Global HR Leadership Diploma Program

Segovia, Amsterdam
November 19, 2024
7 months
€ 9.500

The world of HR is changing

Companies in the Digital Age need to modernize their HR Practices in order to improve the Employee Experience and have a real impact on the business. The defining attributes of the 21st century economy and the fourth industrial revolution are innovation, digitization, globalization and the rapid pace of change. The pandemic has accelerated exciting trends. Today, we are experiencing the future of work. Organizations who will thrive the coming decade are those who are successful in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent and create a winning culture. This requires organizations to reimagine the HR Function. This 7-month’s learning journey immerses participants with the latest insights and leading practices in HR Leadership that will drive business impact.

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This program is a collaboration between Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Josh Bersin Academy and IE University

  • Get inspired by cohort members
  • Connect, collaborate and learn with professionals from around the world
  • Become part of the HR Alumni Network


Co-created and designed by leading practitioners and academic experts from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and IE University:


  • Prof. Nic Brassey - CHRO Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia, Advisory Board Member at Catalyst Europe. Head program Advisory Board and Adjunct Professor: HR Leadership in the Digital Age
  • Prof. dr. Noémie Le Pertel, Lead Facilitator Personal Leadership and Vitalit - Founder of Empowered Wellness Adjunct Professor Talent Management, Columbia University, & Academic Director, IE University
  • Jan Rijken MSc - Director of the CrossKnowledge Learning Institute. Former Chief Learning Officer for KMPG, ABN AMRO, Mercedes-Benz and SHV. Member of Supervisory Board CEDEO
  • Prof. dr. Custodia Cababas
  • Prof. Harvey Floydd
Pascale Peters
Pascale Peters is Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management.
Nick van Dam is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, researcher, author, and facilitator on corporate learning and leadership development.
Prof. dr. Lidewey E.C. van der Sluis is professor of Strategic Talent Management and Organizational Leadership at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

Program overview

This high impact program is 6-month learning journey, which include 8 online modules plus a 3-day (obliged) in-person retreat in Segovia/Spain and a retreat in Amsterdam. The online journey blends different formats and assignments including self-paced digital learning, live online workshops, group assignments, virtual learning pods, mentoring, on-the-job assignments, peer exchanges and a personal project.

Key program themes

  • The Future Ready Company in the Digital Age
  • The future of Work and the Workplace
  • A winning HR Strategy
  • Next generation of HR/Talent Management Practices
  • Building People Capabilitues at the Speed of Business
  • Developing 21st Century Leaders
  • Advancing People Engagement, Culture and Climate
  • Reinventing the HR Function: Lean, Agile and Nimble
  • Leading HR Innovation and Transformation
  • AI, Technologies, People Analytic and Big data
  • A Vital Workforce: Health, Wellbeing and Hapiness
  • Personal Project

The 3-day in-person retreat will take place at the IE Business School Campus in Segovia/Spain. The retreat in Amsterdam will take place at Business University Nyenrode.

Participant's profile

The program aims at professionals and leaders who like to up-skill and immerse themselves in the HR Sciences and Best Practices, including HR Leaders, HR Business Partners, HR Generalists, HR Specialists and HR Advisors and Consultants. A minimum of 10 years of work experience including a minimum of 3 years in an HR role.


Edition 2024/2025

  • November 19th: Online Kick- off
  • November 25th (start 13:00), 26th , 27th and 28th (end 13:00 with optional lunch until 14:00): Retreat in Amsterdam
  • December 17th: Module 1


  • January 7th: Module 2
  • January 28 th: Module 3
  • February 4th : Ask me Anything (17:00-18:00)
  • February 11th: Module 4
  • March 4th: Module 5
  • March 25th: Module 6
  • April 1st: Ask me Anything (17:00-18:00)
  • April 8th: Module 7
  • April 29th: Module 8
  • May 13th and 14th: Personal Project Presentations (15.00 – 19.00 CEST)
  • May 20th (start 13:00), 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th (end 11:00) Retreat Segovia, Spain

Registration & more information

You can registrate by using the application button.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Program Advisor Anne Wartena.


After registration, your personal details will be kept at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and will only be shared with IE Business School for educational purposes. Nyenrode will use your data for participant lists, group formats, etc. Nyenrode will also use your data to transmit information and/or for special offers on our education programs. If you do not want Nyenrode to do this, please inform us and we will deactivate your data.

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What are the costs?

This is a high impact global blended program, which includes 8 modules of interactive live virtual classroom sessions; self-paces digital learning, group work, on-the job assignments, a personal project and peer exchanges and mentoring. Attendance of a 3-day residential retreat is obligated.

The program fee is € 9.500 per person. This includes your tuition fee, access to learning platform, books and meals during the retreat. Not included are, plane tickets and hotel.

After completion of the program you will receive a valuable certificate of participation and completion from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and IE University.