Some of the companies that we helped, and their staff took our trainings
The way humans process information is not linear nor straightforward. It is selective and influenced by factors such as one's perception of oneself, one's perception of others, and the cognitive patterns that emerged over the years based on past experiences. In a group of a few hundred people, each will have their unique way of processing information. That makes leadership so challenging and energy-consuming. However, great leaders understand the basic biological catalysts and processes in the human body at play. They also know the forces of social psychology that primarily govern how humans process information, decide and act.
The Kanban method community has codified all this knowledge into actionable, practical, and easy-to-use guidance for leaders and change catalysts to use to make a difference with Kanban and become more successful professionals. At the Kanban Coaching Practices (KCP) course, you will learn this guidance in depth.
All successful change catalysts address the risks of change continuously and proactively. They avoid causing drama and act humanely. Learn from the greatest to become one.
Kanban change practitioners know that particular types of change can cause drama and pain for individuals going through that change. These types of changes cause initiatives to fail, improvement programs to not yield promised outcomes, and organizational transformation projects tumble. The result is the human casualty.
Professional kanban change practitioners know how to avoid these sources of suffering by employing evolutionary change tactics and strategies. They have codified a playbook on handling change risks effectively and proactively.
Great sports coaches are authentic, confident, and have exceptional empathy. They are humble yet focus on the success of their athletes and the team. They know when, how much, and how to push their athletes out of their comfort zone toward greatness. Greate Sports Coaches also learn to avoid overreaching and help athletes resolve its harmful psychological effects.
Sports coaches have agenda: to develop great athletes and win championships. In team sports, the agenda goes beyond individual greatness toward collective excellence. Kanban practitioners and coaches have agenda, and they too have detailed guidance on how to help their companies improve operational capability and develop higher maturity cultural values.
Explain the consequences of social change for individuals, especially dramatic social change, and how that is related to non-evolutionary change.
Explain How humans process information and react to being changed.
See individuals and groups identities, anticipate and handle identity related resistance (aka rocks)
Explain evolutionary change and design your change strategy using techniques (inspired by nature) such as Punctuated Equilibrium, Relics, Isolation, Reintroduction and Adaptation.
Explain how to handle and respond to controlled evolutionary change risks such as Risks of loosing people, risk of undesirable behaviour, risk of settling, risk of overreaching, risks of addiction or strong habits, risk of resistance, risk of inertia, risk of oscillation.
Explain the relationship between values, culture and behaviour; while designing strategies for influencing culture using techniques such as decision filters and behavioural design models.
See the culture of the organisation through the lens of social dimensions of culture (social cohesion, social innovation and social capital) while designing strategies to influence each.
Sense and hack the culture through the lens of tribal forces and attributes
Explain the do’s and don’ts of Kanban Coaching, and its philosophy in causing and working with change.
Create client engagement or change agenda using contextual assessment and level of change.
Show off your earned skills and strengthen your profile
Upon the completion of Kanban Coaching Practices class, Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) class, and Kanban Management Professional (KMP) you will earn Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) Credential and badge. A globally recognized Kanban coaching certification for practitioners, managers, coaches, and consultants.
What you will get as part of this course?
When you register at LearnKanban.cz or LearnKanban.eu courses, you will get the following unique extra bonuses
12 Months Access to Lecture Recordings: You will have access to lecture recordings for one year. You can watch them as many times as you want and ask questions during live sessions or through community Slack.
Live Interactive Group Sessions: This course includes 4 modules, each with 4 hours of live sessions. At each live session, we will not only dive into concepts, discuss case studies but also practice and experience some of the techniques.
12 Case Studies: You will also have access to case studies analysis (video and text). We believe these case studies will give you additional practical examples and invaluable learnings.
Mentoring and Coaching: You can book time for one hour of 1:1 mentoring and consultation session with the trainer to help you with your experience and learning journey after the class.
The community of Practitioners: You will have access to fellow learners and experienced professionals, where you can ask questions, get feedback immediately, or help others - all via Slack.
Interview with Industry-Leading Experts: We interview industry-leading experts or practitioners to share their experience with you. You will have access to these interviews.
Extra Readings and Book Club: We will recommend relevant articles and books to read. You will have the chance to read and discuss their practicality at your 1:1, Slack Community, or live group sessions with the trainer and fellow learners.
Module 1: Social Psychology & Evolutionary Change
So you learned how to design a kanban system in KSD class; You got familiar with how to scale and improve kanban systems across the organization continuously at KSI class; You also learned how to navigate through organizational maturity with a controlled evolutionary model at the KMM class. At KCP class, you will learn how to lead change in the most humane way.
In Module 1 of KCP class, we'll do a deep dive into the social psychology and dramatic social change and the effect of change on individuals, whether they are the citizens of a country or the members of a sports club, or the employees of a company. We will do this deep dive through three perspectives: neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We will also dive deeper into evolutionary change and discuss its risks and possible counter-measure strategies that we can employ during the controlled evolutionary change. This is a crucial module; it builds the foundation for the rest of the course. Like everything else with the Kanban method, You will also receive practical and actionable guidance.
Module 2: Culture drives practice adoption & Business outcome
At KMM class, you learned that values drive culture, culture drives practice adoption, and outcomes follow practices. At KCP Module 2, you will learn how to influence culture using concepts such as social cohesion, social capital, social entropy, deficiencies of needs, values and decision filters, social innovation. And we will continue with controlled evolutionary change risks and counter-measures with a focus on behaviors and culture. By the end of this module, you will have practical guidance on assessing social context and tools to influence group and individual behavior.
Module 3: The Kanban Coaching Guidance and Philosophy
From the first class, KTP or KSD, you learned various coaching guidance. Such as STATIK (system thinking approach to introduce and implement kanban system), Kanban Litmus Test, Kanban Maturity Model (KMM), and more. In this module, we will unpack these coaching tools, as well as Kanban principles and practices. By the end of this module, you will have comprehensive guidance on causing and leading change in the most humane way.
Module 4: Contextual Assessment and Coaching Engagement Strategy
It is time to put what you've learned so far at KCP class (and everything else you learned from KSD, KSI, and KMM classes) together and design strategies and approaches for making a difference with the Kanban method. This module will guide you in designing a coaching engagement strategy and agenda for change with your internal or external customers based on your role and the context you are operating in. Your role and your sphere of political influence within the organization define what you can do with the Kanban method and how you can make a difference. This module teaches you that.
Therefore, The Contextual Assessment and Engagement Strategy module is not only for Coaches or Consultants. Its guidance is appropriate for managers, individual team members, team leads, project managers, product managers, and even customers of small to large organizations. They all have a role to play and responsibilities to take.
Module 5: Reflection on the coaching practices, and next learning journey
Who you are as a Kanban Coaching Professional, what possible next steps are in your learning journey, and how you can continue making a difference with the Kanban method is the topic of this module.
We highly recommend you to complete Kanban System Design (KSD), Kanban Systems Improvement (KSI), and Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) classes before attending Kanban Coaching Practices (KCP) classes. Participants are encouraged to have read the book Kanban Maturity Model by David J. Anderson and Teodora Bozheva.
Best value for money, short payback period
Whether you are investing in Kanban method courses from your pocket, or your company supports you with the hope for a high investment return.
You can rest assured that you can put the evidence-based and pragmatic guidance of the Kanban method into action immediately. Most importantly, you will not need to go through a large-scale change initiative to use the Kanban method. You can always start from wherever you are today and evolve from there (one of the Change Management principles in the Kanban method). For these reasons, the industry categorizes Kanban University training as a low-risk, high-return investment with a short payback period.
The standard course fee is 32,500 CZK (Appox. € 1255)
The standard early bird course fee is 28,200 CZK (Approx. €1088) available 28 days prior to the class.
You will get a 20% discount from the standard fee if you buy two standard courses together. For example, if you register for KSD and KSI classes together, or KMM and KCP together.