Thursday, 21. February 2019, Chicago, Certified Enterprise Agility Coach (CEAC) Training - Chicago State University (CSU)

from 21. February 2019 - 8:30
till 22. March 2019 - 16:00


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Certified Enterprise Agility Coach (CEAC) Training  Training & Certification offered by Chicago State University (CSU)  Two day In-Person Training WorkshopHighlights 

One-of-a-kind training focusing on Enterprise Agility and Business Agility.
A highly interactive training program that makes ample use of discussions, group activities, and real-life scenarios and challenges to enhance participants’ learning experience.
Guidance for current and aspiring enterprise agility coaches to understand and master organizational design, lean principles, and business agility; and develop a leadership mindset for guiding an organization’s agile journey to achieve true agility.

The Enterprise Agility Coaching Workshop is a unique training program that focuses on both the areas of “being agile” and “doing agile”. This is a highly interactive workshop that makes ample use of discussions and exercises to help participants learn soft skills required for implementing a successful and sustainable agile transformation/transition. You will learn and refresh your knowledge of agile practices/principles, lean thinking, system thinking, culture, structure, and other important components so that you can implement enterprise/business agility within organizations.  
The course focuses on four distinct aspects in an integrated fashion: Leadership, Practices, Systems, and Culture. This is to equip enterprise agility coaches and leaders with the skill to ensure smoother agile transformation. The training also focuses on enhancing learner’s skill in servant leadership, organizational change, lean thinking, and professional coaching.
Some of the elements that participants will learn during the workshop are:

 How organizational culture, structure, and dynamics impact agile transformation efforts and how an Enterprise Agility Coach could adjust his/her strategy to achieve both team level and enterprise/business agility.

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 How to improve the ability to design and implement a successful and sustainable organizational transformation that would deliver breakthrough end-to-end business, cultural and human outcomes as a successful Enterprise Agility Leader.
 Processes, skills, tools, and techniques that help to overcome organizational dysfunctions and impediments; how to design a system that would support high-performance, enhance customer focus, and facilitate a higher level of enterprise/business agility.
 How to assess the maturity of enterprise/business agility components and take actions for improving the status of low maturity components.

Who should attend? Who will benefit from the workshop?
This course is designed for:

 Project, Program, and Portfolio Professionals who aspire to take up the role of an Enterprise Agility Coach or Enterprise Agility Leader.
Experienced Scrum Masters, Agile Project/Program Managers or Iteration Managers who want a more comprehensive understanding of the complete range of business agility and enterprise agility skills.
Current Agile coaches who want to enhance and improve their professional skills to achieve career progression to Enterprise Agility Coach/Leader.
Coaches who wish to increase the ability to break through seemingly insurmountable problems within their organizations such as resistance to change.
Agile Managers, Product Owners, and others wishing to access a broader range of skills in working at the organizational level.
Agile Transformation Leaders, Change Agents, Agile Managers, Portfolio Managers, Agile Business Leaders, Process Improvement Professionals, and other Agilists wishing to learn/enhance their organizational capacity and leadership to support continuous and sustainable business and enterprise agility.
Senior leaders (Directors, VPs/SVPs, CIOs, Business/IT Executives, etc).


Knowledge of Agile Manifesto and Agile Methods (Scrum or Kanban or XP) would be very helpful.
Some working experience within an Agile environment in either business or technological areas of the organization.
Willingness to learn soft skills necessary to be a successful Enterprise Agility Coach.

Course Outline
1. Agile and Agility

 What is Agility?
 Agile and Agility Model
 Doing Agile vs. Being Agile
 VUCA World and importance of Agility

2.   Introduction to Coaching and Becoming a Coach

 Definitions of Coaching
 Coaching as a Profession
 Coaching Frameworks/Models
 Definition of Coach
 Skills to help Coach

3.   Organizational culture, structure, leadership, and practice

 Organization Ecosystem
 When Agile is just a Process
 Wilber’s Four Quadrant Model – Intentional, Behavioral, Systems and Culture

4.   Organizational Design (OD)

 The connection between Organization and People
 Roles and Responsibilities
 Individual capabilities

5.   Complexity and Systems

 System Thinking
 Complexity Theory
 Complex System and Consequences
 Ability to counter Complexity with Clarity
 Complexity models

6.   Five Disciplines

 System Thinking
 Personal Mastery
 Mental Models
 Shared Models
 Team Learning

7.   Leadership

 Type of Leaders
 Agile Leader mindset
 Predict-and-Plan mindset
 Sense-and-Respond mindset
 Conditioning (Catalyzing) the enterprise

8.   Mindset

 Agile is a mindset
 Fixed mindset vs. Growth mindset
 Delivery approach differentiation

9.   Lean

 Lean Startup and Lean Startup Model
 Lean/Lean Thinking Principles
 Lean Thinking – Process Concepts
 Lean Thinking - Tools

10.   Enterprise and Business Agility

 Seven types of Agility
 What is Organizational Agility?
 Attributes of Enterprise Agility
 Components of Organizational Agility and Resilience
 Business Agility
 What is Business Agility?
 Business Agility Drivers
 Business Agility Justification
 Business Agility Metamodel

11.   Enterprise Agility Coach

 Key traits
 Soft skills

12.   Enterprise Agility Coaching Competency Framework

 Enterprise Agility Coaching Competency Framework
 Additional considerations
 Success criteria

13.  Agile Adoption

 Most Agile Adoptions
 Outside-In Adoption
 Inside-Out Adoption
 Inside-Out Agility Approach

14.   Agile Transformation Approach

 Enterprise Agility
 Team Agility
 Investing in a new set of Capabilities
 Key team and enterprise level changes

15.   Enterprise Business Agility Assessment

 Basics of Assessment
 Sample Enterprise Business Agility Assessment

16.   Sustainable Agile Enterprise

 Enterprise Agility Enablers
 Basic elements of sustainable agility

17.   Challenges faced by Enterprise Agility Coaches/Leaders and         How to Overcome

 Organizational Challenges
 Cultural Challenges
 Business Challenges
Measurement Challenges

 Learning Goals/Outcomes
In order to master enterprise agility coaching skills, you need to put in both time and effort. This workshop will allow you to understand:

The core components of business agility, how it extends beyond team-level agility, and how the organization can support business agility.
How to utilize the key skill areas and knowledge areas from the best enterprise agility coaches.
Organizational change, type of changes, resistance, and how to successfully achieve a higher degree of enterprise agility.
How business agility, portfolio agility, and delivery agility can complement each other and be an integral part of achieving a higher degree of enterprise agility.
How to observe, learn, and practice professional coaching skills in order to improve leadership effectiveness.
How agile leaders can adjust and shift from “Plan and Predict” to “Sense and Respond” mindset.
The health of business and technology functional areas and whether they are resilient, creative, resourceful, and resonant.
The broader organizational context more clearly and determine the best interventions, and best actions to create a positive impact.
How to implement a tangible plan to improve your coaching skills when you’re back on your job.
As to what new things that you can implement in your organization. You will even have a few innovative ideas to chew on for a while. All these outcomes add to your ability to become an excellent enterprise agility coach that your organization needs.

Workshop participants who successfully complete this training workshop will be awarded the Certified Enterprise Agility Coach (CEAC) certificate from the Chicago State University (CSU).      
Workshop participants who successfully complete this training workshop will be awarded the Badge of Certified Enterprise Agility Coach (CEAC) from the Chicago State University (CSU). 

Continue Education Credits
Participants of this workshop are eligible to claim Continue Education Credits towards one or more of the following Institutional certifications:

PMI (PDU): This workshop meets the criteria of PMI’s Leadership PDUs (PDU-L), Strategic PDUs (PDU-S), and Technical PDUs (PDU-T) for various PMI credentials. Total of 15 PDUs are eligible.
Scrum Alliance (SEU): This workshop meets the criteria towards SEU requirements for Scrum Alliance’s CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) continued education requirements. Total of 15 SEUs are eligible.
IIBA (CDU): This training workshop meets the criteria towards CDU requirements for CCBA and CBAP certifications. Total of 15 CDUs are eligible.
NASBA (CPE): NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements. Total of 16 CPEs are eligible.

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