The Agile People Fundamentals training introduces you to the Agile People tools and principles and how to apply them to your workplace. How can organizations learn and adapt in a fast-changing landscape? Learn how strategy, processes, and culture need to change when working in a company with agile values. Participants will come away with the knowledge necessary to tackle new ways of thinking and working equipped with people engagement practices that are more humanistic and values-based.
Many organizations are experimenting with alternative structures, replacing budgets with forecasts and dynamic resource allocation, to create the best possible value. The role of managers is changing rapidly and also, the role of HR is under tremendous change, from focusing mainly on policies and processes to understanding that the future for HR and leaders lies in creating conditions for people to perform and be happy. By removing impediments, we can instead maximize engagement and employee satisfaction that will fuel speed and adaptability in a common, strategic direction.
Regardless if you are an agile coach, a line manager, or an HR professional, you need to understand how people strategy and people operations need to change when working in a company embracing the agile value structure.
Session 1: Introduction to Agile People and important principles/tools: The foundation of Agile Peoples'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. Your own challenges are discussed and what is required for the certification.
Session 2: Psychological safety as a foundation for a learning organization: The importance of an approach that is pervaded 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.
Session 3: 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.
Session 4: 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.
Session 5: The learning Organization as Strategy and the future role of HR and managers: Boundary Spanning and the Buddy System to increase cross-border collaboration and increase the opportunity to create a fantastic organization together. Examples for the change journey and how HR and managers need to change their own role to support it.
Summary and follow up on our own challenges and the next step.
This highly interactive course will give you the tools and roadmap on how to grow in your Agile People skills - from building your capacity and skill in self-leadership, how to lead others at all levels in the organization, and ultimately how to support and enable others to lead at all levels.
You will also be welcomed into the Agile People network.. a global network of agile professionals collaborating to promote and help modern organizations towards increased Business Agility.
HR managers, HR Business Partners, HR professionals, agile coaches, consultants, HR line managers, operational & business managers, and consulting managers in both the private and public sectors.
You don't need any pre-competence of agile to attend the online course. We are tailoring the course for the participants and your level.
We will use virtual online tools to communicate, learn and interact. You will need a good internet connection and an undisturbed workplace where you can have a quiet background. We will work in break-out sessions in Zoom, Mural for interactive sessions, and use Slack för communication, between the instructor-led sessions.
We will let you know everything about practicalities during the first session.
Yes, classes will be scheduled on specific days and times - here are the dates & times for this course:
F1: Nov 23, 16:30 - 18:00
F2: Nov 25, 15:00 - 16:30
F3: Nov 26, 16:30 - 18:00
F4: Nov 27, 10:30 - 12:00
F5: Nov 30, 15:00 - 16:30
Pia-Maria is the founder and owner of Agile People and she has 25 years of consultant experience from large Swedish and international companies within HR, leadership, and organizational transformation.
She is the author of the book ”Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees)” and the “Agile People Picturebook”
She is a frequent lecturer at conferences and different types of networks and meetings.
Your co-facilitator is Mike Leber, owner of Agile Experts and an experienced agile leader.
If you attend a course that is delivered online we are working with Zoom for interactive discussions and team exercises, Mural as the digital canvas, and Slack for communication between the sessions.
You get access to a Learning Management System (agilepeople.com/campus) that contain an overview and detailed information about videos, articles, documents, and case stories for all sessions including links to all of the tools used in the training.
There will be some work to be done after every session, so add about 5 hours more every week. Course literature and material will be distributed digitally.
If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you state the name of the conference/event in the subject line of your email.