Organizations need their future human capital leaders ready for their next career step. Both existing and aspiring HR leaders must be prepared to deal with a multitude of responsibilities—some of which they’ve likely had limited or no experience with at this stage in their careers.
From working with the Board of Directors, to understanding compensation structures and learning theory, building CEO trust, setting a strategic vision, and anticipating emerging workforce trends, every future leader has knowledge gaps they need to close.
i4cp’s Up Next Cohort develops CHRO readiness capability through core content, speakers, research, case studies, and network building. Designed by experienced CHROs and endorsed by i4cp’s Chief HR Officer Board, the Up Next Cohort is a six-month development opportunity for HR leaders who are just one step away from their next big leap.
Cohorts run twice per year—starting in January and July—and are limited to 15 members, with five virtual and one in-person monthly events over a six-month period (pandemic permitting).
Mark Englizian, independent director and adviser, former CHRO of Walgreens, and HR leader with Amazon and Microsoft is the facilitator.
- Month One:
Business Acumen for HR Leaders
- Month Two:
HR Strategy and Organizational Design
- Month Three:
Executive Compensation and Board Relationships
- Month Four:
- Month Five:
Research Trends and Next Practices
- Month Six:
Capstone Project Presentations
The Ideal Up Next Cohort Candidate
- Currently in an HRLT or business leadership role at a Fortune 1000 company
- Aspires to the CHRO role when/ if the opportunity becomes available
- Dedicates up to 50 hours of prep and meeting time over six months ($150 per hour investment)
- Contributes to the peer group with enthusiasm and engagement