ICAgile Certified Professional in HR Agility (ICP-AHR)

Agile Methodology

ICP-AHR CertificationOverview:

This certification is aimed at people who are in what organizations traditionally call the Human Resources (HR) domain. They are part of an organization aiming to adopt Agile thinking and practices, irrespective of their industry. Participants will come away with the knowledge necessary to tackle new ways of thinking and working equipped with people engagement practices that are more humanistic and values-based.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this certification includes people working within HR organizations 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. Organizational development consultants, hiring managers and Agile transformation leads exploring the people and structural aspects of transformations will also find this curriculum compelling.

Learning Objectives:


  1. Designing for the new way of working
    1. Understanding Current Structures and Their Impact
    2. Designing Teams and Teams of Teams
    3. Aligning and Optimizing for Flow of Value
    4. Supporting Development of Agile Leaders
  2. Roles
    1. Redefining Roles & Expectations
    2. Enabling Skill Development & Growth
    3. Embedding Agile/Lean Mindset and Core Values within Role Definition
  3. Career Paths
    1. The Shortcomings of Traditional Career Paths
    2. Modern Value-Based Journey Maps (Career Mosaic)


  1. Learning Culture/Learning Organization
    1. Growth Mindset as an Enabler of Learning Cultures
    2. Learner-Centered and Learner-Driven
    3. Making Time to Learn
  2. Learning Modalities
    1. Industry, Peer and Team-Based Learning
    2. Adaptive Learning


  1. Recruiting
    1. Innovative Sourcing
    2. Power of the Practical Interview
    3. Candidate Experience
  2. Onboarding - The Welcome Experience
    1. Second Impressions
    2. Culture on Day 1
    3. Enablement


  1. Performance
    1. Learning Fast and Tolerating Failure
    2. Individual Performance Support
    3. Team Goals and Performance Support
    4. . System-Oriented Performance Assessment
    5. Enable Continuous Feedback
    6. Ownership-Driven Culture
  2. Engaging Intristic Motivation
    1. Culture Driven by Intrinsic Motivation
    2. Uncover Motivators and Demotivators
    3. Nurture an Environment of Self-Motivation
  3. Incentives Are Not Only Financial
    1. Flexible Incentives
    2. Alternative Methods of Grouping/Categorization as a Step Towards Doing Away with Ranking Systems
    3. Fair and Meaningful Pay


  1. Applying Agile Practices to Operations and Initiatives
    1. Enabling Agility Throughout the Organization
    2. Coaching the People Aspects of the Organization
    3. Applying Agile Mindset and Practices to HR Initiatives and Operations
  2. Enabling an Agile Mindset in the Enterprise
    1. Providing the Balance Between Culture and Structure
    2. Supporting Transformation From a Mindset Perspective
    3. Creating a Safe Environment
  3. Core Function
    1. Shifting to People Enablement
    2. Supporting Transformation From a Mindset Perspective
  • Training
  • Exam

Certification Cost is Included with Course Tuition.

Exam Details

Although there is not an ICAgile official exam, ICAgile allows for their course accreditors to determine appropriate means for retention of the learning outcomes. Depending on your provider, there may be some type of assessment in order to earn certification.

Many providers assess via participation, activity and understanding conveyed via exercises and discussion, withholding certification when appropriate.


Required Training

Successfully complete an ICAgile accredited course taught by an ICAgile Authorized Instructor.

ICAgile Authorized Instructors can withhold certifications based on lack of participation or understanding of course learning outcomes.