Agile People Fundamentals (2 Online Sessions)

2021-05-10 13:00 —
2021-05-11 17:00 EDT
Country 1 Early-bird
Ended on 2021-04-15
Country 1 Regular
Ends on 2021-05-03


Our Agile People Fundamentals training introduces you to the Agile People tools and principles and how to apply them to your workplace. How can you create a common direction in your teams and organization? How can you create the conditions to enable employees to be able to perform at their best? How can organizations learn, adapt and respond to the fast-changing VUCA world we experience?  We look at how strategy, processes, and culture need to change to increase business agility. We introduce Agile models and frameworks so that participants leave inspired with new ways of thinking to create more value add people practices that will lead to a more engaged workforce.

The role of managers, leaders and HR/People professionals is changing rapidly  - moving from from a 'traditional' focus on policies and processes to understanding that the future lies in creating conditions for people to perform and be happy. By removing impediments, we can maximize engagement and employee satisfaction.

This program is suited to managers, leaders, HR/people professionals, independent consultants and anyone working within organizations who are curious to explore how people strategy and people operations need to change to increase business agility and adopt agile values.


The program is made up of 2 interactive self-paced learning modules that compliment the 2 interactive online sessions.  The self-paced learning content includes: Individual workbooks, Videos, Articles, Case-studies, Slack channel and Agile People book.

Each session is 4 hours and runs between 1:00PM and 5:00PM EDT.




May 10, 2021 1:00PM - 5:00PM EDT F1 & 2

May 11, 2021

1:00PM - 5:00PM EDT F3, 4, & 5

This book written by Pia-Maria Thoren is included in digital format.

Program Content

Agile People Fundamentals

Session F1: 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.

Session F2: 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

Session F3: 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 F4: 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 F5: 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. Tips and examples for the change journey and how HR and managers need to change their role to support it.        


This course will be delivered online.  Prior to 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 Zoom for live sessions, Mural as a digital canvas for collaboration, Trello for keeping track of the agenda items and exercises, and Slack for communication between the sessions. 

We will provide you 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 2 sessions. 

Events cancellation policy

If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent to info[email protected]. Please make sure you state the name of the conference/event in the subject line of your email.

  • The online course requires a minimum number of attendees to happen (quorum)

  • Confirmation of the online course will be sent to all registered attendees as soon as the quorum is reached and, in any case, not later than one week from the beginning of the course 

The cancellation policy for registered attendees is:

  • for cancellations received no later than 2 weeks before that start of the course, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded

  • for cancellations received no later than 1 week before that start of the course, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded

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 to 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 cancelled.

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