April 6, 9:00 am —
April 8, 5:00 pm CEST
Goteborg, Sweden
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Ends on March 6
Ends on April 5
Pia-Maria Thorén
9.43 from 7 reviews

Agile People Coach - A development Path for HR and Leaders in the Future of Work

Today the most progressive companies have changed the formal management role to encompass more servant leadership.  People are most productive, creative, and happy when they have personal control over their own lives, and the ability to be leaders of their destiny.

Although the changed view on leaders and of the formal manager role is far from mainstream today, many organizations are experimenting with alternative structures. They are replacing budgets with forecasts and dynamic resource allocation to create the best possible value. The role of managers and HR are rapidly changing. Focus is moving from 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.

The question is, where do managers and HR go from here? What will become of them when everyone seems to be able to lead themselves? Will they slowly become obsolete when information and knowledge are transparent and available to everyone? Will they become insignificant when power is no longer in the hands of the few "talents" who were promoted because they were seen as "HIPOs" in a world where people were judged in a yearly performance review? Or is there an alternative role in the future that will organically form when leaving the process-oriented and transactional leadership style in favor of ways of working more suitable for a complex reality.

If you are an agile coach, HR professional or in a leadership role, you need to understand how people strategy and people operations need to change when working in a company that embraces the agile value structure. 

The Agile People Coach training covers three perspectives:

Individual perspective (YOU

  • Knowing yourself and why you do what you do
  • The Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP) shows your basic needs and motives, and contributes to a better understanding of yourself and your leadership, and why you do what you do…
  • Helping others find their perfect place in the organization taking their personality and situation into account

Team perspective (WE IN OUR TEAM)

  • How to increase the pace from immature to mature high-performing teams, using
    skills for communication and conflict resolution
  • How to grow and develop teams to be independent and empowered to make their own decisions, for example about their contribution to the organization's goals or their salaries

Organizational perspective (ALL OF US)

  • How to balance an agile culture with an agile structure by providing enough support for emerging strategies where all people are involved in setting the direction (via OKRs or other kinds of relative targets)
  •  How to work to change behaviors – accomplishing an agile mindset and culture through removing limiting structures (budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards)
  • Create a Learning organization where it's ok to make mistakes and learn from them (requires a platform of Psychological Safety)

Workshop program

Day 1

Introduction to Agile People Coaching and the four roles of a coach: Mentoring, teaching, facilitating, and coaching. Self-assessment - How skilled are you in the four roles, and where do you need to improve? Self-identifying the skills that you need to add in your current position to increase your agile & people intelligence to earn the certification of Agile People Coach.

Serving the people, teams, and the whole organization: The necessary mindset and types of informal leadership types that could be used to increase awareness of my own and other peoples self-leadership.

My motivation profile as a base for self-leadership to understand what drives me and others:  Understanding how to communicate with people who are similar and different than you and understanding what motivates them in unique ways. A personal Reiss Motivation profile is included in the price.

Principles and Tools to speed up the journey: An overview of principles, practices, and tools that can be used to increase the agile mindset and move faster in a common direction.

Day 2

Optimizing for flow: Using Value stream mapping to optimize for flow through the system and understanding the consequences of resource optimization and measuring departments against each other.

Team Leadership: Understanding how a team matures and the coaching techniques to use in each stage of maturity. When is a team high-performing and what dangers need we need to look out for if teams become too strong compared to the rest of the organization.

Learning organizations as a Strategy: The Buddy System to increase cross-functional business collaboration and span boundaries

Day 3

Psychological Safety as a foundation for a learning organization: The importance of safe cultures for profitable and innovative organizations - increasing creativity through a fail-safe environment

Conflict resolution: Basic conflict theory and finding the right balance between harmony and creative conflict in a team or organization.

The four Selves and the 4 biases: Self-assessment for understanding how you can increase your self-leadership

Enterprise Coaching Part 1: Emerging strategies, new ways of working with budgets, performance and rewards and directional and relative goal setting strategies like OKRs.

Enterprise Coaching Part 2: Creating conditions for a great culture where people can perform at their optimal level and feel supported and happy.

Conclusion and next steps: Retrospective and KUDOs

This highly interactive course will give you the tools and roadmap on how to grow in your Agile People skills - from building your capacity and ability in self-leadership, to leading others across the organization and ultimately how to support and enable others to lead at all levels.

You will also be welcomed into the Agile People network.. a global network of agile professionals collaborating to promote and help modern organizations towards increased Business Agility.

After the training you can get access to presentations, exercises and training material that you can use in your own organisation. You may have some kind of HR-role or have worked as a leader - or you have been an agile coach for a few years and want to know how you can deepen your skills about people and understand how HR and leaders need to change. Or you are an entrepreneur who wants to help change the world 🙂

Target Audience

Agile coaches, consultants, HR managers, HR Business Partners, HR professionals, Recruiters, Managers, operational & business managers, and consulting managers, and leadership in both the private and public sectors.

Optional Certification

This training can lead to a certification in Agile Leadership (ICP-ALP). Contact your course leader for more information.

Course leader

Your course leader and facilitator is Pia-Maria Thorén, who has 25 years of consultant experience from large Swedish and international companies within HR and leadership. She is the founder of GreenBullet and Agile People and the author of the book  Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees).


Central in Goteborg, Sweden

Events cancellation policy

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

- A refund of 85% will be given for cancellations received 60 days before the start of the event

- A refund of 50% will be given for cancellations received between 59 days before 31 days to the start of the event

- A refund of 25% will be given for cancellations received between 30 days before 14 days to the start of the event

- No refund will be issued for cancellations received within 14 days of the event.

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