Human Capital Strategist certification


HCI logo copy   I’ve had a couple of queries about the Human Capital Institute (HCI)’s Human Capital Strategist (HCS) programme that I deliver in the UK and Europe.  Here’s some info:


Advance your career, Transform your organisation

The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a US-based think tank, educator, and global professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices for individuals and organisations.  HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement.

HCI’s new Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certification and Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) designation programmes allow individuals and talent-focused teams to earn the only strategically focused professional recognitions available in the field of human resources and talent management. The time is now to become a talent leader in your organisation!


Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certification

This practical learning programme provides two days of high-impact, interactive coursework and relevant career knowledge supporting individuals and talent-focused teams to improve their knowledge of human capital and strategic talent management principles.

Certification as a Human Capital Strategist will give you added credibility within your organisation.  You will gain an overview of the Human Capital Institute’s latest research and insight and by the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Recognise the impact of an integrated, aligned and seamless human capital-centric organisation
  • Define touchpoints and connections among the various talent management practices
  • Describe how organisations are responding structurally to the need for stronger talent management
  • Identify metrics that can be used to gauge progress and effectiveness of talent management
  • Develop a business case for implementing a human capital strategy.


The programme is currently only offered in-house (in the UK and Europe), so bring your team together to learn, collaborate and plan the future of your own organisation.

Following the two-day on-site session, simply submit your completed exam to receive your Human Capital Strategist certification and be recognised as a talent leader.  You will also be well on your way to earning your Master HCS designation.


Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) designation

The prestigious MHCS designation is awarded to practitioners who demonstrate applied strategic talent management knowledge through additional, independent problem-solving in a real-world setting.  An optional next step in the HCS programme, the MHCS designation is awarded on the basis of your comprehensive education, strategic knowledge, and implementation experience.

After completing the on-site HCS certification programme, continue your studies with a three-hour on-line Human Capital Plan course.  Several one-on-one sessions with a faculty advisor, assigned to mentor candidates throughout the MHCS designation process, help you create a business case practicum that is applied to a talent management challenge facing your organisation.


The Trainer: Jon Ingham

I act as the European training partner for the Human Capital Institute and am the only trainer licensed to deliver their 2-day Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certification programme here in the UK and Europe.

I am the author of ‘Strategic Human Capital Management: Creating Value through People’ and also blog about human capital related issues.  I have extensive experience in supporting organisations to develop human capital management strategies which is supported by 20 years experience of working in engineering, IT, change management and HR (working as a consultant for major consultancies such as Accenture, Buck (ACS) and Ernst & Young, and also acting as an international HR Director).  I combine this focus and experience with HCI’s latest research and insight to deliver a truly valuable experience.

Contact me at info [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com

Or call +44 1344 420 512.



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I graduated from Imperial College, London in 1987 and joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a systems development consultant. After ten years in IT, change and then HR consulting, I joined Ernst & Young as an HR Director, working firstly in the UK, and then, based in Moscow, covering the former USSR.More recently, I have worked as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and Director of Human Capital Consulting for Buck Consultants (the HR consultancy owned by ACS).


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