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Agile HR Meetup Leeds | Hosts Sky BG | Agile HR Ops Model

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

The Leeds Agile HR Meetup is back for 2019 with our wonderful hosts Sky Betting and Gaming are inviting us in from the cold on the evening of 24th Jan. Our theme explores the new operating model and team structure beginning to emerge across Human Resources (HR) and People Operations teams that are embracing an Agile mindset and ways of working. The Agile HR Meetup is a global learning network for HR, Learning and Development (L&D), Agile and, People and Culture professionals, on a mission to innovate HR and transform the profession for the future of work. Join us and help shape the discussion.

Evolving the Agile HR Operating Model

As HR and People Operations teams begin to embrace Agile ways of working their structure and operating model are changing dramatically. However, there is no one-size-fits-all blueprint and how you’ll form teams, run Agile sprints, manage your backlog and prioritise your HR strategy will greatly differ given your organisational context.

Agile HR Strategy at Beyond

On the night, Kate Rand, People & Operations Director at Beyond, will share how her team is reinventing the HR operating model with Agile mindset and techniques. By co-creating an HR strategy with her leaders and people, Kate is able to prioritise work and how the team collaborates directly through data and feedback. The team work across multiple locations, get things done through dual sprints and pull work from a unified backlog. The possibilities Beyond are opening up for how a People Team can be structured is truly ground breaking and an inspiration for all Agile HR professionals.

People Operations Manager v HR Business Partner

At Sky Betting and Gaming the role of HRBP has been transformed into a People Operations Manager. Yet, what does this really mean and is it different to how an HRBP operated in the past? Members of the SkyBG team, including Amanda Bellwood, Greg McCaw and Jo Edwards, will share insights on how they work and what their day job looks like from the inside. You’ll learn how a People Operations Manager co-creates a portfolio work with their people and leadership teams, as well the different tools they use to manage workflow.

Agile HR in a Nutshell Launch

Excitingly, Natal Dank, Agile HR pioneer and co-founder of the Agile HR Community, will also be launching the new free Agile HR in a Nutshell infographic, recently designed in collaboration with the great Mia Kolmodin, from Dandy People, who crafts the fabulous Agile in a Nutshell series, and Riina Helström, fellow co-founder of the Agile HR Community. The Agile HR in a Nutshell infographic poster will be a great free resource for all Agile HR enthusiasts, from active practitioners to budding learners.

What is Agile HR?

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

  • Mindset - Embracing the Agile mindset within Human Resources and people practices to incrementally deliver value to your customer.

  • Co-Create - Applying Agile techniques, like Scrum and Kanban, to self-organise, experiment and co-create directly with your people.

  • Human-centric - Building awesome, people friendly workplace practices that are validated by users

  • Evidence-based - Evidence-based decision making that delivers customer value through data, people analytics and insight.

  • Agile Transformation & Leadership - Consulting on Agile and digital organisational transformation, and coaching leaders

  • Employee Experience - Enriching the people experience at work and taking care of the human

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

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 professionals. Open to anyone willing and able to innovate the human side of their workplace.

Agile HR Community Certified Practitioner Program

Agile HR is a revolution, defining the future of work. The Agile HR Community provides training and certification workshops that help you acquire these new skills, apply them directly in your work and future-proof your career. Join the next Agile HR Certified Practitioner program at

Tweet on the night to hashtag #AGILEHR

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