Corporate Learning Program

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Individual learning journey for your workforce

The agile42 Corporate Learning Program enables you to develop the best curriculum for your workforce.

agile42’s Corporate Learning Program and approach allows you to:

    • Connect the often distributed Agile initiatives within your organization
    • Create a company wide Agile Awareness 
    • Create and maintain the culture you need for your organization
    • Protect your investments
    • Build a learning organization and sustainability

In today’s rapidly changing and competitive world, companies are continually looking for ways to evolve and transform their organizations. Executives are counting on their leadership teams to develop strategies and structures which create the needed organizational culture and processes so their businesses can respond fast to changes and become resilient. Covid and its impact on our daily work has given us the opportunity to utilize remote and online learning to enable employees to learn like never before.

Advantages of the Corporate Learning Program

A coherent culture, motivated people and a clear strategy are critical to the success of any business. Your employees are the force behind the success of your organization, so helping them increase their knowledge and improve their professional skills will boost your business through:

  • Coherent corporate culture: High-quality learning content aligns corporate values and strategy. The CLP enables you to support not only some roles or groups of people, but creates awareness within the whole organization.
  • Increased efficiency: Well-designed learning content that meets employees’ needs makes your workforce more productive and efficient.
  • Flexibility increases motivation: Customized curriculums help individuals, teams, and departments to maintain knowledge and onboard new people. The mix of remote and online self-learning provides responsibility and self-organization.
  • Invest in Growth: Professionals want more than just a paycheck. They value employers that offer flexibility, professional development opportunities, and a sense of purpose. Make your employees feel part of the company’s success and it’s overall mission and goals.

The three pillars of the CLP

Various companies may have several different learning programs, depending on their size, diversity, and the specifics of their business. You might choose one of agile42’s proven and predefined curriculums or course and just add some customized content as well as create your own program from the ground up using our content and experience.

Agile Awareness

Your employees cannot harness capabilities, values and ways of working that they are not aware of. The first step of the journey is an engaging online course that needs only a few hours to deliver the essential basics of Agile values and principles as well as the company’s history, mission, vision to everyone in your organization, regardless of role. Real change requires the involvement, inclusion, and understanding of absolutely everybody, so you can:

  • start your agile transition the right way
  • troubleshoot or course-correct your ongoing agile transition
  • easily onboarding new members to your agile ways

Curriculum

Your employees have different roles, responsibilities and areas of expertise. The curriculum combines the relevant content, hard- and soft skills and focuses on developing knowledge that are necessary for a certain position or role. agile42 has been teaching individuals, teams, and organizations for 13 years using engaging and motivating methods and a modular design that allows quick adaptability and customization for: 

  • Leadership training and evolution
  • Specific agile roles such as Scrum Masters and Product Owners at all levels
  • Coaching skills
  • Cross-functional training for essential departments such as sales and HR

Coach the Coach

No matter what education we deliver, internal growth and development are essential if you want to continue benefiting from it long after we are gone. Our goal is to help you become independent as soon as possible because no one knows your unique context and internal complexity better than your people. As you build up the coaches of your future, we will support them through:

  • techniques for working with teams and individuals
  • advanced facilitation
  • individual attention and mentoring through real-world practice

Katrin Birrer, JT International SA

On the Corporate Learning Program

 

agile42 supported us in designing, developing and creating our agile learning journey program. Their experience and proven learning content has been put in our context and enables us to grow as a learning organization.

Corporate Learning Webinar

This webinar was held on October. 30, 2020.

 


Your individual Corporate Learning Program

Corporate learning is a means of providing learners with the knowledge and skills they need to perform their jobs at a high level. Together with your Learning & Development and Human Resource teams we are identifying learning and training content and create customized curriculums for your workforce. Our experience of more than 12 years in Agile Transformation and Digitalisation goes into this.

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First, you must identify your needs and the current level of knowledge in your organization. This exploration includes interviewing leaders about their expectations for the future, identifying individual candidates and teams for the program, and assessing their capabilities, as well as defining role-specific training requirements for the distinct needs of every group in the organization. Our good practices and experiences from previous programs enable this.

We are the agile experts, but you know your own context best. We will join forces and co-create an education program to tailor industry-leading practices and world-class expertise to your specific situation. The program will include competency recommendations and provide you the opportunity to customize it with very individual parts like your companies “Why” or Cases of Success that may be shared within your organization, or even competencies that you find crucial for your market.

During the pilot phase, we can help set up the right environment, plan the identified education and personal development paths, organize cohorts, and schedule classes and activities. Usually, during this phase, we create online self-learning courses based on the content we agreed on and test your customized learning journey with one or more cohorts. The feedback we receive from the first cohorts helps us improve the program before rolling the program out at scale.

Now you are ready to go!  Engage your employees to join the program: follow the predetermined structure and tools to onboard them and set them up for success.

While your employees are enjoying the program and learning day by day, you can further support them. Give them access to new resources (such as reading materials and videos), and promote collaboration and learning from one another. You can also add new students to existing cohorts or create new ones. We will offer an open chat where people can ask questions and seek help.

The whole program, including classes and activities, has to be continuously evaluated by the C-Level according to processes and channels for evaluation defined earlier in the program and involving the students themselves and their colleagues. This precious feedback is essential for the continuous improvement of the program.

Bring all the threads together: as you monitor the results of your interventions, you can adjust implementation, change enrollment, and continue supporting the students. Through this continuous adjustment, you will be able to maximize the impact and make your program truly yours.


Developing a learning and adaptive workforce

agile42 offers a modular approach to training that allows the customization of learning journeys to address individual needs and interests.  The combination of self-learning and instructor-led interactive sessions guarantees a highly effective learning experience.

An example of a curriculum - Scrum Master

In many organization the scrum master helps to facilitate scrum to the larger team by ensuring the scrum framework is followed and is committed to the scrum values and practices.

  • But does this work in every company in the same way?
  • What responsibilities your SMs have?
  • How do they guide your teams?
  • What are the adaptations you need?

The Scrum Master Curriculum can be individualized to your needs by still supporting the principles you value.

 

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How does this program benefit you?

We based the organizational approach behind our corporate learning program on the ORGANIC agility framework. This means that your learning is not an unconnected set of tools, but a path towards increasing resilience with helpful tools along the way. In that path, you will:

      • Strengthen leadership as an organizational capability
      • Increase the understanding of how organizational culture influences an organization’s ability to adapt to change
      • Make a flexible organizational design and change approach possible

The Corporate Learning Program enables:

      • Using real data for transformation or change initiatives
      • Responding and adapting quickly to changes
      • Creating leadership approaches to foster learning, growth and to unlock the full potential of individuals and teams
      • Driving innovation in your organization through experimentation and a better path to value delivery
      • Creating an environment to engage your workforce and support the needs of your customers
      • Bringing every participant up to speed with the core concepts of agility and a leaner approach to work

ORGANIC agility

Take control of your Agile or digital transformation

Transformations, cultural or digital, succeed or fail in many cases because of leadership. Through ORGANIC Leadership,® the leadership team is shown their power to influence, guide and accelerate change starting with their own adoption of an agile mindset. This is the foundation of achieving business results and new ways of working.

ORGANIC agility® in a few words

ORGANIC agility is an evolutionary approach to organizational agility and resilience that has been developed by working with hundreds of companies around the world. The three pillars of ORGANIC agility include a capability-based leadership model that focuses on the three dimensions of situation, behavior, and culture. The second pillar provides the scaffolding for organizations to evolve to continuously improve through five key principles and the third is a set of tools, both analog and digital, to help companies attain and improve their organizational resilience.

Leadership: Executive Level

Strategic thinkers know how to move between rigor and vision and challenge assumptions in order to uncover opportunities for creating and capturing value in turbulent markets. First and foremost, strategic leaders know the importance of people and relationships for success. Our Executive Leadership Program enables top-level leaders to choose and implement the right corporate development tools for growth, developing the right strategy that supports the leadership team in creating a shared vision and coherence.

Leadership: Operational Level

Support on an operational level is vital for a strategy to be implemented effectively and to ensure that all teams and individuals involved in delivering value are interconnected, actively contributing, and executing effectively. Within the ORGANIC agility framework, strategy and tactics are intertwined and the framework encourages the continuous shift between design and execution to allow for higher levels of resilience and rapid adaptability. To achieve this, all leaders involved with operations should focus their efforts on creating an environment that supports continuous learning and nurtures a culture of autonomy and interdependence.

Teams and Individuals

Learning programs need to be modular, interactive, and accessible exactly when and where they are needed. Our frameworks, content modules, and many years of experience in remote and on-site learning support you to set up and manage your corporate learning and tailor it to your changing and growing needs.  Our services include in-person and remote training/workshops as well as fully self-paced online learning modules for the following areas:

      • Culture
      • Employee engagement
      • Agility
      • Performance management
      • Well-being
      • Workforce analytics
      • Innovation
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