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Digital HR | Certificate Program

Digital HR is about leveraging technology in order to make HR more effective and drive better business value. By working on real-world projects, you will become a frontrunner in the digital transformation of HR and play a crucial role in ensuring that your organization will not be left behind.


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ENROLLMENT OPENS: March 10, 2020


study 4 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks


12 Months
12 months to finish the capstone project


5 courses + final project
48 video lessons + assignments + quizzes


of jobs are expected to be reinvented by 2030. HR jobs in particular are susceptible to disruption by technology.

What you will do

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

Digital Strategy

Develop a detailed strategy for digital HR that can be used as the blueprint for the implementation and transformation process.

Business & Technology

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

Thought Leadership

Develop a vision of where your organization will be heading based on the HR Tech landscape and assume a thought leadership position.

Design Thinking

Create solutions that work for your users (employees) by analyzing the employee experience and applying the design thinking methodology.

HR Tech Implementation

Select tools that add value to your organization and implement them in such a way so that they will actually be used and have a positive impact.


This certificate program consists of fourteen learning modules and a graded capstone project. Download the syllabus above for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

  • 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 that you can use in your job right away:- Strategic plan for digital HR
    – Stakeholder map
    – Digital Agenda
    – Employee journey map
    This project will be evaluated by your instructors and marked as pass or fail. In any case, feedback will be provided to improve the quality of your deliverables. To become a Certified Digital HR Specialist, the capstone project needs to be completed within 12 months

Download syllabus

Explore the full detailed curriculum by downloading the syllabus pdf



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12 months access to the Digital HR Certificate Program

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Learn anywhere, anytime

AIHR’s lessons are bite-sized so that you can learn in a way that fits your schedule, anywhere, and on any device.

Work on real-world projects
Develop practical skills through working on real-world projects taught by the world’s best leading experts

Personal coach
Customize your learning path with your personal coach who is your one point of contact for everything AIHR

Global HR practitioners community
Collaborate and solve problems on the spot by connecting with peers and HR professionals from around the world

Accredited programs
Globally accredited and recognised programs that are designed to help you succeed


When can I enroll?

Enrollment for this program opens once every quarter for 10 days. The countdown at the top of this page tells you when enrollment will open.

Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This program is online and self-paced.

There’s just one deadline: to become certified, you will need to complete the capstone project within 12 months.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 40 hours to finish the program within 12 months. But it’s up to you, when you learn and how much time you spend each week or month.

Can I change the starting date?

No. But no worries if you don’t have the time to get started right away. This program is self-paced so you can just start whenever you’re ready. In total, you will have 12 months access to the lessons and course materials.

What is the capstone project about?

The capstone project marks the end of this certificate program. With the capstone project, you will be creating a portfolio that includes:

  • Strategic plan for digital HR
  • Stakeholder map
  • Digital Agenda
  • Employee journey map

The capstone project will be evaluated by your instructors and marked as pass or fail. In any case, feedback will be provided to improve the quality of your deliverables. You can submit the capstone project twice for evaluation.

Are there any pre-requisites?


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.

Meet your instructors

profile picture Erik

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.).

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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.

profile picture Ben Whitter

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.

profile picture Raymond Hannes

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.

profile picture Rob van Dijk

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.

profile picture Barry Flack

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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