ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Talent (ICP-TAL)

June 11, 9:00 am —
June 12, 5:00 pm EDT
Pittsburgh, United States of America
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Agile HR is next-level career development

Leading people strategy and creating people practices when working in a company embracing the agile value structure is a unique and fulfilling career opportunity.  As a HR leader, talent development professional, change agent, business or technology leader, or simply someone who cares about helping organizations thrive - the iCAgile Agile Talent experience is for you!

This training experience and completion of the required demonstration of knowledge leads to Certification in Agile Talent by ICAgile.

During the 2 day experience we cover:

  • Introduction to the agile approach and how it is related to Lean and systems thinking. Why work with agility?
  • What characterizes the agile mindset and how to change the traditional HR processes when we are working with agile values?
  • How should HR adapt work to create maximum value in an agile organization? How should recruitment, performance evaluations and salary discussions look like?
  • What concrete examples are there? How have others done? What works?
  • How can you use agile techniques like Scrum and Kanban for HR?
  • You will also receive a copy of Agile People, the ground-breaking book by Pia Maria Thoren.

HR’s role in an Agile organization – Learning Outcomes

  • How HR can support an agile organizational transformation: Assess the current organizational structure and design a new structure that enables business agility, maximizes communication and collaboration within and among teams and enables the flow of value. 
  • Goal setting and performance management in a new way: Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability and growth.
  • Salaries and benefits for an agile organization: Describe and contrast traditional incentive structures with Agile-friendly structures, discuss the pros and cons of each approach and explain how they could apply them to their own environment.
  • Job Roles – are they needed in the future? Develop an oganizational action plan for role modeling an agile mindset and to build new skills that will enable cross-functional teams.
  • Employee engagement in an agile manner: Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is being replaced with on-going feedback loops.
  • Talent acquisition and the candidate experience: 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.
  • Agile learning: Suggest ways to enable and support a learning mindset in a team, supporting the shift from a focus on deficiencies to a focus on development of new skills and capabilities.
  • Onboarding practices for agile companies: Design an onboarding experience that enables new employees to become a part of the organization rapidly and smoothly.
  • Why the agile mindset is HRs responsibility: 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. 
  • The needed changes in the HR core function: Relate how the need for business agility affects the HR function and organization and how it impacts HR team members’ roles and behaviors.
  • Practical tools, templates and exercises for HR and managers: How an HR department can work with agile tools and methods, for example with Scrum and Kanban.

Course Facilitator

Your course leader and facilitator is Beth Davis.  She has 20 years of experience as a HR and People Development leader, working with many diverse industries and organizations.  She is a passionate advocate of aligning business strategy with people practices and workplace culture, behaviors, and values.  She has worked with many teams and organizations linking the shift towards business agility, agile product & service delivery , and culture evolution as the necessary way to achieve lasting transformation, reliable success and innovation, and true engagement. Beth holds SPHR certification via HRCI and is a certified Professional Scrum Master by Scrum.org.

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