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  • Acquiring SEUs for CSP – and Agile Workshop Facilitation

    Many of our past students express an interest in the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification, and so recently we sent an email to them all providing  further information about requirements – some useful reference information in order to help them  acquire those illusive 70 Scrum Education Units (SEUs)  and  support  their  CSP application. A copy of the email is shared below. We  will  follow up this first email, in a series, with supplementary emails with additional advice so do get in touch if  you would like to be added to the mailing list (enquiries@agil8.com). We would  also like to recommend one of our upcoming courses which is eligible for Category B SEUs. Our Agile Workshop Facilitation course, taking place on 25-26 April, is one of two Scrum Alliance-approved Advanced Agile courses (the other being the Agile Analysis and Story Writing course) and, our April course coming up will be the last taught by our wonderfully experienced Agile trainer, coach and facilitator, Julia Godwin. We’ve worked with Julia for over 20 years now and she is a passionate Agilist with a wealth of experience. She will be retiring this year and so her course later this month will be her last […]

Julia Godwin

 

Working as an associate with agil8, Julia Godwin has specialised in Agile, and before that with RAD (Rapid Application Development) since the early 90s. She has been involved with the Dynamic Systems Development Method Consortium (one of the signatories to the Agile Manifesto) since its inception in 1994 and remains to date at the centre of the DSDM. She is an experienced and certified DSDM Practitioner, Trainer and Examiner as well as a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner. Jules has a background working with IT and Business Systems Development, as well as Project Management.

She is an accredited trainer of the APMG AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner certifications and also trains the very well-received Agile Workshop Facilitation  courses for agil8.  She is, additionally,  Prince2 qualified.

Jules combines her interest in the human side of Systems Development with those skills and uses her NLP Master Practitioner and Myers-Briggs Assessor skills whenever she facilitates workshops, including:

  • strategic workshops for Board level teams & senior level workshops during mergers
  • strategic technology positioning workshops
  • examiner & assessor assessment and development centres
  • definition of knowledge sharing processes
  • environmental awareness workshops for the corporate world
  • transformation workshops for Caring for Care Homes
  • nature group workshops for 7-13 year-olds

Jules was a member of the small teams which defined and established the DSDM Accreditation Scheme, the International Association of Facilitators Accreditation Scheme and was Chair of the European Facilitators’ User Group (EFUG) 1999 & 2000.

Over 25 years in IT development, training and consultancy for major blue chip corporates in a variety of sectors including finance, IT, retail and travel has seen her design, develop and deliver programmes such as graduate intakes, accreditation scheme definition workshops and worldwide change management workshops for experienced project managers.

She has successfully developed, managed and presented at conferences of over 300 delegates and successfully facilitated workshops for up to 300 participants and many workshops for around 60-70 people.

Travelling is part of her work life and her social time, and she always tries to learn how to say “Thank You” in every language she encounters (some have defeated her!).

You can connect with Julia on LinkedIn here.