Agility in HR
ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile HR (ICP-AHR)
In this course, we are exploring HRs new role, as well as what principles and practices that can be used when the only competitive advantage is to learn and innovate faster than the competition.
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.
This 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 to work equipped with people engagement practices that are more humanistic and values-based.
The program is made up of 12 sessions in a fast tempo with 2 sessions day - 10:30 and 16:00
|Sept. 22, 2020||10:30 - 12:30 |
16:00 - 18:00
|1 & 2|
Sept. 23, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
|3 & 4|
Sept. 24, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
|5 & 6|
Oct 6, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
|7 & 8|
Oct 7, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
|9 & 10|
Oct 8, 2020
10:30 - 12:30
|11 & 12|
The target audience for this training includes 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.
These books written by Pia-Maria Thoren are included in digital format.
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.
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 the agile ways of working? User stories for HR - what do they look like? Examples and cases of Agile HR in reality.
Session H3: 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 H4: 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 environment.
Session H5: 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 H6: Employee Engagement
Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing.
Session H7: 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.
ICAgile Certified Professional
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.
The certificate cost will be included in the training fee.
Learn more about ICAgile ( https://www.icagile.com/ )
Your course leader and facilitator will be:
I work with leaders, executives, managers and teams in organizations based (in part or totally) on collective cognitive work.
I help them rethink their organizational dynamics, mindset, processes and practices, so that they can do business effectively in the 21st century.
I’m especially interested in distributed leadership and self-organization for knowledge-based organizations, a topic that touches on a number on subjects, including non-conventional organizational structures and individual and collective communication and social skills. And, I’m a long-standing Agile practitioner.
In over 20 years of professional experience, first in IT then in Agile in the broader sense, I worked with organizations in three different continents, as big the United Nations’ FAO and as small as dynamic post-startup companies. I have a wide range of expertise, in both the public and private sector, with both large and small organizations and with different cultures.
I'm based back in Italy but I've also worked for four years in the USA on a O-1 visa for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences”.
As part of my regular activities, I enjoy sharing what I know by speaking at major international conferences.
This course is available 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 and digital canvas for collaboration and with Slack for communication between the sessions.
We will provide you with 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 add about 5 hours more every week. 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.
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 not later that 2 weeks before that start of the course, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded
- for cancellations received not later that 1 week before that start of the course, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded
No refund for cancellations received one week of 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.