§ 1
Definitions

Training Center – Training and consulting company Valkir Academy​​ Sp.​​ z​​ o.o.​​ registered in​​ Warsaw,​​ aleja Waszyngtona 146​​,​​ signed into the National Court Register by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, XIII Economic Department of the National Court Register under number 0000469954,​​ VAT ID​​ PL5213651824, represented by the Chairman of the Board – Daniel Piotr Skowroński.

Customer – Both individual and company/institution willing to use or already using both products and services such as training or consultancy, as well as training materials, publications or any other content delivered by the Training Center.

Participant – Service recipient, a person attending either training or consulting services, who has self-registered as an individual or was delegated on behalf of company/institution.

Force majeure – An extraordinary, external event, impossible to foresee and inevitable which may obstruct the service or make it completely undeliverable.

§ 2
Participation conditions for training and consulting services

Both Customer and Participants accept and are obliged to follow terms and conditions specified by Valkir Academy Sp. z o.o. (further called the Training Center).

§ 3
Service payment

  1. The service price, unless previously agreed otherwise, will be consistent with the current price list published in Training Catalog on Training Center’s website.

  2. Open training price includes: training materials, certificate, venue rental fee and, in case of onsite training, coffee and lunch breaks each day of training. Private in-house training prices are agreed individually with the Customer.

§ 4
Payment terms

  1. In case of standard training listed in Training Catalog and performed by experts from Poland the following payment terms apply:

    • Individualsin advance, prepayment should be processed at least 3 business days before the beginning of a training, based on Pro-forma document delivered by Valkir Academy.

    • Companies and institutionson invoice, after training completion, on condition that registration for the training was made either using application form available on https://valkir.pl/en/registration-form/ or any other way previously agreed with the Training Center, as long as the Customer accepts hereby presented Terms and Conditions.

      14 days payment term is applicable. This payment mode requires contacting Training Center. Any changes regarding payment term and mode require mutual agreement between Customer and Training Center.

  2. In case of training performed by foreign experts:

    • Individuals, companies and institutionsin advance, prepayment should be processed 5 calendar days at latest after application form is sent. Lack of payment will be considered as Customer’s resignation from attendance.

      In case of training cancellation, the funds will be returned to the Customer’s account, from which the transfer was made within 5 business days of training cancellation date.

§ 5
Service reservation

  1. All reservations should be made via application forms provided by the Training Center: either electronic, traditional or as an attachment to the framework agreement.

  2. Any other way of reservation, including Customer’s PO (Purchase Order) requires mutual agreement between the Customer and the Training Center. Reservation should be done at least 7 calendar days before the beginning of a training. Any exemption should be previously agreed with the Training Center.

  3. Making a reservation via the application form provided by the Training Center does not imply acceptance of the application. Acceptance confirmation of the application is sent by Training Center employee via email and in case of open training depends on the availability of seats.

  4. Acceptance confirmation of the application sent by the Training Center employee via email is legally binding for the Customer and implies obligation for payment. After confirming the acceptance of the application, the Training Center does not require any additional consent or confirmation from the Customer to proceed payment collection and to provide the service.

  5. The final confirmation of the service delivery by the Training Center (including organizational information) or service delivery cancellation (e.g. as a result of insufficient number of participants) takes place electronically not later than 7 calendar days before the beginning of service delivery.

  6. The Customer has the right to cancel or change the participation to another date in accordance to the service cancellation or change conditions described in the further part of this document.

§ 6
Service cancellation or change

  1. In case of training cancellation by Customer when training is performed by Polish experts, if cancellation happens less than 7 business days before the beginning of a training, the Customer is obliged to pay a handling fee of 50% of the training price. In the event of failure to notify resignation or training cancellation within a period shorter than 3 business days, the Customer is obliged to cover the entire cost of the training (100%).

  2. In case of training cancellation by Customer when training is performed by foreign experts, if cancellation happens less than 35 calendar days before the beginning of a training, the Customer is obliged to pay 100% of the training price (prepaid funds won’t be refunded).

  3. In case of open training cancellation by the Training Center due to insufficient number of people registered that resulted in being unable to cover the cost of the training, the Training Center reserves the right to change training date.

  4. In case of training performed by Polish experts, the Customer or Participant can change the date or cancel participation free of charge up to 7 business days before the beginning of a training. In the event of exceeding the deadline, the same provisions as described in clause nr 1 of this paragraph shall apply.

  5. In case of training performed by foreign experts, the Customer or Participant can change the date or cancel participation free of charge up to 35 calendar days before the beginning of a training. In the event of exceeding the deadline, the same provisions as described in clause nr 2 of this paragraph shall apply.

  6. If the training is canceled or postponed and it resulted from Force Majeure or other reasons for which the Training Center is not responsible, the amount already paid by the Customer will be refunded, however he cannot claim compensation for damages or profit loss.

§ 7
Remote (online) training delivery

  1. The Customer in behalf of delegated Participants is obliged to verify minimum technical requirements that enable remote training participation prior to formal service purchase order.

    Minimum technical requirements:
    • Computer or a setup with a docking station that enables efficient operation on a screen with a min 15’ inches diagonal (we recommend Full HD 1920×1080 resolution and higher).
    • Updated and the latest version of Google Chrome, FireFox or Opera browser.
    • Readiness for active participation with the webcam turned on.
    • External headphones with a microphone, we care a lot to avoid reverberation and voice issues.
    • Realistic (not only declarative) 10 Mb/s (Megabits / second) internet connection bandwidth, preferably verified by the https://www.speedtest.net/ service.
    • For the Hangouts Meet and Zoom communication tools, you do not need to have an account, however you need to test audio/video via links respectively Hangouts Meet settings (rack in the upper right corner of the screen) and Zoom test call.
    • For remote cooperation platforms (depending on the trainer’s decision):
      • Google Drawings – Having a Google Account to identify a person using tools and a platform for remote cooperation, regardless of whether it will be an account in the business (paid) plan or a free Google account. Having GMail (even free) equails by default to have a Google account.
      • Mural – Before the remote session, participants will receive an email link to set up a free guest account. After creating an account, it is required to complete a profile that uniquely identifies the participant by name. More about Mural’s free guest account.
      • Miro – Before the remote session, participants will receive an email link to join as a guest editor. The Miro platform generates random identifiers, therefore after logging in to the platform it will be required to enter your identifier in the prepared table next to the your name in order to uniquely identify the participant. More about the free guest editor account.

      Please remember that in addition to the additional requirements for online training described above, you must also meet all the requirements related to the specific training itself. In particular it is related to specialized software for engineering practices (e.g. training like PSD, DDD, BDD, etc.).

  2. In case it would be impossible to resolve significant technical difficulties affecting specific Participant which occurred before or at the beginning of the training, the trainer on behalf of the Training Center has the right to remove the Participant from the training session and transfer to another available training date.

  3. Participation transfer to another training date due to technical difficulties does not abolish obligation payment of the entire training cost.

  4. A new training date will be agreed between the Customer and the Training Center via phone or email. Contact details are available at: https://valkir.pl/en/contact-details/.

  5. The right of participation transfer to another training session does not apply to training performed by foreign experts, who usually perform training in the guest formula as part of partnership agreement with the Training Center.

§ 8
Subsidized training

  1. The Training Center allows Customers with business units in Poland and under Polish law to purchase services under available subsidizing programs. Information on how to acquire funds and order subsidized services is available only in Polish language at: https://valkir.pl/uzyskaj-dofinansowanie/.

  2. The provisions of these Terms and Conditions apply to the delivery of subsidized services.

§ 9
Complaint terms

  1. It is assumed that the training will take place in accordance with previous arrangements with the Customer and will be performed according to the defined outline. If the Customer notices any shortcomings or flaws in trainer’s work during the training, he is obliged to immediately report these observations to the employee of the Training Center (via the website, by phone or by sending an email). The trainer can change the training outline and the method of teaching at request, provided that all Participants agree to such a change.

  2. If the result of the above actions does not meet Customer’s expectations regarding the scope and quality of the service, a complaint may be submitted within 5 business days after the last day of the training or each time consulting service takes place as a part of the signed consulting agreement.

  3. If the service ends with signing the acceptance protocol (e.g. Customer requirement), then complaint submission is possible before signing the protocol.

  4. Complaints may be submitted by the Customer via email contact@valkir.net. The complaint submission should contain the following information:

    • name and surname,
    • phone number and e-mail address,
    • company name,
    • contact details of service purchaser,
    • service name,
    • date and place of service delivery,
    • detailed description of the complaint.

  5. Complaints are considered within 10 business days from the date of submission. The person submitting the complaint is informed about the decision by an email. If the complaint analysis or complaint procedure confirms that the previously agreed terms of the agreement or the order have not been met, the complaint will be accepted. The amount of claims may not exceed the order amount.

§ 10
Training Center liability

The Training Center has no liability for any errors, defects, inaccuracies or irregularities in the training materials provided, or for any consequential damages resulted in provided services.

§ 11
Customer liability

The Customer has liability for compliance with these regulations by delegates who are service recipients (Participants).

§ 12
Intellectual property and copyright

  1. All proprietary training materials and equipment are the property of the Training Center or cooperating partners (under the terms of separate partnership agreements). All accredited materials are the property of the given accreditation body and used under the license terms and accreditation agreements established directly or indirectly with the Training Center.

  2. The Training Center owns all copyrights to the proprietary materials provided or developed during the training. Copying, lending, paid sharing in part or in full with other entities is prohibited.

  3. The Customer will not obtain any copyrights or intellectual property rights owned by the Training Center. The Customer is not entitled to perform similar training for the benefit of other entities or its own employees, unless the Parties agree otherwise in a separate contract.

§ 13
Unfair competition

  1. By registering persons for the training, the Customer agrees that the training Participants can not carry out this or similar training for any company that is directly or indirectly competing with the Training Center.

  2. The Customer and any person associated with it will not offer the employment contract to any of the Training Center employees up to 12 months after the training completion (unless otherwise agreed in the contract).

    The contractual penalty for violating this provision is the amount of the employee’s annual gross salary or the amount of income obtained by this employee during the first 12 months at the new position.

  3. The Customer (and any persons associated with it) will not directly negotiate future training projects with a representative of the Training Center (or parties directly and indirectly related to the Training Center) without the prior written consent of the Training Center.

    In the case of loss of actual or future profits resulting from these negotiations, the Training Center has the right to claim compensation from the Customer in the amount of PLN 50,000 for each day of loss of profits or total loss of business, depending on which amount is higher.

  4. It is assumed that the Customer has the original software licenses necessary for all courses hold at the place designated by the Customer (e.g. in the case of private in-house training at the Customer’s premises). Training participants have liability for causing any data, equipment or facility damage at training location.

  5. The Training Center has no liability for any theft or loss of Customer’s property left in the training facility or any damage or loss resulting from participation in the training and services anywhere in the world. Valuables, computer equipment, personal items etc. should not be left unattended. Even if trainers/consultants and employees offer supervision of these things during breaks, they are not able to guarantee supervision and insurance for items and losses that may occur.

§ 14
Personal data processing

  1. The data controller determines the purposes for which and the means by which personal data is processed. The Training Center is the data controller.

  2. Correspondence with the Training Center in matters related to privacy and personal data protection should be sent to gdpr@valkir.net or by post to the address indicated in the first paragraph of this document.

  3. Personal data are used for six main purposes:

    • In order to organize, perform and process payment for the service, on the principle that states the processing of personal data are authorized when it is necessary to follow the provisions of these Terms and Conditions between the controller (Training Center) and a data subject (Customer/Participant) to whom the data relates (GDPR art. 6 para. 1 letter b).

    • For promotional purposes carried out by publishing a photo or video from a training or consulting service as part of a post or article on the Training Center website and on the Training Center social media. The principle for the promotional purposes execution using your data (primarily the image) is also the data processing necessity in order to comply with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions (GDPR art. 6 para. 1 letter b).

    • At the same time, acceptance of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions is understood as consent to the publication of the image within the meaning of art. 81 section 1 of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights (Polish law).

    • For the purposes of reporting to possible funders or accreditation bodies (applies to subsidized and/or accredited training).

    • In the case of consulting services, to document the progress of consulting activities delivered in the Customer’s organization. For the purpose of this process, the data will be archived and then combined with similar information collected during cooperation in order to demonstrate and document changes that are taking place in the Customer’s organization. The principle for data processing under this purpose is the necessity of these activities for the execution of the contract that binds the Training Center with the Customer. The controller states that obtaining the ability to fulfill his obligations is his legitimate interest (GDPR art. 6 para. 1 letter f).

    • For commemorative purposes. The controller collects and stores information about performed activities. This data are not subject to public disclosure or disclosure to persons outside the group of employees and associates of the controller. Gathering commemorative photos in order to build the atmosphere and identity of the controller’s company is considered by the controller as legitimate interest (GDPR art. 6 para. 1 letter f).

  4. Your personal data will be transferred to the accrediting entity for the purposes of issuing the certificate (applies to accredited training).

  5. Your personal data may be transferred to the founder in the process of logistics and training governance (applies to subsidized training).

  6. To provide our services, we use professional services of external companies. All companies that provide services to the Training Center operate solely on the basis of signed contracts and under our supervision. These entities may not themselves take any action on your data. They only follow written instructions. These companies are:
    • Accounting office.
    • Electronic mail and hosting service providers.
    • Software as a service providers (with particular emphasis on productivity and group cooperation tools providers, CRM provider, communication and online video conferencing tools providers).
    • Providers of tools for analyzing the users behaviors of our websites and measuring the reach and effectiveness of advertisements.
    • Social media websites that we use to maintain business relationship with you and for advertising purposes.
    • Experts, trainers, consultants, advisors who are our subcontractors.

  7. Some of the service providers used by the Training Center are located overseas. Therefore the so-called cross-border data transfer occurs. For safety reasons, however, the Training Center uses only the services of reputable suppliers – entities certified in the Privacy Shield program (https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview) or related contracts constructed using the so-called “standard contractual clauses”. These are the regulations developed by the European Commission specifically to protect privacy in international cooperation.

  8. Your data will also be:
    • Transferred to the payment operator to enable you electronic payment.
    • Published on the Training Center website and on the Training Center social media (applies only to photos with your participation).

  9. Your registration and billing personal data will be stored for a period of 6 years.

  10. Photos or recordings with your participation will be processed within no more than 3 months. After this period, materials that we choose not to publish will be removed.

  11. Published materials will be available on the Internet for a period of 10 years.

  12. Data collected for the purposes of documenting consulting services for your organization will be processed for a period of 10 years.

  13. The data that the controller collects for commemorative purposes will be processed for a period of 25 years.

  14. Due to the use of personal data, the data subjects (Customer/Participant) have the following rights:
    • The right to revoke consent to marketing contact at any time. Consent revocation does not have any negative consequences for you.
    • The right to revoke communication consent on Facebook by changing your profile settings and deleting your Facebook account.
    • The right to access content regarding your personal data, the right to data rectification and to obtain a copy of it.
    • The right to restrict processing of your personal data and the right to erasure (this right does not apply when the data are needed by the Training Center to comply with legal obligations, therefore will not apply to the data contained in the accounting documentation, furthermore deleting this data may occur only in the event of previous termination of the cooperation agreement or before its conclusion).
    • The right to data portability, i.e. requesting the Training Center to send a copy of your data to the indicated entity.
    • The right to object to the further processing of your data.
    • The right to submit a complaint to the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection.

  15. In order to exercise any of the above rights, please contact the Training Center via gdpr@valkir.net

§ 15
Additional conditions

All conditions (agreements, requirements, etc.) set by the Customer should be agreed during inquiry analysis. In case they are not determined on time, the Training Center reserves the right to reject them and/or change the terms and price of the training.

§ 16
Final resolutions

All disputes arising under these terms and conditions shall be resolved by amicable means and in the event of lack of resolution, the court having jurisdiction is the court for the capital city of Warsaw in Poland.

Meet our team

  • Katarzyna Skowrońska (Ziemba)

    Katarzyna Skowrońska (Ziemba)

    Professional Scrum Trainer, Facilitator

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  • Piotr Żarek

    Piotr Żarek

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    Versatile and insightful Tech Lead with extensive experience in startup, corporate and corp-up commercial projects.

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  • Alicja Kulawik

    Alicja Kulawik

    Agile Consultant, Business Coach, Facilitator

    Experienced trainer, speaker, facilitator and coach. She successfully uses psychological knowledge in business, comes from retail industry where she first propagated agility.

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  • Daniel Skowroński

    Daniel Skowroński

    Agile-Lean Coach

    Experienced Agile-Lean Coach, Change Agent and Servant Leader with strong IT technical background and practical agile approach.

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  • Kate Hobler (Terlecka)

    Kate Hobler (Terlecka)

    Professional Scrum Trainer

    Mentor with extraordinary charisma. One of the most experienced Scrum experts  in Poland.

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  • Bogdan Doroslovac

    Bogdan Doroslovac

    Tech Lead and Professional Scrum Trainer

    Agile and Lean transformation consultant. Positive - can do - attitude to challenges and problem solving the nature of hardware, software or orgware.

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  • Stanisław Eysmont

    Stanisław Eysmont

    Design Thinking Expert, Innovation Leader

    Design Thinking expert. Specializes in designing products and services for the purpose of the banking and eCommerce industries.

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  • Eunika Rejda

    Eunika Rejda

    Agile enthusiast and practitioner, steadfast Scrum Master

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  • Jason Little

    Jason Little

    Change Management Expert, Lean Change Management Author

    Author of Lean Change Management, Founder of Lean Change Management Association

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  • Lisette Sutherland

    Lisette Sutherland

    Remote Work Expert, Work Together Anywhere Author

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Consulting services

Testimonials

  • Szkolenie dla wszystkich, którzy chcą wdrażać nowe techniki zarządzania w swoich firmach.
    Przeprowadzone bardzo profesjonalne, angażujące kursantów, ćwiczenia były prowadzone z naciskiem na pracę w zespołach.
    Omawiane tematy i wyciągnięte wnioski z tego kursu zostały zastosowane z sukcesem w codziennej pracy.

    Robert Pruski
    Development Manager
    SAP Polska

  • I'd like to know more about people I work with, the course did a fantastic job on teaching me how in a simple and fun way to obtain this knowledge.

    Jakub Brzózka
    Information Technology Team Lead
    Home.pl

  • Clear communication about mgt 3.0, inviting participants into exercises, lead by example, raise a hand when discussion is going to far beyond the topic - that was great.

    Łukasz Kurzeja
    Chapter Lead
    ING Tech

  • For me introducing OKRs within the company, or even department at the start, as an example of different approach is worth of trying. Also some specific games, practices for sure will enrich my private portfolio of techniques used in my work on daily basis.

    Grzegorz Czaicki
    Scrum Master
    LPP

  • Well-organized, everything was prepared in advance, he knew what to do and how to keep the discussions valuable for most of us.

    Antonina Geras-Starecka
    Product Owner
    SGH

  • Inspirations, ideas, good level of understanding.

    Katarzyna Drzazga
    IT Delivery Manager
    Roche

  • I loved the motivation pieces and empowerment of the team practices - I will definitely use it in my work.
    I don't have any advice at the moment - in my opinion it was all that I needed.

    Izabela Kierzek
    IT Project Manager
    Miquido

  • Wspaniałe zarządzanie czasem, merytoryką dyskusji, ogromna wiedza i doświadczenie, złote rady w przerwach, idealne materiały, można powiedzieć, że przykład ideału, który stawiał, że samemu chciało się zachowywać jak godny uczestnik (mimo, że momentami bywało różnie ;)).

    Paulina Murawska
    Scrum Master
    Pirxon

  • Everything was great, so I would say - keep it up like this!.

    Piotr Górajek
    Scrum Master
    Home.pl

  • Great knowledge of agile management methods.

    Hubert Jackowski
    Business Operations Manager
    Tidio

  • He is a great facilitator with tremendous skills.

    Jakub Piecuch
    Scrum Master
    ABB

  • They make it easier, help to work out solutions, giving the team the right space, both time and place, as well as the oppressive atmosphere conducive to work on the areas of decision-making. This helps to develop decisions from the bottom up in such a way that the areas of decision-making remain among people and not the decision maker.

    Michał Kosiorek
    Head of HR
    Stermedia

  • Calm, making sure that we understand, answering a lot of questions, examples.

    Marek Charkiewicz
    DEVOPS Team Leader
    StepStone

  • All set of workshops was inspiring. Specifically, I would like to work with the team more closely, get to know them better. For example, run the moving motivators game. Also, a common definition of our goals or OKRs seem to have great potential.

    Aleksander Kłosowicz
    StepStone

  • Very good teaching skills, ability to keep group involved throughout 2 days.

    Michael Kacprzak
    Director of Application Development
    Home.pl

  • Znałem ćwiczenia, czytałem książki a mimo to gorąco polecam udział w szkoleniu. Masa inspiracji i ciekawych dyskusji.

    Piotr Wegert
    Perform Group
    Scrum Master

  • Podchodząc do tematu szkolenia dla produkt managera miałem wiele wątpliwości. Wszystkie punkty z mojej listy pomógł mi rozwiązać Pan Daniel. Nikt z konkurencji nie potrafił skutecznie zaproponować mi targetowanego szkolenia... dopiero kontakt z firmą Valkir Academy pozwolił poczuć mi się komfortowo. Wszystkim polecam szkolenie gdyż:

    • jest realizowane przez praktyka
    • jest poparte ciekawymi przykładami
    • pozwala przygotować się do roli product ownera
    • coach potrafi precyzyjnie kierować szkoleniem (elastycznie je dopasowywać) jeżeli wymaga tego sytuacja tzn. nie trzyma się twardych, założonych ram programowych
    • przygotowuje niespodzianki z zakresu omawianego tematu takie jak dodatkowe symulacje

    Wszystkim polecam szkolenia w tej firmie, nie tylko z uwagi na atrakcyjny program ale również z uwagi na bardzo konkurencyjna cenę i indywidualne podejście do klienta.

    Kamil Piwowarczyk

  • Szkolenie bardzo merytoryczne. Zawiera dużo przydatnej wiedzy, nie tylko teoretycznej ale i praktycznej. Świetne warsztaty.

    Konsultant
    Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A.

  • Szkolenie przygotowane bardzo profesjonalnie, informacje bardzo przydatne, przekazane w sposób jasny, prosty i bezpośredni.

    Konsultant
    Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A.

  • Ogrom specjalistycznej wiedzy podany w bardzo przystępnej formie.

    Maciej Kryński - Konsultant - Opiekun startupu
    Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A.

  • Szkolenie bardzo merytoryczne, dobrze zaplanowane w czasie. Jasny i prosty przekaz. Zabawne ale bardzo obrazowe i wciągające przykłady :-)

    Konsultant
    Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A.

Upcoming trainings

Date Location Course duration Course topic Price per person
2020-09-08 Online Online training - 8h - 2 days each 4 hours (including breaks).

Online training schedule:
  • 10.00 - 11.30 CET online session,
  • 11.30 - 12.30 CET break,
  • 12.30 - 14.00 CET online session.
Work Together Anywhere™ Early bird: 1490 PLN, standard 1790 PLN
2020-11-16 Warsaw

Onsite training - 24h - 3 days each 8 hours (including breaks).



Online training - 24h - 4 days each 6 hours (including breaks).

Online training schedule:

  • 09.00 - 11.30 online session,
  • 11.30 - 12.30 break,
  • 12.30 - 15.00 online session.
Professional Scrum Developer Early bird: 4150 PLN, standard 4500 PLN