[EN] Agile People Coach

 

20 Online Intensive and Interactive Sessions
(2-3 hours on Monday to Friday)

 

About The Course

In the evolving landscape of work, HR professionals and managers are expected to assume the role of coaches, equipped with essential skills in understanding human needs, behaviours, teamwork, and supporting the organization’s evolving strategy and purpose.

The Agile People Coach course is designed for individuals working within organizations, either as employees or consultants, who aspire to promote and instil agile principles and values throughout the entire company. By joining this course, you will engage in lively discussions, exchanging ideas, and finding inspiration from a community of like-minded individuals who share a common objective: fostering business agility and facilitating organizational learning and transformation by assisting HR professionals and leaders in cultivating an agile mindset.

Being an Agile People Coach encompasses more than being an Agile Coach, despite both roles requiring a fundamental grasp of agile values, tools, methods, systems theory, and organizational dynamics. The key distinction lies in the profound emphasis on people. Throughout this training program, you will acquire the skills to effectively coach individuals, helping them discover their strengths and enabling an environment that encourages collaborative performance.

Read our article about the Agile People Coach here.

Feedback from Participants in our previous Courses:

I am extremely happy and grateful for the deep content, clear visualization, profound impact, and wonderful inspiration! A huge thank you and I am glad I participated in this journey, which I hope will set a new open page in my career.

  • A very well-structured course with an excellent and involved instructor.
  • The course was incredibly useful, inspiring, and the trainer was extremely dedicated, patient, and supportive.
  • Awesome course, Eleonora as a trainer was continuously sharing with us her deep knowledge and experience, using best practices, examples from different fields. The interaction and teamwork during the training was excellent. I am looking forward for another great course with Eleonora.
  • Inspiring teacher!
  • Very comprehensive content. Regarding Eleonora, the trainer, she is very supportive and personable, always ensures that each participant will be able to make the best of their time during the session.
  • It was amazing how easily Eleonora connected the most twisted concepts with real-life examples making it so much more interesting to study.

Target Audience

The Agile People Coach role is an alternative career for managers, HR professionals, Agile Coaches, and management consultants. Gain the skills to support HR and Leaders in adopting an agile mindset and driving change initiatives. Shorten your path to success in this dynamic role.

Professional Certifications

This training can lead to Professional Certifications in Business Agility Foundations, Agility in HR, and Leading with Agility with Agile People and ICAgile.

All courses can be taken individually, however for the greatest benefit we recommend this or any other combination of courses that we offer. Please get in touch for more details, @ [email protected]

 

Training Schedule

During this training program, you will engage in a series of 20 intensive and interactive online sessions, each lasting between 2 to 3 hours. These sessions will be spread over a period of 20 days, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. In the event that you are unable to attend a session, you will have the opportunity to make it up during the next course round, scheduled for a later date in 2023.

The certification fee for each ICP (e.g. ICP-BAF, ICP-AHR,ICP-LEA) course is NOT included in the course fee. To get an ICAgile certification, you need to complete the certification tasks, get it approved and after that you can buy the certificate from us.

 

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Besides the Combo Agile People Coach program above, you have another option to become an Agile People Coach (APC) by integrating ICP-BAF with either ICP-LEA or ICP-AHR. If this interests you, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. For further details, please refer to the links provided for APC with ICP-LEA and APC with ICP-AHR.

 

Program Content

Session B1-5 Business Agility Foundations
Session B1: The Need for Business Agility

In today’s ever-changing and complex business landscape, the ability to adapt and thrive is crucial for success. In this session, we delve into the concept of business agility as a key driver for achieving organizational goals. Explore the importance of embracing new values and principles, forming self-organizing teams, and empowering individuals with diverse perspectives. Gain a competitive edge by harnessing the power of agility in a VUCA environment. Unlock your organization’s potential for success.

Session B2: Emergent Strategy and Value Creation

Discover the power of aligning teams around a compelling purpose and creating a shared vision that inspires high performance. Gain insights into empathizing with customers to enhance their experience and maximize value creation. Learn how to make customer value visible and drive focused value creation in your organization.

Session B3: Frameworks Tools and Techniques

Learn the essence of agility and its emphasis on adapting to change. Explore customer-centricity and prioritization to deliver value efficiently. Discover how Lean StartUp and agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban can be applied beyond software development. Gain practical insights into designing processes using agile methods.

Session B4: New Ways of Thinking and Behaving

Gain insight into complex adaptive system dynamics and their role in achieving Business Agility. Learn how to navigate organizational dynamics using tools like “Polarity Management” and the “Cynefin Decision Making Model.” Explore the concept of the “Ladder of Inference” to understand and manage thinking and behavioural patterns.

Session B5: Business Agility as the New Normal

In today’s dynamic and complex business landscape, adaptability and responsiveness are crucial. We explore strategies to:

  • Make sense of evolving business challenges in uncertain environments.
  • Make effective decisions and take action even with limited information.
  • Cultivate a conducive culture that empowers individuals to perform at their best.
Session L1-5 Agile People Leadership
Session L1 – The Why & What of Leading with Agility

Discover the changing dynamics of leadership and followership in today’s environment. Explore the misalignment between managers’ beliefs and the expectations of knowledge workers. Uncover the essential attitudes and behaviours of agile leaders. Gain insights and lead with agility!

Session L2 – Behaviors that Enable Agility

Discover the path to transformation and growth. Explore the evolution of leadership theories and their impact on various leadership styles and approaches. Gain insights into what is relevant and what needs to change in today’s dynamic landscape. Delve into the nuances of power and influence, recognizing how power dynamics are shifting. Discover the essential qualities and competencies that enhance agility

 Session L3 – Knowing & Connecting with Yourself

Unleash your leadership potential by mastering self-leadership. Gain a deep understanding of yourself and others, enabling more effective interactions. Explore mapping techniques to increase self-awareness. Discover the impact of cognitive biases and learn strategies to overcome them. Break free from leadership mind-traps and become a more impactful leader.

Session L4 – Developing & Leading Ourselves

Explore the Clear Leadership model by Gervase Bushe and develop the four selves of the Leader: Aware, Descriptive, Curious, and Appreciative. Apply these skills in real-life situations to improve communication, feedback, coaching, and conflict resolution.

Session L5 – Skillful Communication

Enhance your communication skills and build strong relationships through effective communication dynamics. In this session, dive into the power of compelling storytelling and learn how to leverage mental models and productive conversations for impactful communication. Explore different story types and narrative patterns that will help you tell compelling stories as a leader.

Session H1-5 Agile People HR
Session H1: How HR’s role is changing when we need to increase Business Agility

Explore the design of talent and people elements to support an Agile transition in organizations. Understand how different contexts influence the approach. Learn about job titles, competency profiles, career paths, and succession planning in Agile organizations. Discover user stories for HR and the T-shaped HR-person concept. Dive into Employee Journey mapping to address pain points. Benefit from practical examples and cases to enhance your understanding of Agile talent and people management strategies.

Session H2: How HR can use tools and practices from Agile.

Learn how Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, and OKRs, can be leveraged in HR. Discover user stories for HR, design talent/people processes using Agile methods, and explore real-world examples of Agile HR in action.

Session H3: Goals, Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits

Evaluate and enhance performance management practices with Agile thinking. Explore traditional and Agile-friendly incentive structures, weighing their pros and cons. Apply these insights to optimize performance management in your own environment.

Session H4: Talent Acquisition and onboarding

Design a sourcing strategy aligned with values, culture, diversity, and collaboration to acquire the right talent for organizational growth. Create an efficient onboarding experience for the seamless integration of new employees.

Session H5: Learning, Development and Employee Engagement

Learn how to support a learning mindset in teams, shifting focus from deficiencies to skill development. Explore diverse motivational tools for different contexts. Discover the changing landscape of employee engagement surveys.

Session C1-5 Deep dive into Agile People Coaching
Session C1: Agile Coaching and the Four Roles of a Coach

Explore the stances of an Agile Coach – mentoring, teaching, facilitating, and coaching, and learn to master each one for success. Understand the distinctions between an Agile Coach and an Agile People Coach and how to choose the appropriate approach based on the organization, situation, and individuals involved.

Session C2: The Agile People Coach – a new Role for HR and Managers

We explore the nine roles of the Agile People Coach and conduct a self-assessment to gauge your proficiency in these roles and identify areas for improvement. Discover the essential skills required to transition from being a regular Agile Coach, Leader, or HR professional to becoming an Agile People Coach with enhanced Agile and people skills. Gain practical knowledge through scenario-based exercises to determine the appropriate role to assume in different situations.

Session C3: Professional Coaching.

To grasp the roles of an Agile Coach and an Agile People Coach, it is important to have a foundational understanding of Professional Coaching. This session will equip you with the necessary skills to formulate and ask appropriate questions that guide individuals towards understanding what needs to be done in any given situation.

Session C4: My Motivation Profile as a base for Self-leadership

Understanding your personal motivations and unique identity is integral to your professional journey. Effective communication and the ability to comprehend the motivations and perspectives of others are crucial skills. In this session, we delve into the development of “My Washing Instructions,” a tool that explores your individual needs and their impact on your personal and professional life. Through interactive discussions, you will gain valuable insights into the diverse motivations and similarities among individuals, fostering a crucial competence for success in agile environments.

Session C5: Conflict Coaching

Explore conflict theory and the importance of balance between harmony and healthy conflict within teams and organizations. This session provides valuable insights into promoting high-performing teams by equipping you with various conflict management models. Gain a deeper understanding of conflict escalation, different types of conflicts, and effective strategies for handling conflict within a team setting. Enhance your conflict resolution skills and foster a collaborative and productive work environment.

FAQ

Do I need any pre-competence?

No prior competence is required to enrol in this online course. We adapt our approach to suit the participants’ individual levels and needs. As an added benefit, you will also gain proficiency in utilizing modern digital tools such as digital canvases, video meeting platforms, Kanban boards, and more.

How does the process look for this training?

This course will leverage virtual online tools for effective communication, learning, and interaction. To fully participate, you will need a stable internet connection and a dedicated workspace that provides a quiet background. Throughout the course, we will engage in breakout sessions using Zoom and utilize our community platform for ongoing communication between instructor-led sessions. Detailed instructions regarding the practical aspects of the course will be provided during the initial session.

Are the sessions scheduled on specific days at specific times?

The course sessions are scheduled in advance according to a predetermined yearly schedule. If you are unable to attend a session, you will have the opportunity to make it up during a later session.

After training completion, what is the process to become ICAgile Certified?

The certification process entails completing the certification assignment and responding to specific questions after each session. Once your work is finalized and approved, including any feedback provided, you will have the option to purchase your ICAgile certificate from the Agile People shop. It’s important to note that the cost of the ICAgile certificate for your completed assignment is not included in the course fee. Additionally, the certificate download will be made available directly from ICAgile.

As for the Agile People Participation Certificates, they are included in the training price upon successful completion of the course. After the course concludes, you will be able to download your Agile People Participation Certificate from the Agile People website.

Online Delivery

To facilitate interactive discussions and team exercises, we will utilize Zoom as our primary platform during the course. Mural will serve as the digital canvas for collaborative activities, while our dedicated community platform will facilitate communication between sessions.

As a participant, you will receive exclusive access to the Agile People Campus, our comprehensive Learning Management System located on agilepeople.com. This platform provides a wealth of resources, including videos, articles, documents, and case studies related to each session. It also includes direct links to all the tools used during the training. Additionally, you will have digital access to our three books, enriching your learning experience.

Please allocate an additional three hours per week for post-session work, which may include assignments and exercises. Course literature and materials will be distributed digitally to ensure easy access and flexibility. To prepare for the final session, you will complete a certification assignment during the course duration.

Course Discounts

Group Discount (Public Online)
  • Enrol 2 to 4 participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 10% per person on existing course prices.
  • Enrol 5+ participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 15% per person on existing course prices.
  • For larger groups or to arrange private group training please contact us at [email protected]to arrange an additional quote and proposal for your organisation.
Open Classroom Training (Public In Person)
  • Open classroom training is offered in a number of countries depending on interest.
  • Enrol 4 to 6 participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 7.5% per person on existing course prices.
  • Enrol 7+ participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 12% per person on existing course prices.
Private Group Training

We offer customized group training options for both online and on-site (In Person) delivery. To discuss your organization’s specific requirements and receive a tailored quote and proposal, please contact us at [email protected]. We are committed to providing training solutions that align with your organization’s needs and objectives.

Training Bundle

Choose from our combination packages for an impactful learning journey, whether you’re an individual, part of a team, or a group. Contact us to find out what suits you best!

Self-Sponsorship: 

For attendees NOT sponsored by an employer, please contact us for pricing, at [email protected].

Events cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please send a written notification to [email protected]. Kindly ensure that the subject line of your email includes the name of the conference or event for proper identification. Please see Eviture’s Training Terms and Conditions for further details.

  • We will refund, subject to our terms and conditions, 85% for termination received 60 days before the Start Date.
  • We will refund, subject to our terms and conditions, 50% for termination received between 59 days and 31 days before the Start Date.
  • We will refund, subject to our terms and conditions, 25% for termination received between 30 days before and 15 days before the Start Date.
  • We will issue no refund for termination received within 14 days before the Start Date.
  • We will issue no refund for termination received after the attendee has been provided access to the course materials.
  • We will issue no refunds for termination received after the Start Date.
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€1,320

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English

Location

Online via Zoom

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  • ElenoNora Nelson-Per-Claeson
    ElenoNora Nelson-Per-Claeson

    EleoNora Nelson-Per-Claeson

    EleoNora is passionate about people, organisational growth and creating a learning culture that enables sustainable change through continuous improvement and systems thinking. She has 30+ years of experience working in both enterprise and small-midsize organisations, the last 20 years focusing on lean-agile practices, coaching, and driving agile adoption and transforming in the World of Work. EleoNora is a senior partner in the Eviture group, which has presence in countries across Europe.

    As a change agent and servant leader, she leads with empathy and compassion and relentlessly focuses on nurturing undiscovered potential, inclusiveness, and diversity, supporting the dynamics of agile teams to truly flourish and developing leaders to understand their role in leading change within an agile environment.

    Passionate about fostering psychologically safe environments where people can thrive and be their authentic self, be heard, and be understood through continuous improvement, learning, transparency, collaboration, respect, safe-to-fail experiments, collective intelligence and cultivation of a agile mindset to respond to change effectively.

    EleoNora holds an MBA and a Master of Laws – LL.M (International Business, Trade, and Tax Law) degrees, as well as other degrees and professional certifications relating to technology, agile and lean.

    Distilling simple truth inside of complex situations – is my Thing! A little bit more about EleoNora

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    Training Package Overview:

    Single Course – ICP-BAF, ICP-AHR, ICP-LEA, ICP-PDV or Agile People Coach

    EleoNora is a accredited ICAgile instructioner for all the ICP courses.

    • All courses can be taken individually, however for the greatest benefit we recommend any combination of courses that we offer.
    • For the Agile People Coach you need to have completed 3 ICAgile courses, one of which must be Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF), to qualify for this course.

    Group Discount (Public Online)

    • Enrol 2 to 4 participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 10% per person on existing course prices.
    • Enrol 5+ participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 15% per person on existing course prices.
    • For larger groups or to arrange private group training, please contact us at [email protected] to arrange an additional quote and proposal for your organisation.

    Private Group Training

    We provide private group training both online and on-site. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange an additional quote and proposal for your organisation.

    Open Classroom Training (Public In Person)

    • Open classroom training is offered in a number of countries depending on interest.
    • Enrol 4 to 6 participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 7.5% per person on existing course prices.
    • Enrol 7+ participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 12% per person on existing course prices.

    Training Bundle

    • Choose from our combination packages for an impactful learning journey, whether you’re an individual, part of a team, or a group.
      Contact us to find out what suits you best!
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Program - Agile People Coach

The Agile People coach is an alternative career for traditional managers and HR professionals. It can also be relevant for Agile Coaches, as well as management consultants, who want to understand how to help HR and Leaders to attain an agile mindset and support them in change initiatives.

This training can lead to Professional Certifications in Business Agility Foundations, Leading with Agility, and Agility in HR with Agile People and ICAgile.

Program - Agility in HR Track

The program is for HR professionals at all organizational levels; it is equally essential with the insight the program provides whether you work in L&D, Rewards, or Talent Acquisition.

The program also suits coaches and consultants wanting to support HR and the organization through an Agile transformation.

This training can lead to Professional Certifications in Business Agility Foundations, Agility in HR, and People Development with Agile People and ICAgile.

Program- Agility in Leadership

The program is for leaders, aspiring leaders, and other professionals interested in growing themselves and creating an environment for others to grow and thrive.

The program is also relevant for coaches and consultants supporting agile journeys and organizational change.

This training can lead to Professional Certifications in Business Agility Foundations, Leading with Agility, and People Development with Agile People and ICAgile.

Agile People Developement

From People Management to People Development

Recognizing People Development as Fundamental to Enabling Business Agility

Explain the fundamental ingredients for a human-centric culture that enables continuous development and learning. Identify gaps in their organization and contrast different approaches to shifting to a more development-oriented culture

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Developing Yourself as it Relates to Developing Others

Conduct a self-assessment as it relates to personal development needs. Identify tendencies that may block or foster development. Prepare a roadmap for self-development in these areas.

Leading to Elevate Organizational Capability

Compare and contrast elevating and delegating behaviors. Apply these concepts to their context.

Developing Individuals

Considerations for Individual Development

Apply several techniques to create an environment for individual development, explain why these techniques work from a neuroscience perspective, and then identify ways they can apply these to themselves and their organization.

Co-creation of Growth and Development Plans         

Demonstrate techniques that help surface an individual’s strengths, passions, interests, etc., and explain how you would approach a scenario where an individual’s development path does not align with the organization’s needs.

Developing Leadership in Others

Apply techniques for developing leadership in others in a way that leaves space for them to adopt their authentic style. Demonstrate advanced techniques for providing feedback and approaching difficult conversations.

Developing Teams

Key Factors that Promote Team Development

Show through examples and their own experience how self-organization and team development are inherently linked. Show the leader’s role in encouraging self-organization and continuous learning.

Setting Teams Up for Success       

Explain potential impediments to team success and describe ways to balance individual, team, and organizational factors to maximize development at all three levels.

Honouring Diverse Experiences, Knowledge, and Backgrounds

Describe techniques that can help create a safe culture for continuous learning and high performance. Explain the power of bringing diverse experiences to the table.

This certification was designed explicitly for leaders where one or more of the following criteria apply:

  • Leaders at Front Line Supervisor level and above who lead teams of people, or those on their way to becoming Front Line Supervisors
  • People at any level who lead or aspire to lead in an organization on a business agility journey
  • Leaders who see the value of growing a collaborative, human-centric organization and are committed to developing themselves, the people on their teams, and organizations to achieve that aim
  • Those at a middle-management to director level and above who lead teams, departments, and/or organizations
  • Those who lead teams in an organization in which agile constitutes a significant delivery methodology (or is on its way to becoming so)

This training can lead to a certification by International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), a certification and accreditation body if you perform the Certification Assignment and send it to your trainer within three months after the training. ICAgile works with course providers to accredit new or existing courses against comprehensive and proven Learning Outcomes. ICAgile collaborate with worldwide agile thought leaders to develop learning programs that lead people to agile mastery. Learn more about ICAgile

Agile People is an ICAgile Member Organization, and this is an ICAgile Accredited Course.

     

For this training, you will participate in a 2-day in-person workshop or ten online sessions á 2 hours. 

Day 1 or Session D1-10 Agile People Development

Session D1: Introduction to Agile People Principles and the Online Training setup
The foundation of Agile Peoples’ mindset is about the principles, values, methods, and tools we need to start using to release competence and innovation – and what we stop doing. This session is an introduction to each other and how we run the training.

Session D2: Types of Learning and the Effect on the Culture
Individual agility influences organizational agility. Here, we describe ways to increase engagement within organizations. Assessing the culture, we recommend how to create a continuous learning culture. What are the factors that would promote vs detract from this kind of culture?

Session D3: Being a Role Model for Continuous Development
Evaluation of your attitudes towards learning and the importance of self-development and the development of others within the organization. Unlearning existing knowledge and beliefs becomes essential in order to create opportunities for new learning to happen. The insight that learning is an organizational competency tied to certain behaviors of people – how can we avoid the wrong behaviors and amplify those that support a learning culture?

Session D4:  Delegating Outcomes and Hiring to Elevate
Focusing more on delegating outcomes than tasks impacts the organisation's learning and development. How can we delegate, and what delegation techniques are there? How do we limit the way we delegate responsibility and decision-making? Contrast hiring to elevate vs hiring to delegate and provide examples of where hiring to elevate has been done.

Session D5Early Focus on Motivation and Brain-Based Learning
When joining a new team, learning your own way starts early in the onboarding process. Your motivational factors will decide within what areas and how you would like to develop yourself. The SCARF model helps to understand how your brain works and what learning techniques work with your brain, not against it. What is the difference between you and other team members, and how can you overcome these to work well together?

Session D6: Developing your Learning Journey
Explain here how to co-create development plans and encourage individual ownership of development. What tools can be used in self-evaluation with individuals and teams in your organization to identify strengths, passions, and interests? How to link personal development plans to align with organizational needs, and what happens when personal and company goals do not align?

Session D7: Everybody needs to be a Leader and find their Unique Style
Leadership at every level is necessary and valuable in an agile organization. Self-leadership becomes a must for every employee; for most people, it’s also about helping to lead others. Finding your leadership style is essential – you need to be authentic. Here, we also learn how to approach difficult conversations that challenge behavior without undermining the dignity of the individual.

Session D8: Self-organizing for Collective Outcomes in a Suitable Environment enables Team Accountability
We learn here why self-organizing can make the team move quicker through team development stages and what leadership skills are required to speed up the process and shape the environment. Different physical environments impact a team’s ability to collaborate and learn towards a common, collective purpose when moving through team development stages.

Session D9: Providing Effective Feedback and setting up the Team to Succeed in the Larger System
We look at how to encourage open, multi-directional, and timely feedback within teams and how teams can relate and be visible in the larger organization. What impact could organizational conditions, such as imperative structures, have on the team and the relationships between team members? What scenarios are there, and when should we intervene?

Session D10: Diversity, psychological safety, and conflicts in teams
There are many benefits of diverse teams over homogenous teams, and if there is psychological safety, cognitive diversity can maximize collaboration conditions. We examine how working together can create more value when we have a trusting, safe team environment. What are the leadership qualities that become important here, and how can leaders contribute to creating a climate of healthy conflict?

Your course leader and facilitator vary depending on location and dates. See more details in the events

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.
All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will be invited to Campus before the training starts. The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles.
In the training session, we will meet via Zoom and work on Mural, an interactive digital canvas. You will work in small breakout rooms with different exercises, and we will debrief discussions and activities in the main room. For many, the best learning experience happens when you share experiences and views with other participants.

If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus. All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend that you watch the course video before each session.

To qualify for a course certificate, you need to do a certification assignment to show that you understood the learning objectives. During the training, we will provide more information, and we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.

All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will get an invitation to Campus before the training starts.

The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles. You can also watch the videos after the training as you get access to the Campus for three months after the training.

In the workshop, we go through concepts, work in groups with different exercises, and share learnings, reflections, and experiences. For many, the best learning experience occurs when different views and experiences are shared. If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus.

All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend you watch the course video before each training.
To get a course certificate, you must do a certification assignment. We will provide more information during the training, though we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

Agile People Business Agility Foundation

Articulate the drivers for business agility in the economy and their business environment. Demonstrate techniques for team collaboration and customer focus as part of the necessary mindset shift.

Participants can develop a compelling vision for success, analyze the impacts of change on the broad community of stakeholders and appraise which approach and tools to use given different contexts.

Participants can outline key new ways of thinking for individuals and organizations and map them to their potential impacts on value generation.

Participants can formulate and demonstrate differentiating behaviors using hypothetical or real-world situations from their own experience.

Participants can appraise and utilize a variety of frameworks, tools and techniques on either hypothetical or real-world challenges covered by these learning outcomes.

Anyone interested in the paradigm shifts necessary to enable organizational agility in today's innovative business climate will find the Business Agility Foundations course compelling.

Although this is a generalist certification and an entry point to several ICAgile tracks, it is not intended to be a direct substitution for the ICAgile Certified Professional credential.

Those already holding the ICP are likely to find this course compelling, especially if they are on a journey towards business agility outside a software development context.

This training is certified by International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), a certification and accreditation body. ICAgile works with course providers to accredit new or existing courses against comprehensive and proven Learning Outcomes. ICAgile collaborate with worldwide agile thought leaders to develop learning programs that lead people to agile mastery. Learn more about ICAgile.

Agile People is an ICAgile Member Organization, and this is an ICAgile Accredited Course.

  

For this training, you will take part in a 2-day in-person workshop or five online sessions á 3 hours. 

Day 1 or Session B1-3 Agile People Business Agility Foundation

Session B1: (A+B - 3h) - The Need for Business Agility

In today’s Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) environment, business agility is more and more critical for success. New values and principles and self-organizing teams with the right mix of cognitively diverse people close to the customer experience and empowered to make decisions are the new competitive edge.

Session B2: (A+B - 3h) - Emergent Strategy and Value Creation

Aligning teams around a strong purpose and focusing on generating a vision is essential to providing inspiration and creating high performance. It’s imperative to empathize with customers to maximize customer value and make it visible to focus on value creation.

Session B3: (A+B - 3h) - Frameworks Tools and Techniques

Agile is about adapting to change. You adapt to the customers' changing needs and work according to priorities to deliver the customer's most significant value first. Using a Lean StartUp approach, you can test your hypothesis with a Minimum Viable Product. Using Scrum, Kanban, and Value Stream Mapping in the whole company is not so different from using it for Software development. What are examples, and how can you design your processes using the agile ways of working?

Day 2 or Session B4-5 Agile People Business Agility Foundation

Session B4: (A+B - 3h) - New Ways of Thinking and Behaving

The ability to recognize and understand complex adaptive system dynamics accelerates the path towards Business Agility. It is not only our organization’s dynamics that we should understand and manage with “Polarity Management” and “Cynefin Decision Making Model”; but also our thinking & behaving patterns by the concept of the “Ladder of Inference.”

Session B5: (A+B - 3h) - Business Agility as the New Normal

In today's fast-moving and complex environments, we need to be much more responsive and adaptable to navigate the complexity. To do that, we need to:

Understand how to make sense of business challenges when things keep changing
Be able to make decisions and act when we don't have all the information we feel we need
Create the conditions to allow the right culture to grow for everyone to perform at their best. In this session, we will recap the impact on business.
Due to our VUCA world, we will explore what is needed in the business to embrace agility, deepen understanding about the structure/culture misfit, and the reasons transformation can fail.

Your course leader and facilitator vary depending on location and dates.

See more details in the events

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.
All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will be invited to Campus before the training starts. The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles.
In the training session, we will meet via Zoom and work on Mural, an interactive digital canvas. You will work in small breakout rooms with different exercises, and we will debrief discussions and activities in the main room. For many, the best learning experience happens when you share experiences and views with other participants.

If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus. All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend that you watch the course video before each session.

To qualify for a course certificate, you need to do a certification assignment to show that you understood the learning objectives. During the training, we will provide more information, and we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.

All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will get an invitation to Campus before the training starts.

The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles. You can also watch the videos after the training as you get access to the Campus for three months after the training.

In the workshop, we go through concepts, work in groups with different exercises, and share learnings, reflections, and experiences. For many, the best learning experience occurs when different views and experiences are shared. If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus.

All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend you watch the course video before each training.
To get a course certificate, you must do a certification assignment. We will provide more information during the training, though we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

Agile People Leadership

Agile People principles and work methods – need to form the basis for decision-making in a complex environment where the only competitive advantage is learning faster than competitors.

The importance of Psychological safety – what it means and how we can work actively to create a working environment characterized by a standard view of how we can unlock everyone’s potential by making it ok to experiment and make mistakes and learn from them.

How to balance an Agile culture with Agile structures – while supporting an emerging strategy where people are involved in goal setting and creating a common direction (via OKRs or other types of relative goals instead of fixed budgets and performance goals)

How to work on behavioral changes in social systems to achieve an Agile mindset and Agile culture – by changing structural impediments (annual budgets linked to fixed performance goals and rewards).

To develop a Learning Organization –  by enabling collaboration between silos.


How management can support an Agile organizational transformation –  How to 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 of value.

Why Agility in Leadership is Needed  – An understanding of why traditional approaches to management and leadership don’t always meet the needs of our transforming, in particular, leaders will self-assess to determine how they might need to change their behavior and attitudes to serve the needs of 21st-century organizations properly.

Leadership styles that increase Agility – Learn different types of leadership styles and the impact they have on motivating behaviors to increase learning, innovation and collaboration

Personal Agility  – How to develop yourself as a leader through self-assessment, self-management and mindfulness.

Relationship Agility – Models for emotional intelligence in the context of Agile organizations. Develop an awareness of the different systems within organizations, their often hidden dependencies, and how conflict can arise when they have incongruent agendas.

Exercising Agility in key conversations   – How to practice inquiry & advocacy skills, including framing invitations rather than demands and asking clarifying, opening, deepening, and provocative questions. Learn to enable high-quality conversations as a leader instead of always participating in them.

The Nature of Organizational Transformation and Agility – Describe how transformation differs from typical sponsored change initiatives. Point out that transformation generally implies a change in purpose or strategy that is radical and systemic. In contrast, sponsored change initiatives are more limited and typically focus on the how and less on the what and why. Explain how traditional organizational change models designed for limited change initiatives may not provide all leaders who need to navigate transformation.

Why Transformation is needed for Agility – Understand how established organizations must transform to develop agile capabilities. Describe how transformation is different from typical sponsored change initiatives. Point out that transformation generally implies a change in purpose or strategy that is radical and systemic. In contrast, sponsored change initiatives are more limited and typically focus on the how and less on the what and why. Explain how traditional organizational change models designed for limited change initiatives may not provide all leaders who need to navigate transformation.

  • Leaders or aspiring leaders at any level in an organization
  • People at any level who lead or aspire to lead in an organization on a business agility journey
  • Leaders who see the value of growing an agile organization, and are committed to developing themselves as agile leaders in order to achieve that aim
  • Anyone wishing to learn about the paradigm shifts necessary to lead in adaptive environments and to develop relevant leadership capabilities.

This training is certified by International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), a certification and accreditation body. ICAgile works with course providers to accredit new or existing courses against comprehensive and proven Learning Outcomes. ICAgile collaborate with worldwide agile thought leaders to develop learning programs that lead people to agile mastery. Learn more about ICAgile

Agile People is an ICAgile Member Organization and this is an ICAgile Accredited Course.


   
  

You will participate in a 2-day in-person workshop or ten online sessions á 2 hours for this training. 

Day 1 or Session F1-5 Agile People Fundamentals

Session F1: Introduction to Agile People and Important Principles/Tools
The foundation of Agile Peoples’ mindset is about the principles, values, methods, and tools we need to start using to release competence and innovation – and what we stop doing. We discuss your challenges and go through the certification assignment. This session is an introduction to the agile way of working and thinking.

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 is emphasized in this session – we need psychological safety to increase creativity through a culture where it is ok to fail fast and try again. We play “The Psychological Safety Game” to facilitate the 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 an Agile Culture
In this session, we explore how you can create conditions for a fantastic culture where people can perform at their optimal level and feel supported and secure. The gap between structures and culture/values is discussed. Structure – Culture Misfit Role Play. The importance of country culture for an Agile transformation.

Session F5: Creating conditions for Change
In today’s fast-moving environments and complex environments, we are challenged as people and as organizations to be much more responsive and adaptable to have the capacity to navigate in complexity. How can we make sense of things when things keep changing? How can we make decisions and act when most of the time, we don’t have all the information we need?

In this module, we explore VUCA, try out a sense-making and decision-enabling framework for leaders (CYNEFIN), and explore what enables our organizations to become genuine learning organizations.

Day 2 or  Session L1-5 Deep dive into Agile People Leadership

Session L1: The Why & What of Leading with Agility
In this session, we explore the changing environment & dynamics that call for a different approach to leading and following.  We look into the misalignment between what managers think drives their people and what people – knowledge workers specifically – expect from the people managing and leading them.  Finally, we explore our own personal understanding and expectations.. what are some of the attitudes, expectations, and concrete behaviors we expect to see from people who lead with agility.

Session L2: Behaviors that Enable Agility
When you wish to make a radical change or transformation, understanding three things enables you to shift.  Where are we coming from, where are we now, and where are we heading?   In this session, we explore the evolution of leadership theories and which leadership styles and approaches they have given birth to.  We determine what is still relevant.. and what needs to change.  A big part of that shift comes from understanding the nature of Power & Influence and how the ways in which we gain power might be changing. Finally, we look into specific qualities & competencies we can cultivate and develop to increase our own personal agility.

Session L3: Knowing & Connecting with Yourself
If we cannot understand and embrace ourselves, we have little hope for fully understanding and accepting others. Understanding why we react to things in certain ways gives us the insights and ability to choose our responses better and change how we show up in our interactions. Leading others starts with developing our self-leadership. This session explores ways to map and become more aware of our own experiences. We dive into heuristics – cognitive biases – to understand how they work and influence our thinking, how we can become more aware of them and most importantly.. how we can counter them.
Finally, we explore specific leadership mind traps and how we can unlock those mind traps to show up in better ways as leaders.

Session L4: Developing & Leading Ourselves
Having gained some insights into how we can know and connect with ourselves to choose how we respond to situations and show up in our interactions with others, it’s time to put that into practice. We familiarise ourselves with the Clear Leadership model developed by Gervase Bushe and how to develop the four selves of the Leader.. the Aware Self, the Descriptive Self, the Curious Self, and the Appreciative Self.
We explore several different contexts where we can put these into practice… to better check in with people, give and receive effective feedback, step into coaching leadership, and defuse conflicts by creating interpersonal clarity.

Session L5: Skillful Communication
Communicating effectively, relating to others, creating and maintaining healthy interactions, having productive conversations, and ultimately the ability to influence others requires practice and understanding of the dynamics of effective communication. In this session, we work on the dynamics of effective communication through the lenses of several mental models: productive conversations and the power of compelling storytelling to move and influence others.  We explore three types of stories we can learn to identify and narrative patterns that help you tell compelling stories as a leader.

Your course leader and facilitator vary depending on location and dates. See more details in the events

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.
All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will be invited to Campus before the training starts. The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles.
In the training session, we will meet via Zoom and work on Mural, an interactive digital canvas. You will work in small breakout rooms with different exercises, and we will debrief discussions and activities in the main room. For many, the best learning experience happens when you share experiences and views with other participants.

If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus. All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend that you watch the course video before each session.

To qualify for a course certificate, you need to do a certification assignment to show that you understood the learning objectives. During the training, we will provide more information, and we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.

All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will get an invitation to Campus before the training starts.

The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles. You can also watch the videos after the training as you get access to the Campus for three months after the training.

In the workshop, we go through concepts, work in groups with different exercises, and share learnings, reflections, and experiences. For many, the best learning experience occurs when different views and experiences are shared. If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus.

All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend you watch the course video before each training.
To get a course certificate, you must do a certification assignment. We will provide more information during the training, though we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

Agile People HR

Agile People principles and work methods – need to form the basis for decision-making in a complex environment where the only competitive advantage is learning faster than competitors.

The importance of Psychological safety – what it means and how we can work actively to create a working environment characterized by a standard view of how we can unlock everyone’s potential by making it ok to experiment and make mistakes and learn from them.

How to balance an agile culture with agile structures – while supporting an emerging strategy where people are involved in goal setting and creating a common direction (via OKRs or other types of relative goals instead of fixed budgets and performance goals)

How to work on behavioral changes in social systems to achieve an agile mindset and agile culture – by changing impediment structures (annual budgets linked to fixed performance goals and rewards).

To develop a Learning Organization –  by enabling collaboration between silos.

How HR can support an agile organizational transformation – How to 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 of 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 structures, discuss the pros and cons of each approach and explain how to apply them to organizations.

Agile role modelling –  How to develop an organizational action plan to model an agile mindset and build new skills to enable cross-functional teams.

Employee engagement in an agile manner – Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and 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 in a team, supporting the shift from focusing on deficiencies to developing 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 the HR function and organization and how it impacts HR team members’ roles and behaviors.

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

The target audience for this training includes people working in an HR role in organizations transforming to more Agile ways of working. Their current responsibilities may include people development, recruitment, performance management, compensation, and employee engagement/motivation. They could have a specialist role or an HR Business Partner role.

Other target groups include Organizational Development Consultants, Change Managers, or Hiring Managers. Agile Transformation Leads exploring the people, and structural aspects of transformations will also find this curriculum compelling.

 

This training is certified by International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), a certification and accreditation body. ICAgile works with course providers to accredit new or existing courses against comprehensive and proven Learning Outcomes. ICAgile collaborate with worldwide agile thought leaders to develop learning programs that lead people to agile mastery. Learn more about ICAgile

Agile People is an ICAgile Member Organization, and this is an ICAgile Accredited Course.


    
  

You will participate in a 2-day in-person workshop or ten online sessions á 2 hours for this training. 

Day 1 or Session F1-5 Agile People Fundamentals

Session F1-5 Agile People Fundamentals

Session F1: Introduction to Agile People and Important Principles/Tools
The foundation of Agile Peoples 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 go through the certification assignment. This session is an introduction to the agile way of working and thinking.

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 is emphasized in this session – we need psychological safety to increase creativity through a culture where it is ok to fail fast and try again. We play “The Psychological Safety Game” to facilitate the 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 an Agile Culture
In this session, we explore how you can create conditions for a fantastic culture where people can perform at their optimal level and feel supported and secure. The gap between structures and culture/values is discussed. Structure – Culture Misfit Role Play. The importance of country culture for an Agile transformation.

Session F5: Creating conditions for Change
In today’s fast-moving environments and complex environments, we are challenged as people and as organizations to be much more responsive and adaptable to have the capacity to navigate in complexity. How can we make sense of things when things keep changing? How can we make decisions and act when we don’t have all the information we need?

In this module, we explore VUCA, try out a sense-making and decision-enabling framework for leaders (CYNEFIN), and explore what enables our organizations to become genuine learning organizations.

 

Day 2 or Session H1-5 Deep dive into Agile People HR

Session H1: How HR’s 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 H2: 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 agile work? User stories for HR – what do they look like? Examples and cases of Agile HR in reality.

Session H3: Goals and Performance Management and Compensation and Benefits

Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability, and growth. 95/5 Exercise. 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.

Session H4: Talent Acquisition and Onboarding

Design a sourcing strategy that can be used to find and acquire the “right” people to support the organisation's strategic growth, 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 H5: Learning and Development and Employee Engagement

Suggest ways to enable and support a learning mindset in a team, supporting the shift from a focus on deficiencies to a focus on developing new skills and capabilities. Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing.

 

Your course leader and facilitator vary depending on location and dates. See more details in the events

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.
All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will be invited to Campus before the training starts. The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles.
In the training session, we will meet via Zoom and work on Mural, an interactive digital canvas. You will work in small breakout rooms with different exercises, and we will debrief discussions and activities in the main room. For many, the best learning experience happens when you share experiences and views with other participants.

If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus. All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend that you watch the course video before each session.

To qualify for a course certificate, you need to do a certification assignment to show that you understood the learning objectives. During the training, we will provide more information, and we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

We all have different learning patterns; some look for general knowledge, while others prefer to go more in-depth. So we have tried to build a learning experience that fits most.

All our courses are available online on our Agile People Campus, and you will get an invitation to Campus before the training starts.

The course is divided into sessions with a learning theme. Before each session, you are asked to watch a 20-30 min course video and read some relevant articles. You can also watch the videos after the training as you get access to the Campus for three months after the training.

In the workshop, we go through concepts, work in groups with different exercises, and share learnings, reflections, and experiences. For many, the best learning experience occurs when different views and experiences are shared. If you would like to go more in-depth after the online session, additional reading is available on Campus.

All participants can also read our books during the course. As a minimum, we recommend you watch the course video before each training.
To get a course certificate, you must do a certification assignment. We will provide more information during the training, though we believe you would need to spend at least 2-3 hours on the certification assignment.

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Hello! I am Ingela, and I work with the core team at Agile People. I’d love to connect woth you and explore potential solutions.

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