Courses for human resources leaders.

Our Programs cover the most important issues facing human resources professionals today.

Our curriculum of industry-leading human resources courses helps managers and leaders navigate complex HR issues, stay at the cutting edge of innovation in HR, and bring their whole selves to their work. From topics like AI in HR; to implementing new strategies in employee engagement or hybrid work; to exploring global insights in diversity, equity, and inclusion, our human resources academy is full of Programs that will help you make your mark on the future of the HR field.

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The HR Consultant: a Masterclass with Bill Pelster

Unlike other Programs in the Josh Bersin Academy, the Masterclass centers on the insights, lessons, and stories of a single expert, and offers a deep dive into the more advanced skills today’s HR professionals need to grow in our careers and make change within our organizations. Our guide for The HR Consultant is the JBA’s own Chief Client Officer, Bill Pelster. In addition to his previous role as the Chief Learning Officer at Deloitte, Bill has over 20 years of consulting experience across North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Learning Time3-5 Hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramSeptember 20, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time4-5 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramSeptember 27, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time6-8 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 4, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time5-6 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 6, 2021

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The Voice of the Employee

This Program is all about the future of authentic employee engagement. Based on insights from top HR leaders across a range of industries, the Program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to take the most important step in any employee engagement initiative: putting your people first.

  • Learning Time4-5 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 11, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time5-6 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 13, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time5-8 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 18, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time5-6 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 20, 2021

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Hybrid Working

The Hybrid Working Program provides best practices and strategies for navigating hybrid work from the world’s leading thinkers on work, organizations, and the human experience. Created by Nomadic and Charter for the Josh Bersin Academy, Hybrid Working is all about both the big picture and the day-to-day details of this massive workplace transformation, providing a path toward a new way of working that’s creative, connected, and deeply human.

  • Learning Time5-6 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramOctober 27, 2021

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Coaching at Scale

The Coaching at Scale Program, based on research from BetterUp, offers a new look at the power and reach of coaching in today’s challenging climate. Designed primarily for an HR audience, it offers both a philosophical look at how the mindset around coaching has shifted, as well as a practical look at how we can best scale coaching across organizations of all sizes in today’s uncertain and highly remote environment.

  • Learning Time3-5 Hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 3, 2021

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People Analytics

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.

  • Learning Time4-6 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 8, 2021

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Resilient HR

Drawing on powerful new research from Accenture and the JBA, The Resilient HR Program will help you and your teams build more resilient workplaces, processes, and culture. Learners may have the opportunity to outline how they plan to accelerate and expand the interventions that have allowed them to successfully adapt to help the business, and how they’ll retire the things that are no longer working.

  • Learning Time4-5 Hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 10, 2021

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Talent Acquisition at a Crossroads

Talent acquisition is the most urgent challenge facing HR today. Our organizations need new skills and capabilities, but talent is scarce and competition is fierce. In all the uncertainty, one thing is clear: those who can recruit, retain, and develop great talent will quickly gain a competitive advantage.

  • Learning Time4-6 Hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 10, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time5-6 Hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 15, 2021

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Elevating Equity

Elevating Equity is not a traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion program: this is a Program centered on effective actions that drive real, measurable change. Addressing the systemic inequalities baked into our organizations is a challenge that taps into the very core of the “human” mission of our work as HR professionals. It also poses the opportunity for us to lead one of the most important strategic business initiatives of the decade, forever expanding the cross-functional role of HR.

  • Learning Time4-5 Hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 17, 2021

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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.

  • Learning Time4-5 hours

  • Duration5 weeks

  • Next Scheduled ProgramNovember 17, 2021

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Program Schedule

Below are the dates for each of our current Programs over the next 6 months. We will be adding more dates for each Program (and more Programs) soon, so check back for regular updates.

Program

Start Date

End Date

The HR Consultant: a Masterclass with Bill Pelster September 20, 2021 October 25, 2021
People as Competitive Advantage September 27, 2021 November 1, 2021
The Agile Learning Organization October 4, 2021 November 8, 2021
HR in the Age of AI October 6, 2021 November 10, 2021
The Voice of the Employee October 11, 2021 November 15, 2021
The HR Tech Workshop October 13, 2021 November 17, 2021
The Strategic HR Business Partner October 18, 2021 November 22, 2021
Wellbeing at Work October 20, 2021 November 24, 2021
Hybrid Working October 27, 2021 December 1, 2021
Coaching at Scale November 3, 2021 December 15, 2021
People Analytics November 8, 2021 December 20, 2021
Resilient HR November 10, 2021 December 20, 2021
Talent Acquisition at a Crossroads November 10, 2021 December 20, 2021
Voice, Values, and HR November 15, 2021 December 31, 2021
Performance Management Reimagined November 17, 2021 December 31, 2021
Elevating Equity November 17, 2021 December 31, 2021
The HR Consultant: a Masterclass with Bill Pelster November 21, 2021 December 31, 2021
People as Competitive Advantage November 22, 2021 January 3, 2022
The Agile Learning Organization December 6, 2021 January 10, 2022
HR in the Age of AI December 8, 2021 January 12, 2022
The Voice of the Employee December 13, 2021 January 17, 2022
The HR Tech Workshop December 15, 2021 January 19, 2022
The Strategic HR Business Partner December 20, 2021 January 24, 2022
Wellbeing at Work December 22, 2021 January 26, 2022
Hybrid Working December 29, 2021 February 2, 2022
Voice, Values, and HR January 3, 2022 February 7, 2022
Elevating Equity January 5, 2022 February 9, 2022
Performance Management Reimagined January 10, 2022 February 14, 2022
Coaching at Scale January 12, 2022 February 16, 2022
People Analytics January 17, 2022 February 21, 2022
Resilient HR January 19, 2022 February 23, 2022
Talent Acquisition at a Crossroads January 19, 2022 February 23, 2022