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Senior Leader Programs

Research-based. Business-oriented. Future-focused.

ILR designs learning solutions that connect proven theories to actionable business insights. Learn from world class faculty dedicated to HR research and driving organizational performance.

The Programs

Modern Chief Diversity Officer

To be an effective advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion requires a unique combination of empathy, fairness and influence that helps enable all workers to contribute to improved organizational performance.

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Modern CHRO Role Program
Learn how to be a strong CHRO and lead from the top seat.

Today's chief human resource offers (CHROs) must be strategic advisors as well as brilliant tacticians. Learn from leading CHROs alongside Cornell faculty who study HR and the workplace to develop leadership, strategy, and communication skills to guide human capital and talent management decisions.

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Strategic HR Business Partnering Program
Identify Critical Business Challenges. Learn From Experts and Peers. Design Solutions.

We coach your team to take meaningful action.

Collaborate with Cornell faculty and with teams from a diverse set of companies for this action-learning program to shape creative, business-driven solutions for your organizations.

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HR Leadership for Organizational Excellence
Lead With Influence. Drive Change. Achieve Results.

As architects of agile organizations, HR leaders play a strategic role in helping companies respond to constant change. To succeed, they must possess strong leadership skills. This intensive, highly interactive, three-day program equips HR professionals to provide strategic support to senior leaders, helping them contend with a myriad of organizational, talent and workforce issues.

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Advanced Certificates in Executive Talent and in Leaders and Culture
Enhance your competitive advantage in executive recruitment and leadership consulting

Designed in partnership with the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), these programs are uniquely tailored for seasoned executive search consultants, leadership consultants, and in-house talent acquisition specialists that work with senior-level executive talent.

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Past and Current Partners

IBM, Aetna, Ally, P&G, and PPG

Client Story

Namcy Sanchez

NYU Langone Health HR Boot Camp

Nancy Sanchez set out to build a more agile, responsive and creative team knowing that her human resources staff at NYU Langone Health was staring at a huge growth challenge. ILR launched an HR boot camp that cross-trained her entire team across all disciplinary areas. Over a three month period, cohorts of up to 40 individuals participated in the program.

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The Participant Experience

Cornell University's ILR School is the preeminent institution studying the workplace. We connect, inspire, and challenge tomorrow’s leaders and equip them with bold new approaches to work, employment, and labor.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations requests must be received in writing by ILR Customer Service. Full refunds of paid program fees can be obtained up to 30 days before the program start date. Any cancellations or requests for transfers and substitutes received 30 days or less from the program start are subject to the fees as described below.

  • More than 30 days' notice: 100% refund
  • 30 to 14 days' notice: 50% refund
  • Less than 14 days' notice: no refund

To make a request for a cancellation, transfer or substitution, please contact ILR Customer Service at 1-866-470-1922 or