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Facilitating Effective Agile Workshops

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Learning Path Overview

As a Scrum master, you always need to aim to get the most out of any workshop you are facilitating. This course will give you the knowledge you need to avoid harmful practices and arm you with tips and tricks to inspire and empower your development team. 

Please note: this content was produced in the UK and may include the use of British English.

Intended Audience

This course is aimed at Scrum Masters who want to improve their individual knowledge of facilitating agile meetings in service to their Scrum team and their wider organization.  

Prerequisites of the Certifications

There are no specific pre-requisites to study this course.  

Learning Objectives

After completing the Facilitating Effective Agile Workshops course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Facilitate workshops 
  • Set SMART objectives 
  • Support your team by using proper planning 
  • Know how to group 
  • Support note takers 
  • Avoid workshop anti-patterns 


This Learning Path contains videos and other resources for three modules, together with the associated course Introduction. 

Course introduction

We begin with an introduction to the course and what you can expect from the videos in this Learning Path. It will also provide you access to the Facilitating Effective Agile Workshops reflective exercises resource. 

Module 1 – Workshops and facilitation

  • Agile workshops and why we use them 
  • What is facilitation?  

Module 2 – Prepping for success

  • SMART objectives 
  • Workshop planning 
  • Creating an agenda 

Module 3 – Positive action

  • Grouping 
  • Note taking 
  • Workshop anti-patterns 


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About the Author

Tony Cotgrave, opens in a new tab
Agile and Scrum trainer
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Tony has over 20 years’ experience in Business Development, Business Change, Consulting, and Project/Program Management working with public, private, and third sector organizations.

He has helped organizations to design and create processes and procedures to align ways of working with corporate strategy. A highly motivated and detailed solution provider, utilizing a wide range of methods and frameworks to provide structure whilst promoting creativity and innovation.

As a confident and self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills, Tony is able to bring people together and get them working as a team quickly.

Tony is an Agile and Scrum trainer with a vast knowledge spanning IT Systems, Business Change, Program and Project Management. With excellent presentation skills and a solid background, he ensures that all clients gain maximum benefit from his training. He has successfully guided those new to the industry through their initial training, helped experienced staff as they progress in their careers, and worked at the director level advising on best use and practice, as well as tailoring courses to fulfil the exact needs of clients.

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