What is Agile HR?
The increasing desire to be agile as an organization and as human, has led to a solid renewal of traditional HR and is called: Agile HR. Agile HR contains of four levels: organization, department, teams and tools. In the video below we explain what Agile HR means and what role HR has in an agile organization.
Date & location
September, 2023. New York City, Manhattan
What will you learn?
The Agile HR course is packed with exercises and real life cases from our experiences at various organizations. During this course you will experience several elements of our ICAgile accredited Agile HR course. After completing the course you will have acquired knowledge of the basic principles of Agile HR, agile working and the agile philosophy. You will have learned how to become more agile as a HR professional.
Why should the HR Department be agile?
We start by focusing on the need of agility in HR. We will learn about the fundamentals of Agile working. At the same time we will zoom in on the strategic part of agility. For this we will use the Agile Portfolio Management framework. We state ambitions and start prioritizing and focussing your running projects.
Agile HR Tools
All commonly used HR tools can be transformed into agile tools: here’s your guide to agile HR tools. Growth Conversations and the agile job classification system are some examples.
The Agile organization
We will zoom out and look at the organization as a whole. We will discuss agile business models, reflecting on your own models and we will start designing your (first) agile team. Furthermore we will dive into recognizing and ‘de-learning’ old patterns. We will end our journey by looking into leadership. According to our latest State of HR Research leadership is considered one of the toughest challenges for HR professionals. We will work on interventions that will help develop leadership to the next level.
HR professionals who want to get started with Agile HR. You are looking for inspiration and want to discover new ways of thinking, working and organizing. Together with a group of international HR professionals, we will travel through the inspiring world of Agile HR. The course has an international focus and is all about inspiration, exploring and getting started with Agile HR.
Why Organize Agile?
As coaches, advisers and trainers, we collaborate with organizations on a daily basis. An important part of our work is coaching HR departments and CHROs to innovate and improve their organizations. For example, we’ve helped the largest retail company in the US to redesign their performance management. And we support the Management Teams HR of a large telecom organization in the Netherlands with the management and prioritization of HR projects and activities. We regularly organize meetings around the Agile HR theme, such as the Linkedin group Agile HR.
Our contributions to the Agile HR field
Agile HR is a topic we actively contribute to. Some examples:
- The Agile HR Manifesto is a foundational document to the Agile HR movement, of which Organize Agile was one of the creators
- Our Dutch colleagues wrote the book ‘Agile HR’, which is now in its 7th edition
- The international research report ‘State of Agile HR‘ is conducted by Organize Agile and international partners
- We consult on Agile HR topics at Fortune 500 clients, as well as smaller organizations
After completion of the course, you will receive the internationally recognized ICP-AHR certificate by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile).