Workshops to Build a Strong Agile Foundation so Your Team can Thrive

On-site and public workshops designed to help you understand the dynamics of self-organizing teams and boost your overall productivity.

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I offer workshops to help you build a strong foundation for thriving agile teams, understand the unique dynamics of self-organizing teams, and boost team productivity.

My on-line workshops include exercises, reflection questions, and an invitation to an online community where people can ask questions and interact with other participants and with me.

My on-site workshops are hands-on and experiential. I share models and tools in a way that fosters practice and integration.

In addition, I also design and lead experiential workshops customized to your needs, goals, and unique situation.

If you're ready to discuss how an experiential workshop can lead to insights and action in your organization click on any of the Schedule Discovery Call buttons on this page to book a time convenient to you.

ON-LINE WORKSHOPS

POWERFUL RETROSPECTIVES

BENEFITS:  Make your retrospectives powerful.

This class is for people with an array of experience with retrospectives--whether you are a Scrum Master who just learned about retrospectives, a team member participating in retrospectives, have lead a dozen retrospectives, or want to move beyond "What worked well / What should we do differently" lists. If you want to gain confidence to hold retrospectives that help your team improve, this class is for you.

AUDIENCE:  Scrum Masters, Team Coaches, Team Leads and others who have work with teams.

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COMING SOON: MAKE THE MOST OF ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS

BENEFITS:  Connect with people, build relationships, improve results.

One-on-ones are a critical management tool--to build relationships and trust, to understand needs, obstacles, and possibilities. They are part of your information system to understand obstacles, patterns, and lurking issues.

We'll talk about a proven structure, levels of listening, frequency and much more.

AUDIENCE:  Team leads, managers, and leaders.

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ON-SITE WORKSHOPS

LEADING AGILE TEAMS

BENEFITS:  Learn how to lead agile teams to success.

In this session, you’ll learn how to create the conditions for  positive team dynamics. How to support bounded autonomy, responsibility, and engagements. You will gains skills to increase trust and communication within your organization.

AUDIENCE:  Managers, directors, and others who have leadership position in an Agile organization.

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Esther immediately connects with teams through listening and asking questions that make the team pause, think, and see their challenges in a new light. She is able to apply the trust she’s built, her experience, and knowledge to then help the team build and apply techniques to overcome their challenges and work more effectively. Her ability to listen and understand the challenges each team face is outstanding."

John Sutcliffe, Software Development Director

LEADING AGILE TEAMS

BENEFITS:  Learn how to lead agile teams to success.

In this session, you’ll learn how to create the conditions for  positive team dynamics. How to support bounded autonomy, responsibility, and engagements. You will gains skills to increase trust and communication within your organization.

AUDIENCE:  Managers, directors, and others who have leadership position in an Agile organization.

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Well worth the time and effort–a must experience workshop for anyone who manages other people.

Ron Logan

COACHING SELF-ORGANIZING TEAMS

BENEFITS:  Learn to coach at the team level.

The workshop’s design and content will take your skills to the next level. In this session, we will focus on the heart of Scrum—a highly collaborative team. You’ll learn to identify the source of common team problems, and take action to improve the team environment. You will gains skills to increase trust and communication on your teams.

AUDIENCE:  ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Team Leads.

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An enlightening class where secrets are revealed to improve your teams and yourself

Marty Bland

FACILITATE: FOR SCRUM MASTER, AGILE COACHES AND TEAM LEADS

BENEFITS: Learn how to help teams think, learn, and decide together.

The workshop’s design and content will prepare you to facilitate discussions and decision-making with your teams. In this session, you will learn a flexible facilitation model that you can adapt to almost any situation where your team needs to think clearly, process different points of view, and arrive at a conclusion. You’ll learn to the anatomy of a decision, how to test for agreement, and reach decisions the team will support.

AUDIENCE:

ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Team Leads

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This is the BEST training/learning experience. Everyone should attend, not just leaders of Agile teams.

Catherine S. Castner

TEAMING UP: A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP FOR AGILE TEAMS

BENEFITS: Learn essential teamwork skills.

The workshop’s design and content will take your skills to the next level. In this session, you’ll learn how everyone can contribute to positive team dynamics. You will gains skills to increase trust and communication on your team.

AUDIENCE:

Team members on Agile teams.

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

COACHING BEYOND THE TEAM: Influencing the Organization

BENEFITS: Learn how to coach beyond the team.

The workshop’s design and content will take your skills to the next level. 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.

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This is an exciting, eye-opening workshop that provided creative and innovative techniques for coaching teams while assisting participants in developing their Agile network.

Kathleen Kannan

PROBLEM SOLVING LEADERSHIP

BENEFITS:  Manage change and practice innovation by becoming a problem solving leader.

Develop your own problem solving style PSL is built on sound principles of adult learning theory, general systems thinking, group process concepts, creativity and congruent human interaction.The simulations and other activities are designed to involve you totally in the experience of improving your problem solving effectiveness.

You will take away an increased awareness of your own problem solving style and an understanding and appreciation of the styles of others. You will see how valuing differences can enhance innovation and increase, rather than constrain, your problem solving options.

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Anyone managing people needs to take the workshop to improve your one-one relationships with your employees (a business’ most important asset)."

Jim

A workshop that teaches you the principles behind team dynamics and actionable techniques your entire team could benefit from."

Victor Szalvay
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