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Agile HR Meetup Leeds | Hosts Sky BG | Theme is Agile People

  • Sky Betting and Gaming 6 Wellington Place Leeds, England, LS1 4AP United Kingdom (map)

Join in some summer fun at the next Agile Hr Meetup in Leeds on July 31st. Our hosts again will be our good friends and Northern UK Agile HR trailblazers, Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG), at their fantastic, Agile friendly, office space. The Agile HR meetup is a hugely successful network for Human Resources (HR), Learning and Development (L&D), Agile and, People and Culture professionals. The theme is ‘Agile People’ in honour of our main guest, Pia-Maria Thorén, a thought leader in the Agile HR movement and author of Agile People - A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees).

The evening will look at Agile HR through a wider organisational development lens and explore case studies on how to redesign HR to support Agile teams, enable collaboration, develop leaders and build people friendly workplaces.

The SBG People Operations team will again be on hand to share their own inspiring stories. The team will detail key initiatives and their achievements in the areas of performance and reward, and how this helped SBG become a top 100 UK employer.

Natal Dank, UK's Agile HR pioneer, will then lead an interactive discussion on how to start redesigning HR to support Agile back in your workplace.

What is Agile HR?

Transforming the fundamental principles of Human Resources (HR) to into People Operations leading Agile, digital and networked organisations. Agile HR aims to build a shared value between your customer, business and people by embracing:

  • A mindset that applies the Agile values to HR
  • A deliberate move away from HR ‘best practice’ and blueprinting one-size-fits-all solutions
  • User experimentation to validate what works and what doesn’t
  • Agile work practices, like Scrum and Kanban, to get things done
  • Design principles to develop human-centric and people friendly practices
  • Evidence-based decision making that uses data and insight to drive each iteration

What to expect on the night

  • An opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow HR professionals and leading Agile HR practitioners
  • Group discussion, two-way dialogue and sharing of stories
  • Drinks and snacks to keep you nourished
  • Guest speakers from people leading the way in Agile HR:
    • The People Operations team at SBG, including Joanne Edwards and Amanda Bellwood, sharing their personal Agile HR insights.
    • Pia-Maria Thorén, who has worked with many of Sweden's largest companies, helping them to implement HR processes and solutions, always spiced with an Agile mindset.
    • Natal Dank at Southern Blue, UK’s Agile HR pioneer and Meetup organiser.

Where and When?

Venue: Sky Betting and Gaming, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP
Start time: Gather at 17.45 for an 18.00 kick off
End time: 21.00

Who Should Come?

All HR, L&D and Agile Northerners! Open to anyone willing and able to innovate the human side of their workplace.

Tweet on the night to hashtag #AGILEHR

See you there.

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