HR MANAGEMENT | A live online course with Senior HR Business Partner at Disney | ELVTR
LIVE ONLINE COURSE
ON HOW TO BECOME
AN HR MANAGER
Dates:
10 MARCH - 21 APRIL 2022
Duration:
6 weeks
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
5 PM PST / 8 PM EST

Discover the HR tools, strategies, and mindsets behind the world's greatest companies!

Katherine Mateo of the Walt Disney Company, the award-winning HR brand, teaches HR for the rapidly evolving business world.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF...

  • YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR HR CAREER TAKE OFF

     

    How far is generic career advice really getting you? This course delivers a potent cocktail of career guidance and hands-on experience doing the real work of HR management.

  • YOU'RE READY FOR A NEW PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE

     

    You heard that working in HR is just about being a "people person"? Employers' expectations for HR jobs are sky high. Roll up your sleeves and find out what it really takes to succeed in this business-critical role.

  • YOU NEED HELP FROM HR TO ADVANCE YOUR BUSINESS GOALS

     

    Will your business flourish or flounder? Learn how to use HR departments as a critical tool for achieving your business goals, using the same best practices powering America's top companies.

YOUR ASCENT STARTS HERE

Live engagement. Expert feedback.
And that's just Week 1.

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ABOUT THE COURSE
01
COURSE PROJECT

Build an HR department from scratch. How does that sound for experience? You'll help a real-world company rise to the challenges of modern HR over 12 mini-projects.

02
RESUMÉ REVIEW

And everything else you need to win in the career game. Learn how to stand out from the crowd, what to do once you're hired, and have your HR resumé reviewed by an industry expert.

03
TEMPLATES &
CASE STUDIES

Don't get blindsided by an HR situation you're not prepared to handle. This course is packed with templates and case studies to tackle the toughest scenarios with confidence.

Instructor
Katherine Mateo LinkedIn Profile
  • Senior HR Business Partner, The Walt Disney Company
  • Leads and executes key HR initiatives that advance Disney's talent strategy
  • Collaborates with centers of excellence to cascade tools, capability, and expertise across teams
  • Coaches and guides both leaders and employees on company policies, values, HR programs administration and interpretation
  • Partnered with leadership at PepsiCo and the NFL to champion business goals from HR
KATHERINE MATEO
COURSE INTRODUCTION
SYLLABUS
Course Project: Build an HR department from the ground up

Over the next 6 weeks, you will be developing a complete HR strategy that addresses strategic business needs of a simulated organization.

To start, pick 1 of the 3 scenarios provided by the instructor. Each scenario addresses a particular challenge of your chosen organization. Your work through the course assignments will be to strategically build their long-term HR plan, starting from square 1.

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01
THU (3/10), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Welcome to Human Resource Management

Understand the role of HR managers as vital partners in achieving organizational goals.

  • What HR does and organizational structure
  • Qualities that help HR professionals succeed
  • What is HR strategy?
  • How HR enables the business
  • What are you looking for?

Assignment #01: Performing a stakeholder analysis
Use the approaches covered in class to perform a stakeholder analysis for your company's HR department.

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02
TUE (3/15), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
HR Ops, Talent Acquisition & the Employee Lifecycle

Katherine teaches the process behind bringing great talent on board.

  • HR Operations overview
  • Understanding the employee life cycle
  • Intro to talent acquisition
    • Strategy, framework, trends
    • Recruitment tools
    • Matching interview process to the role/need
    • Working with business leaders
    • Katherine's Talent Acquisition Strategy template

Assignment #02: Crafting a talent strategy
Use Katherine's Talent Acquisition Strategy template to create a custom strategy for your chosen organization. Include a perfect employee profile, job description, methods to search, and communication channels.

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03
THU (3/17), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Onboarding

Learn about the role of HR in onboarding employees for success.

  • Onboarding: Good and bad processes
  • A strategic approach to the onboarding process
  • Role of HR vs. role of the business
  • Katherine's Onboarding template

Assignment #03: Onboarding
Use Katherine's Onboarding template to create an onboarding plan for your chosen organization.

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04
TUE (3/22), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Compensation & Benefits

Katherine breaks down different types of compensation and benefits packages at each level of the organization.

  • What is a compensation philosophy?
  • Types of compensation and benefits
  • Current trends
    • Motivation and compensation
  • Job leveling
  • Why transparency matters
  • Job Market Survey data: What it is and how to find

Assignment #04: Create a pay structure for the organization. Include bonuses and other cash and non-cash rewards.

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05
TUE (3/29), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Learning & Development

Katherine shows you how to assess needs and create employee development programs that deliver value.

  • What is learning and development?
  • Training needs and employee assessments
  • L&D strategy
  • Methods and tools
  • Determining the ROI of L&D
  • Building internal resources for L&D
    • Data-led L&D
    • Katherine's Employee Development Plan template

Assignment #05: Employee development plan
Use Katherine's Employee Development Plan template to create an individual development plan for your organization. Then, fill it out for yourself.

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06
THU (3/31), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Organizational Culture

This class is all about creating employee environments that promote the overall health of the organization.

  • Intro to organizational culture
  • How to measure and improve employee engagement
  • Methods and trends in corporate culture
  • Maintaining: Remote work vs. office
  • Team-building methods
  • Katherine's Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Strategy template

Assignment #06: Employee engagement and satisfaction strategy
Use Katherine's Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Strategy template to create your own. Make sure your strategy is aligned to company values, mission and goals.

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07
TUE (4/5), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Organizational Communication

Learn everything that goes into creating a perfect organizational communication strategy.

  • Building a communication strategy
  • Best tools for internal communication
    • Storytelling for company credibility
    • Code of ethics
  • The cost of poor communication
    • Communication do’s and don'ts
  • How to create an HR brand

Assignment #07: Communication strategy
Build a communication strategy for your chosen organization, using the template provided. How do you manage/lead employee organizational communication? Consider how your plan helps the organization to be transparent, build trust, and gives employees a space to feel heard and valued.

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08
THU (4/7), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
HR Operations

Katherine breaks down legal compliance, employee relations, and the best HR systems for managing operations.

  • The legal side of HR
  • Employee relations best practices
    • What to do when you have no ratings?
    • Engaging employees with HR
    • Investigations
  • HR systems
    • Most popular softwares
    • Protecting employee data
    • Legal considerations

Assignment #08: HR Operations optimization
Your organization is facing a challenge and needs support from HR Operations. Form a plan for how you'll optimize resources to address the challenge in the scenario you receive.

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09
TUE (4/12), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
HR Analytics

Learn surprisingly simple ways to integrate HR data analysis to achieve better business results.

  • Types of HR analytics and metrics
  • Why analytics for HR strategy?
  • Katherine's Business-aligned HR Strategy template
  • Measuring and supporting employee wellness
  • Measuring productivity in the virtual environment
  • Aligning business goals and HR strategy
  • Case study: Nielsen predictive attrition analysis
  • Case study: How HR can make customers happy

Assignment #09: Business-aligned HR strategy
How can you build an HR strategy based on the business priorities/initiatives? Use the Business-Aligned HR Strategy template to guide you.

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10
THU (4/14), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Keeping Up with Industry Trends

Katherine talks about the trends that are already redefining HR in forward-looking organizations.

  • Digital HR: Pros, cons, and challenges
  • Maintaining a global mindset
  • The hybrid office
  • Katherine's Return to Work Strategy template
  • Why investment in mental health is a must
  • Managing the corporate hairball
  • Case study: Tracking WFH employees

Assignment #10: "Return to work" strategy
Develop a “return to work” strategy for your chosen organization, using the template provided.

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11
TUE (4/19), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Uncover the best practices that leading corporations are putting in place now to address the vital aspect of diversity and inclusion.

  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Common DEI challenges
  • Why do companies succeed or fail in this space?
  • Does training solve the problem?
  • Select case studies

Assignment #11: You will receive a scenario about a particular challenge your organization is facing in the DEI space. What actions will you take from HR to address it?

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12
THU (4/21), 5 PM PST/8 PM EST
Workshop: Career Development

Learn tips and tricks for moving up the HR career ladder, including the insights Katherine wishes she knew before starting a career.

  • Resumé and cover letter: What are employers looking for?
  • Personal branding as an HR professional
  • Professional certifications: HRCI vs, SHRM
  • Pursuing a career in HR: Rookie mistakes to avoid

Assignment #12: Write a cover letter for your dream job or company and update your resumé accordingly. Submit it to Katherine for feedback.

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