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APF Certified Talent Scrum Master™

Leverage human experience and team agility with

Agile PeopleOps Framework™

The Agile PeopleOps Framework Certified Talent Scrum Master™ is for talent acquisition and recruitment managers and leaders, operations managers and leaders, change/organizational development consultants, and professionals interested in harnessing hiring agility.

Attendees will develop the practical skillset to apply the Agile PeopleOps Framework™ (APF™) philosophy and the ability to facilitate and steer agility in their (talent acquisition) teams and build positive stakeholders’ experience at the workplace.
,br> Certified Talent Scrum Master becomes the team coach, playing diverse stances to help teams embrace an agile-lean mindset, realize the importance of human principles, and implement human-centered design principles and techniques to foster hiring agility and positive experience for candidates, hiring managers, business unit heads, and relevant stakeholders.

The sessions are highly interactive. Mini-assignments and activities serve as food for thought.

Your Journey to become an

APF Certified Talent Scrum Master™

Attend the Course

This live instructor-led course is 2 days (6 hours per day). Attend all the sessions. Participate in discussions and activities.

Apply your Learning

Choose a real-time or hypothetical case for your capstone. Chart a transformation roadmap based on your learning.

Get Certified

Debrief your capstone to your instructor. Submit the final version. Attend the online exam and pass with a 70% score.

Outcomes and Benefits of

APF Certified Talent Scrum Master™ (APF CTSM™) Certification

Why attend APF CTSM™?

  • You are intentional and passionate about building a constructive team culture within the talent acquisition function.
  • You are interested in redefining and rearchitecting the present talent acquisition function to make it future-ready.
  • Your organization is keen to transform the talent acquisition processes and practices.
  • You are interested in future skilling your talent acquisition team to harness hiring agility and positive stakeholders’ experience.
  • You want your team to pilot agile-lean practices and human-centered design techniques.
  • You are interested in introducing and maximizing the talent acquisition and people operations communities of practices to build a shared learning culture.
  • You are eager to elevate the stakeholders experience at workplaces and make it holistic and sustainable.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why human experience and agility are imperative for talent acquisition and the future of work.
  • Learn what Agile PeopleOps Framework™ is and its value realization within talent acquisition teams and organizations.
  • Learn to use agile-lean and design thinking tools and techniques to elevate the talent acquisition function.
  • Prioritize your talent acquisition initiatives and projects, and deliver hiring solutions effectively.
  • Learn the Talent Scrum Master competencies and how APF™ personas and stakeholders can partner to leverage the human experience and hiring agility.
  • Guide your team to visualize hiring and onboarding workflows, gain insights on how to facilitate cadences within your team and build a learn-do culture.


  • Receive your APF CTSM™ certificate and badge.
  • Annual membership (to be renewed every year).
  • 5 individual coaching and mentoring sessions with APF™ Accredited Trainers (Within 6 months of course completion).
  • Invitation to Coaching Labs courses and coaching practice sessions.
  • Partner with global talent acquisition and people operations community members to augment collective intelligence and implement new practices.