Washington University in St. Louis

AGI551: Agile Coaching (24 hrs)

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Course summary:

Team Leadership and Agile Coaching is an immersive training program designed to help participants develop and enhance their leadership and coaching skills. Through this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the different coaching techniques such as teaching, mentoring, facilitating, and coaching, and learn how to apply them effectively based on various situations.

Moreover, this course provides learners with the necessary skills to create a positive team environment, promote meaningful collaboration, and resolve conflicts in a healthy manner. As a consultant, leader, or coach, learners will learn how to empower their team members and help them achieve their goals.

This course is a complete reboot and redesign of our previous Agile Coaching program, incorporating new and updated learning outcomes to meet the changing needs of today's dynamic business environment.

Course outline:
Development in the Agile Coaching:
  • The Agile Coaching Mindset

Coach as a Professional Coach:

  • Foundational Professional Coaching Skills
  • The Coaching Conversation – Coaching for Action

Coach as Mentor:

  • Key Mentoring Skills
  • Mentoring Agile Role

Coach as Teacher:

  • Key Teaching Skills
  • Agile Mindset Shifts and Frameworks

Coach as Team Coach:

  • Foundational Team Coaching
  • Describing Team
  • Coaching the Journey Toward High Performance
  • Handling Conflict and Dysfunction within the Team
  • Handling Organizational Impediments

Setting Boundaries for Agile Coaching:

  • Coaching Alliances and Contracts
Learning outcomes:
  • Relate the mindset, competencies and practices of Agile Coaching to their own experience and current competency level.
  • Exhibit the self-awareness to identify a development path for their own growth as an Expert Agile Coach
  • Apply foundational professional coaching skills in an Agile context
  • Describe the arc of a coaching conversation and apply it using a variety of techniques in real-world Agile Coaching scenarios
  • Apply foundational mentoring skills in an Agile context
  • Contrast mentoring and coaching and apply mentoring skills with a mentee on real-world Agile scenarios
  • Apply foundational teaching skills in an Agile context
  • Apply concepts to teach a brief lesson which conveys aspects of the key mindset shifts and introduces one key Agile framework
  • Apply foundational team coaching skills in an Agile context
  • Apply tools and techniques for effective team startup and for cultivating self-awareness in teams
  • Assess the health of an Agile team and adjust one's individual coaching style to facilitate the team's journey to high-performance
  • Apply tools and techniques to work with conflict and dysfunction in teams
  • Describe common organizational impediments to Agile adoption and categorize them to determine the appropriate level with which to resolve them (e.g., team, community of practice, tactical leadership, executive leadership)
  • Determine and present the best course of action for formalizing coaching relationships in both internal and external contexts
Virtual Classroom
Day & Time:
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 15, 2024 to Nov 12, 2024
5:00PM to 7:30PM
Enrollment Deadline:
October 8, 2024
Course Fee(s):

Enrollment Deadline is Tuesday, October 8, 2024, at 5:00 PM CST. Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.


A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full. Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge.

A request to transfer a class to a future date can only occur if the request is more than 5 business days prior to the start of class.  Otherwise, the request will be considered a cancellation and the policy will apply.

Thank you for your interest! Currently, we don't have any additional sessions with availability. However, we're committed to offering ongoing learning opportunities and are working to add more sessions in the future. We appreciate your interest and look forward to the opportunity to support your professional growth soon.
Accrediting Associations:
  • ICAgile (International Consortium for Agile)
Applies toward the following certificate(s):
Agile Coaching Badge-1
Have questions?
Contact us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.