Facilitating Co-created Transformations
Discover a systematic approach to enterprise transformation to promote engagement, gain adoption and enable a lean agile culture.
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About this Certification
Discover a systematic approach to enterprise transformation to promote engagement, gain adoption and enable a lean agile culture.
Co-creating Transformations is a feedback-driven approach to manage transformation in rapidly evolving environments, and provides a set of values and practices to include those impacted into the design of the transition. It has been proven in enterprises of various sizes, non-profit organizations and government agencies, helping groups shift towards a sustainable and continual change mindset.

Discover more effective practices for introducing and managing transformation in your organization, empowering teams to move towards an entrepreneurial agility mindset. Apply feedback-driven co-creation to change behaviors, empower informal social networks, distribute decision making, align strategic need with organizational capability, and affect real impact onto the organization.

Particular attention is given to the relationship between strategical assumptions and the capacity for the teams to operate the new value delivery mechanisms. By abstracting through interventions, change teams are capable of equally managing agile and non-agile transformations.

With case studies and examples from the energy, safety and insurance industries, non-profit museums, governmental agencies, and technological startups we investigate how co-created transformation can be used to manage a distributed change team to achieve true Business Agility.


Certification

ICP-CAT

ICAgile Certified Professional - Coaching Agile Transitions

This workshop covers strict learning objectives set forth by ICAgile. After participative attendance and the completion of the post-workshop requirements, the facilitator qualifies participants to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT). If the facilitator identifies a lack of achievement of the learning objectives, additional post-workshop materials may need to be submitted before certification. The certification process does not rely on testing, relying instead on active participation and engagement with the material. The certification is included in the price of the course.

This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving the ICAgile Certified Expert -Enterprise Agile Coaching (ICE-EC) designation the industry’s first competence-based certification for Enterprise Agile Coaching.


What is co-created transformation?

Co-created Transformations is a systematic approach to enterprise transformation that leverages lessons learned from lean-agile environments to support individuals, teams, and organizations in making organizational change. It promotes team-level support while providing reliable scalability, tracking, measurement and reporting of the change program at the enterprise level. You can read more about it in our blog. 

An intervention validates multiple transformational experiments against a single strategical assumption, allowing a coherent management structure to oversee the entire program. Change becomes strategically targeted iterations driven by the teams, who experiment with better ways of working and identify which practices fit their environment.


Learning Objectives:

Each of our offerings focuses on a specific topic, but they all share a common objective: they aim to introduce lean/agile learnings into structured environments. Our overarching objective is for you to learn effective practices to influence and catalyze transformation in rapidly evolving environments. So, among other things you will learn:

1) Enterprise Agile Coaching Skills and Scope:

  • The field of Enterprise Agile Coaching (what is the field of Enterprise Agile Coaching and understanding its competencies).
  • Self-Mastery, Professional Development and Ethics (Striving for personal and professional mastery, ethical considerations of the field, and knowing your own limits and boundaries).

2) Change and Agile Transitions:

  • Organization and Human Change Processes (Creating a case for business change, understanding human and organizational change processes, and bringing the agile mindset to change).
  • Agile Transition and Transformation Change Strategies (How to co-create and design an organizational change strategy, understand organization systems entry, conduct assessments keeping in mind its components and considerations, and contract for change).
  • Working with Organizational Impediments (Understanding, identifying and addressing organizational impediments, 
  • Communicating, Educating and Facilitating for Organizational Change (communicating, educating and facilitating at an organizational level and having awareness of large group facilitation methods).

3) Creating Approaches that are Unique to the Environment:

  • Applying agile mindset & practices to manage enterprise transformation (leveraging the agile mindset to overcome change management complexity, combining lean thinking, OD technology and the Agile methodology and integrating adaptive practices into day-to-day operations). 
  • Coordinating, Tracking and Measuring Concurrent change projects (co-creating strategical/tactical plans with lightweight canvases and aligning strategic needs with organizational capability).
  • Scaling Change programs (scaling change through manageable interventions, leading change from any level of the organization, and responding to challenges with fit-for-purpose solutions).


Audience

Directly relevant to those involved in scaling agile methodologies (in an IT environment) or those wishing to apply agile thinking to traditional change management (outside an IT environment). These include managers, change management professionals, agile coaches, scrum masters, team leads, and those who want to effect meaningful change in their organizations. If you are involved in an enterprise transformation, this workshop is for you. 

Relevant roles include enterprise, program and team-level Agile Coaches, Agile Team Facilitators, or anyone aspiring to these roles. Also, anyone with a strong background in change management and/or organizational design and a curiosity about agile approaches at the enterprise level will benefit from this certification.


A different kind of change

At this point, you must have realized that you can’t change other people. What you can change is your own behavior and the influence you have over others. Our approach is based on Lean Agile principles, blended with some of the traditional change models and embellished with cool brain science. It takes an entire new perspective on the focus of control of change. Instead of controlling the outcomes, it focuses on the learning accumulated through rigorous lean experimentation.

Co-created Transformation embraces an adaptive approach to change, since experimentation reflects our natural learning. And all transitions should be about delivering value, not about brainwashing people! We embrace the simple truths: you can’t control the way people are going to respond to change, and people are more likely to be happy if they have a hand in designing the change.

This kind of empowerment to “change outside of the box” is exactly what co-created transformations are all about. To recognize organizations as social networks which are complex adaptive systems, which will kill the spirit and produce frustration if members feel hollow and devoid of meaning. No matter whether you are a human resources manager, scrum master, product owner, software developer or writer, you will leave empowered to change your organization for the better.


Format

We abide by the “hands-on” method of learning, where each concept is studied as a module that contains theory, practice, and discussion. Regardless of the length of the workshop, these are intense days of collaborative activities where you will learn by doing, sharing and discussing findings in small groups. 

Unless explicitly indicated, our events include all you need for a day of intense mental activity: coffee, snacks, lunch, and plenty of breaks. We choose only prime locations to conduct events in, and strive to provide the best experience possible. It is a safe environment where we have fun and come out with plenty to talk about.


Pre-Requisites

While there are no specific pre-requisites to this course, we recommend familiarity with team or professional coaching, management consulting, business agility, organizational design, and/or strong background in change management in order to maximize your learning opportunity.


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