This ICP-AHR: Agility in Human Resources training is focused primarily on the mindset and role of a Human Resources Partner, People Manager and Senior Leadership Team in an organization looking to introduce Agility in talent management. It is also for the coaches for Human Resources Teams. Participants will take away purpose, motivation, and techniques to use with HR Teams and Leadership. We focus on growing Agility to bridge the cultural divide that can come about in organizations in restructuring both their culture and their physical structure to accommodate success.

Skills Covered

When exploring the challenges organizations face around talent, we came up with the following as things we hope the track will be able to help address:

  •  Attracting, hiring, and retaining the right people.
  •  Identifying skill gaps and enabling growth at the individual & team level.
  •  People needing to take responsibility for their growth and development.
  •  Keeping people’s skills relevant to the changing business environment.
  •  Handling people who are not “team players” in a collaborative culture.
  •  Moving from individual performance mindset to team performance.
  •  Moving from distributed to co-located & vice versa, virtual and distributed.
  •  Business objective focused teams that are driven by KPI’s/Measures/OKR’s.
  •  Agility in mindset rather than in practices.
  •  Moving from job-ladder to career-mosaic (portfolio careers).
  •  What is an agile career path?.
  •  The changing role of HR in agile businesses.
  •  Succession planning in agile working.
  •  Which HR practices become redundant in an agile organization.
  •  Dealing with top management – what is their role, what is different for them.
  •  Lack of using scientifically proven approaches to motivate and empower people.
  •  Aligning people performance measures with organization OKR/KPI/Goals.
  •  Recruiting is hard – lots of competition in the market.
  •  Enabling self-organization and designing organizational structures that support effective teamwork.
  •  Creating and nurturing an environment of psychological safety.

Who Should Attend

  • Organization HR
  • Business partner/ workforce management – helping managers manage people
  • People development
  • “Resource” management (risk/legal)
  • Remuneration – incentives, rewards
  • Recruitment
  • People performance & goal setting
  • People engagement & motivation
  • Organization Development consultants
  • Transformation leads – someone designated to explore the people & structural aspects of an agile transformation
  • Managers
  • Line managers
  • Hiring managers
  • Resource pool “owners.”

Course Curriculum


There are no hard pre-requisites for attending this workshop; however, a basic understanding of Agile and some experience on an agile team could be useful. It is advisable to go through the Scrum Guide available for free at scrumguides.org before attending this training.

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