The Josh Bersin Academy features engaging and thought-provoking online Programs that cover the most important issues facing HR. Learners go through Programs in teams of 30 to 50 fellow HR professionals, collaborating to tackle challenges facing our profession. Each Program lasts four to five weeks with an average time commitment of four to five hours. The Academy currently offers the following eight Programs on a repeating schedule.
Wellbeing at Work
Wellbeing programs shouldn't be viewed as "nice-to haves." They are essential to ensuring employees can perform at their best and stay motivated over the long haul. Designing and managing successful wellbeing programs has never been more important and the available tools to do so have never been more abundant—but navigating the landscape isn’t easy.
Data is everywhere. As HR professionals we need to both understand and harness it to improve outcomes for our organizations. People Analytics is a comprehensive Program built in partnership with Visier to help HR professionals take control over the data at hand and allow it to inform our day-to-day decisions and strategy.
The Agile Learning Organization
These are complex times to be in the business of learning. Organizations are under constant pressure to grow in directions that are, at times, counterintuitive; more agile, but also more globally aligned; more innovative, but still familiar and stable to our long-term customers. The key to survival is the ability to constantly learn and grow—as individuals, teams, and organizations.
The Strategic HR Business Partner
HR Business Partners are at the frontline of today’s talent strategy. They must have an intimate understanding of the business challenges their team is working to solve and be able to re-frame those challenges through the lens of talent and employee experience. This Program is for HR Business Partners committed to taking their own work and their team to the next level.
Performance Management Reimagined
The way we evaluate and empower performance is drastically changing, and as HR professionals we need to be at the forefront of that transformation. We can succeed by making sure our efforts are aligned with the networked, collaborative nature of work and are making work easier, not harder.
Voice, Values, and HR
Managing values conflicts is a core part of our work in HR. This Program offers a new approach for how to do this work, by voicing, acting on, and listening to values. Created in partnership with professor Mary Gentile, this Program is based on her Giving Voice to Values (GVV) methodology. The Program builds on Prof. Gentile's approach to empower HR professionals who want to create organizations where employees at all levels are able to effectively raise and resolve values conflicts.
The HR Tech Workshop
We cannot survive in today’s environment without a clear understanding of today’s technologies and the insights they provide. This workshop helps learners make sense of the crowded HR tech landscape so they can make better decisions.
People as Competitive Advantage
If we don’t have the right people in the right roles with the right skills, our organizations will not survive in today’s fast-paced highly competitive business environment. We must re-envision how we leverage our talent and our own roles.
HR in the Age of AI
For more than a decade, AI has been the future of HR. Now, the future has arrived. HR Teams that aren’t implementing AI or preparing their workforce to thrive in an AI-driven enterprise risk falling rapidly behind. HR in the Age of AI is a comprehensive Program built in partnership with IBM to help HR organizations thrive in the world of AI.