The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results A Two and one-half Day Workshop for Experienced Agilists The Agile Facilitator is a two and one-half day class (compressed into 2 calendar days) for experienced Agilists who wish to dramatically increase their facilitation skills in general, especially as applied to Agile ceremonies, collaborative events and other team “moments of truth.” The workshop will focus on professional facilitation skills and techniques as applied specifically within the Agile context. Class times - please note evening course time on Day 1 Day 1: 9am to 8pm Day 2: 9am to 5pm Who Would Benefit from the Class Beginning ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team. Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers. Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation skills and results. Anyone interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events. Outcomes the Class Will Produce While mastering facilitation skills in the Agile context will require both time and practice, our class will allow you to: Gain an in-depth and practical understanding of a wide array of techniques practiced by professional facilitators. Understand and practice the art of collaborative meeting design, including the importance of smart preparation that will reduce overall cost and increase the effectiveness of your meetings. Practice techniques for skillfully facilitating core Agile meetings and ceremonies with playfulness and a collaborative spirit, while still focused on key deliverables. Gain rich, well-delivered feedback on your growing facilitation skills. Give you ideas for designing meetings in which the team interacts with the team so they can do the heavy-lifting. Understand how to address some of the dysfunctional behaviors you see preventing your team from achieving maximum success. Learn how to define, discuss, and ACHIEVE consensus with the team for faster and better decision making. Come away with your own facilitator self-development plan. In addition This class satisfies the Agile Team Facilitator portion of classroom learning for the IC Agile Coaching & Facilitation track. When taught by Lyssa Adkins, CST, Scrum Alliance SEUs toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) level. It also counts for PMI PDUs. Topics Levels of Agile Coaching. How the Agile Team Facilitator fits into a development path for agile coaching. The Facilitator Stance. A powerful way to “do” and “be” that let’s you serve the team without being their servant. Designing meetings. Learn how to design agile team meetings that are both full of interaction and discovery, and are able to achieve their purpose in record time. Aiding Decision-Making. Stop the recycling issues and half-made decisions that plague teams by helping the team reach consensus that sticks. Facilitation vs. Telling Them What to Do. We’ll help you see how to walk this tightrope with tips and tricks, and also with insights you begin to see about yourself. Facilitating at the Start. “Well begun is half way done,” as Mary Poppins says. Learn how to facilitate team chartering sessions and get them kicked off the right way. Facilitating the Agile Practices Throughout. Learn how to design, facilitate and follow-up (without nagging). We’ll go through each agile meeting step-by-step: sprint planning, sprint review, retrospectives, standup, release planning. The Tricky Parts. Learn to address difficult attitudes, dysfunctional behaviors and unproductive actions that keep meetings from achieving their outcomes. And yes...this includes YOUR attitudes, behaviors and actions. Facilitation Practice. We won’t just talk about it. You’ll do it. And, you will receive clear and useful feedback so that you can improve fast! Foundational Models ICAgile Team Facilitator learning objectives Core IAF Facilitator Competencies ACI’s Agile Coaching Competency Model Certifications The Agile Facilitator is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Team Facilitation track. After successful completion of The Agile Facilitator, you can apply for ICAgile Professional continuing education certifications in Team Facilitation, provided you meet ICAgile's prerequisites. To receive the ICAgile Continuing Education Certification, you must not miss more than 1 hour of class. Learn more at ICAgile. The Agile Facilitator is also approved by the Scrum Alliance and yields 16 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 Agile Facilitator yields 16 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 15 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 15 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $25 rescheduling fee -or- a full refund minus a $100 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 $150 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.
Pretty Fly Society Presents: Creative Canvas Art & Fashion Tour Every other month, the team and Creative Canvas directors across the world hand-pick and spotlight local artistic talent in visual art, fashion design, music, performance art, and hair & makeup artistry, through local events. With artists from all genres in each showcase, Creative Canvas events come together to form an amazing experience of creativity. What can you expect when attending our showcase during the World Tour? Participants and guests will experience a pop-up gallery featuring several independent visual artists, fashion showcase from up-and-coming local designers, live musical performances, vendor booths featuring local artisans and accessories designers, and live performance art. You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, networking, and good vibes!
Enjoy a workshop and live performance from Colorado ukulele player, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, May 28th, in Dallas, TX! This event will be held at a private residence in Carolltown, Texas. The address will be sent through an email after you purchase tickets!Early bird tickets are available until May 16th, 2017! Workshop and Concert - $30 or $20 separatelyFull price tickets available after May 16th, 2017!Workshop and concert - $40 or $25 separately 1:00-2:00pm - Workshop taught by Danielle Ate the Sandwich - $20 ($30 for both) Finding Your Soul on the Ukulele: Loosen up your body! Free your spirit! Let your voice be heard! This workshop focuses on relaxing the muscles and approaching your playing with a loose and soulful attitude. Finding the rhythm in music, the movement in our bodies and the soul in our voices, we can concentrate on giving better performances and achieving a higher level of playing. All levels of experience are welcome, but we will use basic chords and play standing up and moving around.2:00-2:30pm- Live Concert by Danielle Ate the Sandwich - $20 ($30 for both)Danielle Ate the Sandwich has toured the United States since 2009, made appearances internationally, opened for Mumford and Sons, Suzanne Vega, toured with Pomplamoose and wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy nominated HBO documentary, “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.‘ In September 2016, Danielle Ate the Sandwich released her 6th full length album, “The Terrible Dinner Guest,” recorded in Norfolk, VA. Her songs can be thoughtful, heavy and serious, but Danielle rarely takes herself too seriously. She’s known for her quirky lyrical twists, performing most frequently with a ukulele and delivering witty and honest stage banter at her live shows. Click here for more info on Danielle Ate the Sandwich! If you are unable to purchase advance tickets and need to pay at the door, please RSVP with The Dallas Ukulele Headquarters: https://www.meetup.com/ukulele-84/
Join the Ruby Ribbon Summer Rendezvous Tour 2017. Summer! Come for the reveal, see the trunk show with wardrobing and hear ideas on how to fill your calendar with fun summertime shows. You'll make new friends as you meet Stylists in your local area. We would love you to invite special women that you know to Experience Ruby Ribbon and hear more about our business opportunity. We will start with a 45 minute opportunity event, a short 15 minute break then come back for recognition, launch of SUMMER and valuable training! Please, JOIN US!
Get ready to raise your paddles as you partake in “Buzz Art Auction”, the nations most exciting art event series of the year taking place in major cities throughout the country. These thrilling evening’s include a live NO RESERVE auction showcasing original works by the world’s top street artists along side live entertainment, celebrity DJ’s, in-house street painting, and mixology presentations in partnership with some of the largest charitable organizations in the country. Previous auctions have included works by Banksy, Kenny Scharf, Gregory Siff, BK the artist, Icy and Sot, and John "Crash" Matos. Friday March 31, 2017 7:00-10:30pm The Joule Hotel 1530 Main Street Dallas TX 75201 Registration and Cocktail Reception: 7:00-8:30pm Live Auction: 8:30 Admission: $65 online $85 at the door (Note: Tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase at the door if sold out) Admission includes: Admission for 1 Bidding Registration Live entertainment Open Specialty Cocktail Bars Passed Bites provided by The Joule Hotel
REGISTERING WITH A PURCHASE ORDER? To submit a registration form along with a purchase order, click here. We also accept registration forms and school purchase orders by fax, mail or email ([email protected]). Order processing fee does not apply to purchase orders. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. Working with difficult, demanding, and disruptive students is not a new challenge for educators. However, there are current concerns being voiced regarding the changing nature and intensity of the behaviors of these students. Some educators are reporting increases in selfish, manipulative and hostile behaviors while others are noticing more students who are overly anxious and/or difficult to engage. Even well seasoned, award-winning master educators can sometimes have their "feathers ruffled" by certain students in certain situations. This seminar is designed to assist all educators with identifying and addressing these and other issues that affect the academic and behavioral progress of the students with whom they work. This power-packed seminar will provide you with up-to-date insights and strategies for reaching and helping those young people who seem to evoke the strongest feelings of frustration, hurt, and sometimes discouragement in professional educators. View clips from previous seminars and webinars. SEMINAR LOCATIONS See All Seminar Locations Here. ABOUT THE PRESENTERS Author of Roadmap to Responsibility and Give ‘em Five, Larry Thompson, M.Ed., is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations for state and national education conferences because of his knowledge, humor and passion for assisting today’s students. He has helped thousands of educators and schools throughout North America break away from their traditional discipline models to a model that creates a responsible climate and responsible students. Larry has served in a wide variety of roles in education – from special education teacher to alternative and traditional high school principal. As creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, Larry understands that systems must be created that can be realistically implemented and sustained. Eric Clark, M. Ed., is a Certified Master Trainer for Responsibility-Centered Discipline and helped shape the implementation materials for the program. He currently serves as Head of School at a progressive private school in the Midwest. Previously he served as Principal in a public school setting, while also serving as the District Technology Integration Specialist. Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Communications. Between his other responsibilities, Eric also launched a thriving publishing company. As an administrator, he has successfully implemented the supportive, nonexclusionary principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline with elementary, middle and high school faculty and students. In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute. AGENDA View the Difficult Students Seminar Agenda here. SEMINAR OBJECTIVES In this one-day seminar, you will learn: Identify the underlying causes of difficult behaviors in students Implement do’s and don’ts to address specific behaviors Integrate key strategies for migrating from an obedience-centered approach to a responsibility-centered approach Develop innovative ways to support positive behavior Apply strategies for preventing the escalation of difficult behavior DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE WHO SHOULD ATTEND Classroom Teachers Principals Assistant Principals Deans of Students Behavioral Specialists School Counselors School Social Workers (All Levels) School Psychologists Special Education Personnel After-School Program Coordinators
Coaching Agile Teams 3.0: An Integral Approach to Working with Agile Teams in Complex Environments Coaching Agile Teams is a three day workshop for experienced Agilists who wish to dramatically increase their overall agile coaching skills and effectiveness. Our latest version, Coaching Agile Teams 3.0, is updated and expanded to address the complex environments in which most Agile teams (and Agile Coaches) operate. When we started teaching Coaching Agile Teams in 2010, the main job of most ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches was to get teams up and running well. Now, Agile teams are almost the norm, although many are not running well. And, if they are, they can easily be held back by the broader organizational landscape that is not as “agile-enabling” as needed. Coaching Agile Teams 3.0 addresses this complexity head-on with expanded lessons in: ways to see the broader organizational environment more completely, and tools to work with it role complexity, including the role of managers and roles in a scaled agile setting team culture and evolution working with the impact of organizational culture the Integral Agile Operating System™ that provides a set of thinking tools and a model for crafting powerful agile coaching interventions The course still delivers the key agile coaching content, skills and mindsets, all built on a transformational education platform that over 2,000 students have already enjoyed. To say the least, it is highly interactive and experiential: we have never had anyone complain of being bored! To say the most, many students have reported that this course changed their work and even their life. Who Would Benefit from the Class Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers who want a fuller understanding of the complete range of agile coaching skills. Agile Coaches who want to expand their skill set and gain the ability to break-through previously intractable problems on their teams. Agile managers, Product Owners and others wishing to access a broader range of skills in working with their teams Prerequisites This is decidedly not a beginning agile class, but also not an advanced one. It is an intermediate course for practitioners with at least 6 months of hands-on agile experience. You should also be grounded in Agile Fundamentals (ICAgile Certified Professional), a Certified ScrumMaster, or equivalent agile training. The course builds directly on your agile team experience – without this, you and your colleagues will get a less than fulfilling experience. The class prepares you to act as a leader on agile teams and leave with ideas for helping them as soon as you get back. 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 four key Skill Areas and four Knowledge Areas applied by the best agile coaches (ACI’s Agile Coaching Competency Framework). Create healthy teams that are resilient, creative, resourceful and resonant. Listen fully and ask essential, powerful questions that open up new possibilities and propel people into action. Clearly ascertain the distinction between coaching and mentoring and know when to apply each most successfully. Observe two professional coaching and mentoring demos (live) using students’ real-life agile situations. Understand how to address the dysfunctional approaches to conflict teams often develop. Coach and mentor people through all kinds of change, especially the change required to occupy agile roles fully. See the broader organizational context more clearly and determine the best interventions, and your best actions, to positively affect it. (ACI’s Integral Agile Operating System™) You’ll walk away from the course with your personal coaching improvement backlog – a tangible plan you can use to thoughtfully improve your coaching when you’re back on the job. You’ll have many new things to try with your teams and you will probably depart with a few provocative ideas to chew on (in fact, maybe wrangle with for a while). All of these outcomes add up to your ability to become the excellent agile coach your teams and organization needs. In addition, the class yields. ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching (ICP-AC) continuing education certification. (Nominal fee applies) 21 Scrum Alliance SEUs toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) level. 21 PMI PDUs. Topics Coaching Agile Teams is a training experience that covers both the being and the doing of agile coaching. There’s a lot to learn, experience and practice! At the end of the course, you will be capable of applying many new tools and techniques, as well as your own mindset changes, to coach agile teams to health. As practical as it is provocative, the Coaching Agile Teams course challenges agile coaches to rise to the fullest expression of their role. Topics include: Professional Coaching. Learn and practice the key professional coaching skills and know when to use them. Mentoring. Practice offering your knowledge and sharing your experience while keeping accountability for taking action where it belongs -- with the person who has the problem. Teaching. Utilize insights from adult learning to amplify your teaching, whether it’s teaching the agile basics or teaching an advanced agile technique. Facilitating. Experience many facilitation techniques you can use with your teams and emulate the expert modeling offered throughout the class. Resonant “WE” Space. Understand team culture and relationships, the evolution of team development, how to move teams toward health and high performance, and practice designing a team start-up or reset. Change and Roles. Articulate the key role transitions for project managers, testers, tech leads and managers and understand how to help people change, specifically related to their agile role transition. Prepare yourself to conduct a pivotal conversation. Roles at Scale. Get clear about how roles operate at scale, what each role needs to focus on, and how they interconnect. Integral Agile Operating System™. Create an assessment of team health and performance using all perspectives through the Integral Agile Operating System™ and determine ways you can actively work with what you discover. Conflict. Change your relationship with conflict and help the team learn to do conflict well, rather than you mediating it or fixing it. Designing Coaching/Mentoring Relationships. Learn how to consciously “design” coaching/mentoring relationships that allow you to operate with both backbone and heart. Coaching Stance. Craft your personal coaching stance, a powerful “come from” place that helps bring your vision of “agile done well” into being. Foundational Models Agile Coaching Learning Objectives (housed at ICAgile.com) Select ICF Professional Coach Competencies ACI’s Agile Coaching Competency Model ACI's Integral Agile Operating System™ Certifications Coaching Agile Teams is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agile Coaching track. After successful completion of Coaching Agile Teams, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching (ICP-AC). This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving the ICAgile Expert-Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), the industry's first competence-based certification. (Nominal additional fee to obtain the ICP-AC applies) To be eligible for the ICP-AC, you must not miss more than 1 hour of class. Learn more at ICAgile. Coaching Agile Teams is also approved by the Scrum Alliance and yields 21 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. Coaching Agile Teams yields 21 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. Logistics Length: Three days hours: 9 am to 5 pm each day with a lunch break. Cost (North American locations): $2,100. Cancelation Policy We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given class. 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 class, you may receive full credit for a future ACI class -or- a full refund. If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the class, you may receive credit for a future ACI class minus a $25 rescheduling fee -or- a full refund minus a $100 cancelation fee. If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive credit for a future event minus a $150 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancelation. No refunds.
Stylists Who Brunch is an exclusive networking event to serve as a platform for mentorship for beauty professionals to meet, connect and network over a delicious brunch on Sundays at a PRIVATE location- (Location to be revealed upon receipt of your reservation) Join Sherita Cherry as she share business tools to help you grow your business. She teaches practical steps using her salon systems to help you create your systems to have a sucessful career in the beauty industry. This private event is open to students, professionals and those who are interested in any aspect of the beauty industry. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event.Must be 16yrs or older to attendAbsolutely No Children Allowed! 1 Ticket/Person General Admission Tickets-$30 Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE
Who’s ready for a OTOM Wrap Party?!It Works! One Team One Mission Wrap Parties are the perfect way to introduce your friends to the business and connect with other teams in your area. These single day events are led by top Distributors and focus on sharing the It Works! Way and opportunity, as well as learning how to get out of debt! Plus, there will be time for valuable networking. Join this amazing party with Triple Diamond, Tiffany Stribling and other top Distributors for this ONE NIGHT ONLY event! This is your opportunity to take your business to a Whole 'Notha Level by learning new It Works! business strategies, networking, and even getting your on! Join the party in Dallas, TX! Itinerary 3-4 p.m Registration and Wrapping4-5 p.m. Party Pad Presentation 5-6 p.m. Distributor Only Training Dress: Come decked out in your It Works! black, green, and bling! FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Guests and Distributors must be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions will only be made for parents with lap babies (infants one year old or younger who are not yet walking). Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Distributor tickets are non-transferrable. The name on the ticket must match the ID of the person checking in. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please have a printed copy of your ticket for ease of check-in. What is the refund policy? In the event you are unable to attend, must cancel, or do not show, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will only be issued if this event must be canceled/rescheduled. Can I purchase tickets at the door? Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $20 each cash only. If you are a Distributor, you MUST have a paid ticket for the event. We will never turn guests away, so please bring your guests and we will get them in!
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SAFe ® 4.0 Release Train Engineer with RTE Certification In this three-day course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. You will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and value streams. You will also learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. LENGTH Three Days 8am-6pm, local time OBJECTIVES After this course, you should be able to: Effectively perform the role of the Release Train Engineer Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains and value streams Support value delivery in large and complex value streams Facilitate activities that foster relentless improvement in the Agile Release Train Build a high-performing Agile Release Train by becoming a servant leader and coach Continue your learning journey and develop an ART action plan CERTIFICATION Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a SAFe® 4 Certified Release Train Engineer (RTE). AUDIENCE The following individuals will benefit from this course: RTEs Program and project managers Scrum Masters Leaders and managers Agile coaches SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) Instructor: Charles Maddox Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant Trainer Charles Maddox has over 20 years of software development, program management and software quality assurance experience. He currently is an Agile Coach, Consultant and Agile Training professional. Charles' training approach includes using the Core Energy coaching method for coaching leadership for change. For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting: thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and are subject to a $150 processing charge. For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value. For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed.