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People Experience Strategist (Cohort I)

The "People Experience Strategist" certificate program is designed to transform mid-career HR professionals into strategic trailblazers, equipping them with the skills to foster innovative workplace cultures and drive organizational success. Through expert-led, practical classes, participants will master the art of aligning HR strategies with business goals, managing talent, and leveraging data, preparing them to lead the future of HR with confidence and impact.

Start date: March 19, 2024
End date: June 4, 2024
Live classes times: 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
This Certificate Program offers: 0 SHRM + 0 HRCI
People Experience Strategist
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Practical

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Description

The "People Experience Strategist" certificate program is designed to transform mid-career HR professionals into strategic trailblazers, equipping them with the skills to foster innovative workplace cultures and drive organizational success. Through expert-led, practical classes, participants will master the art of aligning HR strategies with business goals, managing talent, and leveraging data, preparing them to lead the future of HR with confidence and impact.

The "People Experience Strategist" certificate program is meticulously designed for forward-thinking mid-career (HRBPs, Directors, Managers) HR professionals who are committed to becoming HR trailblazers by driving strategic impact and fostering a transformative workplace culture.

This premier program equips participants with the cutting-edge skills and insights needed to navigate the complexities of the modern workplace and lead with innovation. Through a series of comprehensive, expert-led classes, participants will learn about aligning HR strategies with business objectives, mastering talent management, creating engaging and high-performance cultures, leveraging data for informed decision-making, and implementing effective communication strategies.

Central to the program is its focus on practical, real-world applications, ensuring that every lesson is not only relevant but immediately applicable to participants' daily HR challenges. Led by expert practitioners in the field, the program offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise, providing a rich learning environment that fosters professional growth and networking opportunities.

Whether you're looking to enhance your strategic HR capabilities, lead change management initiatives, design innovative employee experiences, or integrate the latest HR technologies, this program offers the tools and knowledge necessary to elevate your career and position the HR function as a critical driver of organizational success. With its emphasis on affordability and flexibility, the "People Experience Strategist" certificate program is accessible to HR professionals at all levels, offering a transformative learning experience that prepares you to meet the future of work head-on as a trailblazer in the HR field.

What You Will Learn

Strategic Alignment
Talent Mastery
Culture Building
Data Analytics
Communication Excellence
Change Leadership
Innovation Design
Technology Integration
Performance Strategies
Engagement Tactics

Certificate Program Content & Schedule

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Tuesday, March 19th

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 19, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Tuesday, March 26th

Aligning HR with Business Strategy

This class focuses on the critical intersection between human resources and overall business strategy, emphasizing the role of HR in achieving organizational goals. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding strategic alignment principles, learning to translate business goals into HR strategies, developing skills to measure HR's impact on business performance, and enhancing communication between HR and other business units. Specifically, this class will enable HR professionals to navigate challenges such as aligning workforce planning with business objectives, interpreting and leveraging business metrics to inform HR strategies, and improving the integration of HR initiatives in the broader business strategy. By addressing these areas, participants will be better equipped to contribute to business success and enhance their strategic role within their organizations.

Class Date: March 26, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Emmainstructor

Emma McKee

Director, DEIB&C

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Tuesday, April 02nd

Advanced Talent Management

This class focuses on enhancing and refining talent management strategies within organizations. The four learning objectives of this class include: mastering advanced techniques in talent acquisition, developing effective talent development and retention strategies, understanding the role of diversity and inclusion in talent management, and leveraging talent analytics for strategic decision-making. This course specifically addresses challenges such as identifying and attracting top talent in competitive markets, fostering long-term employee growth and retention, creating an inclusive workplace culture that values diversity, and using data-driven insights to inform talent management decisions. By tackling these issues, participants will be able to more effectively manage and develop their organization's talent pool, significantly contributing to overall business success and fostering a dynamic, inclusive, and growth-oriented work environment.

Class Date: April 2, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Carolinstructor

Carol Cooley

Former SVP, Human Resources

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Tuesday, April 09th

Creating a People-Focused Culture of Engagement and Performance

This class focuses on the development and maintenance of a workplace culture that prioritizes engagement and high performance. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the key elements of a people-focused culture, developing strategies to boost employee engagement, creating performance management systems that motivate and reward, and integrating well-being and inclusivity into the organizational culture. This course specifically targets challenges such as overcoming low employee engagement, aligning individual performance with organizational goals, ensuring employee well-being and inclusivity are part of the performance culture, and measuring the impact of cultural initiatives on overall performance. By addressing these areas, participants will be able to create and sustain an organizational culture that not only enhances employee engagement and performance but also aligns with the broader strategic objectives of the organization, thus driving both employee satisfaction and business success.

Class Date: April 9, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Kimberlyinstructor

Kimberly Lee

VP, Talent Management

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Tuesday, April 16th

Data-Informed and Evidence-Based HR Decision Making

This class focuses on integrating data analytics and evidence-based practices into HR decision-making processes. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the principles of data-informed decision making, mastering the use of HR analytics tools, applying evidence-based approaches to HR challenges, and effectively interpreting and communicating data insights. This course specifically addresses challenges such as making decisions in the absence of clear data, aligning HR practices with the latest research and best practices, navigating the complexity of HR data to extract meaningful insights, and presenting data-driven arguments to stakeholders. By tackling these areas, participants will be equipped to make more strategic, informed decisions in HR, enhancing the effectiveness of HR initiatives and their impact on organizational success. This approach will enable HR professionals to not only react to current workforce dynamics but also anticipate future trends, thus positioning themselves as strategic partners in their organizations.

Class Date: April 16, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Susyinstructor

Susy Martins

Chief People Officer

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Tuesday, April 23rd

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 23, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Tuesday, April 30th

Effective HR Communication Strategies

This class focuses on developing advanced communication skills tailored for the HR environment. The four learning objectives of this class include: mastering the art of persuasive and empathetic communication, enhancing negotiation and conflict resolution skills, effectively communicating HR policies and changes, and building strong relationships with stakeholders across the organization. This course specifically addresses challenges such as overcoming communication barriers within organizations, dealing with sensitive or difficult HR topics, ensuring clear and consistent messaging across diverse teams, and enhancing HR's role as a mediator and policy advocate. By addressing these key areas, participants will be equipped to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts within HR, improving both internal HR processes and the overall impact of HR on the organization. Effective communication is pivotal in building trust, facilitating change, and strengthening the strategic role of HR within the business.

Class Date: April 30, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Tanalinstructor

Tanal Basma

Global Head of People & Culture

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Tuesday, May 07th

Leadership and Change Management

This class focuses on the crucial skills required for effective leadership and management of change within organizations. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the dynamics of organizational change, developing leadership skills to drive and manage change, creating strategies for effective stakeholder engagement during change processes, and building resilience and adaptability in teams. This course specifically addresses challenges such as leading teams through uncertain or transitional periods, overcoming resistance to change, ensuring clear and effective communication of change initiatives, and maintaining team morale and productivity during transformations. By exploring these critical areas, participants will be equipped to not only lead but also inspire change in their organizations, positioning themselves as key drivers of organizational adaptability and growth. Effective leadership in change management is essential for HR professionals to help their organizations navigate the evolving business landscape and to foster a culture of continuous improvement and resilience.

Class Date: May 7, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Tracyinstructor

Tracy Brower

VP Workplace Insights

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Tuesday, May 14th

Innovative Employee Experience Design

This class focuses on the creation and implementation of innovative strategies to enhance the overall employee experience. The four learning objectives of this class include: understanding the key components of a positive employee experience, designing and implementing innovative employee engagement initiatives, integrating employee feedback into experience design, and measuring the impact of employee experience on organizational performance. This course specifically addresses challenges such as identifying and addressing gaps in the current employee experience, customizing initiatives to diverse employee needs, effectively leveraging feedback to improve workplace environments, and demonstrating the ROI of employee experience improvements. By exploring these critical aspects, participants will be equipped to create an employee experience that not only attracts and retains talent but also fosters a culture of engagement, productivity, and satisfaction. A well-designed employee experience is crucial for HR professionals aiming to enhance both employee well-being and organizational success.

Class Date: May 14, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Tanalinstructor

Tanal Basma

Global Head of People & Culture

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Wagnerinstructor

Wagner Denuzzo

Future of Work, HR and Leadership Expert

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Tuesday, May 21st

HR Technology: Analysis, Application, and Integration

This class focuses on the comprehensive understanding and strategic application of HR technology in modern organizations. The four learning objectives of this class include: analyzing the evolving landscape of HR technology, selecting appropriate HR tech solutions to meet organizational needs, integrating technology effectively into HR processes and strategies, and building a business case for HR technology investments. This course specifically addresses challenges such as staying abreast of rapidly changing HR tech trends, aligning technology choices with specific HR functions and goals, reengineering HR processes to collaborate with technology effectively, and justifying technology investments to stakeholders. By mastering these areas, participants will be equipped to not only choose and implement the right HR technologies but also leverage these tools to drive efficiency, enhance employee engagement, and support strategic decision-making. The strategic use of HR technology is key for HR professionals to modernize their practices, increase data-driven decision-making, and add significant value to their organizations.

Class Date: May 21, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Elizabethinstructor

Elizabeth Okonji

Founder, Chief People Officer

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Tuesday, May 28th

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 28, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

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Tuesday, June 04th

Graduation Ceremony

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

Class Date: June 4, 2024

Class Start Time: 15:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Class End Time: 17:00 pm Africa/Abidjan

Faculty Members

Carolaltname

Carol Cooley

Former SVP, Human Resources

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Elizabethaltname

Elizabeth Okonji

Founder, Chief People Officer

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Emmaaltname

Emma McKee

Director, DEIB&C

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Kimberlyaltname

Kimberly Lee

VP, Talent Management

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Susyaltname

Susy Martins

Chief People Officer

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Tanalaltname

Tanal Basma

Global Head of People & Culture

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Tracyaltname

Tracy Brower

VP Workplace Insights

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Wagneraltname

Wagner Denuzzo

Future of Work, HR and Leadership Expert

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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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