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HR Certification Course Information

HR practitioners have come to rely on Korn Ferry public HR certifications as a means to earn a seat at the table and confidently lead talent management best practices within their organizations. Whether you’re just getting started in a new role or organization, supporting a system that’s already in place, or revamping your HR processes, we have specific courses to address your critical talent needs.

Where to begin? Start with Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ or Leadership Architect® 101. We know there is a direct correlation between competency proficiency and job success, making competency identification and measurement a solid, reliable way to improve the way you manage talent.

Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™
Do you need a common framework and language to align talent, activate strategy, and build a solid foundation for sustained talent?  Based on the new Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ framework of 38 competencies, this course lays the foundation for competency work and qualifies as the prerequisite course as you move to more specialized approaches. Attend this session to:  

  • Interpret the research behind the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™  – studies on experiential learning,  derailment, and development
  • Use the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™  Competency Sort Cards to identify differentiating competencies critical for success across different jobs and levels, create job profiles and individual assessments
  • Construct an aligned, competency-based, strategic HR program to provide the greatest value to your organization

Move beyond competency modeling based on your organizational needs.

Korn Ferry Interview Architect™
Do you need a competency-based framework for making the best hiring decisions possible?  Based on the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ framework of 38 competencies, Korn Ferry Interview Architect takes the guesswork out of interviewing using a straightforward set of tools that are designed to:

  • Standardize interview preparation, execution, and evaluation at all levels throughout your organization.
  • Increase the ability to select successful talent for every role, at every level.
  • Create a focused and effective interview process.

Voices® 360 
Are you providing employees with important development remedies, opportunities, and coaching to drive engagement, retention, growth, and increased productivity? Voices® is a research-based, time-tested solution for delivering 360 feedback that helps career-minded people succeed. Attend this session to:

  • Institute 360 feedback giving employees a more thorough understanding of not only their strengths, weaknesses, and development opportunities, but also their impact on others
  • Facilitate constructive and meaningful 360 feedback for all levels of your organization
  • Accurately interpret assessment results and be recognized as a certified Voices® 360 feedback coach
This course has a pre-requisite requirement of Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™.

Use Learning Agility Architect to develop and identify those next to lead.

Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential™ 
Are you harnessing the power of your highest-potential employees and ensuring you’re your organization’s talent pipeline is prepared to address your succession planning needs? Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential™ is a research-based solution for identifying high potentials that helps organizations accelerate succession planning and leadership development. Attend this session to:

  • Objectively evaluate leadership potential - Utilize Korn Ferry’s global scope and scale to accurately identify the individuals who can lead within your organization.
  • Invest in the right individuals - Measure the seven key signposts of leadership potential, so you can invest in the right talent and target the right areas for development.
  • Take decisive action - assess leadership potential for a particular role or at a specific level.

This course is not open to independent consultants/consultancies unless attending with a sponsor client also seeking certification. In such cases, certification will only be valid for work with the sponsor client.

Have you identified your future leaders, those next to lead your organization?  viaEDGE® easily and efficiently gauges the potential of large numbers of individuals, with the ease of an online self-administered assessment.  Attend this session to: 

  • Assess internal talent for placement and development of high potentials
  • Aid in external candidate hiring
  • Identify managers most likely to succeed in international assignments
  • Confidently interpret assessment results and use them to drive succession management efforts 

This course is not open to independent consultants/consultancies unless attending with a sponsor client also seeking certification. In such cases, certification will only be valid for work with the sponsor client.



Sessions are facilitated by expert practitioners and recognized by the Human Resource Certification Institute™, and the Society for Human Resource Management and eligible for continuing education credits. Don’t miss these opportunities to network, connect, and add to your own personal portfolio of HR expertise.


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