Coaching beyond the team
Welcome to an extended 3-days course with Esther Derby and Don Gray. During three days you will learn how to influence the organisation beyond the team.
Registration and breakfast starts at 8.30 am the first day (the course begins at 9.00 am).
The workshop ends at 5.00 pm day 1+2. Day 3 ends at 4-4.30 pm.
Course description as PDF
Bring your skills to next level
As agile coach, scrum master, consultant or leader in an organisation, your job includes helping people work more effectively - sometimes directly helping individuals and teams. But often, your work involves solving problems - and engaging other people to solve problems - people beyond your team. You may have no authority to insist those people to listen or do, yet managers and executives expect organisation-wide results from your activities.
Many executives see clearly how teams should change, but don’t see how the environment or their own actions impact teams. Handing those executives an impediment list isn’t a winning strategy.
Who is this workshop for?
This course is meant for Scrum Masters, agile coaches, project managers and managers of agile teams.
You’ll learn techniques for understanding the real problem. New analysis tools will reveal the real company, which bears little resemblance to the chart hanging on the wall. Experiential exercises will make this part of your coaching DNA.
Through simulations and small group activities we will explore common organisational patterns and dynamics. Through discussion and practice, you’ll learn tools that will help you communicate the changes needed to unleash productivity.
You will learn the arc of a helping relationship – Center-Enter-Turn. You’ll discover ways to establish credibility and rapport to influence and coach beyond the team. You’ll learn how to use a range of diagramming and thinking techniques to create understanding, and share data in a way that enables others to engage and take action.
In this workshop you will learn
- how to Center yourself, Enter the system, and Turn the system towards better fit for function
- how to see the visible & invisible organisational structures which sustain the current pattern
- how problems extend into the organisation
- how to discover and show factors that affect the situation, and how they influence each other
- how to choose which actions to take first