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Fundamentals of HR (Cohort I)

The "Fundamentals of HR" certificate program is designed to equip emerging HR professionals with a comprehensive understanding of human resources management, covering everything from recruitment and legal compliance to employee engagement and data analytics. Through practical, expert-led classes, participants will gain the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate the HR landscape effectively, setting a solid foundation for career growth and success in the field.

Start date: March 21, 2024
End date: June 6, 2024
Live classes times: 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
This Certificate Program offers: 0 SHRM + 0 HRCI
Fundamentals of HR
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Industry Relevant

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Practical

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Comprehensive

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Description

The "Fundamentals of HR" certificate program is expertly crafted for emerging HR professionals and those seeking to deepen their foundational knowledge of human resources management. This comprehensive program provides a solid grounding in the essential aspects of HR, from the core functions and responsibilities to the latest trends and technologies shaping the field.

Participants will embark on a journey through eight key areas, starting with an exploration of HR essentials and moving through the intricacies of recruitment and selection, employee relations, legal compliance, performance management, and more. Each class is designed to build upon the last, ensuring a cohesive and thorough understanding of HR's role in creating productive, engaging, and legally compliant workplace environments.

Led by experienced HR practitioners, this program blends theoretical knowledge with practical applications, allowing participants to apply what they learn directly to their work contexts. The curriculum emphasizes the development of critical HR skills such as strategic talent acquisition, effective communication and engagement strategies, performance enhancement techniques, and the savvy use of HR analytics and technology for data-driven decision-making.

Whether you're new to HR or looking to update your skills, the "Fundamentals of HR" certificate program offers the tools and insights necessary to excel in the ever-evolving HR landscape. With a focus on practicality, affordability, and expert guidance, this program is your stepping stone to a successful career in human resources, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to support and lead your organization's HR initiatives confidently.

What You Will Learn

HR Essentials
Recruitment
Employee Engagement
Legal Compliance
Performance Management
Training Development
Compensation Strategies
Benefit Management
HR Analytics
Technology Utilization

Certificate Program Content & Schedule

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Thursday, March 21st

Preparation Week

During this week you will review the program's material, familiarize yourself with the dashboard, review the complete syllabus and connect with your team members. We will not have a LIVE CLASS this week. This week is for preparation! The first LIVE CLASS is next week.

Class Date: March 21, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Thursday, March 28th

HR Essentials: Understanding the HR Function

This class focuses on introducing the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the HR function in an organization. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the scope and importance of HR, learning key HR processes and practices, exploring the role of HR in supporting organizational goals, and developing basic skills in HR management. This course specifically addresses challenges such as grasping the breadth of HR responsibilities, applying HR practices effectively in the workplace, and understanding how HR contributes to the overall success of the organization. By mastering these foundational aspects, participants will be able to effectively support HR functions, providing a solid base for their growth and development in the HR field.

Class Date: March 28, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Lauriinstructor

Lauri Green

Director People Planning

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Thursday, April 04th

Recruitment and Selection: Basics of Talent Acquisition

This class focuses on the essential processes and strategies of recruitment and selection. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the recruitment lifecycle, mastering basic techniques for effective candidate selection, learning to develop job descriptions and specifications, and exploring best practices in interviewing and evaluating candidates. This course specifically addresses challenges such as identifying suitable candidates, ensuring a fair and effective selection process, and aligning recruitment strategies with organizational needs. By acquiring these skills, participants will be able to contribute to the talent acquisition process, ensuring that the organization attracts and selects the best candidates.

Class Date: April 4, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Kimberlyinstructor

Kimberly Lee

VP, Talent

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Thursday, April 11th

Employee Relations and Engagement: Creating a Positive Workplace

This class focuses on the development and maintenance of positive employee relations and engagement strategies. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the fundamentals of employee relations, learning strategies to enhance employee engagement, identifying and addressing common workplace issues, and building a supportive and inclusive work environment. This course specifically addresses challenges such as managing employee grievances, fostering a positive workplace culture, and maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and motivation. By mastering these aspects, participants will be able to contribute to a positive and productive workplace, which is essential for both employee well-being and organizational success.

Class Date: April 11, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Eliasinstructor

Elias Ehrheart

Sr. Human Resources Director

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Thursday, April 18th

HR Compliance and Legal Issues: Navigating the Legal Landscape

This class focuses on the legal and compliance aspects relevant to HR. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding key employment laws and regulations, learning to navigate legal compliance in HR practices, developing skills to manage legal risks in HR, and staying updated with changing legal requirements. This course specifically addresses challenges such as ensuring HR practices are compliant with laws, handling legal issues in the workplace, and mitigating legal risks associated with HR decisions. By acquiring knowledge in HR legal compliance, participants will be able to protect the organization from legal liabilities and ensure that HR practices adhere to the required legal standards.

Class Date: April 18, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Lauriinstructor

Lauri Green

Director People Planning

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Thursday, April 25th

Break and Collaborative Whiteboarding

During this week there will not be a class, but we will work collaboratively (and asynchronously) with all cohort participants to summarize lessons learned, experiences, insights, questions and ideas about the previous classes. In addition, we will focus on preparing for the following classes and the assessments. This week is "light touch" (that is why we call it a "break"), but it is not a complete "break".

Class Date: April 25, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Thursday, May 02nd

Performance Management: Principles and Practices

This class focuses on the basics of performance management and its role in driving employee performance and organizational success. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the performance management cycle, mastering goal-setting and performance evaluation techniques, developing skills in providing effective feedback, and learning to link performance management with employee development. This course specifically addresses challenges such as setting clear and achievable performance goals, conducting fair and productive performance appraisals, and using performance management as a tool for employee growth and motivation. By mastering these principles and practices, participants will be able to contribute to an effective performance management system that not only evaluates performance but also fosters continuous development and improvement.

Class Date: May 2, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Sarikainstructor

Sarika Lamont

VP/Head of People and Culture

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Thursday, May 09th

Training and Development: Facilitating Employee Growth

This class focuses on the fundamentals of employee training and development within organizations. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the training and development process, learning to identify training needs, exploring methods for designing and delivering effective training programs, and assessing the impact of training on employee performance and organizational goals. This course specifically addresses challenges such as aligning training initiatives with organizational needs, creating engaging and relevant training content, and measuring the effectiveness of training programs. By acquiring these skills, participants will be able to support the development of employees, contributing to a culture of continuous learning and improvement in their organizations.

Class Date: May 9, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Enriqueinstructor

Enrique Rubio

Founder

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Thursday, May 16th

Compensation and Benefits: Understanding Rewards Management

This class focuses on the essential elements of compensation and benefits management in HR. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the components of a compensation and benefits package, learning to design competitive and fair compensation systems, exploring benefits administration, and understanding the impact of rewards on employee motivation and retention. This course specifically addresses challenges such as balancing internal equity and market competitiveness, navigating the complexities of benefits offerings, and ensuring compensation and benefits strategies align with organizational objectives. By mastering these aspects, participants will be able to contribute to the development of compensation and benefits programs that attract, motivate, and retain employees, thereby supporting the overall strategic goals of the organization.

Class Date: May 16, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Richard Burtner

Sr. Director Compensation

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Heather Rychener

VP Rewards, Head of International Mobility and Group Benefits

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Thursday, May 23rd

HR Analytics and Technology: Leveraging Data in HR

This class focuses on the introduction to HR analytics and the use of technology in modern HR practices. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the basics of HR analytics, learning to collect and analyze HR data, exploring the role of technology in enhancing HR functions, and developing skills to interpret and communicate data insights. This course specifically addresses challenges such as effectively utilizing HR data to inform decision-making, choosing the right HR technology tools, integrating technology into everyday HR processes, and making data-driven recommendations to improve HR strategies. By gaining proficiency in HR analytics and technology, participants will be able to leverage data to enhance HR practices, contribute to strategic decision-making, and increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of HR operations.

Class Date: May 23, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Alexinstructor

Alex Seiler

Chief People Officer and Start Up Advisor

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Tracieinstructor

Tracie Sponenberg

Founder, Chief People Officer

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Thursday, May 30th

Final Assessment

During this week you will complete the final assessment to receive your diploma of completion. You have to complete the assessment no later than Friday of this week. The system will close on Friday, at midnight Pacific Time Zone, and it will not reopen again.

Class Date: May 30, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Thursday, June 06th

Graduation Ceremony

This is graduation day! Join us for a (virtual) gathering to celebrate this accomplishment!

Class Date: June 6, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Faculty Members

Alexaltname

Alex Seiler

Chief People Officer and Start Up Advisor

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Eliasaltname

Elias Ehrheart

Sr. Human Resources Director

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Enriquealtname

Enrique Rubio

Founder

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Heather Rychener

VP Rewards, Head of International Mobility and Group Benefits

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Kimberlyaltname

Kimberly Lee

VP, Talent

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Laurialtname

Lauri Green

Director People Planning

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Richardaltname

Richard Burtner

Sr. Director Compensation

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Sarikaaltname

Sarika Lamont

VP/Head of People and Culture

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Traciealtname

Tracie Sponenberg

Founder, Chief People Officer

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Top Things You Need to Know About the Certificate Programs

These are the top most important things that you need to know about the certificate programs:

1. Price: all our Certificate Programs are included in the Hacking HR annual premium membership (USD $159 per year, per person). There is no additional cost on top of the annual membership to participate in the Certificate Programs.

2. Program Level: this is a Master's degree program level. This means that you while you will learn great insights from the faculty, you will have to invest significant amount of time in your own reading and peer-to-peer discussions. This is not an online, self-pace, pre-recorded program. This is hands-on program that requires active engagement and participation.

3. Time Investment: you should allocate two hours a week for the classes and at least two more hours per week for assessments, post-class self-reflection action plan, and group work. At minimum, you should have at least four hours per week, and more if possible. If you do not have this kind of time, please do not enroll because.

4. Classes: all the classes are LIVE, on the dates and times indicated in the schedule. The faculty-led portion of the classes are recorded and will be available after the class. We strongly encourage you to participate in the live classes. We understand that things happen and you may miss a live class and catch up with the recorded video, but please note that you will be missing the in-class activities if that is the case.

5. Group work: there will be in-class and post-class group assignments. This is a mandatory requirement for the successful completion of the program.

6. More than one cohort: we will reject applications to participate in more than one program simultaneously. Given our experience, we already know that students will most likely have to drop out of one, which creates a significant amount of work for our team to reassign your group members.

Certificate Program Requirements

Our Certificate Programs are Master’s Degree-like: they require time investment, research, reading, writing and group work. This is not a pre-recorded, at-your-own-pace, individual program. The programs require commitment and time. We estimate that you will need about six hours per week (two hours for the weekly LIVE class, and four more hours for group work) for the entire duration of the program.

The Certificate Programs are designed with several goals in mind: to equip you with the tools to succeed in your role; provide insights and ideas to help you solve some of your most complex and pressing current (and future) challenges; connect you with a community of like-minded people leaders interested in growing together and learning from each other; develop and enhance your research and writing abilities, and critical thinking and intellectual curiosity skills; and have learn while having fun, too.

Each Certificate Program includes LIVE classes, collaborative work (during and after the classes), quizzes, assessments, self-reflection, and more. Each LIVE class is only two hours on a weekly basis for the duration of the program. This is the smallest component of the program. The most important building block is your commitment to work with your team members and partners in the program.

The classes will be recorded and the video will be available the day after the class. Each faculty-led presentation is about 30% of the duration of the LIVE class. The rest is collaborative work during the class. You will work on resolving business cases during the class (which you will explore even deeper in the post-class group work). You can certainly watch the recorded videos of the presentation during the classes you miss and still catch up, but you will be missing out on the activities. Our recommendation is that you join the classes, LIVE.

The requirements to receive the completion diploma for this Certificate Program include: complete at least 80% of the weekly activities, together with a passing rate of at least 80% in the final individual assessment. In addition, we strongly encourage you to connect with your fellow cohort participants in your group and your accountability partner to make the most out of this program by networking effectively.

Please note: you must commit at least six hours per week for the program. If you don’t have that kind of time available, please reconsider your enrollment. About 15% of people drop out in the first two weeks of the program because they don’t fully grasp the time investment this requires.

Finally, this Certificate Program (and all the other programs as well) are included in our Hacking HR annual premium membership which is USD $159 per person, per year. If you want to enroll five or more people, you can enroll with a “corporate account” which would be USD $139 per person, per year (minimum five accounts). For more information about corporate membership, please reach out to us here: [email protected]

Pricing

This Certificate Program (and all our Certificate Programs) are included in our Hacking HR annual premium membership which is USD $159 per person, per year. The Certificate Programs do not have an additional cost on top of the annual premium membership.

If you want to enroll five or more people, you can enroll with a “corporate account” which would be USD $139 per person, per year (minimum five accounts). For more information about corporate membership, please reach out to us here: [email protected]

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