Agility in HR
ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile HR (ICP-AHR)
In this course, we are exploring HRs new role in an Agile organization!
Today the most progressive companies have changed the HR role to a more coaching role serving all the people, not just management. Although this changed view of the formal HR role is still not fully mainstream today, many organizations are experimenting with alternative structures, ways of working (like Scrum), and people practices that allow a truly Agile culture to thrive.
You will leave this experience having gained both knowledge and practical skills to bring forward new ways of working and being that place HR in a leading position to creating lasting change, engagement, and a truly empowered workplace.
The program is made up of 10 topics that we will cover over 10 intensive online sessions- beginning April 6 and ending on May 6 - 14:00 to 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 06 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30 CET (08:00 - 10:30 EST)
Apr 08 Thursday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 13 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 15 Thursday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 20 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 22 Thursday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 27 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
Apr 29 Thursday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
May 04 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
May 06 Thursday 14:00 - 16:15 CET (08:00 - 10:15 EST)
The target audience for this training includes people working within HR organizations in companies transforming to more Agile ways of working. Their current responsibilities may include aspects such as people development, recruitment, performance management, compensation, and employee engagement/motivation.
Organizational development consultants hiring managers and Agile transformation leads exploring the people, and structural aspects of transformations will also find this curriculum compelling.
These books written by Pia-Maria Thoren are included in digital format.
Agile People Fundamentals
Introduction to Agile People and important principles/tools
The foundation of Agile People's' mindset is about the principles, values, methods, and tools that we need to start using to release competence and innovation – and what we stop doing. We discuss your challenges and certification assignment.
Psychological safety as a foundation for a learning organization
The importance of an approach that is permeated by security and confidence to increase profitability and innovation – to increase creativity through a culture where it is ok to fail and try again. We play "The Psychological Safety Game" to facilitate dialogue about difficult topics
Emerging strategies, structures, and goals
Emerging strategies instead of long-term planning, new ways of working with strategy, budgets, goals, performance processes, and rewards. Using value stream mapping to optimize flows in a system instead of working with resource optimization and sub-optimization of departments. Mindset Slider exercise. WoWs to be used: Beyond Budgeting, OKRs, Impact Mapping, VSM, etc.
Building conditions for agile culture
Creating conditions for a fantastic culture where people can perform at their optimal level with a sense of being supported and secure. The gap between structures and culture/values. Structure – Culture Misfit Role Play. The importance of country culture for an Agile transformation.
Creating Conditions for Change
Understanding the dynamics of complexity and change; the learning organization as Strategy and the future role of HR and managers. Getting familiar with the use of the Cynefin model, Wicket Problems, and the use of Boundary Spanning to increase cross-border collaboration and increase the opportunity to create a fantastic organization together. Tips and examples for the change journey and how HR and managers need to change their role to support it.
Agile People HR
How HR's role is changing when we need to increase Business Agility
Design the talent/people elements needed to help support an Agile transition in an organization and explain how different contexts can influence the approach to be taken. Job titles, competency profiles, titles, career, succession - how do we do it in an agile organization? User stories for HR and a T-shaped HR-person. Employee Journey mapping - pain points. Examples and cases.
How HR can use tools and practices from Agile.
Using Scrum, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, and OKRs for HR is not so different from using it for Software development. What are examples, and how can you design talent/people processes using the agile ways of working? User stories for HR - what do they look like? Examples and cases of Agile HR in reality.
Goals and Performance Management and Compensation and Benefits
Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability, and growth. 95/5 Exercise. Describe and contrast traditional incentive structures with Agile-friendly structures, discuss the pros and cons of each approach, and explain how you could apply them to your own environment.
Talent Acquisition and onboarding
Design a sourcing strategy that can be used to find and acquire the "right" people to support the strategic growth of the organization taking values, culture, diversity, and collaboration into the hiring decision. Design an onboarding experience that enables new employees to become a part of the organization rapidly and smoothly.
Learning and Development and Employee Engagement
Suggest ways to enable and support a learning mindset in a team, supporting the shift from a focus on deficiencies to a focus on the development of new skills and capabilities. Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing.
ICAgile Certified Professional
This training is certified by International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), a certification and accreditation body.
Upon completion of the course and submission and approval of your course assignment, you will receive (knowledge) certification in ICP-Agility in HR.
Learn more about ICAgile ( https://www.icagile.com/ )
Your course leaders and facilitators will be:
Hilda Färnsveden and Oscar Reyes
This course is available online. Before our first session, you will receive access to the Agile People Learning Management System where you will access all of the course content, workbooks, and supporting materials.
We are working with different virtual tools. We will provide you with guided information to access all of the various tools prior to our first session as well as on-going throughout the experience.
There will be some work to be done after every session, so this class will need your full attention during these intensive days. The certification assignment can be accomplished in the time between the sessions so that you will be ready on the day of the last session. But in this intense tempo, we recommend that you do the assignment after the training has stopped.
Events cancellation policy
If you should have to cancel your registration, a notification in writing should be sent to email@example.com. Please make sure you state the name of the conference/event in the subject line of your email.
The cancellation policy for registered attendees is:
No refund for cancellations received one week or less before the start of the course. The attendee will still have access to all training material and the e-learning platform; the attendee will be allowed to join a future edition of the same course at no extra charge.
An attendee may transfer their registration to another person, as long as the request is received by the organizers not later than 24 hours before the start of the course.
In case the organizer is forced to cancel the entire course because the quorum was not reached: registered attendees will be refunded in full.
In case the organizer is forced to cancel part of the course due to force majeure and the training sessions cannot be rescheduled: the attendees will be refunded for the number of training hours that were canceled.