Facilitation for Agilists

Agile has been on the market for over 15 years. More and more individuals and organisations are entering into Agile transformations. Agile promotes aparadigm shift in collaboration & communication for organisations, teams and leadership.In this processes people make the difference.

Agilists have to learn and practice how to design and lead high quality sessions. This is where we get into a grey zone. Too often Agilists “facilitate” without understanding the skills and competencies needed for facilitation. Leading Agile transformations requirespecific facilitation competencies and the development of new models of collaborative leadership.

These competencies have been identified and described by IAF – the International Association of Facilitators. Arie van Bennekum, one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and early adopter of the IAF-competencies for facilitation has integratedboth areas, Agile and Facilitation, for over 2 decades and combined them into this course.

Target audience

  • Experienced Agilists that want to develop and practicetheir leadership and facilitation competencies

What will you learn

  • Practice the facilitation of Agile rituals getting structured feedback;
  • Expand your own knowledge of facilitation techniques and approaches;
  • Understand and practice the basics of collaborative leadership and self-organisation;
  • Become aware of yourpersonal facilitation competencies and reflect on how to improve them.

Covered topics

  • Facilitation techniques
  • Facilitation competences
  • Creating structured feedback
  • Collaborative Leadership and self-organization


Day 1

  • Positioning the facilitator and preparing a workshop. All organized around the 6 IAF competences.
  • The facilitator’s dashboard based on the 6 Axis of Facilitation. To be used both in preparation and during the delivery of a workshop

Day 2

  • The various angles of group dynamics including intervention techniques based on the 6 Axis, group development models & communication styles.
  • The facilitator’s toolbox: facilitation methods and approaches suitableforagile processes;

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Arie van Bennekum is one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and Thought Leader with Wemanity. He is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. This eventually led to becoming one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and an expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, agile techniques and user involvement. Believing in his team, facilitating them to reach their best combined with end user involvement, have his focus when he speaks, presents, demonstrates and lectures about agility.

Today, as Wemanity’s Thought Leader, Arie focuses his energy on leading agile transformations for large international corporates and on researching better ways of integrating agile. Arie also is Chair of the Agile Consortium International, lecturer at universities and keynote speaker at conferences.


  • Price: € 1250 excl VAT
  • Language: Dutch/English
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Facilities: Training includes materials, lunch, coffee, tea

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