at a conference recently, and the stories started to flow about the headaches, challenges, and misunderstandings that happen so regularly in the world of agile coaching. Seemingly every story we shared with one another ended in the declaration "...but, that's not coaching!". Join us for a fun and energetic workshop and learn what coaching really is...minus the libations! Chris and Brock will be sharing their own personal stories, practical tips and tools based on their experience that will help those who come to the party re-acclimate themselves to what a coach is and does.
This workshop invites participants to gain a clear understanding of what it means to be a 'coach' from a pair of leaders in the agile space. Hearing perspectives from different points of view will help those in attendance begin to align their own definitions of what it means to coach others at the individual, team, and organizational levels. This highly interactive session is an exciting mix of interesting one-way content, interactive exercises, and a workshop that forms the basis of creating a coaching agreement to serve as a take-away to build upon in further conversations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The ability to determine what interactions are 'coaching' and what interactions are not
  • Clear definitions of coaching, mentoring and consulting
  • An understanding of what professional coaching is from a practitioner's point of view
  • The ability to design their own "Coaching Agreement" which can be used in their day-to-day practice

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Speakers
avatar for Chris Li

Chris Li

Founder, SparkPlug Agility LLC
I am a passionate and energetic Certified Scrum Trainer and Enterprise Agile Coach who is always interested in meeting new people and picking up new skills. I enjoy talking about topics around agile training, coaching, and consulting as well as designing courses and public speak... Read More →
avatar for Brock Argue

Brock Argue

Enterprise Agile Coach, Superheroes Academy
Brock Argue takes a holistic approach to agility - recognizing that all aspects of the business benefit from the application of agile values and principles. His style of facilitation creates an environment in which high-performing organizations can emerge. Brock's work includes agile... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Maryland Ballroom A
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

10:45

What’s REALLY Going On? An Observational Skills Workshop (Julie Wyman, Mark Grove)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Imagine you are asked to sit in on a team’s Sprint Review and Retrospective. The team has been having difficulty forming and the Scrum Master has asked you to observe the team during these two sessions. Are you simply going to watch what’s going on or is there more you can do? Perhaps you are seeing interactions and team dynamics at play without truly realizing what you are observing. And when you do observe, are you injecting your own biases into those observations? Observation is a powerful tool for a coach, but one which we may not take advantage of to its true potential. After all, what exactly should we be observing, anyway?
By learning how to expand our observational skills in a non-biased and non-judgmental manner, we can gain a deeper understanding of team dynamics and interactions, allowing us to offer more meaningful and impactful support, coaching, and empathy. Because there are many observational aspects that pass us by, the best way to become more observant is through deliberate practice. So, let’s practice together through a series of group exercises in a fun and safe setting!
In this interactive workshop, we’ll first review some tools and tips to make you a better observer. Then we’ll divide into small groups of observers and builders. As the builders work to complete a fun task, observers will practice the observation techniques. When the builders’ challenge is complete, we’ll debrief and discuss, allowing plenty of time for observers to share their observations. We'll then switch roles, so each participant has the opportunity to practice observing. If you are looking for new ways to connect with your team, to build skills to enhance your agilist toolkit, or simply to participate in a fun and informative workshop, this session is for you!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn new tools and tips to enhance your observational skills
  • Practice observing different types of interactions
  • Build empathy for what it feels to be observed
  • Learn how to share observations in neutral, non-judgmental language

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Speakers
avatar for Julie Wyman

Julie Wyman

Agile Coach, Excella
Julie Wyman is an Agile Coach with Excella. She is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and IC-Agile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) with over nine years of experience in areas including Agile software delivery, traditional project management, and client training... Read More →
avatar for Mark Grove

Mark Grove

Managing Consultant and Agile Coach, Excella Consulting
Mark Grove is an agile coach and Management Consultant with Excella Consulting and an ICAgile Authorized Trainer and Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). He coaches individuals and teams to continuously deliver value to the customer by embracing an Agile mindset... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Chesapeake 4/5/6

14:00

Communicating Effectively: Or Teaching Your Team How Not to Suck at Giving Feedback (Sarah Urriste, Josh Mehler)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Susie the developer yells “You don’t know what you’re doing!”  at Joe the Solutions Architect before storming out of the room and slamming the door. Dreaded by both ScrumMasters and Agile Managers alike, scenarios like this are one of many that you will encounter in this workshop. By arming your team with a communication feedback model, you can help them determine if and when to respond to challenging situations they may encounter in their work. 
After this presentation and workshop, you will be able to facilitate your own Communication Feedback session with your team, and help team members decide if feedback is appropriate, and help them structure their feedback in a way that will result in more positive outcomes, get to the root of the issues they are trying to solve and improve the health of the team. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Provide Scrum Masters and other Agile Leaders with a model they can employ to help team members communicate effectively amongst themselves and resolve conflicts. We will provide a few scenarios and follow-up exercises for attendees to take with them.

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Speakers
avatar for Sarah Urriste

Sarah Urriste

Enterprise Portfolio Manager, HealtheSystems
Once a Scrum Master, always a Scrum Master :) Even though I am working at the Portfolio level with a broader audience, the basics still hold true at every level of the organization and effective communication is always important. I am the Enterprise Portfolio Manager for HealtheSystems... Read More →
avatar for Josh Mehler

Josh Mehler

Scrum Master, Healthesystems
I'm a Scrum Master with a Ph.D. in Rhetorical Studies, Education, and Digital Media.



Wednesday August 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake 1/2/3

15:45

Pair-Coaching 101: Why, how, and how to actually make it work (Gerrit Lutter)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Did you ever wish to pair up with another coach, but felt like you couldn’t?
It seems generally accepted that complex products should be build by teams, not individuals. Yet, the prevailing attitude in other domains is that it is "a one person job". But working with individuals, teams, and organizations is no less complex than product development.
Pair-coaching is about two coaches working together on an assignment. Not only can it provide a much better coaching service for the client, but it is also a fantastic way to accelerate your growth as a coach.
In this session you will learn about concepts of pair-coaching and its various benefits. You will be introduced to ideas for forming productive coaching pairs. And you will learn about and discuss ideas for selling pair-coaching, so that both you and your clients can reap the benefits.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What is pair-coaching
  • What are the benefits
  • What are risks and costs
  • Ways to apply pair-coaching
  • What it takes to make it work
  • How do I sell this to my client?

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Speakers
avatar for Gerrit Lutter

Gerrit Lutter

Agile Coach, idealo
Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Facilitator, Mediator, Coach


Wednesday August 7, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Chesapeake J/K/L
 
Thursday, August 8
 

09:00

Brain Talk: Using "clean" and other language patterns to enable deeper conversations (Mike Bowler)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
Words direct attention. Some words will encourage superficial conversations while others will allow you to quickly get into deeper, more meaningful ones. Learn some of the language patterns used by hypnotists and other effective communicators.
In this fun and engaging session, we’ll specifically look into Clean Language and the mBIT (three brain) model. You’ll learn specific language patterns that can easily be dropped into your coaching conversations and will get an opportunity to practice them with other attendees.
Clean Language will give you a way to help your clients unpack their own thinking more effectively. The mBIT model will give you a way to direct their attention between intellectual approaches, emotional ones and action. Combined, these are a powerful tool for your coaching toolkit.
Both of these are difficult to learn just by reading a book. Join us and experience the effectiveness of these techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Experience the difference of using these language patterns vs what they normally say
  • Learn techniques to quickly bypass superficial comments to get into more meaningful conversations.

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Speakers
avatar for Mike Bowler

Mike Bowler

Agile & Technical Coach, Gargoyle Software Inc.
Mike is a coach and trainer who helps software teams improve the way they work. He's been writing code for over thirty years and has been an active member of the Agile community for the last fifteen. He blends his strong technical background with a deep understanding of Agile and... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Chesapeake 4/5/6

09:00

Get in Your Coaching Groove with Coaching Triggers (Damon Poole, Gillian Lee)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
What can we do as Coaches to resist the temptation to step in and offer advice? Coaching Triggers offer a new framework to help you stay in the coaching mode, work from the coachee’s agenda, and remain neutral. This framework was developed from years of coaching clients and training coaches.
As an Agile Coach we have four interaction modes: pure coaching (aka professional coaching), mentoring, teaching, and facilitating. When we are purely in the Coaching mindset, we are working to help the coachee come up with their own solutions. All of your mental energy should be focused on looking for opportunities to assist the coachee in moving forward in their own problem solving process.
Coaching triggers are pairs of circumstances and corresponding techniques that help to identify how we can best help the coachee move forward. For instance, if the coachee is potentially off-track from their stated purpose for the coaching session, that’s a trigger that indicates using a technique like focusing, interrupting, or orienting. On the other hand, if they seem distracted, consider using the technique of releasing. Each of these triggers utilizes "powerful questions" that are open-ended, non leading, and specific to the trigger being used.
In this session we will introduce the following coaching triggers:
  • Interrupting - skillfully pausing the coachee to check if they are exploring relevant territory
  • Orienting - keeping the coachee working towards their stated goal
  • Spectating - resisting the urge to interrupt for your own sake
  • Releasing - detecting distractions and allowing the coachee to release them
The majority of the workshop will be practicing the coaching triggers in pairs. For each trigger we will provide the circumstances, an example of how to use the trigger, and the powerful questions that go along with the trigger.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understanding of the differences between Agile Coach and Agile Expert
  • How coaching triggers can help to stay in the coaching mindset
  • Some new powerful questions
  • The coaching triggers of focusing, interrupting, orienting, spectating, and releasing

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Speakers
avatar for Damon Poole

Damon Poole

Founder, Nexxle
Damon is the founder of Nexxle, an Ad-hoc Priority Management System for Everyone. He is an entrepreneur and software industry veteran who deeply understands how to create an environment of technology and market innovation that leads to business success. Prior to Nexxle, he was Chief... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Lee

Gillian Lee

Agile Coach, Nulogy
Gillian helps teams and organizations deliver better business results by coaching and mentoring them on Agile. She helps engage and grow the people around her through playful facilitation and intentional peer-to-peer learning. Gillian is an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Maryland Ballroom C

10:45

You as the Facilitator, pair and prepare your way to successful outcomes (Ant Boobier)

Abstract:
Good meeting outcomes don't just happen by chance, someone needs to take the time to create the environment in which they can occur. That means preparation, which is one of the most important and overlooked jobs of the Facilitator. Jean Tabaka in 'Collaboration Explained' would use the rule of thumb of taking twice the length of the meeting to prepare for it. Time invested in preparing for a session, will help you as the facilitator guide an engaged group to effectively meet their meeting outcomes.
This workshop will present some useful tools and techniques, including the 'Facilitation Canvas', to help you effectively plan for your session; so come along and get set to 'Pair' and 'Prepare' your way to successful facilitation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The importance of planning for productive facilitated sessions, to help you guide an engaged group to effectively meet their outcomes
  • Find out what the Facilitation canvas is and how to use it to prepare for a successful session
  • Tools to help you pair and collaborate when preparing to facilitate a session

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Speakers
avatar for Ant Boobier

Ant Boobier

Practices lead, BNZ (and Nomad8)
Ant Boobier is a 'people geek', lover of agile and lean UX, Practices lead for a team of coaches at BNZ (Bank of New Zealand ;-) ) agile coach and trainer with Nomad8, He has been doing agile for more years than he cares to remember; RAD in the 90s, XP in the 2000s and a magic mix... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:45 - 12:00
Chesapeake 4/5/6

14:00

A Coach’s Guide to Emotional Culture - An Interactive Workshop (Caroline Sauve)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Abstract:
As coaches, we are able to understand the impact that emotions have on how our clients see the world and (in turn) how they choose to act. Indeed, when coaching one-on-one, a coach may well opt to develop the emotional line of a client in order to give them a broader set of lenses to tap into within their work and life.
How then, can we extend this same lens to organizational development?
This interactive workshop will set us forth on a path to exploring emotional culture. Using Integral Agile and Integral Coaching to support our understanding, participants will engage in activities and practices to help them coach emotional line development at an organizational level.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The interactive workshop will offer:
  • 1. Brief overview of Integral Agile with a focus on Organizational Culture and Relationships Quadrant (LL) & Levels (Conformist - Amber, Achievement - Orange, Pluralistic - Green, Evolutionary - Teal)
  • 2. Working interactively and in groups, participants will embody and better understand the emotional cultural baseline available at each Level.
  • 3. Digging deeper, we'll surface the "language" of specific emotions (e.g. Anger, Fear, Joy) and then translate this into the emotional culture of each Level.
  • 4. Lastly, we'll work collectively to surface approaches to developing the emotional culture for each Level.

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Speakers
avatar for Caroline Sauve

Caroline Sauve

Coach, InsideOutAgile
Thoughtful curiosity leads to insight. Caroline is a Professional Integral Coach at InsideOutAgile who is passionate about developing increasing levels of leadership capability and cultural maturity within Agile organizations. To learn more and get connected visit: https://inside... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
National Harbor 6/7

14:00

Uncover and overcome immunity to change (Lucia Baldelli, Cherie Silas)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Have you ever had clients that cannot change their habits, even if they are aware of the negative impact on their life or performance? Desire and motivation do not seem to be enough: even when it could actually mean keeping or losing their job, the ability to change remains elusive.
How can coaches support their clients to overcome their own immunity to change and succeed?
Participants in this workshop will learn a coaching framework that can support this change. It is a powerful tool that can be used with individuals, teams, organisations. Through interactive and engaging exercises, participants will amplify and practice their ability to influence change. They will learn to recognise the immune system that is holding them back from changing. They will give clients the keys to unlock their potential and finally move forward. All while having fun.
Come learn a simple, yet subtle technique to uncover and overcome immunity to change. You will boost your capability help your clients move forward.

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of this workshops participants will learn to:
  • - assess their clients' immunity to change
  • - own the immunity mapping technique through practice
  • - support a peer client to uncover immunity to change, identifying assumptions and limiting beliefs
  • - expand their own ability to help clients move forward.


Speakers
avatar for Lucia Baldelli

Lucia Baldelli

Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Team Coach, Coaching Outside the Box
avatar for Cherie Silas

Cherie Silas

Enterprise Agile Coach, Tandem Coaching Academy
Certified Enterprise Coach and ICF Professional Certified Coach


Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Maryland Ballroom C

15:45

Liberating Structures... 36 tried and true facilitation techniques to amp up collaboration (Alex Sloley)

Abstract:
You will learn how to facilitate the discussions your org needs and your org will learn how to have constructive dialogs. I am going to demonstrate how to use some of these techniques in the workshop. And all the attendees are going to be fully immersed and ready to wield their new knowledge the very next day at work.
Come learn how to help your team(s), org(s), and company(ies)!!!
For more information, watch my video at http://youtu.be/UNOjqMUv8h0
A version of this workshop that was presented at Agile Tour Sydney 2016 is at http://bit.ly/2f4Bie8
A version of this workshop that was presented at AgileNZ 2017 is at http://youtu.be/i4ewZ3xvhi8

Learning Outcomes:
  • Attendees will be introduced to Liberating Structures as a set of protocols for communication and collaboration. The purpose and intent of the protocols will be discussed and described. Attendees will actually participate in a variety of Liberating Structure exercises, enabling the techniques to be applied immediately. To summarize the session a set of online resources will be provided to the attendees so they can research further at their leisure.

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Speakers
avatar for Alex Sloley

Alex Sloley

Agile Coach Facilitator Teacher Mentor, Macquarie Group
Alex Sloley is an Agile consultant, specializing in Agile training, Agile coaching, and software development best practices training. Alex is a fifteen-year veteran of Microsoft where he acted as a Program Manager, Software Test Engineer, and Software Design Engineer in Test. During... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 15:45 - 17:00
Maryland Ballroom C