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Digital HR | Certificate Program

Start leveraging technology to make HR more effective and provide employees with the tools to be happy and successful at their job. As a Digital HR Specialist, you will have the skills needed to be a driver of HR's digital transformation and ensure that your organization will not be left behind.



Online Self-paced

study 3 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks


12 Months

12 months to obtain your certificate


5 courses + final project

51 video lessons + assignments + quizzes

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What you will do

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Throughout this program, you will be working on real-world projects to develop the skills, industry-leading expertise, and hands-on experience needed to start heading the digital transformation of HR. Enroll now and advance your career by preparing your skill set for the future of HR.

Digital Strategy & Transformation

Develop a detailed strategy and blueprint for the implementation and transformation process.

Thought Leadership

Develop a vision of what the future of work will look like at your organization.

HR Tech Implementation

Select and implement solutions that solve problems and add value to your organization.

Business & Technology

Align HR technology with the business by creating a digital agenda driven by business imperatives.

Employee Experience

Design digital employee experiences that work by applying the design thinking methodology.

+ program structure


Future of Work

Fast-moving, important trends are impacting the world of work around us. Technology is rapidly transforming our jobs and, to stay relevant, new capabilities, mindsets, and behaviors are required from our workforce. These trends can be challenging, but they also provide rich opportunities for those who know how to take advantage of them. In these modules, you will learn to prepare the workforce for the future, how to respond to the Digital Agenda and how to design HR processes to generate profit for the business.


Digital HR Strategy

To keep the digital transformation in HR on track, we need a well-defined Digital HR Strategy. This course teaches you to think strategically about leveraging technology to drive value for the business. You will learn how to build a Digital HR Strategy, how to implement it and to manage the stakeholders involved. Your digital strategy will be more than just a vision. It will be a detailed blueprint for the digital transformation.


Design Thinking in HR

In today’s competitive environment, you can gain a much-needed advantage by turning your knowledge of your employees into actionable insights on how to better attract, retain and develop your talent. In this course, you will learn how to use the design thinking process to create employee-centered HR solutions, tools, and processes. By iterating through the process, and measuring the results along the way, your end-solutions will tackle problems in the best possible way.


Employee Experience

HR has always been about people and, in the digital era, this is more important than ever. Employee experience (EX) is crucial for the success of any company. By being employee-centered, you can start focusing on the touch-points and problems that matter. This way, you can improve their experience and, in turn, increase your organizational performance. In these modules, you will take the first step in understanding your employee experience by mapping an employee journey!


Digital HR Transformation

Digital transformation is as much about a mindset shift for HR, as it is about the increased use of Technology. To take advantage of the opportunities afforded by emerging business models, ideas and technology, HR needs to adopt new capabilities, new skills and a new understanding of what will make people productive in the future. In these modules, you learn what success looks like for forward-looking HR professionals and build the foundations to achieve it.


Capstone Project

With the capstone project, you will be applying your learnings to create a series of practical deliverables such as an implementation plan for digital HR, a stakeholder map, digital agenda, and an employee journey map.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructors

Erik van Vulpen

People Analytics Leader & Data Geek


Erik van Vulpen is an expert in connecting HR processes to business results through qualitative and quantitative methods. He’s a regular speaker at HR tech events and conferences around the world. Erik also teaches at Utrecht University, The Netherlands and as the founder of AIHR, he provides training to dozens of senior HR leadership teams. Erik graduated in Law, Psychology (hons.) and Business Administration (hons.).

Dave Millner

HR Futurist


Dave Millner is on top of everything digital in HR. With the HR Curator, he provides consultancy advice with a focus on organizational based interventions that transform the way leaders and employees feel about their workplace experience. In his previous role as Executive Workforce Partner with IBM’s Workforce Science division, Dave has been responsible for establishing consultancy practices -balancing work, psychology, and the business realities that organizations face today.

Ben Whitter

Mr Employee Experience™


Ben Whitter is an Employee Experience expert. He authored the book Employee Experience, and he is Chief Experience Officer at the World Employee Experience Institute (WEEI), an independent employee experience company. Recognized as one of the World’s leading authorities on employee experience, Ben has pioneered and popularized the concept of EX worldwide. Ben shares his work & research through popular keynotes, advisory services and executive coaching.

Raymond Hannes

Lecturer and DesignThinking Expert


Raymond Hannes is an HR technology entrepreneur at heart, having founded multiple companies. He helps organizations to invent the future of their company. He is a board member and mentor at the PortXL accelerator and a partner in the Startup Foundation. His expertise includes Design Thinking, Strategy, Technology, HRM, Innovation Management, Lean startup, HR analytics, and Human interaction.

Rob van Dijk

Digital HR & Analytics Consultant


Rob van Dijk is an expert in HR innovation, People Analytics and People Strategy. He is the owner of OrgVision, an independent people analytics consultancy. He consults organizations to develop and execute workforce strategy by leveraging analytics, HR innovation, and digital HR capabilities. In his previous role he was People Analytics Lead at Bright & Company, where he assisted organizations like ABN AMRO and Ahold Delhaize in building their people analytics capabilities.

Barry Flack

Award-winning HR & Talent Director


Barry Flack is a seasoned Global HR Leader and Strategist, and an expert in HR Technology and Digital Transformation. He helps organisations adapt to the changing world of work and use advanced HR tech to solve complex people-related business problems. In the past he’s been a board level HRD, Head of Talent, Head of ER/IR, Head of Recruitment, OD and Programme Head.

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Why should I enroll?

85% of jobs are expected to be reinvented by 2030. To stay relevant, new capabilities, mindsets, and behaviors are required from HR and our workforce. By the end of this program, you are a Digital HR Specialist with the skills to successfully lead the digital transformation of HR and ensure that your organization will not be left behind.


+   Are there any prerequisites?

No. No specific technical background or knowledge required.

+   What do I need to complete the capstone project?

All resources and data sets that you need to complete the capstone projects will be provided in the program.
For the context of this assignment, think about your current organization. If you are currently between jobs, think about your past employer, or another organization (including your school or university) you were or are involved with.

+   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 27 hours to finish the program and obtain your certificate.

+   How long do I have access to the program?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the student portal, all lessons, and learning materials. On average, members complete their (first) program in 3 - 4 months.

+   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]



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The course is providing good insights and offers a lot of good tools and models, although we are speaking about Digital HR. Everyone knows the digital world is changing rapidly. Using a lot of documents of 2017 and 2019, means this course is really outdated! Not worth the money.
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