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Duration: 20 hours
Study 2 hours a week to finish in 11 weeks
5 courses + capstone project
testing through quizzes + capstone project
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HR Manager

Certificate Program
As the HR function gravitates towards the center of organizations, HR Managers are being called upon to make big-picture decisions for the business and create HR strategies that impact the bottom line. To be successful, you need to develop a broader set of skills, including organizational design, lean management, business administration, and a deep understanding of HR operating models.

What you will learn

Gain a deep understanding of business, organizational design and HR operating models
Learn to align HR strategies with business goals and clearly contribute to the bottom line
Become a culture champion, drive change, get buy-in, and build trust
Design and implement an agile and project-based approach to HR


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✓ Future-focused and human-centric
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Program structure

HR Management
3 modules
• 11 lessons
6 hours
Realize your Human Resources Management ambitions
Whether you are still in a generalist role or already have some Human Resources management experience, this online training course will help you future-proof and advance your career in HRM. Over the course of 11 lessons, you will lay a strong foundation for your ideal career. You will study what it takes to excel as an HR manager and leader, as well as focus on specific challenges you will face, such as navigating power dynamics and managing virtual teams.
Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.
Understand what it takes to become — and remain — a successful Chief HR Officer
Discover the different roles Human Resources leaders play, and how you can succeed in each
Take a closer look at the reality of managing both international and remote Human Resources teams
Focus on the skills and competencies that will help you cement your position as an influential HR manager
Navigating to the Top of HR
HR Leadership Activities
Managing the Teams of the Future
Mini MBA for HR
4 modules
• 9 lessons
5 hours
HR Strategy
3 modules
• 7 lessons
3 hours
Lean Management
2 modules
• 6 lessons
1 hours
HR Operating Models
3 modules
• 7 lessons
3 hours
Capstone Project
2 hours

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Stakeholder Management Toolkit
Get hands-on by conducting a stakeholder analysis & create an effective communication plan
RACI Chart Guidebook
Map the tasks, roles, and responsibilities needed to successfully complete projects
Balanced Scorecard Template
Get started on mapping the strategy of your business
Competitive Advantage Analysis
Apply strategic tools and frameworks to influence the strategic direction of your business
Creating an HR Strategy
Take a step-by-step approach to create and implement an HR strategy
Building an MVP
Explore how to build an MVP product and apply it to HR strategy
Unisys – Building an HR Operating Model
Get hands-on by analzying the process of redesigning an HR Operating Model
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Why should I enroll in this HR Manager Certification Program?

In order to become the strategic powerhouse that HR should be, we need a new generation of HR leaders and managers. To become influential and impactful, today's HR leaders need a crash course in business administration, a thorough understanding of the principles of organizational design, and of the effectiveness of various HR operating models. Whether you're a new or an aspiring HR Leader or Manager, the HR Manager Certificate Program will empower you to make the right decisions, drive an impactful HR strategy, and get the best out of your team(s).

How effective is this online course?

This certificate program has been built on a rigorous academic foundation based on the latest academic research, proven theories, and leading models. To ensure that you can translate new knowledge into practice, each 'passive element' such as a video lesson is followed by an 'active element' like quizzes and assignments. Throughout the program, you will also learn from dozens of real-world examples and inspiring case studies that showcase the practical applicability of the information taught.

Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This program is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to. In total, you will need to invest approximately 35 hours to finish the program and obtain your certificate.

How long do I have access to the program?

Is this program the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this program is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which program is the right fit for your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected].

What alumni say about this program

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Nouf Al Dossary
Verified Alumni
2 weeks ago
Needs more interaction, some instructors' accent was difficult to understand
Verified Alumni
3 weeks ago
It has been Perfect!!
Yasir Takroni
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Verified Alumni
3 weeks ago
The Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program is a comprehensive course that equips HR professionals with the skills needed for strategic roles. It covers essential topics, offers live expert sessions, and is taught by experienced instructors. Highly recommended for those aiming to impact their organization’s success in HR.
Marjolein Somers
Chicago, United States
Verified Alumni
1 month ago
Great learning journey, very usefull and great tools. Very happy with my results!
Thelma Maria Simon
Verified Alumni
1 month ago
Great learning
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