Whether you are an HR professional, agile coach or a line manager, you need to understand how people strategy and processes need to change when working in and organization embracing an agile culture and operating model.
How do performance management, recruitment, learning and development, compensation and benefits and the way we engage employees change? What are the specific skills that we need to use to develop and agile culture from a people perspective?
The training places great emphasis on practical examples and we will present a series of tools that you will be able to use when getting started on your own agile HR initiative. We take you through an agile HR project from setting goals and developing user stories for HR to implementing sprint planning and monitoring the sprint using Kanban.
Agile coaches, consultants, HR managers, HR Business Partners, HR professionals, line managers, operational & business managers and consulting managers in both the private and public sectors.
We have previously trained participants from Irish and International organizations across all sectors including: Irish Life, permanent tsb, ESB, HSE, RCSI, Office of Government Procurement, Ammeon, KBC, Volvo, TetraPak, Tele2, IFS, Manpower, TV4, Vitrolife, Rebtel, Dynabyte, DEK Technologies, IKEA, Blue Garden, Nordic Morning, Findwise and many other companies and organizations.
Evaluation of the last completed training ended up on average 4.7 on a 5-point scale.
Kevin Empey is the founder of WorkMatters, an international consulting and training firm focused on supporting business leaders, HR leaders and their employees in the changing world of work. Kevin is a qualified executive coach, AgileHR instructor and has a masters qualification in leadership and management. He is also an associate faculty member with the Irish Management Institute and is the Programme Director of their Senior Executive Programme (SEP).
Before establishing WorkMatters, he founded and led several start-up organizations and was a Partner and Director in Willis Towers Watson in Dublin where he led the firms HR and Talent consulting business. He also established the firms ‘Future of Work’ offering in Ireland. Kevin has won several national and international awards for his work in the areas of employment policy, social entrepreneurship and future of work research.
Pia Maria Thoren has 25 years of experience from large Swedish and international companies specializing in Agile HR, Agile leadership and Motivation. She is the founder of GreenBullet and Agile People and the author of the book Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers.
Pia-Maria is the founder of Agile People, which is a network and a conference with the purpose of spreading the agile mindset and expertise in organizations. Recognized as an international leader in the area of agile HR and management frameworks, Pia Maria established the AgileHR certification programme (ICP-TAL) in partnership with ICAgile in 2016.
HR Professional, Agile Coach, Chance taker!
My experience reaches from HR project management, people development to change management and communication. After experiencing the potential working with innovative and agile methods in people teams myself, I am driven to inspire more organizations to rethink traditional structures, processes and ways of working! I believe that today's challenges and possibilities need a new mindset and new tools and I want to encourage and enable people by training and coaching to take responsibility and create a new (working) future in organizations and beyond!
Kevin has specialised in organisation development, leadership development and HR for over 25 years.
With a background in technology and business development, he developed an international career in people consulting and leadership development working across a wide range of organisations, sectors and geographies.
Before establishing WorkMatters, he founded and led several start-up companies and was a Partner and Director in Willis Towers Watson where he led the firms HR, reward and Talent consulting business in Ireland from 2002 to 2015. He also established the firm’s ‘Future of Work’ offering in Ireland.
A qualified executive coach, Kevin also has a masters qualification in leadership and management practice which included award winning research work on the role of agility in preparing for the ‘future of work’. He is also an associate faculty member on several HR and leadership development programmes at the Irish Management Institute and is the Programme Director of their flagship Senior Executive Programme.
A chartered fellow of the CIPD, Kevin was appointed to the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) which advises Ministers and Government Departments on the selection of senior civil service appointments. A leading expert in organisational agility and the changing world of work, he is a member of the Irish Labour Market Council and was also the founder of Worklink, an internationally recognised coaching and mentoring organisation set up to help unemployed jobseekers into full time employment.
Kevin is certified in both AgileHR (ICP-TAL) and Leadership Agility (LA360).