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Digital HR 2.0 | 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 use the right tools to build efficiencies, manage change, and create memorable employee experiences.



Online Self-paced

study 3 hours/week to finish in 9 weeks


12 Months

12 months to obtain your certificate


5 courses + capstone project

37 video lessons + assignments + case studies

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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 lead the digital transformation of HR. Enroll now and advance your career by preparing your skill set for the future of HR.

Employee Experience

Design effective and memorable digital employee experiences by applying the design thinking methodology.

HR Automation

Analyze, optimize, and automate HR processes to increase efficiency and reduce errors.

Digital Change Management

Effectively implement digital projects, minimize resistance to change, and drive digital adoption throughout the organization.

Digital Skills & Expertise

Develop the digital mindset, skills, and expertise you need to become a digital innovator and drive the organization forward on digital initiatives.

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Digital HR & Future of Work

Fast-moving, important trends are impacting the world of work around us. Technology is rapidly transforming our jobs. To stay relevant, HR needs to develop new digital capabilities, mindsets, and behaviors. Played well, these trends offer rich opportunities for those who are able to create a high-impact digital HR strategy. In this course, you'll study six real-world examples of digital HR interventions that have increased the quality and efficiency of HR processes and services, improved employee experience (EX), and delivered business impact through increased productivity, profitability, and customer & employee satisfaction. You'll also learn what great EX consists of, the skills you need to create it, and how to help your organization improve its digital maturity.


Design Thinking & Employee Experience

Employee experience (EX) directly influences employee engagement, motivation, and morale, which all impact the employees’ ability to perform. In today’s highly competitive environment, you can gain a much-needed advantage by turning employee knowledge into actionable insights on how to better attract, retain and develop your talent. This course teaches you how to use the design thinking process to deliver a superb employee experience that advances HR and the business. It provides you with all the tools and techniques you need to understand your internal customers and design solutions that create memorable experiences throughout the employee journey. You will also learn how to create a robust EX strategy and build an EX function from scratch, taking into account the current maturity level of your organization and the resources available to you.


Automation in HR

You’re not just looking to innovate your HR practices and create business impact, you want to do it in the most efficient way. This is where technology and automation come in. In this course you will learn how to map workflows and design automations in order to improve and optimize your HR processes. This will help you create operational efficiency while designing customer-centric solutions, and will leave you with more time to make an impact.


Digital Change Management

As an HR professional, you can't enable the digital agenda without mastering digital change management. To be successful, you need to understand digital transformation, identify barriers to technology adoption, and manage (the impact of change on) your stakeholders. In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to support the business through digital change initiatives. You'll learn how to minimize resistance to change, build commitment and enthusiasm, and align the change with your organizational culture. As a result, you'll be able to effect change faster and have a higher success rate.


Hacking HR: Developing Digital Expertise

Digital transformation is as much about a mindset shift for HR, as it is about the increased use of technology. In these modules, you will learn what success looks like for forward-looking HR professionals and build the foundations to achieve it. We will help you develop the digital mindset, skill set and behaviors you need to become a confident digital innovator and drive the organization forward when it comes to digital initiatives.You will learn methods to increase your digital savviness, map your own skills on a digital mindset model, learn to run an HR hackathon, and you will even learn various ways to ‘hack’ HR to increase its impact and effectiveness.


Capstone Project

With the capstone project, you will be applying your newly acquired skills and competencies to create a series of practical deliverables such as a digital HR maturity assessment, improving an existing digital process to increase employee engagement, performing a change readiness assessment, and more.

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


Erik van Vulpen is the founder and Dean of AIHR. He is an expert in shaping modern HR practices by bringing technological innovations into the HR context. He receives global recognition as an HR thought leader and regularly speaks on topics like People Analytics, Digital HR, and the Future of Work.

Marquis Murray

CEO, Founder, & System Improvement Specialist


Marquis is the CEO and founder of Ditto, a business whose mission is to make work easier inside organizations by implementing standard operating procedures, processes, and automation. He and his team aim to eliminate burnout for good so that teams can focus on work without the issue of not knowing where or how the work is being done. When he's not optimizing workflows, he is hosting his podcast — In Systems We Trust — where business owners and leaders discuss the operational efficiency practices they use to make their organizations successful.

Marlon Kamesa

Change Management Strategist


Marlon is an experienced management consultant who advises businesses on change management, business modeling, strategic planning, and leadership development. Through his work with multinational organizations such as Ernst & Young, IBM Global, and Cap Gemini, he has acquired in-depth working knowledge of and experience with various modern methods for change management consulting.

Dieter Veldsman

HR Thought Leader & Subject Matter Expert


Dr. Dieter Veldsman is an organizational psychologist with a passion for HR. He has 12+ years of experience in Organizational Development, Design and Strategic HR, having worked for and consulted with various multi-national corporations in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is also a regular speaker at various conferences and panels on HR, Future of Work, and Organizational Development.

Neelie Verlinden

Entrepreneur & Digital HR expert


Neelie is a digital HR & HR Tech thought leader, speaker, and entrepreneur. In her role as Co-Founder of Digital HR Tech, she has given advices on HR topics such as strategic HR management, future-proofing HR, and building HR leadership capabilities. She is an expert in combining new technologies with traditional HR practices.

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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.

+   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 26 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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