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Comprehensive 2-Day Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program: Fostering Visionary HR Leaders and Winning a Seat at the Table (Starts 09-04-2025)

Sep 4, 2025 @ 10:00 am - Sep 5, 2025 @ 6:00 pm EDT

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Comprehensive 2-Day Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program: Fostering Visionary HR Leaders and Winning a Seat at the Table (Starts 09-04-2025)
$ 1,395.00


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63385 United States + Google Map
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Instructor: Elga Lejarza, aPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Continuing Education Credits:

  • HRCI – 14 HR(General) Credits
  • SHRM – 14 PDC’s

Schedule: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Both Days (Detailed Agenda Below)

Unlock the full potential of your HR leadership with our Comprehensive 2-Day Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program: Fostering Visionary HR Leaders and Winning a Seat at the Table. In a business world where a mere 33% of U.S. workers are actively engaged in their roles, the gap between recognizing employees as the most vital resource and actual workforce engagement is glaringly evident. This program offers an unparalleled opportunity to bridge this gap, equipping you with the skills and insights to transform HR from a supportive function to a central, strategic force within your organization.

Embrace the challenge of today’s dynamic workplace, shaped by socio-political changes, and step into a role where HR leadership is not just about personnel management, but about being the key architect of your company’s future. Join us to learn how to align HR strategies with business objectives, becoming an essential member of the executive suite and a pivotal liaison between strategic vision and human capital. This is more than just a certificate program; it’s a career-defining journey to position yourself and HR as the cornerstone of organizational success.

Enroll now and secure your seat at the table where the future of HR leadership is being shaped.


  • Day 1 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time
    • 15 Minute Break at 12:15 PM ET
    • 30 Minute Lunch at 2:00 PM ET
    • 15 Minute Break at 4:00 PM ET
  • Day 2 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time
    • 15 Minute Break at 12:15 PM ET
    • 30 Minute Lunch at 2:00 PM ET
    • 15 Minute Break at 4:00 PM ET

In the evolving world of business, where strategic agility and visionary leadership are not just valued but vital, attending our Comprehensive 2-Day Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program: Fostering Visionary HR Leaders and Winning a Seat at the Table becomes an essential pivot point in your career.

This meticulously designed two-day journey is not just a learning experience; it’s an empowering transformation that turns HR professionals into strategic architects of their organizations.

Picture yourself not just attending meetings but shaping the conversation, not just executing decisions but making them. This program is your bridge to that reality, where your insights drive business strategies, your initiatives set organizational direction, and your voice defines the future of your workplace.

Why settle for a supporting role when you can lead the narrative? This certificate program is your opportunity to unlock the full potential of your HR expertise, blending it with strategic acumen to take your seat at the table where crucial decisions are made.

Over two dynamic days, you’ll engage with top-tier strategists and like-minded professionals, immersing yourself in a curriculum that’s both rigorous and revolutionary. You’ll emerge not just with a certificate, but with a renewed vision for what HR can be—a catalyst for growth, innovation, and enduring success. Don’t just be part of the process; be the leader who defines it.

Join us and take the step from HR professional to strategic visionary.

Why You Should Attend this Workshop

  • Elevate Your Role: Transform from a traditional HR role into a strategic partner who actively shapes the business strategy and contributes to key decision-making processes.
  • Gain Competitive Edge: Learn cutting-edge strategies and practices that will set you apart in the HR field and prepare you to handle complex organizational challenges.
  • Expand Your Influence: Develop the skills to influence and drive organizational change, positioning yourself as a key player in your company’s future direction.
  • Enhance Leadership Skills: Cultivate essential leadership competencies that are critical for guiding teams and initiatives at a strategic level within your organization.
  • Strategic Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals and industry leaders, expanding your professional network for collaborative opportunities and peer learning.
  • Master HR Analytics: Gain proficiency in data-driven decision-making to justify HR initiatives and demonstrate the tangible impact on business outcomes.
  • Stay Ahead of Trends: Stay current with the latest trends and developments in strategic HR leadership to ensure your organization remains adaptive and innovative.
  • Improve Strategic Communication: Sharpen your communication skills to effectively articulate the strategic value of HR initiatives to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Drive Business Performance: Learn how to align HR strategies with business goals to drive performance and enhance organizational competitiveness.
  • Certification of Expertise: Earn a certificate in Strategic HR Leadership, validating your expertise and commitment to professional growth in the field of human resources.

Topics Covered:

Day 1:

  • HR Throughout the Years
  • HR Specialists/HR Generalists/HR Business Partners
  • HR Traditional Functions
  • The Role of HR in Modern Organizations
  • Evolution of HR: From Operational to Strategic
  • Developing Strategic Partnerships Across the Organization
  • HR and Employee Engagement
  • Financial Acumen for HR Professionals
  • Financial Statements
  • Managing HR Budgets and Demonstrating ROI
  • Strategic Planning: An Overview for HR Leaders
  • Participating in the Strategic Planning Process
  • Supporting the Strategic Planning Process
  • Aligning HR Strategy with Business Goals
  • The Strategic Planning Process Phases
  • Michael Porter’s Generic Strategies
  • SWOT Analysis
  • The Growth Share Matrix Analysis
  • Michael Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  • Project Management Skills for HR Leaders
  • Project Managers’ Roles
  • Project Manager’s Tools to Track Project Progress
  • Evaluating HR’s Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Key Performance Indicators – Leading and Lagging
  • Primary HR Metrics
  • The Balance Scorecard and the Four Perspectives
  • Strategic Outsourcing of HR Functions
  • HR and Technology
  • Scanning the External Environment: PEST and PESTLE
  • Demographic Factors – Up to 5 Generations Working Together
  • HR’s Knowledge of how a Bill becomes a Law
  • Growth Strategies
  • HR’s Role in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organizational Designs

Day 2:

  • Understanding Organizational Culture and Dynamics
  • Developing a Global Mindset in Leadership
  • Cultural Theories
  • HR’s Role Driving the Change in the Organizations
  • Change Theories: Kurt Lewin’s and Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model
  • HR as a Driver of Innovation and Creativity
  • Creativity and Innovation as a Competitive Advantage
  • Different Ways to Support Creativity and Innovation
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Developing a Culture of Inclusion
  • Shannon and Weaver’s Diversity Wheel
  • Benefits of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Ways to Increase Diversity
  • The Four Phases of Organizational Evolution
  • The Strategy of Offshoring – Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Leadership Theories
  • Issues Affecting Leadership
  • The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
  • Ethical Issues Affecting Organizations
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and HR
  • Organizational Code of Ethics
  • Steps to Create an Ethical Workplace
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Data Analytics: Making Informed HR Decisions
  • Inductive & Deductive Reasoning
  • Primary & Secondary Research
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Analyses
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Reliability & Validity

Target Audience:

Mid-Level HR Professionals:

  • HR Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • Talent Acquisition Managers
  • Learning and Development Managers

Senior HR Practitioners:

  • Senior HR Advisors
  • HR Directors
  • Vice Presidents of HR
  • Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs)

Emerging HR Leaders:

  • HR Coordinators
  • HR Generalists
  • HR Analysts
  • Employee Relations Specialists

HR Consultants and Freelancers:

  • Independent HR Consultants
  • HR Strategy Consultants
  • Organizational Development Consultants

Specialized HR Roles Looking to Broaden Skills:

  • Compensation and Benefits Specialists
  • Training and Development Coordinators
  • Employee Engagement Officers
  • Diversity and Inclusion Coordinators

Non-HR Business Leaders and Managers:

  • Department Heads and Team Leaders
  • Small Business Owners
  • Operations Managers
  • Project Managers

Cross-Functional Professionals:

  • Professionals in roles such as Finance, Marketing, or IT who collaborate closely with HR
  • Change Management Professionals
  • Business Analysts

Corporate Executives:

  • CEOs and COOs who wish to understand strategic HR management
  • Board Members
  • Executive Directors

Human Capital Advisors:

  • Management Consultants
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Executive Coaches

Academia and Non-Profit Leaders:

  • University Administrators
  • Non-Profit Executive Directors
  • School Principals and Administrators

HR Professionals in Transition:

  • Individuals transitioning from other careers into HR
  • Professionals re-entering the workforce
  • Individuals seeking certification for career advancement

International HR Professionals:

  • HR leaders working for multinational corporations
  • Professionals managing global HR initiatives

Legal Professionals with HR Interests:

  • Employment Lawyers
  • Labor Relations Specialists

Graduate Students and Recent Graduates:

  • MBA Students with HR specializations
  • Recent graduates from HR or business-related degree programs

HR Professionals in Government and Public Sector:

  • HR Specialists in federal, state, or local government
  • Public Sector HR Managers

Our program appeals to individuals like you who are keen on enhancing their strategic thinking, leadership skills, and understanding of how HR contributes to the broader business strategy. It’s also suitable for those like you aiming to advance their careers by gaining a seat at the decision-making table within their organizations.


Day 1

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Introduction and Overview of the Program

  • Setting the stage for the day’s learning journey.

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM: HR Throughout the Years & Evolution of HR Roles

  • From HR Specialists/Generalists/Business Partners to strategic roles.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: The Role of HR in Modern Organizations

  • Transitioning from traditional functions to strategic planning and alignment.

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Strategic Partnerships and Employee Engagement

  • Developing partnerships across the organization and enhancing employee engagement.

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Financial Acumen for HR Professionals

  • Understanding financial statements, managing budgets, and demonstrating ROI.

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM: Break

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Strategic Planning and HR’s Role

  • Overview of strategic planning, participation, and supporting the process.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Aligning HR Strategy with Business Goals

  • Integrating HR strategy with organizational objectives.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Advanced Strategic Concepts for HR

  • Covering Michael Porter’s Strategies, SWOT Analysis, Growth Share Matrix, and Five Forces Analysis.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Project Management Skills for HR Leaders

  • Understanding the project manager’s roles and tools for tracking progress.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Measuring HR’s Effectiveness and KPIs

  • Evaluating HR’s effectiveness, efficiency, and primary HR metrics.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: The Balanced Scorecard and Strategic HR Metrics

  • Exploring the four perspectives of the Balanced Scorecard.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Break

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Strategic Outsourcing and HR Technology

  • Leveraging outsourcing and technology for HR functions.

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Scanning the External Environment & Demographic Factors

  • Understanding PEST/PESTLE analysis and managing generational diversity.

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: HR’s Broader Strategic Role

  • HR’s knowledge in legislative processes, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational designs.

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Action Plan

  • Summarizing key takeaways and discussing implementation strategies.

Day 2

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome participants and answer questions from the previous day

  • Setting the stage and outlining the day’s objectives.

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM: Understanding Organizational Culture and Dynamics

  • Exploring the impact of organizational culture on HR practices.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Developing a Global Mindset in Leadership & Cultural Theories

  • Discussing leadership theories and cultural considerations in global HR management.

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: HR’s Role in Driving Organizational Change

  • Change theories include Kurt Lewin’s model and Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model.

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: HR as a Driver of Innovation and Creativity

  • Exploring creativity and innovation as competitive advantages in HR.

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM: Break

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Supporting Creativity and Innovation in Organizations

  • Different methods to foster creativity and innovation within teams.

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HR

  • Developing a culture of inclusion, benefits of DEI, and Shannon and Weaver’s Diversity Wheel.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Increasing Diversity and Understanding Organizational Evolution

  • Strategies to enhance diversity and an overview of the four phases of organizational evolution.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Offshoring Strategy in HR

  • Advantages and disadvantages of offshoring in human resources.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Leadership Theories and Emotional Intelligence

  • Discussing various leadership theories and the importance of emotional intelligence.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Ethical Issues in Organizations and HR’s Role

  • Overview of ethical issues, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and developing an organizational code of ethics.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Break

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Corporate Social Responsibility and HR

  • Examining the benefits and role of CSR in HR practices.

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Data Analytics in HR

  • Utilizing data analytics for informed HR decisions, covering inductive and deductive reasoning, and primary and secondary research.

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Quantitative & Qualitative Analyses in HR

  • Understanding descriptive statistics, reliability, and validity in HR data.

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Action Plan

  • Recap of the day’s learnings, Q&A, and discussion on implementing strategies in the workplace.