Essentials of Online Agile Coaching

Acquire and Expand Practical Coaching Skills

The online program "Essentials of Online Agile Coaching " teaches the practical basics of agile team coaching in virtual spaces. 

Here, participants learn the design and practical implementation outcome-oriented agile online workshops. The four-day program is suitable for team or project leaders as well as trainers or coaches from all industries who want to better support their teams in virtual space.

Today, continuous innovation and effective team collaboration are key factors in successful businesses. The rapid change in and automation of the working world means that teamwork increasingly takes place in virtual spaces. The workshop teaches the core methods of agile development and design thinking to enable participants to design and deliver effective teamwork in online environments.    

In addition, the four-day format focuses on both the conceptual and practical exploration of various coaching methods. 

Target Group

  • Individuals who need to lead agile teams to achieve their goals. 

  • Individuals looking to acquire basic agile coaching skills.  

  • Individuals who need practical agile coaching experience. 

  • Experienced coaches who specifically want to try out and expand their agile coaching skills in an online environment. 

Workshop Summary

This program consists of two parts: 

The first part allows participants to explore the success factors and corresponding practices to conduct professional online workshops. In particular, participants learn to deal effectively with the four pillars of online team engagement: 1. project, 2. process, 3. work environment, 4. stakeholders. 

In the second part, the course focuses on the agile and design mindsets and practices that a coach or facilitator should bring to their work. The workshop breaks down this mindset into specific practices learnable and teachable skills. Through numerous practice exercises, example scenarios, participants explore and expand these very skills. Structured reflection sessions combined with the systematic feedback of experienced coaches from the HPI Academy help participants apply these insights directly to their work.

Overview of workshop days

First day of workshop:

Introduction to agile online coaching  

- Core elements of agile coaching   

- Overview of design-based project work 

- Workshop hosting as a competence 

- Basics of digital coaching (tools, rules and rituals) 

 Start: 9.00 a.m. - End: 4.30 p.m. 

Second day of workshop:

Designing Effective Online Workshops 

- Project: determining the parameters of an agile project, defining challenge and desired output. 

- Process: translate phases of agile methods, e.g. design thinking, into online contexts.  

- Workspace: explore digital tools for online workshops that create an engaging and lively experience for participants.  

- People: Try out methods (e.g., icebreakers and warmups) that create an optimal team working environment, making it easier and more feasible to manage typical team dynamics in online workshops.  

Start: 9:00 a.m. - End: 4:30 p.m.

Third day of workshop:

Effective Delivery of Online Workshops 

- Mindsets of agile online coaching 

- Implementation of workshop concepts in practice 

- Practical exercises on the application of different agile coaching methods 

- Feedback from and reflection with HPI Academy coaches 

Start: 9.00 a.m. - End: 4.30 p.m. 

Fourth day of workshop:

 Agile Team Management in Online Workshops 

- Basics of team dynamics 

- Scenarios of agile coaching practice 

- Practical exercises on the application of various agile coaching methods 

- Feedback from and reflection with HPI Academy coaches 

 - Start: 9.00 a.m. -  End: 4.30 p.m. 

What you can expect

  • Expand your agile online coaching skills and build confidence through practical experience in a protected space. 
  • Receive detailed personal feedback on your coaching style from our experienced HPI Academy coaches.  
  • Take away a functional blueprint for the structures of virtual agile workshops, which you can directly apply to your work. 
  • In addition to the experience and versatile tips and tricks, you will receive basic method cards as well as the Miro boards created and used in the workshop for your own immediate use. 
  • We will give you about 25 methods that you can use immediately.  
  • This workshop can also be credited towards the HPI Academy Certificate of Innovation Excellence. In combination with another workshop, participants can earn the HPI certificate. 

Key data

  • Duration: 4 days 

  • Next date: October 11. - 12.  and 14. - 15, 2021

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  • March 31 - April 01 and April 05. -06, 2022

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  • Location: ZOOM /MIRO 

  • Workshop Language: Inputs and presentations are in English. The work in the teams is done in German or English, depending on the preferences and skills of the team.

  • Cost: 4000 € EUR plus VAT

  • The workshop includes: individual feedback, working materials (method cards, MIRO boards). 

  • Alumni of the workshop can have two practice days credited to the certification program for Design Thinking coaches and also receive a discount of 2,000 EUR on the participation fee. 

  • Highly effective learning environment: One coach to every five participants