Agile HR Certification - 2 days

ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Talent (ICP-TAL) San Diego USA
Björn Sandberg Dandy People
Kari Kelly Atypical Workplace

Develop Yourself within Agile HR

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. How do performance management, recruitment, learning and development, compensation and benefits and the way we perform employee engagement surveys change? What are the specific skills we need to run an agile transformation from a people perspective? And is there still a need for succession planning in the future?

This training leads to a Certification in AgileTalent by ICAgile

During the Training we Cover

  • Introduction to the Agile approach and how it is related to Lean and systems thinking. Why work with agility?
  • What characterizes an Agile mindset and how to change the traditional HR processes when we are working with Agile values?
  • How should HR adapt work to create maximum value in an Agile organization? What should recruitment, performance evaluations, and salary discussions look like in this new context?
  • What concrete examples are there? How have others done? What works?
  • How can you use Agile techniques like Scrum and Kanban for HR?

HR’s Role in an Agile Organization – Learning Outcomes

How HR can support an Agile organizational transformation: Assess the current organizational structure and design a new structure that enables business agility, maximizes communication and collaboration within and among teams and enables the flow value.

Goal setting and performance management in a new way: Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability, and growth.

Salaries and benefits for an Agile organization: Describe and contrast traditional incentive structures with Agile-friendly structures. Discuss the pros and cons of each approach and explain how they could be applied to their own environment.

Job Roles – are they needed in the future? Develop an organizational action plan for role modeling an Agile mindset and to build new skills that will enable cross-functional teams.

Employee engagement in an Agile manner: Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context. Describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing.

Talent acquisition and the candidate experience: 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.

Agile learning: Suggest ways to enable and support a learning mindset of a team, supporting the shift from a focus on deficiencies to a focus on the development of new skills and capabilities.

Onboarding practices for Agile companies: Design an onboarding experience that enables new employees to become a part of the organization rapidly and smoothly.

Why the Agile mindset is HR’s responsibility: 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.

The needed changes in the HR core function: Relate how the need for business agility affects HR function and organization and how it impacts the HR team member’s roles and behaviors.

Practical tools, templates and exercises for HR and managers: How an HR department can work with Agile tools and methods, for example with Kanban, Sprints, Scrum, and Retrospectives.

The training places great emphasis on practical examples and we will present a series of tools that you will be able to use when getting started on your own agile HR initiative. We will take you through an Agile HR case from setting goals and developing user stories for HR to implementing sprint planning and monitoring the sprint using Kanban.

Target Audience

  • Agile coaches
  • Consultants
  • HR managers
  • HR Busines Partners
  • HR Professionals
  • Line managers
  • Operational& business managers and consulting managers in both the private and public sector

We have previously trained participants from SKF, SE-Banken, Marginalen Bank, Nordea, Volvo TetraPak, Tele2 IFS, If, Svevia, Helsingborg, Uppsala, Manpower, Evry, TV4, Vitrolife, Rebtel, magine, Toca Boca, Dynabyte, Södertörns University, DEK Technologies, Vasakronan, IKEA, Blue Garden, Nordic Morning, Findwise and many others companies and organizations.

Evaluation of the last completed training ended up on average 4.83 on a 5- point scale.

Course Material

You will receive all course material, the Agile in a Nutshell HR poster and the Agile People book by Pia-Maria Thorén.

Course Leaders

Björn Sandberg is a member of the Dandy People experienced acceleration team as an Agile Enterprise Coach. He has his foundation within behavioral science with extensive experience from both traditional and Agile HR, leadership and transformation from both large corporations and authorities as well as medium size to small businesses.

Björn is a certified instructor within Agile HR – ICAgile Certified Authorized Agile Instructor

Kari Kelly has extensive experience from a wide range of organizations as a Learning and Development trainer, consultant and coach. Her work has covered many different sectors, from non-profit to biopharma as well as technology. She has a background as a physicist at Imperial College London and is currently writing a book exploring agility and cognitive diversity.

Kari holds several certifications and diplomas. A few of them being; Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), ICAgile TAL (Agile Talent Professional and Facilitator), ICAgile ACC (Professional Agile Coach), Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt, Certified Professional Coach (CPC).


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