People Management for the Digital Age

Exec Ed ranked Number 1 in new skills and learning by FT

Fall 2021

Virtual Kick-Off: September 27, 2021 
Online Sessions: October 20 - November 3, 2021
Location: Live Online
Program Fee: $6,000

Corinne Bendersky
Professor of Management
UCLA Anderson

“Organizations execute their strategy by effectively deploying their human capital. Doing so requires human resources professionals to collaborate with their strategic partners around the organization and to utilize sophisticated technology and people analytics to make critical decisions. This program is about developing the HR professionals of the future.”

This program is designed to deepen the business acumen and strategic insights of human resources leaders, enabling them to align the HR function with organizational strategy and deliver measurable impact on the key drivers of enterprise success in the global, digital marketplace.

Program Overview

Combines at-your-own-pace online learning modules with three intensive, day-long sessions live online.

Emerging technologies, changing workforce demographics and accelerating changes in business operations are disrupting how human resources professionals perform in organizations.

Today’s human resources leaders need advanced business acumen and agility skills in addition to traditional human resources expertise to understand, interpret and respond to the new demands in the workplace.

This program allows participants to update existing skills and quickly develop new capabilities to effectively navigate the rapidly changing business environment and become the human resources leaders of the future.


The Faculty


Our distinguished faculty draw on their original research and vast teaching experience to create a groundbreaking program that delivers the skill sets needed to develop the next generation of strategic HR leaders.


Learning Journey


The program combines at-your-own-pace online learning modules with 3 live online sessions offered on sequential Mondays over three weeks.

Virtual Program Kick-Off: Program Introduction — Setting Goals and Expectations


Self-Paced Online Learning Modules

  • Introduction to Organizations
  • Introduction to Operations
  • Introduction to Management and Leadership

Session 1: Live Online

  • Strategic HR and Business Performance
  • Case Study
  • Strategic Thinking: Create, Capture and Deliver Value

Session 2: Live Online

  • Human Capital Management: The Crossroad between HR and Finance
  • People Analytics: From Metrics to Insights
  • Introduction to Disruptive Technologies: An HR Perspective

Session 3: Live Online

  • Make an Impact: Power, Influence, Persuasion and Communication
  • Case Study Group Presentations

All self-paced modules and live online sessions are subject to change.

“It is critically important to identify and train next-generation human resources executives who can navigate the complexities of the digital age. UCLA Anderson has answered the call with this high-powered HR/business-oriented program.”

Ross Pollack
EVP and CHRO, Lionsgate


Learning Goals and Outcomes


By participating in this program you will learn how to:

  • Identify and interpret organizational strategy in relation to HR’s role in creating shared value for internal and external stakeholders
  • Analyze the core principles of managerial finance to demonstrate ROI and effectively budget initiatives within HR and across business units
  • Apply data analytics best practices and tools to visualize key performance indicators and influence decision making
  • Build presentation skills through enhanced executive presence, messaging and persuasive communication
  • Gain a foundational understanding of business essentials, including operational excellence, management and leadership, and organizational effectiveness
Learn more about the UCLA Anderson Strategic HR Program