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Schedule and Price

Dates and Location

14-week live-virtual program

  • April 3 - June 27, 2024

Now accepting team applications

Program Fee*

Teams of 4 or 5: $30,000
Teams of 6 or 7: $34,000

*CAHRS members receive a partner discount

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.

With your chosen team of HR business partners and COE/specialists (intact, matrix or project-based), you'll partner with Cornell faculty to develop value-added solutions for one of your company's critical business challenges.

During the program, our faculty will provide research, case studies and tools to help participants understand the relationship between business imperatives and talent investments. As part of guided discussions, teams will also brainstorm ideas, learn and share best practices, and exchange feedback with other teams.

As part of this immersive experience, you will:

  • Bring a real-world project to work on and leave with an action plan to implement change
  • Participate in thought-intensive team-building exercises
  • Receive personalized guidance from faculty, benefiting from their depth of HR content expertise
  • Enjoy time for invaluable in-person networking with professional peers

Throughout the program, teams will synthesize learnings regarding their projects and, with faculty supervision, identify HR solutions to take back to their respective organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate business strategy models and growth opportunities
  • Assess talent gaps and evaluate strategic HR options
  • Integrate systems thinking to optimize performance
  • Adopt a design thinking approach to develop solutions
  • Leverage internal HR partnerships effectively
  • Identify metrics to gauge ROI

Who Should Participate

Your chosen team of HR business partners and COE/specialists

Recognition of Achievement

Certificate of Completion from the Cornell ILR School

Earn Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits or Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) credits.

Recertification credits are awarded upon successful completion of this program.

Program Agenda

Team Commitment: 

  • Bring a real-time critical business challenge to the program

  • Participate in live virtual sessions with faculty and other organization peer teams to share effective practices

  • Work with your team to apply program learnings

  • Meet with your faculty coach to gain insights and feedback

  • Complete short on-demand faculty lessons for self-paced learning

  • Leave with an action plan to address your team’s business challenge


Weeks 1–4
Program and project kick-off
Developing Creative HR Solutions
Team project group work
Team coaching session

Weeks 5-8
Aligning HR and Organizational Strategy
Team project group work
Team coaching session

Weeks 9–14
Leveraging Data to Influence Change
Leading Organizational Change
Team project group work
Final Team coaching session
Presentations and program close

The Participant Experience

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