Are you passionate about making organizations more agile, engaging employees, and creating value for people? Would you like to share your knowledge and insights with other people to spread the word and make a difference in the world of work
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 far from mainstream today, many organizations are experimenting with alternative structures, replacing fixed performance targets with OKRs (objectives and key results), and old fashioned bonuses with profit sharing.
The Agile People Fundamentals and HR training is aimed at people who are in what organizations traditionally call the Human Resources (HR) domain. 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.
Although the changed view on leaders and of the formal HR manager role is far from mainstream today, 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 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.
Session 6: How HRs 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.
Session 7: 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.
Session 8: Performance management and examples & cases: Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability, and growth. 95/5 Exercise.
Session 9: Compensation and Benefits. Examples and Cases. 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.
Session 10: 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.
Session 11: Employee Engagement: Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing.
Session 12: Learning and Development: 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.
Conclusion and retro, KUDOs.
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 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
H1: Dec 3, 15:00 - 16:30
H2: Dec 4, 10:30 - 12:00
H3: Dec 7, 15:00 - 16:30
H4: Dec 9, 10:30-12:00
H5: Dec 11, 10.30-12.00
H6: Dec 14 16.30-18.00
H7: Dec 16 16.30-18.00
The process of certification is that you need to finalize the certification assignment, which is to describe how you would turn around HR and leadership in a company that has gone bankrupt due to not being agile enough (real case, a Swedish fashion company). When the assignment is finalized (approved with feedback from us), we will make your certificate download available from ICAgile via a link.
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.
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 contains 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. The certification assignment will be accomplished in the time between the sessions so that you will be ready on the day of the last session.
If you should have to cancel your registration, 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.