Coaching4AgileLeaders

Coaching4AgileLeaders is a coach training program which provides 60 hours of coach specific training, preparing participants to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coach Federation.

Agile is a set of values and their supporting principles that guide organizations in the way they develop products and deliver valuable software solutions to customers. Agile coaching at the team, organizational, and enterprise level requires the use of professional coaching skills to be highly effective but these skills are not routinely taught in basic Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes.

The most common gap area for people applying for the Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC) and the Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designations is in the coaching mindset and proficient understanding and use of professional coaching skills.

Our goal is to provide the training and mentoring needed to learn and become effective in the use of professional coaching skills as you apply them to your role as a Scrum Master, Multi-Team Agile Coach, or Enterprise Agile Coach. Our focus in these classes will be to learn the skills and mindset that satisfy the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC) requirements. We will also focus on the perspective of people in Agile careers and coaching in an agile environment with groups, teams, and individuals. The skills and mindset, when learned and effectively applied, will also meet the requirements for the CTC and CEC designations with Scrum Alliance.

The primary instructor for these courses will be: Cherie Silas who is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and an ICF Mentor Coach. Cherie is also a Scrum Alliance CEC and CTC application reviewer and a CTC Mentor Coach. The secondary instructor will be Val Hastings who is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) and an ICF Mentor Coach.

The training is divided into three sections and is formatted in weekly 2 hour live group video calls over a 10 week period. Interactive learning and supervised practice and feedback are part of each call.

We would love to be a part of your professional coaching journey! If you are interested in more information about, please contact Cherie at: coachcherie@att.net

If you are ready for training now, register for one of our upcoming rounds. Please click on the link below for information on upcoming dates and to register:

Steps to achieving your first coaching credential:  The Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Step One: Complete 60 hours of ICF approved coach-specific training

Step Two: Complete 10 hours of mentor coaching with a Coaching4AgileLeaders-approved mentor coach. (Group Mentor Coaching fulfills this requirement.)

Step Three: Submit a recording of your coaching at the ACC level to Coaching4AgileLeaders and apply for graduation.

  • Your mentor-coach will provide guidance on your coaching recording.
  • When applying for graduation there are a few additional requirements. Students will be asked to:
    • Read and agree to uphold the ICF Code of Ethics.
    • Pay in full all tuition fees prior to applying for graduation.
    • Complete the application for graduation and pay the $350 graduation application fee. (To receive the graduation packet, please contact the Office Manager at wendy@coaching4todaysleaders.com.)
    • Submit the Coaching Performance Evaluation Report from your mentor-coach, which provides written feedback and specific evidence of your coaching ability. The evaluation must reflect coaching at the ACC level or higher. (A letter of recommendation from your mentor-coach does not meet this requirement.)
    • Submit a recording, along with a written transcript, of your coaching for review by Coaching4Today’sLeaders. (The coachee may not be another coach or coaching student.) The recording must demonstrate coaching at the ACC level.
  • Once you have successfully completed the above requirements, we will provide you with a graduation certificate. You will use this certificate to apply for your ACC credential from the ICF.

Step Four: Apply to the ICF for your ACC credential.

  • When applying for your ACC, the ICF will require:
    • A separate, additional application fee.
    • A copy of your graduation certificate from Coaching4Today’sLeaders.
    • A coaching log detailing 100 hours of coaching beginning after the start of your coach-specific training. (Refer to the ICF website for details and a SAMPLE log)
    • A one-time written exam, the Coach Knowledge Assessment. (Refer to the ICF website for details.)
      • We offer an ICF Test-Prep Class to prepare you for this written exam.