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ICAgile Certified HR Professional - (ICP-AHR)

Exploring HR's new role in an Agile organisation.


Today the most progressive companies have changed the HR role to a more coaching role serving all the people, not just management. Although this changed view of the formal HR role is still not fully mainstream today, many organisations are experimenting with alternative structures, ways of working (like Scrum), and people practices that allow a truly Agile culture to thrive.

Let’s take a step back, observe our daily HR practices, and hold them against the light of the Agile principles. This will foster debate and trigger discussions about the role of HR in servicing an organisation for the better, and how HR processes can be tailored to these needs.

You will leave this experience having gained both knowledge and practical skills, that enable you to create lasting change, people engagement, and a truly empowered workplace where ‘humans’ can be resourceful.

In this course, you will explore concepts and strategies to apply Agile across your organisation. This includes organisational structure, re-engaging and empowering your people and the critical role of Human Resources in the transformation of a culture that values agility.


The target audience for this training includes people working within HR organisations in companies transforming to more Agile ways of working. Their current responsibilities may include aspects such as people development, recruitment, performance management, compensation, and employee engagement/motivation.

Organisational development consultants, hiring managers and Agile transformation leads exploring the people, and structural aspects of transformations will also find this curriculum compelling.



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This course is in partnership with Agile People. Your booking will be redirected to their checkout page.


This training is certified by International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), a certification and accreditation body.

Upon completion of the course and submission and approval of your course assignment, you will receive (knowledge) certification in ICP-Agility in HR.

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This course is a collaborative effort between Agile People, AWA & Beyond Borders. Your course will be led and facilitated by Michaëla Broeckx; with the assistance of AWA founder Simon Powers.


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The foundation of Agile People’s’ 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. We discuss your challenges and certification assignment.

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” to facilitate dialogue about difficult topics.

Emerging strategies instead of long-term planning, new ways of working with strategy, budgets, goals, performance processes, and rewards. Using value stream mapping to optimise flows in a system instead of working with resource optimisation and sub-optimisation of departments. Mindset Slider exercise. WoWs to be used: Beyond Budgeting, OKRs, Impact Mapping, VSM, etc.

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. Structure – Culture Misfit Role Play. The importance of country culture for an Agile transformation.

Boundary Spanning and the Buddy System to increase cross-border collaboration and increase the opportunity to create a fantastic organisation together. Tips and examples for the change journey and how HR and managers need to change their role to support it.

Design the talent/people elements needed to help support an Agile transition in an organisation and explain how different contexts can influence the approach to be taken. Job titles, competency profiles, titles, career, succession – how do we do it in an agile organisation? User stories for HR and a T-shaped HR-person. Employee Journey mapping – pain points. Examples and cases.

Using Scrum, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, and OKRs for HR is not so different from using it for Software development. What are examples, and how can you design talent/people processes using the agile ways of working? User stories for HR – what do they look like? Examples and cases of Agile HR in reality.

Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability, and growth. 95/5 Exercise.

Examples and Cases. Describe and contrast traditional incentive structures with Agile-friendly structures, discuss the pros and cons of each approach, and explain how you could apply them to your environment.

Design a sourcing strategy that can be used to find and acquire the “right” people to support the strategic growth of the organisation taking values, culture, diversity, and collaboration into the hiring decision. Design an onboarding experience that enables new employees to become a part of the organisation rapidly and smoothly.

Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing.

Suggest ways to enable and support a learning mindset in a team, supporting the shift from a focus on deficiencies to a focus on the development of new skills and capabilities.

An interview with Michaela Broeckx and Simon Powers

Human Resources (HR) is a key player in aligning organisations with the challenges they face. Simon Powers interviews HR expert Michaela Broeckx and discusses these challenges and her new course for HR professionals.



Michaela is a spirited Agile/Lean coach and Scrum Master and Agile trainer, gifted with a natural flair for interpersonal and intercultural communication, and with an extensive track record in a great variety of industries in Europe, India, the Middle East and the Gulf.

The certificates she gathered reflect her broad Agile interests: ICP-ACC, ICP-ENT, ICP-TAL, CSM, PSPO, LeanIT, SAFe4Agilist, as well as an ICAgile authorisation for giving the certified ICP-TAL training.

Michaela has a zest for enthusiastic Agile|Scrum transformation tracks, HR Project management & Organisational change programs, outstanding L&D trajectories, solid cooperative learning facilitation and result & performance driven leadership with a smile.

Specialties: Agile Team Coaching | Agile Enterprise Coaching | AgileHR | Professional Coaching | Scrum | Lean IT | Agile Project Management | Community Building | Corporate Learning and Development | Corporate Training | Applications | Asian Studies | The Arab World | Global Citizenship

Michaela Broeckx


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