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Healthwise: Strategies for your Healthcare Costs

Thursday, September 29, 2011

By Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Contributor

Date: 12/02/2011
Time: 9AM to 12PM
Link: www.massnonprofitnet.org/training-and-events/reg-meeting/2011-regmeetings/

Strategies for Healthcare Costs

MNN is pleased to announce the topic of its 2011 Regional Meetings: “Healthwise: Strategies for Your Health Care Costs.” The 2011 regional meetings will focus on the subject the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network hears most about from its members: the rising cost of health care. Attendees will learn how to navigate the current health care system and about existing subsidies, as well as how they can play a role in efforts to control mounting costs.

To aid nonprofit leaders and employees in navigating the current health insurance market, The Health Connector will present a brief overview of health insurance requirements followed by information about benefit design and subsidies.

Health Care for All will share information about efforts in the Massachusetts Legislature to address health care costs through payment reform. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences with their legislators of trying to meet the challenge of rising health care costs, and learn from the legislators about the status of this issue and the role that attendees can play in moving this issue forward in the Legislature.

Eventful results in "essex,massachusetts"

Cape Ann Chamber Auction
Save the date for this fun filled night of Friends, Findings and Fufillment! We will again be at the Beautiful venue of The Essex Room at Woodman's. A great dinner with many wonderful items to be auctioned, including: Artwork by local favorites, vacations, getaways, raffles, games and more! Friday, July 17, 2015, 5-10:00PM. Special Preview Event Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5-7:00PM.

When: Jul 17, 2015 12 AM to Jul 17, 2015 12 AMin Essex, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00 )
Essex Clamfest
ESSEX CLAMFEST SHEPARD MEMORIAL PARK, ESSEX The 33rd annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for including pony rides, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations and, of course, the ever-popular clam chowder competition. Nearly 1000 people tasted the best of the best in 2014. Each voting for their favorite in the People's Choice Award while nine esteemed judges helped to select the winner of the Judge's Award. The event is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with the chowder contest from Noon to 2:00 pm. http://capeannchamber.com/signature-events/essex-clamfest-and-clam-chowder-competition/

When: Oct 24, 2015 12 AM to Oct 24, 2015 12 AMin Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 00 )
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, July 22
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, July 22

Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England’s staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.



When: Jul 22, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10 )
Integral Agile Bootcamp
COURSE DISCRIPTIONIntegral Agile Wizardry: Mastering Self, Seeing Organizational SystemsA Five-Day Intensive for Committed AgilistsTopics | Who Would Benefit | Prerequisites | Outcomes | Foundational Models | Our Instructors | Cancellation PolicyIntegral Agile Wizardry is a five day bootcamp intensive for experienced Agilists and Leaders, helping them begin down the path of Integral Systems practice and spiral wizardry. The Bootcamp is highly experiential, interactive, and will focus significantly on your personal growth. It is designed to dramatically increase your overall effectiveness in the enterprise Agile coaching and transformation space, starting with a basic premise of, first, do no harm.The primary goals of the Bootcamp are two-fold: to do advanced work in developing the Self (meaning you) as the primary instrument of enterprise transformation, and to introduce the multi-dimensional Integral Agile perspective for systems and organizational change work. A significant pillar of this model is the notion of becoming an Integral Agile Wizard, someone facile in working at all altitudes of the spiral of development, helping to catalyze appropriate organizational change as an authentic servant leader.The Integral Agile approach attempts to do justice to the quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” It is an approach that is unique in the field and is the most in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the Integral Agile concepts and practices available.TopicsIntegral Agile Wizardry is unlike any conventional training. It starts with the premise that we ourselves are the most important instrument of change. Therefore, we have designed modules for each of the five days to exercise and develop the Self: in relationship, in systems, and internally (including work in facilitated small groups, meditation and shadow work).Each day has an overall major content theme, corresponding to the four Integral quadrants: Leadership (psychology), Competencies & Practices (behavior), Organization Architecture (Systems), and Culture. Specific topics include: Day 1: Your Self in Systems (Leadership Circle debrief, Reactive vs. Creative, Integral development, perspective taking at altitude) Day 2: Is Your Organization up to IT? Competencies and practices that create success with Agile in a range of cultures Day 3: Systems Thinking: Advanced, Agile-consistent Organizational Patterns & Sttures Day 4: Culture, Change and Relationship (emergent properties of relationship in systems) Day 5: Your Self in Action: Holistic Seeing, Conscious Action in the Enterprise Who Would Benefit from the Intensive Agile Champions in charge of an Agile transformation initiative at the organization level Current Enterprise Coaches wishing to expand their skillsets and effectiveness Experienced Agile Coaches who are committed to growing into the Enterprise Coaching space Additionally, this intensive is for you if: You’re Agile organizational transformation effort is experiencing difficulty or dissatisfying results You’re SAFe or other Agile scaling initiative is floundering or not living up to expectations You have tried many things and you keep experiencing “one step forward, two steps back.” PrerequisitesThis is decidedly not a beginning or even intermediate agile class, but rather an advanced one for people committed to their own personal and professional growth in the service of human and organizational transformation. As such, acceptance is by application, so that we can assure participants meet the prerequisites, as well as taken at least one of the following classes: You must have taken either Coaching Agile Teams, Agile Coach Bootcamp, or Managing Agile Environments. Specific prerequisites include both prior experience as well as pre-Bootcamp activities: 3-5 years experience with Agile in progressively complex organizational environments, including management or coaching responsibility for full programs and/or organizational units. If you are a coach, you should be grounded in Agile Coaching, such as having attended Agile Coaching Institute or other advanced course(s), having obtained an ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching or ICAgile Expert, a Certified Scrum Professional, or equivalent. If you are in management, you should have experience leading organizational change initiatives. Prior to the workshop, we will arrange for you to complete The Leadership Circle 360 rating tool (itself a $500 value). This requires you to invite 10 or more professional colleagues to assess your leadership behaviors. You will be debriefed on your results during the workshop. Come to the workshop with a focal system to work with, either an enterprise, organizational unit, or full program or release train (a single team or two is not sufficient). Outcomes the Class Will ProduceWhile mastering agile coaching skills will require both time and practice, our class will allow you to: Understand and utilize the Integral Agile framework Gain a greater understanding of your functional level of development and the individual growth areas that will take you to your own next level Connect deeply to a community of practitioners who share a similar commitment to human transformation Be introduced to and start practicing new techniques appropriate to each Quadrant Get your own results from the most advanced 360-feedback instrument available Foundational Models Integral Agile & the Integral Operating System ICAgile Enterprise Coach learning objectives Select ICF Professional Coach Competencies ACI’s Agile Coaching Competency Model, especially Transformation Mastery LogisticsLength: Five days, residentialHours: 9 am to 5 pm with a lunch break, plus evening work most daysContinuing Coaching Education Units: At your option, continuing education units can be claimed with ICAgile toward certification in Enterprise Agile Coaching. You also may be able to claim SEUs with Scrum Alliance and PDUs with the Project Management Institute. The exact number of credits is yet to be determined.About the Retreat CenterEssex is a beautiful, semi-rural retreat center. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa. A place to think and breathe in nature, eat nutritious and very yummy food (we've eaten there), and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two to a room and four to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Erika for details.Our InstructorsLyssa AdkinsSince 2004, I have taught Scrum and Agile Coaching to well over a thousand students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to scores of apprentice coaches. In both one-on-one settings and small groups, I enjoy a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams and organizations they coach. With ACI, I have had the pleasure of training over 2,000 people in the skills and mindsets of great agile coaching. Prior to agile, I had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers (I was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing prepared me for the power of agile done simply and well. I believe that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and I am passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest expression. I hold an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC). I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.Michael K. SpaydIn a word, my professional work is about transformation. I have found that I am wired to help people–and systems–change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and developing organizations, leaders and teams. As an organizational change coach and consultant for 20 plus years, I have worked with Fortune 1000, small businesses and non-profits. For 13 years I have specialized in large-scale Agile transformation, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and scores of teams.My training as a Team and Organizational Coach created a foundation for my approach, plus training in executive coaching, organizational behavior, organization change and consciousness transformation. A Co-Active leadership program was particularly influential in my own leadership journey, and in coaching others on theirs. Formal credentials include Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). I am currently working on a book in the Mike Cohn series called Coaching the Agile Enterprise. An excerpt of that book, introducing the Integral Agile framework, was released in January 2014.Michael HammanFor most of the past 25 years, I have committed myself to the possibility that the workplace be a site for personal, professional and social transformation. Trained early on in coaching and large group facilitation with Werner Erhard and Associates, I went on to train in systems thinking, facilitation, organization development, and leadership development with Peter Senge, Peter Block, Thomas Leonard, Otto Laske, Marvin Weisbord, and with the Leadership Circle. For 12 years I developed software, and coached and trained software teams in the beauty of design and teamwork.This rich variety of background and training informs a unique approach to coaching agile teams and organizations that strives to see the whole system. Over the last ten years, I have coached dozens of Fortune 500 companies, leaders and teams toward greater holistic agility. In the process I have helped hundreds of people develop their own capacity for agile leadership and practice. Currently, my principle focus is in the areas of adaptive leadership and organization agility. I am working on a PhD in human and organizational development at Fielding Graduate University. I am Director of Agile Leadership Training & Development for ACI.Cancellation PolicyWe make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event. If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone. Still, we know that sometimes things happen. Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel:If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event -or- a full refund.If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee -or- a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee.If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.

When: Jul 6, 2015 1 PM to Jul 10, 2015 8 PMin Essex, Massachusetts
Cost: $3,800.00 (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13 )
Integral Agile Wizardry Bootcamp - Boston area
Integral Agile Wizardry: Mastering Self, Seeing Organizational Systems A Five-Day Intensive for Committed Agilists Topics | Who Would Benefit | Prerequisites | Outcomes | Foundational Models | Our Instructors | Cancellation Policy Integral Agile Wizardry is a five day bootcamp intensive for experienced Agilists and Leaders, helping them begin down the path of Integral Systems practice and spiral wizardry. The Bootcamp is highly experiential, interactive, and will focus significantly on your personal growth. It is designed to dramatically increase your overall effectiveness in the enterprise Agile coaching and transformation space, starting with a basic premise of, first, do no harm. The primary goals of the Bootcamp are two-fold: to do advanced work in developing the Self (meaning you) as the primary instrument of enterprise transformation, and to introduce the multi-dimensional Integral Agile perspective for systems and organizational change work. A significant pillar of this model is the notion of becoming an Integral Agile Wizard, someone facile in working at all altitudes of the spiral of development, helping to catalyze appropriate organizational change as an authentic servant leader. The Integral Agile approach attempts to do justice to the quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”  It is an approach that is unique in the field and is the most in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the Integral Agile concepts and practices available. Topics Integral Agile Wizardry is unlike any conventional training. It starts with the premise that we ourselves are the most important instrument of change. Therefore, we have designed modules for each of the five days to exercise and develop the Self: in relationship, in systems, and internally (including work in facilitated small groups, meditation and shadow work). Each day has an overall major content theme, corresponding to the four Integral quadrants: Leadership (psychology), Competencies & Practices (behavior), Organization Architecture (Systems), and Culture. Specific topics include: Day 1: Your Self in Systems (Leadership Circle debrief, Reactive vs. Creative, Integral development, perspective taking at altitude) Day 2: Is Your Organization up to IT? Competencies and practices that create success with Agile in a range of cultures Day 3: Systems Thinking: Advanced, Agile-consistent Organizational Patterns & Structures Day 4: Culture, Change and Relationship (emergent properties of relationship in systems) Day 5: Your Self in Action: Holistic Seeing, Conscious Action in the Enterprise Who Would Benefit from the Intensive Agile Champions in charge of an Agile transformation initiative at the organization level Current Enterprise Coaches wishing to expand their skillsets and effectiveness Experienced Agile Coaches who are committed to growing into the Enterprise Coaching space Additionally, this intensive is for you if: Your Agile organizational transformation effort is experiencing difficulty or dissatisfying results Your SAFe or other Agile scaling initiative is floundering or not living up to expectations You have tried many things and you keep experiencing “one step forward, two steps back.” Prerequisites This is decidedly not a beginning or even intermediate agile class, but rather an advanced one for people committed to their own personal and professional growth in the service of human and organizational transformation. As such, acceptance is by application (please see below) so that we can assure participants meet the prerequisites, as well as taken at least one of the following classes: You must have taken either Coaching Agile Teams, Agile Coach Bootcamp, or Managing Agile Environments.  Specific prerequisites include both prior experience as well as pre-Bootcamp activities: 3-5 years experience with Agile in progressively complex organizational environments, including management or coaching responsibility for full programs and/or organizational units. If you are a coach, you should be grounded in Agile Coaching, such as having attended Agile Coaching Institute or other advanced course(s), having obtained an ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching or ICAgile Expert, a Certified Scrum Professional, or equivalent. If you are in management, you should have experience leading organizational change initiatives. Prior to the workshop, we will arrange for you to complete The Leadership Circle 360 rating tool (itself a $500 value). This requires you to invite 10 or more professional colleagues to assess your leadership behaviors. You will be debriefed on your results during the workshop. Come to the workshop with a focal system to work with, either an enterprise, organizational unit, or full program or release train (a single team or two is not sufficient). Outcomes the Class Will Produce While mastering agile coaching skills will require both time and practice, our class will allow you to: Understand and utilize the Integral Agile framework Gain a greater understanding of your functional level of development and the individual growth areas that will take you to your own next level Connect deeply to a community of practitioners who share a similar commitment to human transformation Be introduced to and start practicing new techniques appropriate to each Quadrant Get your own results from the most advanced 360-feedback instrument available Foundational Models Integral Agile & the Integral Operating System ICAgile Enterprise Coach learning objectives Select ICF Professional Coach Competencies ACI’s Agile Coaching Competency Model, especially Transformation Mastery Logistics Length: Five days, residential Hours: 9 am to 5 pm with a lunch break, plus evening work most days Continuing Coaching Education Units: At your option, continuing education units can be claimed with ICAgile toward certification in Enterprise Agile Coaching. You also may be able to claim SEUs with Scrum Alliance and PDUs with the Project Management Institute. The exact number of credits is yet to be determined. About the Retreat Center Essex is a beautiful, semi-rural retreat center. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa.  A place to think and breathe in nature, eat nutritious and very yummy food (we've eaten there), and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two to a room and four to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Erika for details. Our Instructors Lyssa Adkins Since 2004, I have taught Scrum and Agile Coaching to well over a thousand students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to scores of apprentice coaches. In both one-on-one settings and small groups, I enjoy a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams and organizations they coach. With ACI, I have had the pleasure of training over 2,000 people in the skills and mindsets of great agile coaching. Prior to agile, I had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers (I was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing prepared me for the power of agile done simply and well. I believe that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and I am passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest expression. I hold an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC). I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition. Michael K. Spayd In a word, my professional work is about transformation. I have found that I am wired to help people–and systems–change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and developing organizations, leaders and teams. As an organizational change coach and consultant for 20 plus years, I have worked with Fortune 1000, small businesses and non-profits. For 13 years I have specialized in large-scale Agile transformation, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and scores of teams. My training as a Team and Organizational Coach created a foundation for my approach, plus training in executive coaching, organizational behavior, organization change and consciousness transformation. A Co-Active leadership program was particularly influential in my own leadership journey, and in coaching others on theirs. Formal credentials include Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). I am currently working on a book in the Mike Cohn series called Coaching the Agile Enterprise. An excerpt of that book, introducing the Integral Agile framework, was released in January 2014. Michael Hamman For most of the past 25 years, I have committed myself to the possibility that the workplace be a site for personal, professional and social transformation. Trained early on in coaching and large group facilitation with Werner Erhard and Associates, I went on to train in systems thinking, facilitation, organization development, and leadership development with Peter Senge, Peter Block, Thomas Leonard, Otto Laske, Marvin Weisbord, and with the Leadership Circle. For 12 years I developed software, and coached and trained software teams in the beauty of design and teamwork. This rich variety of background and training informs a unique approach to coaching agile teams and organizations that strives to see the whole system. Over the last ten years, I have coached dozens of Fortune 500 companies, leaders and teams toward greater holistic agility. In the process I have helped hundreds of people develop their own capacity for agile leadership and practice. Currently, my principle focus is in the areas of adaptive leadership and organization agility. I am working on a PhD in human and organizational development at Fielding Graduate University. I am Director of Agile Leadership Training & Development for ACI. This class requires an application process, if you want to prepare to answer the 3 questions prior to starting the registration process, see the annotated Application Questions by clicking here. Cancellation Policy We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event.  If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone.  Still, we know that sometimes things happen.  Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel: If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event   -or-  a full refund. If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee  -or-  a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee. If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.

When: Jul 6, 2015 9 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09 )
Integral Agile Wizardry Bootcamp - Boston area

Integral Agile Wizardry: Mastering Self, Seeing Organizational Systems

A Five-Day Intensive for Committed Agilists

Topics | Who Would Benefit | Prerequisites | Outcomes | Foundational Models | Our Instructors | Cancellation Policy

Integral Agile Wizardry is a five day bootcamp intensive for experienced Agilists and Leaders, helping them begin down the path of Integral Systems practice and spiral wizardry. The Bootcamp is highly experiential, interactive, and will focus significantly on your personal growth. It is designed to dramatically increase your overall effectiveness in the enterprise Agile coaching and transformation space, starting with a basic premise of, first, do no harm.

The primary goals of the Bootcamp are two-fold: to do advanced work in developing the Self (meaning you) as the primary instrument of enterprise transformation, and to introduce the multi-dimensional Integral Agile perspective for systems and organizational change work. A significant pillar of this model is the notion of becoming an Integral Agile Wizard, someone facile in working at all altitudes of the spiral of development, helping to catalyze appropriate organizational change as an authentic servant leader.

The Integral Agile approach attempts to do justice to the quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”  It is an approach that is unique in the field and is the most in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the Integral Agile concepts and practices available.Topics

Integral Agile Wizardry is unlike any conventional training. It starts with the premise that we ourselves are the most important instrument of change. Therefore, we have designed modules for each of the five days to exercise and develop the Self: in relationship, in systems, and internally (including work in facilitated small groups, meditation and shadow work).

Each day has an overall major content theme, corresponding to the four Integral quadrants: Leadership (psychology), Competencies & Practices (behavior), Organization Architecture (Systems), and Culture. Specific topics include:

  • Day 1: Your Self in Systems (Leadership Circle debrief, Reactive vs. Creative, Integral development, perspective taking at altitude)

  • Day 2: Is Your Organization up to IT? Competencies and practices that create success with Agile in a range of cultures

  • Day 3: Systems Thinking: Advanced, Agile-consistent Organizational Patterns & Sttures

  • Day 4: Culture, Change and Relationship (emergent properties of relationship in systems)

  • Day 5: Your Self in Action: Holistic Seeing, Conscious Action in the Enterprise

Who Would Benefit from the Intensive
  • Agile Champions in charge of an Agile transformation initiative at the organization level

  • Current Enterprise Coaches wishing to expand their skillsets and effectiveness

  • Experienced Agile Coaches who are committed to growing into the Enterprise Coaching space

Additionally, this intensive is for you if:

  • Your Agile organizational transformation effort is experiencing difficulty or dissatisfying results

  • Your SAFe or other Agile scaling initiative is floundering or not living up to expectations

  • You have tried many things and you keep experiencing “one step forward, two steps back.”

Prerequisites

This is decidedly not a beginning or even intermediate agile class, but rather an advanced one for people committed to their own personal and professional growth in the service of human and organizational transformation. As such, acceptance is by application (please see below) so that we can assure participants meet the prerequisites, as well as taken at least one of the following classes: You must have taken either Coaching Agile Teams, Agile Coach Bootcamp, or Managing Agile Environments.  Specific prerequisites include both prior experience as well as pre-Bootcamp activities:

  • 3-5 years experience with Agile in progressively complex organizational environments, including management or coaching responsibility for full programs and/or organizational units.

  • If you are a coach, you should be grounded in Agile Coaching, such as having attended Agile Coaching Institute or other advanced course(s), having obtained an ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching or ICAgile Expert, a Certified Scrum Professional, or equivalent. If you are in management, you should have experience leading organizational change initiatives.

  • Prior to the workshop, we will arrange for you to complete The Leadership Circle 360 rating tool (itself a $500 value). This requires you to invite 10 or more professional colleagues to assess your leadership behaviors. You will be debriefed on your results during the workshop.

  • Come to the workshop with a focal system to work with, either an enterprise, organizational unit, or full program or release train (a single team or two is not sufficient).

Outcomes the Class Will Produce

While mastering agile coaching skills will require both time and practice, our class will allow you to:

  • Understand and utilize the Integral Agile framework

  • Gain a greater understanding of your functional level of development and the individual growth areas that will take you to your own next level

  • Connect deeply to a community of practitioners who share a similar commitment to human transformation

  • Be introduced to and start practicing new techniques appropriate to each Quadrant

  • Get your own results from the most advanced 360-feedback instrument available

Foundational Models
  • Integral Agile & the Integral Operating System

  • ICAgile Enterprise Coach learning objectives

  • Select ICF Professional Coach Competencies

  • ACI’s Agile Coaching Competency Model, especially Transformation Mastery

Logistics

Length: Five days, residential

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm with a lunch break, plus evening work most days

Continuing Coaching Education Units: At your option, continuing education units can be claimed with ICAgile toward certification in Enterprise Agile Coaching. You also may be able to claim SEUs with Scrum Alliance and PDUs with the Project Management Institute. The exact number of credits is yet to be determined.

About the Retreat Center

Essex is a beautiful, semi-rural retreat center. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa.  A place to think and breathe in nature, eat nutritious and very yummy food (we've eaten there), and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two to a room and four to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Erika for details.Our Instructors

Lyssa Adkins

Since 2004, I have taught Scrum and Agile Coaching to well over a thousand students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to scores of apprentice coaches. In both one-on-one settings and small groups, I enjoy a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams and organizations they coach. With ACI, I have had the pleasure of training over 2,000 people in the skills and mindsets of great agile coaching. Prior to agile, I had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers (I was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing prepared me for the power of agile done simply and well. I believe that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and I am passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest expression. I hold an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC). I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.

Michael K. Spayd

In a word, my professional work is about transformation. I have found that I am wired to help people–and systems–change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and developing organizations, leaders and teams. As an organizational change coach and consultant for 20 plus years, I have worked with Fortune 1000, small businesses and non-profits. For 13 years I have specialized in large-scale Agile transformation, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and scores of teams.

My training as a Team and Organizational Coach created a foundation for my approach, plus training in executive coaching, organizational behavior, organization change and consciousness transformation. A Co-Active leadership program was particularly influential in my own leadership journey, and in coaching others on theirs. Formal credentials include Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). I am currently working on a book in the Mike Cohn series called Coaching the Agile Enterprise. An excerpt of that book, introducing the Integral Agile framework, was released in January 2014.

Michael Hamman

For most of the past 25 years, I have committed myself to the possibility that the workplace be a site for personal, professional and social transformation. Trained early on in coaching and large group facilitation with Werner Erhard and Associates, I went on to train in systems thinking, facilitation, organization development, and leadership development with Peter Senge, Peter Block, Thomas Leonard, Otto Laske, Marvin Weisbord, and with the Leadership Circle. For 12 years I developed software, and coached and trained software teams in the beauty of design and teamwork.

This rich variety of background and training informs a unique approach to coaching agile teams and organizations that strives to see the whole system. Over the last ten years, I have coached dozens of Fortune 500 companies, leaders and teams toward greater holistic agility. In the process I have helped hundreds of people develop their own capacity for agile leadership and practice. Currently, my principle focus is in the areas of adaptive leadership and organization agility. I am working on a PhD in human and organizational development at Fielding Graduate

University. I am Director of Agile Leadership Training & Development for ACI.


This class requires an application process, if you want to prepare to answer the 3 questions prior to starting the registration process, see the annotated Application Questions by clicking here.


Cancellation Policy

We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event.  If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone.  Still, we know that sometimes things happen.  Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel:

If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event   -or-  a full refund.

If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee  -or-  a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee.

If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.



When: Jul 6, 2015 9 AM to Jul 11, 2015 4 PMin Essex, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09 )
Double Up on Ceramics, July 16
Double Up on Ceramics, July 16

Thursday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

Double your fun with two historic houses in one tour! The ceramics at Cogswell's Grant and Beauport represent a wide range of styles and origins, from expensive Chinese export porcelains, to high-quality English production pieces, to redwares made by individual potters in New England, and much more. Join Historic New England's Senior Curator of Collections, Nancy Carlisle, first at Cogswell's Grant and then at Beauport as she examines these unique collections and presents a brief overview of ceramics. Refreshments at Beauport are included.

$35 Historic New England members
$45 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 or 978-768-3632 or buy online.

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When: Jul 16, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10 )
Capturing Cogswell's Grant
Capturing Cogswell's Grant
Saturday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant
, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $40 nonmembers

Have you ever wanted to take your own interior photos of the amazing collection at Cogswell's Grant? Now is your opportunity. Join us for a regular tour with extra time to photograph. All participants will sign a permission form and submit their favorite image for a photo contest on the Cogswell's Grant Facebook page. Flash, extra lighting, and tripods are not permitted and all photos are for personal use only.

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or purchase tickets now.

When: Jul 18, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10 )
Plein Air Workshop, September 27
Plein Air Workshop, September 27

Sunday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructor. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

$20 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 27, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10 )
Agile Coach Bootcamp - Boston area
The Agile Coach Bootcamp A 5 day Agile Immersion for Experienced Agilists The Agile Coach Bootcamp combines The Agile Facilitator class with the 3-day version of Coaching Agile Teams, taking place over 5 days and evenings in a retreat setting. Your Bootcamp leaders guide you on a comprehensive experience, resulting in class certifications in Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) and 37 SEUs by the Scrum Alliance. The primary class components of the Bootcamp are: The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results Coaching Agile Teams: The Mindset and Skills of Great Agile Coaching The two classes are woven together into a single, intensive and immersive experience that will catapult your agile coaching skills and results to new levels. You will leave a different person! YOU MUST ATTEND ALL 5 DAYS including evening practices, to get the full benefit for yourself and to be fair to your fellow colleagues as the skills in the class build on one another. When you are gone, even for a short time, you miss a lot. In addition, being absent impacts your ability to achieve ICAgile continuing eduction certifications You should arrive by 8:00 am on Monday for check-in, to get settled, for light breakfast, etc. Class starts promptly at 9 am on Monday. Class will end 4:30p on Friday. Daily Class Hours: Monday - 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday - 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday - 9 am to 5 pm Thursday - 9 am to 8 pm Friday - 9 am to 4:30 pm   What's included in the course price: All Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) The two courses Lodging for 4 nights (double occupancy for Monday - Thursday night)   We suggest you fully immerse in the retreat vibe and the ease of being "there" and being focused by committing to stay in Lodging at the retreat center.    About the Retreat Center The Essex Retreat Center's property is set in a beautiful, peaceful place and is tucked amidst 18 acres of white pines and oaks, less than a mile from the ocean and surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. Menus are healthy, wholesome and abundant meals with vegetarian options. All meals are prepared by our Executive chef and professional food service staff. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa. A place to think and breathe in nature, eat wholesome food, and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two (or three) to a room and three to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Meg for details.  Who Would Benefit from the Bootcamp ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team. You must have actual experience to benefit from the bootcamp because we use your real life experiences throughout. We suggest at least 6 months’ experience. Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers who have had years of experience. Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation and coaching skills and the results they can provide. Any experienced agilist interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events. Any experienced agilist who wants to help people and teams achieve the changes it takes to use agile well.   The Agile Facilitator  You asked for it, we listened. We are SO excited to be offering a facilitation class that will help you professionally facilitate the Agile practices for your teams. We partnered with two great facilitators – Leslie Stein and David Chilcott – to design a course that fulfills industry requirements for becoming a qualified Agile Team Facilitator. This two-day course requires day and evening class time to cover what you need and allow you plenty of time to practice and get feedback. Here’s the full course description. Coaching Agile Teams To meet the full requirements of a comprehensive Agile coaching curriculum, we expanded our flagship Coaching Agile Teams course to 3 days. We offered the 3-day version, and students raved: don’t shortchange us with only 2-days! Finally, we can say this is a truly comprehensive course for Agile coaches. Here’s the full course description. Certifications The Bootcamp is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching track.  After successful completion of the Bootcamp, you can apply for ICAgile Professional continuing education certifications in Team Facilitation and/or Agile Coaching, provided you meet ICAgile's prerequisites. Learn more at ICAgile. The Bootcamp is also approved by the Scrum Alliance and yields 37 SEUs toward your Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or to support your existing Scrum Alliance certifications, such as the CSM. Learn more at the Scrum Alliance. Any learning in Agile is typically acceptable to the Project Management Institute as continuing education. The Bootcamp yields 37 PDUs that you can claim toward your PMI-ACP or to support your existing PMI certifications, such as the PMP. Learn more at the PMI.   Cancellation Policy We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event.  If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone.  Still, we know that sometimes things happen.  Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel: If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event   -or-  a full refund. If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee  -or-  a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee. If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.

When: Sep 21, 2015 9 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09 )
Plein Air Workshop, October 4
Plein Air Workshop, October 4

Sunday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructor. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

$20 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

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When: Oct 4, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10 )
Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell's Grant
Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell's Grant

Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to wealthy colonial settlers, then to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today.

Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the folk art portrait collection at Cogswell's Grant, and an exploration of the many families and artists represented in the house.

$5 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Aug 29, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10 )
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 13
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 13

Sunday, September 13, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances. For online purchases, your e-mail receipt acts as your ticket (no tickets are mailed).

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrate the highest levels of horsemanship in three shows. These stallions are among the last horses capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, dramatic leaps and plunges that were developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and are now among the most beautiful displays of equine grace and strength.

Snacks and souvenirs are available. Please bring seats and bug spray.

Advance tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6 to 12 years old)

$12 nonmembers/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

Day-of tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

$15 nonmembers/$12 children (6 to 12 years old)

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 13, 2015 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00 )
Pumpkin Day
Pumpkin Day

Saturday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Cogswell's Grant. Take a hay wagon ride through the fields to choose a jack-o'-lantern from our pumpkin patch. Decorate and carve pumpkins, compete in a pumpkin pie-eating contest, make crafts, play games, have your face painted, and try cider pressing. Enjoy hot mulled apple cider and pumpkin pie. Tour the house and see one of the most celebrated collections of American antiques and folk art.

Free to Historic New England members or children under 3
$6 nonmembers
$4 children ages 3 to 12

Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Oct 17, 2015 11 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11 )
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 12
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 12

Saturday, September 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances. For online purchases, your e-mail receipt acts as your ticket (no tickets are mailed).

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrate the highest levels of horsemanship in three shows. These stallions are among the last horses capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, dramatic leaps and plunges that were developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and are now among the most beautiful displays of equine grace and strength.

Snacks and souvenirs are available. Please bring seats and bug spray.

Advance tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6 to 12 years old)

$12 nonmembers/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

Day-of tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

$15 nonmembers/$12 children (6 to 12 years old)

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 12, 2015 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00 )
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 11
Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 11

Friday, September 11, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances. For online purchases, your e-mail receipt acts as your ticket (no tickets are mailed).

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrate the highest levels of horsemanship in three shows. These stallions are among the last horses capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, dramatic leaps and plunges that were developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and are now among the most beautiful displays of equine grace and strength.

Snacks and souvenirs are available. Please bring seats and bug spray.

Advance tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6 to 12 years old)

$12 nonmembers/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

Day-of tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

$15 nonmembers/$12 children (6 to 12 years old)

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 11, 2015 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00 )
Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures
Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures

Monday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

This extended house tour highlights the favorite objects of American folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, including objects hidden in cupboards, cabinets, and drawers. Hear detailed stories about the Littles and their collecting, take an up-close look at the many objects in the house, and enjoy a rare opportunity to see treasures stored in the attic, which is not usually open to the public.

$10 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Oct 12, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10 )
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, September 23
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, September 23

Wednesday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.



When: Sep 23, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10 )
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, October 28
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, October 28

Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.



When: Oct 28, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10 )
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, August 26
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, August 26

Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.



When: Aug 26, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10 )
Capturing Cogswell's Grant
Capturing Cogswell's Grant

Saturday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Have you ever wanted to take your own interior photos of the amazing collection at Cogswell's Grant? Now is your opportunity. Join us for a regular tour with extra time to photograph. All participants will sign a permission form and submit their favorite image for a photo contest on the Cogswell's Grant Facebook page. Flash, extra lighting, and tripods are not permitted and all photos are for personal use only.

$20 Historic New England members
$40 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Jul 18, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10 )
Agile Coach Bootcamp - Boston area
The Agile Coach Bootcamp A 5 day Agile Immersion for Experienced Agilists The Agile Coach Bootcamp combines The Agile Facilitator class with the 3-day version of Coaching Agile Teams, taking place over 5 days and evenings in a retreat setting. Your Bootcamp leaders guide you on a comprehensive experience, resulting in class certifications in Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) and 37 SEUs by the Scrum Alliance. The primary class components of the Bootcamp are: The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results Coaching Agile Teams: The Mindset and Skills of Great Agile Coaching The two classes are woven together into a single, intensive and immersive experience that will catapult your agile coaching skills and results to new levels. You will leave a different person! YOU MUST ATTEND ALL 5 DAYS including evening practices, to get the full benefit for yourself and to be fair to your fellow colleagues as the skills in the class build on one another. When you are gone, even for a short time, you miss a lot. In addition, being absent impacts your ability to achieve ICAgile continuing education certifications You should arrive by 8:00 am on Monday for check-in, to get settled, for light breakfast, etc. Class starts promptly at 9 am on Monday. Class will end 4:30p on Friday. Daily Class Hours: Monday - 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday - 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday - 9 am to 5 pm Thursday - 9 am to 8 pm Friday - 9 am to 4:30 pm   What's included in the course price: All Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) The two courses Lodging for 4 nights (double occupancy for Monday - Thursday night)   We suggest you fully immerse in the retreat vibe and the ease of being "there" and being focused by committing to stay in Lodging at the retreat center.    About the Retreat Center The Essex Retreat Center's property is set in a beautiful, peaceful place and is tucked amidst 18 acres of white pines and oaks, less than a mile from the ocean and surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. Menus are healthy, wholesome and abundant meals with vegetarian options. All meals are prepared by our Executive chef and professional food service staff. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa. A place to think and breathe in nature, eat wholesome food, and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two (or three) to a room and three to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Meg for details.  Who Would Benefit from the Bootcamp ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team. You must have actual experience to benefit from the bootcamp because we use your real life experiences throughout. We suggest at least 6 months’ experience. Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers who have had years of experience. Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation and coaching skills and the results they can provide. Any experienced agilist interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events. Any experienced agilist who wants to help people and teams achieve the changes it takes to use agile well.   The Agile Facilitator  You asked for it, we listened. We are SO excited to be offering a facilitation class that will help you professionally facilitate the Agile practices for your teams. We partnered with two great facilitators – Leslie Stein and David Chilcott – to design a course that fulfills industry requirements for becoming a qualified Agile Team Facilitator. This two-day course requires day and evening class time to cover what you need and allow you plenty of time to practice and get feedback. Here’s the full course description. Coaching Agile Teams To meet the full requirements of a comprehensive Agile coaching curriculum, we expanded our flagship Coaching Agile Teams course to 3 days. We offered the 3-day version, and students raved: don’t shortchange us with only 2-days! Finally, we can say this is a truly comprehensive course for Agile coaches. Here’s the full course description. Certifications The Bootcamp is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching track.  After successful completion of the Bootcamp, you can apply for ICAgile Professional continuing education certifications in Team Facilitation and/or Agile Coaching, provided you meet ICAgile's prerequisites. Learn more at ICAgile. The Bootcamp is also approved by the Scrum Alliance and yields 37 SEUs toward your Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or to support your existing Scrum Alliance certifications, such as the CSM. Learn more at the Scrum Alliance. Any learning in Agile is typically acceptable to the Project Management Institute as continuing education. The Bootcamp yields 37 PDUs that you can claim toward your PMI-ACP or to support your existing PMI certifications, such as the PMP. Learn more at the PMI.   Cancellation Policy We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event.  If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone.  Still, we know that sometimes things happen.  Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel: If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event   -or-  a full refund. If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee  -or-  a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee. If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.

When: Sep 21, 2015 9 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09 )

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