Agile People Development

ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP-PDV)

For organizations to succeed with business agility, formal leadership and management roles must evolve to focus on creating a supportive and empowering environment for ongoing learning and development.

2-day in-person workshop, or 10 online sessions.

For organizations to succeed with business agility, formal leadership and management roles must evolve to focus on creating a supportive and empowering environment for ongoing learning and development. This begins with the leader’s decision to continue growing both themselves and others in order to continuously empower and develop people and teams. This comes from the ability to step into a stance of leader, coach, and mentor and letting go of the need to be seen as an “expert.” Agile leaders and managers need to encourage and enable continued growth and development while modeling an agile/growth mindset. They look to create environments where individuals, teams, and team of teams thrive.

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 own organization and contrast different approaches to shifting to a more development-oriented culture


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 own 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, 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 own 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. 

Honoring 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 specifically designed 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 in order 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 3 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 take part in a 2-day in-person workshop or 10 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 that 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 personal attitudes towards learning and the importance of self-development and the development of others within the organization. Unlearning existing knowledge and beliefs becomes important 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 delegating tasks impacts learning and development in the organization. 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 
Learning in your own way starts early in the onboarding process when joining a new team. 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 in order to work well together?

Session D6: Developing your own Learning Journey 
Explaining here how to co-create development plans and how to 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, and for most people, it’s also about helping to lead others. Finding your own 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, but also 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

If you attend a course that is delivered online. Then we will work with Zoom for presentations and team exercises, Mural as a digital canvas, Trello for keeping track of the agenda items and exercises, and Slack for communication between the sessions. You will receive links to all of the tools used in the training including the Learning Management System that will provide you will all the documents and videos in between every session.

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.

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