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HR as Organizational Influencer

The "HR as Organizational Influencer" certificate program equips seasoned HR professionals with the advanced skills and strategic insights needed to lead transformative change and elevate their impact within their organizations. Through expert-led classes focusing on strategic influence, communication, and leadership, participants will learn to master key areas of HR influence, from storytelling and public speaking to diplomacy and executive presence. This program promises practical, actionable learning, networking opportunities with peers, and a path to becoming a strategic HR trailblazer, all designed with the flexibility and affordability to meet the needs of today’s HR leaders.

Start date: March 20, 2024
End date: June 5, 2024
Live classes times: 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
This Certificate Program offers: 0 SHRM + 0 HRCI
HR as Organizational Influencer
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Description

The "HR as Organizational Influencer" certificate program is a powerful training program tailored for seasoned HR professionals enthusiastic to elevate their strategic influence and leadership within their organizations. This program is a comprehensive learning experience designed to empower HR leaders and practitioners with the skills and insights needed to not only navigate but also shape the future of the workplace through strategic influence, persuasive communication, and transformative leadership.

Participants will embark on a learning journey through a series of expert-led classes, each focused on a pivotal area of HR leadership and influence. From mastering the art of strategic influence and storytelling to honing public speaking skills and fostering business partnerships, this program covers the spectrum of skills needed to become a powerful HR influencer. This certificate program also explores HR diplomacy, effective communication of HR strategies, conflict resolution, and building executive presence, all aimed at enhancing HR's role as a central figure in driving organizational change and development.

At the heart of the program is a commitment to practical, real-world application, ensuring that participants can immediately apply what they learn to drive meaningful change. Led by seasoned HR practitioners and leaders, the "HR as Organizational Influencer" program not only equips participants with advanced skills but also offers a unique opportunity to join a network of like-minded professionals. This program is perfect for HR leaders looking to assert their role as strategic partners, adeptly navigate organizational dynamics, and lead HR initiatives that significantly impact organizational success. With a focus on affordability and flexibility, this certificate program stands as a beacon for HR professionals aiming to become trailblazers in their field, shaping the future of work with visionary leadership and strategic influence.

What You Will Learn

Strategic Influence
Persuasive Communication
Public Speaking
Business Partnership Building
HR Diplomacy
Effective Strategy Communication
Conflict Resolution
Executive Presence
Leadership Skills
Organizational Change Management

Certificate Program Content & Schedule

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Wednesday, March 20th

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 20, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Wednesday, March 27th

Strategic Influence: Mastering HR’s Role in Organizational Leadership

This class focuses on enhancing HR professionals' strategic influence within their organizations. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the principles of strategic influence in leadership, developing effective strategies for HR to influence organizational direction, mastering the art of persuasive communication in leadership roles, and aligning HR initiatives with broader business strategies. This course specifically addresses challenges such as enhancing HR's voice in strategic decision-making, effectively advocating for HR initiatives at the executive level, and ensuring that HR is viewed as a key player in shaping organizational direction and policy. By mastering these areas, participants will be able to position HR as a critical strategic partner in their organizations, enabling them to drive meaningful change and contribute significantly to organizational success. This approach will enable HR professionals to assert their role not just as administrators but as key influencers in organizational leadership and strategy.

Class Date: March 27, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Jeninstructor

Jen Jonas

Organizational Development & Learning Administrator

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Wednesday, April 03rd

Storytelling for Influence: Harnessing Narrative Power in HR

This class focuses on the power of storytelling as a strategic tool for HR professionals to communicate, influence, and lead. The four learning objectives of this class include: mastering the art of narrative construction, utilizing storytelling to communicate HR initiatives and values, enhancing emotional connection through stories, and applying storytelling to facilitate organizational change. This course specifically addresses challenges such as making HR messages more compelling and memorable, using stories to bridge gaps between diverse groups within the organization, and employing narrative techniques to advocate for change and promote HR initiatives. By mastering storytelling, participants will be able to engage and inspire their audience more effectively, turning HR communication into a powerful tool for influencing organizational culture and driving change.

Class Date: April 3, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Sergey Gorbatov

Director HR - LATAM

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Wednesday, April 10th

Public Speaking Excellence for HR Leaders

This class focuses on developing advanced public speaking skills tailored for HR professionals. The four learning objectives of this class include: refining public speaking techniques for various HR scenarios, building confidence and presence in speaking roles, effectively engaging diverse audiences, and utilizing public speaking to advocate for HR initiatives. This course specifically addresses challenges such as overcoming anxiety in public speaking, adapting communication styles to different audiences (from boardrooms to staff meetings), and using public speaking as a tool to influence and lead within the organization. By enhancing these skills, participants will be able to communicate HR strategies and initiatives more powerfully and persuasively, strengthening their role as influential leaders and advocates within their organizations.

Class Date: April 10, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Francisco (Paco)instructor

Francisco (Paco) Farias

Chief People Officer

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Wednesday, April 17th

Collaborative Influence: HR's Role in Fostering Business Partnerships

This class focuses on strengthening HR’s role in building and maintaining strategic business partnerships. The four learning objectives of this class include: developing skills for effective cross-functional collaboration, understanding the dynamics of business partnerships, crafting HR strategies that support and align with other business units, and utilizing collaboration to drive organizational goals. This course specifically addresses challenges such as breaking down silos between HR and other departments, building mutual understanding and goals with business leaders, and demonstrating the strategic value of HR in these partnerships. By mastering these areas, participants will be able to foster stronger, more productive relationships with business partners, positioning HR as a key collaborator in driving business success and organizational growth.

Class Date: April 17, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Chris Kapp

Vice President, People & Culture

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Wednesday, April 24th

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 24, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Wednesday, May 01st

HR Diplomacy: Advocating for Positive Change and Influence

This class focuses on the application of diplomatic skills for HR professionals to become effective influencers and advocates for positive change. The four learning objectives of this class include: mastering the art of diplomacy in HR, navigating complex organizational politics, using diplomatic strategies to advocate for HR initiatives, and building consensus for change. This course specifically addresses challenges such as handling sensitive HR issues with tact, influencing without authority, managing diverse stakeholder interests, and positioning HR as a mediator and change agent. By developing these diplomatic skills, participants will be able to navigate organizational complexities more effectively, advocate for HR-driven change, and enhance their influence within the organization, leading to more impactful and positive outcomes.

Class Date: May 1, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Giannainstructor

Gianna Kirkpatrick

HR Director

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Wednesday, May 08th

Message Mastery: Communicating HR Strategies for Maximum Impact

This class focuses on the effective communication of HR strategies to various stakeholders within the organization. The four learning objectives of this class include: tailoring HR messages for different audiences, enhancing clarity and impact in HR communication, using strategic communication to drive HR objectives, and mastering the delivery of complex HR information. This course specifically addresses challenges such as ensuring HR messages resonate across different levels of the organization, overcoming communication barriers, and persuasively presenting HR strategies to gain support and buy-in. By mastering these communication skills, participants will be able to convey HR strategies more effectively, ensuring that HR initiatives are understood, supported, and implemented successfully, thereby maximizing their impact on the organization.

Class Date: May 8, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Candaceinstructor

Candace Giesbrecht

Director of Talent Strategies

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Wednesday, May 15th

Conflict Resolution and Agreement Building in HR

This class focuses on equipping HR professionals with the skills to effectively manage and resolve conflicts while building consensus and agreement. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the dynamics of conflict in organizational settings, developing strategies for effective conflict resolution, mastering the art of negotiation and agreement building, and applying these skills to achieve HR and organizational objectives. This course specifically addresses challenges such as mediating disputes between employees or departments, fostering a collaborative environment, negotiating solutions that align with both HR and business needs, and maintaining positive relationships post-conflict. By mastering conflict resolution and agreement building, participants will be able to navigate workplace conflicts more effectively, leading to healthier work environments and more collaborative, productive organizational cultures.

Class Date: May 15, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Heather Holland, SPHR

Chief People, Talent & Diversity Curator

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Wednesday, May 22nd

Executive Presence and Leadership for HR Influencers

This class focuses on developing the leadership qualities and executive presence necessary for HR professionals to be influential at higher levels of the organization. The four learning objectives of this class include: cultivating an authoritative and authentic leadership style, enhancing executive communication skills, building strategic relationships, and leading with confidence and vision. This course specifically addresses challenges such as asserting HR’s role in strategic decision-making, influencing organizational leaders, commanding respect in executive settings, and inspiring teams and individuals. By developing these leadership and executive presence skills, participants will be able to assert their influence more effectively, contributing to strategic discussions and decisions, and leading HR initiatives that have a significant impact on the organization.

Class Date: May 22, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Angelainstructor

Angela Briggs-Paige

Chief People Officer

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Wednesday, May 29th

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 29, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Wednesday, June 05th

Graduation Ceremony

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

Class Date: June 5, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Faculty Members

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Angela Briggs-Paige

Chief People Officer

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Candacealtname

Candace Giesbrecht

Director of Talent Strategies

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Chrisaltname

Chris Kapp

Vice President, People & Culture

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Francisco (Paco)altname

Francisco (Paco) Farias

Chief People Officer

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Giannaaltname

Gianna Kirkpatrick

HR Director

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Heatheraltname

Heather Holland, SPHR

Chief People, Talent & Diversity Curator

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Jenaltname

Jen Jonas

Organizational Development & Learning Administrator

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Sergeyaltname

Sergey Gorbatov

Director HR - LATAM

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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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