Agile HR 101: Transitioning to Agile HR Framework

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CEU Approved | Pre Recorded

  • 90 minutes

Agile is a team-focused approach that emphasizes adaptability, involving stakeholders, collaborating for solutions that meet organizational and customer needs while also being responsive to change in real time. 

Agile HR strategies are now replacing traditional HR strategies which can't keep up with the rapidly changing modern business environment. The modern business environment is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) to say the least. 

Agile is believed by many to provide the ideal framework for HR best practices in the modern business environment. Some industry experts have called for 2016 to be “The Year of Agile HR” – as HR success today requires agility. Successful practitioners are well-served by learning how to develop agile strategies to drive their plans and actions. Companies striving to succeed in the rapidly changing VUCA state of the business world must be able to adapt quickly. Join expert Mary White in this webinar and learn what you need to know to apply this powerful approach to HR in your organization.  

Topics Covered Include:

  • Foundations of the agile movement: What it is, how it started and implications for HR 

  • 2 Key building blocks of agility: adaptability & team focus

  • Mastering the agile approach: 10 essential principles of agility

  • Agile thinking: Applying the “agile manifesto” to HR strategy

  • Developing an agile mindset: Mastering 2 key changes to your “way of thinking” 

  • Creating an environment that creates results (as opposed to managing for results)

  • Developing a sense-and-respond mindset (as opposed to focusing on predicting and planning)

  • Strategic focus: 12 ways to apply agile to HR strategies

  • Agile leadership: key qualities of agile leaders

Key Benefits of Attending:

  • Overview of what agile is and how/why it is relevant to HR 

  • Key differences between traditional HR strategy development and developing agile HR strategies 

  • Knowledge base necessary to begin applying the agile approach to developing and implementing HR strategies 

  • Practical tips and suggestions for applying agile to the practice of HR 

  • Developing a habit of agile thinking 

  • Identification of qualities necessary to become an agile HR leader

Who Should Attend

  • Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Executives

  • HR Professionals

  • Employee relations professionals

  • Risk management professionals

  • Compliance professionals

Mary White

Mary White

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is managing director of MTI Business Solutions (, a leading corporate training/talent development firm working with clients throughout the U.S. She specializes in training, assessment and consulting services focused on building better workplaces through developing skills related to HR, management, leadership, workplace relationships, communication, team building, conflict management, employee selection and more.

Mary holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator, PXT SelectTM Certified Professional and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner. Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design and more. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide.

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This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”

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