ENGLISH: Agile People Fundamentals, Leadership & HR (ICP-LEA & ICP-AHR) Online

2021-09-23 09:00 —
2021-10-26 13:00 BST
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Agility in HR & Leadership

About the programme

“I had the pleasure of participating in the Agile HR and Leadership program run by Project X Partners and I must admit it was a wonderful learning experience. Most of all, I appreciated the practical and interactive approach of the training meetings, conducted brilliantly by Julia, Sarah and Simone. Now I can say not only to have a better understanding of the agile methodology but also many practical tools that I can use in my work” HRD Save the Children

This training leads to an ICAgile Certification: Agility in HR (ICP-AHR) and Leading in Agility (ICP-LEA) and the course price includes the cost for the 2 certifications

Although the changed view on leaders and of the formal 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.

You will leave this experience having gained both knowledge and practical skills to bring forward new ways of working around Leadership & HR that place you in a leading position to creating lasting change, engagement, and a truly empowered workplace.

Time Frame

The program is made up of 8 interactive online sessions beginning September 23 2021 and ending on October 26 2021.

8 self-paced learning modules compliment the 8 online sessions. the self-paced learning includes: Individual workbook, Videos, Articles, Case Studies, Slack Channel and Agile People book.

Each session is 4 hours and runs between 09:00 - 13:00 UK time





09:00 - 13:00

Agile Fundamentals 1 - Introduction to Agile, Agile Principles and Psychological Safety


09:00 - 13:00

Agile Fundamentals 2 - Creating conditions for Change and Growing and Agile Culture


09:00 - 13:00

Agile HR 1 - Introduction to Agile HR and how HR can use Agile tools and solutions


09:00 - 13:00

Agile HR 2 - Organisational goals, performance and rewards


09:00 - 13:00

Agile HR 3 - Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Learning


09:00 - 13:00

Agile Leadership 1 - Individual perspective (YOU) Knowing yourself and why you do what you do


09:00 - 13:00

Agile Leadership 2 - Perspective towards the environment (OTHERS) and, You knowing others


09:00 - 13:00

Agile Leadership 3 - Organizational perspective (ALL OF US)

Target Audience

The target audience for this training includes leaders, managers, those 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.

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

Agile Fundamentals 1: Introduction to Agile People and important principles/tools

In our first session we explore Agile People Principles & Tools. We look at the Agile mindset and the principles and values that underpin it. We also look at Agile methods and tools that we need to start using to increase business agility. We also cover Psychological safety as a foundation for a learning organization. We play "The Psychological Safety Game" to facilitate dialogue about difficult topics. During this session, we also discuss your challenges and personal learning goals to ensure the sessions are tailored in such a a way that you have an AWESOME learning experience. We discuss your challenges and certification assignment

Agile Fundamentals 2: Creating Conditions for Change and Growing an Agile Culture

We look at emerging strategies instead of long-term planning, and new ways of working with strategy, budgets, goals, performance processes, and rewards. We explore how to create conditions for a fantastic culture where people can perform at their optimal level with a sense of being supported and secure. We look at the Agile principles of Boundary Spanning and the Buddy System to increase cross-border collaboration and increase the opportunity to create a fantastic organization together. We discuss tips, examples & practical ways to move forward in the change journey and how HR and managers need to change their role to support it.

Agile HR 1: How HR's role is changing and how HR can use Agile tools to increase it's agility

We look at how to design the talent/people elements needed to help support an Agile transition in an organization. This session looks at new ways of approaching job titles, competency profiles, career, succession - how do we do it in an agile organization? We gain practical experience of User stories for HR and a the role of a T-shaped HR-person. Throughout the session, we experience many agile tools and practices, such as Kanban, Retrospectives, Kudos walls, Experience Mapping and explore how they can be applied in HR to add value.

Agile HR 2: Goals, Performance & Rewards

We appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability, and growth. We explore the role of the environment in individual performance through immersion in psychological theory & practical exercises. We introduce OKRs as a new way of approaching goal setting. We 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 environment.

Agile H3: Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Learning

We 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. We also look an designing an onboarding experience that enables new employees to become a part of the organization rapidly and smoothly. We recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing. We discuss 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.

Agile Leadership 1: Understanding yourself as an instrument for Agile leadership.

We look at how your leadership style can express itself through understanding your own motives, needs, purpose and identity. We explore how you are an instrument for change and agility, we look into effective communication and we explore how to communicate through stories.

Agile Leadership 2: Leading through the perspective of others. We look at how you are able to help others find their perfect place in the organisation by taking their personality and situation into account. We deep dive into effective conversations, we look to understand their impact and we explore how to build long lasting relationships and organisational agility as a result.

Agile Leadership 3: Organisational and systemic Agile Leadership

We look at how to balance an Agile culture with an Agile structure, providing support for emerging strategies where all people are involved in setting the direction of the organisation. We explore how to work to change behaviours and accomplish an Agile mindset and culture through removing limiting structures

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 and ICP - Agility in Leadership

Learn more about ICAgile ( https://www.icagile.com/ )

Course leader

Your course leader and facilitator will be from Project X Partners;

Sarah Boorman, Julia Powell, Simone Hauser and Marian O'Brien

Online Delivery

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 8 sessions. 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, notification in writing should be sent to [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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