Agile People Fundamentals [5 Online Sessions]
Whether you are a leader, line manager, agile coach or have any kind of HR role (specialist, administrator or business partner), you need to understand how strategy, structures, and processes, methods and culture need to change when working in a company that wants to work according to agile values in order to increase adaptability to external changes.
During our Agile People Fundamentals course we cover the following learning objectives:
New principles and working methods for Agile People
Understanding the new agile principles, values and working methods that 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
Understanding what psychological safety means and how we can work actively to create a working environment that is characterized by a common view of how we can unlock everyone's potential by making it safe to learn by mistake.
Organizational perspective - the new ecosystem
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 creating collaboration between silos where it is ok to experiment and make mistakes and learn from them (requires a platform of Psychological Safety).
Session 1: 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 use to release competence and innovation - and what we can stop doing when the world is in constant flux. Your own challenges are discussed.
Session 2: 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" which facilitates the dialogue about difficult topics.
Session 3: Structuring the organizational ECO-system
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.
Session 4: Growing an 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.
Session 5: Creating conditions for change
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 own role to support it.
This highly interactive course gives you tools, principles, and knowledge on how you can work to increase business agility in your organization, from building your self-leadership to how you can lead others at different levels in the organization and finally how to create structures and culture which are in harmony and balance to achieve a common vision. You will be helped to identify and correct system errors in your own organization through new principles and agile working methods.
You will be part of the network around Agile People, a global network of professional agilists who work to help all types of organizations increase business agility, without any predetermined recipes.
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).
Agile coaches, consultants, HR managers, HR Business Partners, HR professionals, line managers, operational & business managers and consulting managers in both the private and public sectors.
We are working with Zoom for presentations and team exercises, Trello for keeping track of the agenda items and exercises and Slack for communication between the sessions. There will be some work to be done after every session, so add about 5 hours more every week. Course literature and material will be sent to your location and distributed digitally. 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.
During the period, you take part in 2-hour sessions. Totally 5 sessions - six options, depending on where you are in the world. Date and time show start time. Please add the option you choose when you sign up, in the comments field.
You don't need any pre-competence of agile to attend the online course. We are tailoring the course for the participants and your level.
How does the process look for this training?
The training is a copy of the physical training but we will use online tools instead of a face-to-face meetings. You will need a good internet connection and an undisturbed workplace where you can have a quiet background. We will work in break-out sessions in Zoom and use Slack för communication between the instructor-led sessions, which will happen every week.
All material will be shared via a Trello board and a Google drive. We will let you know everything about practicalities during the first session.
Are the classes scheduled on specific days at specific times?
Yes, classes will be scheduled on specific days and times. See above what applies to this course.
Events cancellation policy
If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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