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Agile HR Meetup Zurich | Hosts Hacking HR Zurich Chapter

  • Karl der Grosse 14 Kirchgasse 8001 Zürich Switzerland (map)

The Agile HR Meetup is coming to Zurich for the first time. Our hosts are the Zurich Chapter of Hacking HR, and our theme is a call to action for HR to go Agile. The Agile HR Meetup is a vital learning global 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 at the Agile HR Community.

The Agile HR Meetup is teaming up with the local Hacking HR Zurich chapter to bring you an interactive learning experience and exploration in what it means for HR to go Agile.

It’s time to go Agile, HR!

As a result of our rapidly changing business world and the need to support Agile organisational transformation, the HR profession are currently in catch-up mode. Not only do we need to quickly understand what Agile means in order to guide wider business transformation, but also begin to apply the mindset ourselves to modernise and innovate our own ways of working.

Join us in Zurich to understand what Agile is, explore why organisations across the world are ‘going Agile’ and how HR can apply the mindset and tools to reinvent our people practices.


Riina Hellström - an Agile HR pioneer and co-founder of the Agile HR Community, will facilitate our main discussion and help participants understand what Agile HR is, how to get started and explore our role in Agile organisational transformation and culture change.

Claudia Hofmann - Claudia is a senior consultant and L&D partner at ABB in Switzerland. Claudia’s passion and talent are to unlock the potential of those she works with. Her leadership training sessions are commonly described as ‘invigorating’ and ‘inspiring’. Claudia will share with us a workshop on "Creative Agile Work Methods".

Andreas Lagger - Andreas is an adviser in Corporate Development, Business Agility and Transformation. He has an extensive experience in projects, leadership and management consulting, combining hands-on experience, IT know-how and people and business acumen. Andreas is bringing the perspective of the organisation and the business as a whole into our discussion, through his keynote "To be or not to be Agile".

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

  • Tweet on the night to hashtag #AGILEHR

Where and When?

Venue: Karl der Grosse, 14 Kirchgasse 8001 Zürich Switzerland

Start time: 18.00 kickoff

Important note for people arriving late - the door will be closed from 18:15 to 18:40 as a requirement for the workshop. You are able to join the session at 18:40 if you miss the 18.15 start time.

End time: 20.00

Who Should Come?

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

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