Strategic Human Resources Leadership

Certificate Program for Indian Executives

*Three-month zero-interest EMI Option available

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Align HR Strategies with Organizational Strategies and Positively Impact your Firm’s Bottom-line Success

Talentedge is proud to offer Strategic Human Resources Leadership Certificate Program for Indian Executives in collaboration with eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform.

There are huge responsibilities on the shoulders of 21st century’s HR managers which include strategic thinking and leading the organization from the frontlines. As businesses evolve, the Human Resource department is being relied upon to execute well-defined HR strategies which align with larger organizational strategies.

As an HR executive or manager, you are expected to articulate your company’s business goals and strategy, and the human resource tools and expertise in your arsenal — from recruitment, to talent management, to engagement— are necessary to support the overall business strategy. Upon completion of this online certificate course from eCornell, the HR managers should be able to speak and understand the language of business leaders with ease.

This Strategic HR Leadership certificate course from eCornell provides a broad organizational perspective, laying the foundation for you to identify, develop, and measure HR initiatives critical to your firm’s bottom-line success.

Human Resources Leadership
Aligning HR Strategy with Organizational Strategy
Diversity and Inclusion in Practice for HR
Getting Results through Talent Management
Strategic Talent Analytics
Strategic Engagement
What You Will Learn
Effectively Influence Business Strategy as an HR Leader

Execute well-defined HR strategies which align with larger organizational strategies

Create Maximum Value for Stakeholders

Develop a plan to structure an organization’s people, processes, and technologies to create maximum value for stakeholders

Create a Model for Best HR Practices

Distinguish between diversity and inclusion, develop a model for talent management that attracts and retains talent and describe methods to reduce prejudice and improve psychological safety in work groups

Build and Encourage a Culture of Engagement

Lead an effort to build employee engagement by persuading business leaders at your organization that engagement is critical to business success

Learn Contingency Planning

Discuss factors that may derail leaders and strategy along with how to prevent that from happening and learn to revise your employer brand when internal and external changes to the organization diminish its effectiveness

Learn to Use HR Analytics to Fulfil Organizational Needs

Explain how and why an organization uses metrics and analytics; assess measurement requirements tied to the organization’s needs

What Will You Earn

  • Certificate of Completion in Strategic Human Resources Leadership
  • 40 Professional Development Hours (4CEUs)
  • 30 Strategic Management credit hours Toward SPHR and GPHR Recertification
  • 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR Recertification
  • 36 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) Toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification

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Inside the Program

  • Certificate consists of 6 two-week courses
  • Courses include multiple choice quizzes, instructor moderated discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context
  • Opportunities for collaboration and networking with fellow students both during and after your courses
  • Course materials available 24/7 during the two-week course and a third week to review the content
  • Plan to spend 3-5 hours per week on each course


  • Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline
  • Proficiency in English, spoken & written, is mandatory

Who Should Enroll?

  • HR Managers
  • HR Supervisors/Directors

Program Details

  • Duration: 3 months
  • No. of Courses: 6
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Format: 100% online
  • Model: Instructor-led
ABOUT eCornell

As Cornell University’s online learning unit, eCornell delivers online professional certificate programs to individuals and organizations around the world. Courses are personally developed by Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including hospitality, leadership and management, marketing, human resource, technology and data analytics. Students learn in an interactive, small class format to gain skills they can immediately apply in their organizations. eCornell has offered online learning courses and certificate programs for 18 years to over 150,000 students at more than 2,000 companies.

Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

Associate Professor, Cornell ILR School

Christopher J. Collins is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of CAHRS in the ILR School at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Dr. Collins’ teaches, conducts research, and does consulting in the areas of strategic human resource management, the role of HR practices and leadership in driving employee engagement, and the role of HR in driving firm innovation and knowledge creation. His research has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, and Human Performance. In addition, Dr. Collins serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology. He currently teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Consulting, and Business Strategy to masters and undergraduate students in the ILR School at Cornell University. Dr. Collins has taught executive development programs at Cornell University and the Society of Human Resource Management. He has also worked as a private HR consultant or conducted executive development programs to multiple Fortune 500 organizations and several startup organizations. His consulting work has primarily focused on talent management, employee engagement, and strategic HR planning. Dr. Collins is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Society for Human Resource Management. Read Less
Lisa Nishii

Lisa Nishii

Associate Professor, Cornell ILR School

Lisa Nishii joined the faculty of the Human Resource Studies department at the ILR School, Cornell University after receiving her Ph.D. and M.A. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a B.A in economics from Wellesley College. Nishii is an expert on inclusion in organizations. Her research focuses on the confluence of organizational practices, leadership behaviors, and climate for inclusion on individual and group-level outcomes. Using multi-level and multi-method research designs across a number of large-scale federally funded projects, she has found that leaders play an important role in shaping inclusion. In particular, the extent to which leaders role model inclusive behaviors, clarify the learning and innovation benefits of diversity for the group’s work, and set strong norms related to interpersonal interactions, determines the inclusiveness of their workgroup climates. In turn, workgroup climate has important implications for the authenticity of the relationship that group members develop, the positive versus negative quality of relational ties, the information that is shared among group members, the extent of conflict that is experienced, and ultimately the creativity, financial performance, and turnover rates associated with these groups. Workgroup climate also impacts individual-level experiences of discrimination versus inclusion, as well as engagement and performance. She is currently developing and testing the effectiveness of training interventions for leaders as well as for in-tact teams on how to cultivate workgroup inclusion. Nishii’s earlier research focused primarily on diversity in individual-level cognition and behavior as determined by national culture. Nishii actively publishes in top-tier journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Science, and serves on the editorial boards for AMR, AMJ, and JAP. She is currently the Chair of the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, and the Chair of the ILR School’s International Programs. She serves on a variety of college and university-level councils for diversity, globalization, and engaged learning. Nishii also consults with multinational companies, primarily related to diversity and inclusion and organizational assessment. Read Less
Brad Bell

Brad Bell

Professor, Cornell ILR School

Bradford S. Bell is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director of Human Capital Development and Executive Education in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Bell teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Training and Development, and Work Groups and Teams to graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Bell worked in the management and organization development department of First USA Bank/Banc One and has worked as an HR consultant for multiple private and public firms. Dr. Bell is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Association. Read Less
John Hausknecht

John Hausknecht

Associate Professor, Cornell ILR School

John Hausknecht is an associate professor of human resource studies at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from Penn State University with a major in industrial/organizational psychology and minor in management. He received the 2004 S. Rains Wallace Award for the best dissertation in the field of industrial/organizational psychology. Professor Hausknecht’s research primarily falls within the domain of staffing and has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. Recent papers have examined applicant persistence in selection settings, reactions to company hiring practices, and predictors and consequences of collective-level absenteeism and turnover. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. Professor Hausknecht teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on human resource management, staffing organizations, and HR analytics. He received the ILR School’s MacIntyre award for exemplary teaching in 2008. Prior to academia, he worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 firms in the areas of leadership assessment, talent management, and organizational change. Professor Hausknecht is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Society for Human Resource Management. Read Less
Key Highlights
  • 16+ hours of Live and Interactive sessions by c-suite practitioners
  • Learn through contemporary and relevant case studies in the Indian Industry
  • Gain a deeper understanding of leadership experience in India through Leadership Arena
  • Peer learning through live discussions, group assignments and concept simulations
Delivery Methodology
  • Home Read (A Pre-requisite): Content will be shared a week in advance for the learners to pre-read the modules before the sessions begin. Each batch starts with a pre-test, and the scores published in real-time. Practitioner time is utilized in ensuring 100% concept clarity. Each session ends with a post-test to assess real-time improvement.
  • Virtual Delivery: All sessions conducted in a synchronous mode over the Talentedge platform.
Fee Structure
Program Fee INR 165000
Discounted fee INR 70000
Block Payment INR 8475 +GST
Balance Payment INR 61525 +GST

*Three-month zero-interest EMI Option available

Note: Cohorts have limited seats only and admission is on first come first serve basis for qualifying participants

Application Process

All applications for this program must be made through online registration on the website. As a part of the application process, you will be required to furnish details about your educational qualification and professional work experience. On payment of the full programme fee, your Talentedge Academic Counsellor will complete your student registration process with eCornell post which you will start to receive all communication and course related access credential from eCornell directly.

In case payment is being made online through Credit Card/Debit Card, please ensure that you have the Credit Card/Debit Card with you at the time of filling out the online Application Form at If you have opted to pay the Application Fee/Instalments of the Fee through Demand Draft/Pay Orders, then please ensure that the Demand Draft/Pay Orders for the applicable amount is made favoring “Arrina Education Services Private Limited” payable at Mumbai and is sent to the address provided below along with the downloaded copy of your Application Form. Please ensure that you write your Name, Course Name and Contact number at the back of your Demand Draft/Pay Order.

All Demand Draft/Pay Orders along with a downloaded copy of your Application Form must be sent to.

Student Relations Manager,
21, Institutional Area, Sector 32,
Gurgaon 122003, Haryana, INDIA.

Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy

  • Students can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the program at any time before the batch commencement date by raising a request with their Student Relationship Manager. A processing fee of Rs. 10,000 will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000 has been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case.
  • Students shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised after the batch commencement date, and students will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable), and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the batch they opted for. However, students can raise a request for the pre-program deferral as per the policy given below for the same.

Deferral Policy: (Pre-Program Commencement)

  • If a student is unable to commence with the current batch due to unavoidable circumstances and requests a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Until this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same batch.
  • The student has time until the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 40% program fee, after which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window has expired and the student asks for a refund thereafter, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
  • No additional deferral fee is required to be paid by the student in the above-given scenario.

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)

  • If a student is having severe issues dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • A student may request deferral to either of the scheduled cohorts beginning the following year from the batch start date of the student's initial batch only once.
  • The student will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of the total course fee (plus taxes) along with the differential program fees between the two batches (if applicable). The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Until this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, and the student will leave the deferred batch and start learning on the new batch from the last assignment that was graded in the deferred batch. All grades and progress up to that point will be carried over to the new cohort in their entirety.
  • The deferral can only be requested while the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests will not be entertained. For clarification, "batch completion" here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated by Talentedge/upGrad

All cases of deferral require explicit approval from the institution and will be accepted only if the institution agrees. In the event of non-agreement, we will follow the refund policy above.


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