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Thriving in the HR Executive Role

Self-Paced3 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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HR Management
Thriving in the HR Executive Role


The role of a chief human resources officer (CHRO) is multifaceted and requires adaptability, innovative thinking, and emotional intelligence. Strategy-minded HR professionals who enjoy working at the intersection of business leadership and human resources will find the path to becoming a CHRO highly engaging and rewarding. CHROs are responsible for providing guidance and coaching at the executive level, and they develop creative and innovative HR solutions to address common business challenges. In this course, you'll learn about the crucial role CHROs play within their organizations, and you'll deepen your understanding of HR practices and principles at the executive level. The course features interactive exercises as well as video commentary from CHROs, who share real-world expertise and provide advice for HR professionals looking to move up in their careers.


  • IACET CEUs: 0.3
    • HRCI Credits: 3
      • SHRM PDCs: 3


        • Mobile-friendly
        • Audio-enabled
        • Badge and credit-awarding
        • Fully accessible
        • Games & Flashcards
        • Expert-supported
        • Video content

        learning Outcomes

        • Distinguish between the role of the HR executive and other HR professionals
        • Describe the value of HR executives as key, strategic partners
        • Identify crucial skills for successful CHROs
        • Discuss challenges that are often faced when moving into an executive role
        • Define corporate culture
        • Apply critical thinking and problem solving strategies
        • Explain the role of HR executives in leading change initiatives
        • Distinguish between creativity and innovation
        • Articulate the importance of emotional intelligence for CHROs
        • Explain the importance of building key relationships within the organization, including with the board and the CEO
        • Discuss risk tolerance and develop risk management methods
        • Describe the importance of HR executives in recruiting, retaining, and developing top talent

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